Raelyn Tan: Blogging & Digital Marketing Strategist

How to Make a 3D Ebook Cover in 10 Minutes (With Photoshop)

Hello! If you have been following my tutorial on how to make an ebook, you’ll need an ebook cover.

Having a pretty ebook cover will help you to market your ebook better as your ebooks will look more professional.

This tutorial is intentionally written to be extremely SIMPLE and IDIOT-PROOF, so do not worry if you have zero photoshop experience.

ebook-cover

You’ll emerge from this ebook cover tutorial with a beautiful 3d ebook cover, I promise.

There are many different ways to create an ebook cover, such as using complicated Photoshop actions, hiring a designer, going on Fiverr and more – but this is the fastest and simplest way to DIY your own professional 3d ebook cover!

You’ll need photoshop for this tutorial.

Yay! How to make a 3D ebook cover in 10 minutes: DIY your ebook design and create a professional looking ebook cover in 10 minutes, using photoshop! (for free)

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Part 1: How to Write & Launch An Epic Ebook in 30 Days (Step-by-step)
Part 2: How to Make a 3D Ebook Cover in 10 Minutes (With Photoshop)

Step 1. Download a Photoshop mockup of your cover.

A mockup downloaded from the net would look typically look like that:

Photo credits: CoverVault.com

Photo credits: CoverVault.com

There are also iPad/ Macbook Pro/ iMac mockups available – the process is the same.

You could get these for free all around the internet (or pay a nominal sum) – just do a Google search. CoverVault has many nice mockups.

Step 2. Open up the mockup in Photoshop

Open up the PDF mockup file in Photoshop.

Then, find the image (jpg / png) that you want as your ebook cover. Open it up in Photoshop and copy it:

3d-ebook-cover

Next, go back to your mockup file, select the layer where you want to insert your image in:

ebook-cover
… and paste your image (ctrl + v)  in. After pasting your image in, use (shift + ctrl + T) to resize it if you wish.

ebook-cover-design

Step 3. Fit the image into your mockup

Select the image layer that you’ve just pasted, right-click on the layer and select “Create a clipping mask.”

clipping-mask-ebook-cover

This will superimpose your image into the ebook mockup cover.

Step 4. Edit to ensure that image looks natural in your ebook cover

Select the image layer that you’ve just pasted, press CTRL + T. You’ll see this:

make-book-cover

Resize accordingly. (Use Shift + Ctrl + T instead if you want to resize without losing the existing width – height ratio).

Right click on your image and click on “Distort”:

design-ebook-cover

Pinch the corners until it fits:

ebook-cover-design

Step 5: Enjoy your finished product

Save your newly create ebook cover as a png and enjoy!

It’s easier than you think, right? 🙂

I hoped you have benefited from this quick tutorial on how to make a 3d ebook cover.

Cheers!

xx Raelyn

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Excellent instructions! 3-D covers truly make a book stand out. Thanks for this info.!

Raelyn Tan

You’re welcome, Julie!

This is a fantastic tutorial. It was super easy to follow along and create an awesome looking ebook cover.

Raelyn Tan

Thank you 🙂

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