Shoot, I wish I could use Gimp period! Do you do your own covers?
I've made all of my covers, so I think the answer is yes. It's actually for one of my Lucy Kevin box sets that I'd like to make an official "box set" cover. This is the one I'm wanting to change: http://www.amazon.com/Weddings-Fiasco-Boxed-Books-ebook/dp/B008O4PDM4ellecasey said:Shoot, I wish I could use Gimp period! Do you do your own covers?
Glad to hear another fan of GIMP! I've thought about making a template but so far mine are one-offs. Are you planning a lot of 3D covers or just this one for now?bellaandre said:I've made all of my covers, ... And I *LOVE* GIMP. I just wish I knew how to do this with it. ...
Thank you, Meg! Your new covers are really great, too!MegHarris said:Your covers are great, Bella. Back when you first got started in 2010, I remember blogging about the change between your first cover effort, which was so-so, and your next effort, which was quite good. But your current covers are terrific; I assumed you had a pro doing them. Very nice!
J - I'll dm you. Thank you!!jvin248 said:Glad to hear another fan of GIMP! I've thought about making a template but so far mine are one-offs. Are you planning a lot of 3D covers or just this one for now?
I use two point perspective on my 3D boxed sets. Here is a general discussion of perspective but scroll down to the two point version.
The one point style example shows a lot of "top" of the box (you'll see this now when you scroll through Amazon!).
Products sell better online with the two point view, probably because it gives more banner space/visibility for the two sides.
Start with an excessively large paper and make the box with yellow (or some light color) lines on a transparent layer and box it out. Then take your 2D cover from another file and copy/paste to a new layer on the box file, use the perspective tool to stretch the image over the wire frame before hitting the 'anchor'. Same thing with the spine titles "A" for the text, "Perspective tool" to move and size them. Don't forget the shadow under the box