Step 1: Find an image
Before you do anything, you’ll need to have a blank 3D cover template to begin. Hop over to Google Images and search for “3d book cover”.
Make sure your book cover is large. Do this by going to the Google menu bar, clicking “search tools” and then selecting “size” and then “large.”
Once you’ve found one you like, save it to your computer.
Step 2: Open your picture in an image editor
For this tutorial, I’ll be using Pixlr as my image editor and recommend doing the same, but you can use any image editor you prefer.
Once you get to the home page of your image editor, select the option that says “Open image from computer” and select the blank 3D cover you’ve just saved.
Once you have done that, your screen should look something like this:
Step 3: Find a book cover
Using the same search strategy as Step 1, find the cover of the book you’d like to create a graphic for. Copy the URL of this image.
Once you’ve copied the URL of the book cover, go back to your photo editor.
Step 4: Insert your book cover
Now that you’re back at your photo editor, go to the menu bar, click Layer, and then select “Open image URL as layer.”
Once you’ve clicked that a box will come up and ask for the URL of the image you’d like to insert. Paste the URL of the book cover you’ve chosen.
Once you’ve inserted the link, your screen should now look something like this:
Once you’ve clicked the distort property, keep pulling the handles at the edges of the image until everything is perfectly aligned. By the end, your image should look something like this:
And there you have it – how to make a 3D cover!