Do you need a 3D book cover? Something to showcase your new lead magnet or product?
As long as you don’t mind getting your hands dirty and clicking your mouse button a few times… and stretching and squeezing an image or two, you can quickly make a cool looking 3D book cover online… for free.
Whenever you’ve got a piece of content, a lead magnet or product that you’re trying to promote having a cover can go along way in increasing its perceived value.
Turning that cover into a 3D representation takes things a step further and makes it look like you have a picture of a real world book.
How To Make a 3D Book Cover
If you want to make a 3D book cover you are going to need 3 things…
A Cover – You’ll have to supply your own cover. If you need to get a cover done you can try fiverr.com, there’s loads of decent designers who’ll make a book cover for you from $5 up.
A 3D template – You can use the 3D cover template below that I made using Photoshop.
An image editing program – If you have Photoshop or any other decent image editing software you can use that. If not, you can use a free online image editing service called Pixlr
The first thing you need to do is download this template. Save the image below to your computer. The background is actually transparent which you’ll see once it’s imported into an editing program.
Next head on over to Pixlr so you can start to make your 3d cover mock-up. Once there click on ‘File’ and then ‘Open Image’, from there find the template file you’ve just downloaded and click open.
Once you’ve selected the template file it gets displayed on the canvas as in the image below.
Now the template file is loaded it’s time to add your cover. Click on ‘Layer’ and the ‘Open image as layer’, then select your cover and click open.
After you’ve loaded your cover on top of the template it’s time to stretch and squeeze it into shape.
The way to make the cover fit the template is to use the Free Distort tool. You can do this by clicking on ‘Edit’ and then ‘Free distort’.
After the Free Distort tool is selected hover your mouse cursor over one of the blue dots and drag it around until the corner of the cover matches up to its corresponding corner on the template image.
If you have matched up all corners of your cover to the corners of the template, all that’s left to do is resize the image to the size you want. Click on ‘Image’ and then ‘Image size’ and change the dimensions to suit your needs.
Once you’ve changed the dimensions of your image the new size will be displayed on the canvas for you to check, before saving the file for use in your projects.
To save your new 3D book cover to your computer click on ‘File’ and then ‘Save…’
You now have the option to save the image in your preferred format.
If you’ve followed the steps above you should now have a 3D book cover to use in promoting your lead magnet or product, like this…
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