Creating a 3D cover for your box set

Making a 3D cover for my box set was an interesting experience. I had to use both GIMP and PSP X8. I could not, for whatever reason, get the perception correction/proportion scewer to work in paint shop the way I wanted it to. It always did the opposite of what I expected.

Then I learned this from Draft2Digital–Apple does not allow 3D covers.  I could have just opted out of Apple distribution, or just emailed D2D with an alternate cover. I decided to just change the cover with D2D’s distribution.

So here’s my 3D cover. (If you click it you will be taken to Amazon where you can buy this.)

https://amzn.com/B01MA41CDD

And here’s the one I’m using for D2D.

The basic tips to remember for the 3D image, you need a template.  (If you are talented you can make one. I even found a tutorial that didn’t use one.) Here’s a basic one, and you can adjust it if you need less that four for your set.

You can find a tutorials on Youtube, or here at Lisa Shea’s blog.

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