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Making a book look like a book...

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#1 imageyogi


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:38 AM

Hi there,

I have an unusual problem. I am helping a friend to promote their new ebook and have a 2D, flat image of the cover like you see on any book sale site. However, she has a sticking issue with this- she wants the book to look like a book- i.e. be a bit 3D. I have tried to make this happen using book images from the web and putting the cover image over the top but all attempts so far look a bit rubbish. I don't have any advanced graphic software so am a bit stuck. Can anyone help with this and suggest a next move?

Thanks so much!


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#2 Nanobyte


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:51 PM

The method you described is probably the best approach. If the book image is leather or cloth bound, I would superimpose the cover image and add a leather or cloth texture to it. You can also manipulate the existing texture if it does not contain text etc. Quite easy if you have the software. You would need a graphic editor that did layers. The most-quoted flexible freeware is the GIMP but it's not very user-friendly.

#3 mhoss49


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:42 PM

You probably have a solution by now. I don't know how mush editing you have, but my solution is to not get an image from the web but rather take your own picture. You can stage to book anyway you want.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:54 AM

I think I've found what your looking for buddy. But, its not free.


Here ya go -



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