First Night Design | #PhotoRehabCoverMakeover #21 The Conjuring

#photorehabcovermakeover Week 21 The Conjuring © Sarah Vernon
#photorehabcovermakeover Week 21 The Conjuring © Sarah Vernon

Week 21? Who’d ‘ave thunk.  I didn’t have a chance to take part in The Photo Rehab Cover Makeover last week. Run by Desley Jane of Musings of a Frequent Flying Scientist and Lucile of Lucile de Goday, the challenge this time is to re-imagine a cover for the horror film, The Conjuring. No, I’ve never heard of it either and probably won’t rush to see it as I’m not a particular fan of horror, unless it’s the subtle variety like The Turn of the Screw.

In 1971, Carolyn and Roger Perron move their family into a dilapidated Rhode Island farm house and soon strange things start happening around it with escalating nightmarish terror. In desperation, Carolyn contacts the noted paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren, to examine the house. What the Warrens discover is a whole area steeped in a satanic haunting that is now targeting the Perron family wherever they go. To stop this evil, the Warrens will have to call upon all their skills and spiritual strength to defeat this spectral menace at its source that threatens to destroy everyone involved. IMdb

The main image (luminosity mode) is a bad iPhone photograph of a painting showing a house — somewhere in Herefordshire, I think — that used to belong to my mother’s family. If you ignore the dirty marks of the mobile’s screen, the residence looks rather grand. What I wouldn’t have done to inherit it!


The underlay (normal mode) is part of a texture by 2 Lil’ Owls.

2 Lil' Owls Texture Artists 3
2 Lil’ Owls Texture Artists 3

I sharpened edges and adjusted contrast on both images in Photoshop before adding the text.

‘From the director of Saw and Insidious’, ‘Based on the true case files of The Warrens’, the actors’ names and ‘directed by James Wan’ are all in Sukhumvit Set Semi Bold. The title font is Catharsis Requiem Bold, which seemed rather appropriate with its nod to the Gothic. I also gave the title and the actors a bevel and emboss, drop shadow and inner glow style.

#photorehabcovermakeover Week 21 The Conjuring © Sarah Vernon
#photorehabcovermakeover Week 21 The Conjuring © Sarah Vernon

Click here for instructions if you would like to take part in future challenges.

Take care and keep laughing!


19 thoughts on “First Night Design | #PhotoRehabCoverMakeover #21 The Conjuring

    1. Thank you, Janet. It no longer exists, sadly. And I simply can’t remember the name of the house or the county it’s in and there’s no one around to remind me. It’s possibly written on the underside of the frame but it’s still packed in a box so I can’t find it easily!


  1. Oh I really like this! Love the idea of taking a photo you may not have kept and using it for something like this – that’s my kind of makeover. Your fonts are awesome too. Love the cross-shape of the T. Thanks so much for joining again, it’s fabulous.

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