Colette Mason Personal Branding Trainer

How to Create 3D Covers for Information Products

Written by Colette Mason

Topics: Product Creation Tips

You probably realise that creating a good quality cover for digital products like software, ebooks, special reports, CDs and DVDs and so on is a great way to boost conversions.

Professional covers show you care about the quality of your information and want to create great products for customers – you’ve not just flung any old stuff together in the hope that some sucker will buy it (As a high-calibre online professional you want to distance yourself from that strategy as much as possible! Period.)

I have Photoshop on my PC and I’ve had some brilliant results from using “ActionScripts” ( – macros for Photoshop) which take my flat design, work the magic and create a 3d Cover in minutes.  A well presented flat design can turn into a high quality cover at the touch of a button. Fantastic!

I know I could outsource getting the covers done, but by the time I have specified the job and outsourced it, I could have done it myself. Investing once in the software has saved me a lot of time and trouble.

Here are my suggestions. Why not take a look.

3d Covers Design Tools

  • Easy Cover Action Script
    If you’ve got Photoshop and you can design your covers yourself, with a click of a button, you can turn your 2D design into a 3D design, creating books, magazines, boxes, membership cards and more.
  • eCover Go
    This is an online tool, so it’s great if you haven’t got Photoshop:)  Just upload your flat graphic of your book cover, choose a 3d view you like, press a button and your 3D product shot is ready for download. There are all the usual things like boxes, booklets, DVDs and more.

Do you have another way of creating 3D eCovers? It would be great to hear your experiences. Just send me a comment using the form below! Thanks.

p.s. if you need free software to edit Photoshop files (.PSD), take a look at Gimp – crazy name, but a great free tool.  http://www.gimp.org. It has a lot of the features that Photoshop has, but without the hefty price tag!

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