Watch The 6-Hour Process Of Designing A Book Cover In 2 Minutes

Orbit Books Creative Director Lauren Panepinto has posted a high speed video showcasing her cover for Gail Carriger's upcoming urban fantasy novel Blameless. Gander at six hours of rapid-fire Photoshopping condensed into a mere 115 seconds!

Says Panepinto of her creative process:

Over 6 hours of my onscreen compositing, retouching, color correction, type obsessing, all condensed down to a slim sexy one minute 55 seconds of cover design. Trust me, no one wants to watch it in real-time…and even then I left out the not-as-riveting-onscreen stages of my cover design process, such as reading the manuscript, sifting through Alexia photoshoot outtakes, background photo research, etc. And since this is a series look that has already been established for Soulless and Changeless, there weren't the usual batches and rounds of versions of different designs that happen with standalone or first-in-a-new-series covers. That would be a weeklong video!

Blameless is the third book in Carriger's Alexia Tarabotti series. The second installment Changeless will be released in April. Blameless is due September 2010.

[via Orbit Books]