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Would you like to create a great-looking 3D Ebook cover image to help promote your latest e-book? You can do this all by yourself, and Save yourself the time and resources of having to pay someone to create a 3D Ecover cover image by spending just a few minutes to read this article and watch my YouTube video on How To Create A Free 3D Ebook Cover Image.
Why you need a 3D image of your Book?
Having a 3D image cover of your book has many benefits. It can be used as marketing images directly on your author-website. It also helps to create nice looking book banners, as well as being used as part of posts on your social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & Google+.
To create your 3D Ebook Cover Image, Follow The Steps Below;
You do not need to be a Photoshop or any other graphics software expert to create a 3D Ebook Cover Image. I have carefully outlined the steps for you to follow in this tutorial to make it easy for you.
Download your favorite 3D Book template image from the available options below. Make sure you pick the 3D Ebook cover template that fits your book type
Standard large book template
The spiral-bound book 3D template.
The thin book 3D template .
The hard-cover book 3D template .
Access Pixlr: The free platform to create the simple 3D Book Image
I made use of a free online image editor for this tutorial to create the basic 3D image, you can find it here PIXRL.
Remove the background of the 3D Ebook cover image using LunaPic Editor
This part of the tutorial is optional, and I made use of another free online image-editing software called LunaPic to touch up and polish the 3D Ebook template image by removing the background space. You can also choose to forgo this step and do it after creating your 3D Ebook cover image.
(You will need to have the high-resolution image file of your Book cover ready.)
First: Open up the template image in Pixlr (Select the “Open image from Computer” option)
Second: Select: Layer – Open image as layer.
Then browse your PC and find, select and open the rectangular book cover image.
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-Ebook-Image-Bookcover.png
Hint: You might want to adjust the 3D image dimensions before saving the file, this is done through the following menu: Select the “Image” menu and then select “Image Size”.
If you are more of a geek and want to see a visual demonstration of the steps listed in this tutorial, kindly check out the YouTube video HERE. If you would like to polish your ebook cover by making its background transparent, you can also check out this video tutorial “How To Make An Image Background Transparent“.
Congrats – You now have a professional-looking 3D image of your book cover!
Thanks for checking out this tutorial. Please if you have found it useful, kindly let me know, as I would love to hear your feedback. I am also open to suggestions on tutorial topics and ideas. Feel free to leave a comment if you would like me to create a tutorial on any subject of your choice.
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