I have done a few book covers for a local author over the past few years. His last book cover was not done by me, but the publisher. This time, he was self-publishing, so he came back to me to design something to match his last book, since this one is part of a series. I didn’t know what font was used and didn’t have the textures (or files) that were used, so I had to do my best. Below is a comparison between his last cover and the new one. Do you think it looks like it’s in the same series? Happily, the author was thrilled with the results.
Cover design for new book: