Looking to create a great-looking 3D cover image to help promote you and your latest published book? Save yourself the time and money of having to hire someone to create this 3D cover image by spending just a few minutes watching our latest YouTube tutorial that will walk you through the process step-by-step.
Why would you want a 3D image of your Book?
As part of an attractive email signature.
As part of posts on your social media platforms like Facebook.
As part of author book-banners.
As images directly on your author-website
What you will need
1. 3D Book template image.
No prior software experience is needed to create the 3D image, this easy-to-understand online tutorial will walk you through each step of the process.
Here is a free 3D Book Template you will need once you are ready to start your creating your 3D cover image.
2. Free platform to create the simple 3D Book Image - Pixlr
This tutorial does not rely on Adobe Photoshop at all, and instead uses the free online image editor, pixlr.com/editor/ to create the basic 3D image.
3. To tweak the 3D book image - GIMP
I then use the free image-editing software called GIMP to touch up the image. (Download GIMP Here.) Please note, this step is entirely optional and will just polish the 3D cover-image further.
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How to create the 3D Cover image.
Download the 3D book image template file from this link
Open up the template image in Pixlr (Open image from Computer option)
- Open up the template image in Pixlr (Open image from Computer option)
(Have the high-res image file of your Book cover ready.)
Select: Layer - Open image as layer.
Then browse your PC and select and open the book cover image in Pixlr.
Select:Edit - Free Distort.
Drag the corners of the book cover image to match the four corners of the 3D book template. When prompted if you want to save the update, click yes.
Select: File - Save,
Save the image to your computer as a PNG file with an appropriate name For example: 3D-Book-Image-MyBookName.png
(Advice: You might want to adjust the 3D image dimensions before saving the file, this is done through the following menu: Image - Canvas Size)
Congrats - You now have a professional-looking 3D image of your book cover!
I have deliberately left out the steps to tweak the image through GIMP. If you are more of a geek, please view the YouTube video demonstrating how to remove the background of the 3D image at the beginning of the article.
If you find this tutorial useful, please let me know, I would love to hear your feedback.
Psst..if you enjoyed this free tutorial, read our latest tutorial helping the author create a great looking book banner image for free!