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.
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.
There are 2 parts to this ebook series:
Step 1. Download a Photoshop mockup of your cover.
A mockup downloaded from the net would look typically look like that:
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:
Next, go back to your mockup file, select the layer where you want to insert your image in:
… and paste your image (ctrl + v) in. After pasting your image in, use (shift + ctrl + T) to resize it if you wish.
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.”
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:
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”:
Pinch the corners until it fits:
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.
This is part 1 of 2 of the ebook series.