I created this image to promote a potential contest where we would invite users to create an original book cover for the Harry Potter book series. It was important to use original assets and avoid any copyrighted material. I applied a gold effect to the main text to make the 'Harry Potter" title stand out. Using multiple stock photographs to represent a young Harry Potter and a nemesis wizard, I completed the imagery using a Photoshop action to create magical powder to make it look like Harry was creating magic. A subtle lens flare was finally added for a finishing touch. J.J. Abrams—eat your heart out!