Hi SErs! Harmony here 🙂 Today, I’d like to take a look at how to make mock-up 3D book covers for free.
I used to use photoshop and scripts for all of this, but the program is both expensive and laborious to learn. Here, I show you a much quicker, easier, and–best of all–free way to acheive the same thing for your book promo needs.
Even better yet, this method avoids the need to subscribe and give out your email address to all and sundry, thus reducing the amount of spam mail you end up exposed to.
DIY Book Covers is the best way to do this online that I have found so far. You can find them here: http://diybookcovers.com/3Dmockups/#tabBody0
You can make a 3D image in three easy steps:
- Choose your 3D mock-up template
- Choose your cover image
- Download your free mock-up
On their image page, you will see that you have two options: Single or Composite. See below …
For this tutorial, I have chosen a composite image. Click on ‘next’.
Click on ‘next’ once your cover has uploaded. You will now have the choice of either jpeg or png. The png will give you a transparent background, and the jpeg will give you a solid background. I have chosen png for this example. If you choose png, you can use the transparent background to make book banners, flyers, and etc. Canva would be a great resource for that.
When the download dialogue box opens, choose your destination folder and hit ‘download’. I have chosen to save to my computer desktop for now.
Below, I show you the quick, easy, and free 3D composite image of my latest book The Vanished Boy. It’s as easy as that, and no email trail either!
How awesome is that??!! … Ahem, sorry. I got a teensy bit excited there! 😁
That’s it from me for today. I hope you’ve found this post useful. I’ll see you again on July 14th
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