What eCover Software is Best?

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Hi all...

I would like to create a nice eBook cover for my website. What software are the gurus using and what is the best?

If you know of any free eBook cover creator software which do not have any watermark on the final product, do share too.

Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Ambrose
    There are some fantastic graphic designers with really cheap prices here on WF. May save you time and money.

    AND you'll be sure to get a professional job done.

    Here's the link: http://www.warriorforum.com/warriors...aphic-artists/
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  • Profile picture of the author Shakul
    Hello,

    Try using TBS Cover editor - use free trial..

    Many gurus, almost all, hires the professional designers to design their site and to make ecovers. Some designers uses Cover Action pro script -> for photoshop.

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    Shakul
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    • Profile picture of the author Alminc
      The best : CoverActionPro.com

      Second best: 3DEcovers.com
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  • Profile picture of the author GoldTrack
    If you use PhotoShop then I would go for CoverActionPro - if you don't then try Quick3DCover from NervePreserve
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  • Profile picture of the author greenovni
    Action scripts for photoshop are awesome.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zoheb M
    If you are looking for a eCover for only one website, then a better option would be hire one of the many designers in this forum. Buying eCover software and making one yourself would be more expensive and very time consuming. I would recommend it only if you need graphics for many projects.

    I could design one for you if you are interested, just let me know. You could also scan the WSO section, as there are many talented designers here having offers.

    But if you still want to design them yourself. Id suggest CoverActionPro which you can use with photoshop. They are the most popular ones around. But there are other good ones as well which you have already been pointed to.

    Good luck!

    Zoheb
    www.eCoverCentral.com
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    • Profile picture of the author kidino
      Originally Posted by Ed Stas View Post

      I am very partial to Boxshot3d. Very, very nice!
      I'll second that! BoxShot3D is more like a 3D software which allows you to create box shots from any angle, any shadow, etc. Depending on your machine, may take sometime to render but the result is superb!
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      • Profile picture of the author david carr
        Originally Posted by kidino View Post

        I'll second that! BoxShot3D is more like a 3D software which allows you to create box shots from any angle, any shadow, etc. Depending on your machine, may take sometime to render but the result is superb!
        I been a member for a while but have just sat back and watched the action as it unfolds, but today I thought I would stick my 2 pennies worth in lol.

        Boxshot3D is really easy to use and produces great results, its a stand alone program aswell(I find photoshop really hard to use)

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        • Profile picture of the author magentawave
          I ended up buying PhotoShop Action Scripts Photoshop Actions - ebook Cover Software last week. It has 40 to 50 action scripts (and one is a clipboard which I needed) and their customer service is fast and helpful. I knew almost nothing about Photoshop CS4 when I started and have created a couple awesome looking ecovers. Now I know my way around Photoshop thanks to them answering a few questions of mine.

          Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author JackTheLad
    I always recommend eCoverSuiteElite, Just because I bought both CoverActionPro and eCoverSuiteElite, and the support from the guys at eCoverSuiteElite was 100 times better than coveractionpro. They're both great though. I just prefer eCoverSuite
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  • Profile picture of the author sikaz
    l'll advise you don't go for anything free if you intend to do a professional job that could be sold.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bob Willoughby
    I use Max's Amazing 1 Click Covers. Easy to use and amazing results.
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    • Profile picture of the author magentawave
      Originally Posted by Bob Willoughby View Post

      I use Max's Amazing 1 Click Covers. Easy to use and amazing results.
      '1 Click Covers' sure has compelling sales copy. I was wondering if the 100 ecover swipe files he includes as a bonus are editable? Or are they just to be used to get ideas for creating your own?

      Thanks
      Steve
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      • Profile picture of the author David Babineau
        Just wondering,

        A lot of these programs only work with recent versions of Photoshop. I only use it occasionally so still only have Photoshop 5.0.

        Does anybody know of a good eBook cover creator software that works with this version?

        Alternatively, how much would a graphic designer here on WF charge to do some graphics (~ 20 different CD & report covers + a photo of the whole bundle)? I know it depends but just ballpark.

        Thanks!
        Dave
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  • Profile picture of the author markshields
    I use the Ewan Chia E Cover Creator but not sure that its the best out there right enough I just didnt know of many others at the time when I was presented with that one
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  • Profile picture of the author akoni
    how about the easiest ecover software where it is affordable, easy to use where i can just add text on it, with choices of images or i can upload my own images and save it right away, i have looked into gfx writer and ebookcoveractionscript, can i ask for your opinions about this? and also if there are any suggestions?
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    • Profile picture of the author magentawave
      Originally Posted by akoni View Post

      how about the easiest ecover software where it is affordable, easy to use where i can just add text on it, with choices of images or i can upload my own images and save it right away, i have looked into gfx writer and ebookcoveractionscript, can i ask for your opinions about this? and also if there are any suggestions?
      GFX Writer is a simple light weight program that is fine for many applications. The ecover/banner images won't be anywhere near the resolution you will get with the programs mentioned here though, but it only cost me $7.77.

      Steve
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      • Profile picture of the author magentawave
        2 questions about these programs please...

        1) I own Photoshop but have very little experience with it. I was wondering if anyone can tell me which of the programs mentioned (Cover Action Pro, Black Belt Covers, Photoshop Action Scripts, Box Shot 3D, eCover Suite Elite, and 1 Click Covers) come with clear NEWBIE type instructions for how to create all the covers? I'm looking for instructions that assume that the user is new to Photoshop. Videos would be best too.

        2) I know that just creating the graphics (the pretty pictures seen on the covers) is going to be my greatest challenge. Do any of these programs come with tons of great graphic templates that you can use for the covers?

        Any info will be greatly appreciated!

        Thank you very much.

        Steve
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        • Profile picture of the author kcr101
          STEVE :

          I have a pretty good experience with Photoshop, but I kinda lack in the design department. For my ecovers I just hire a professional to do them for me. I usually get them in packages (dvd, ebook, banners, etc.) for a discount since I know I'll be using them anyway.

          If you don't trust yourself with the design, hiring a professional, who has the tools and the right images, can really greatly increase the perceived value of your product, compared to if you did them yourself.

          I believe these paid softwares would be better used for the designers themselves.

          Hope that helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author sarahberra
    I always wondered what programs created those e-book covers. Interesting.
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  • Profile picture of the author nuwav
    I highly recommended Cover Action Pro - Photoshop Actions , below is a ecover I created using their pervious version. They have a newer version out now. Its so easy to use a newbie can use it.

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    • Profile picture of the author scout
      Cover Action Pro gets my vote too. I tried a bunch of cheaper ones before shelling out for this and it was money well spent.
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    • Profile picture of the author magentawave
      Originally Posted by nuwav View Post

      I highly recommended Cover Action Pro - Photoshop Actions , below is a ecover I created using their pervious version. They have a newer version out now. Its so easy to use a newbie can use it.

      1) Did you create all the ecovers on this site Plr Audio Interviews using the Cover Action Pro?

      2) Are you a graphic designer?

      3) Where did you get the images you used for all the ecovers?

      4) Did you order their 'Extreme' package which lets you show bundles?

      Thank you

      Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author David Babineau
    Just did a bit more digging and found this...

    warriorforum.com/internet-marketing-product-reviews-ratings/66211-gfx-writer-ecover-creator-2-0-a.html

    Both products - GFX and eCover Craetor 2.0 can run without Photoshop. Does anyone know if any of these can create "bundle" images? (don't show any photos on either sales page..)

    thanks again,
    Dave
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  • Profile picture of the author jkadams
    I have been very impressed with CoverActionPro. As mentioned, it does require Photoshop. You can create professional looking products in minutes. My biggest challenge has been finding the right graphics and creating a layout that rivals those of professional designers.

    For smaller project or a one-off, you can create really nice covers/dvds/boxes with CoverActionPro. But if you are doing a major product launch & want the full package design package, I would suggest getting a pro. Spending $200-300 for a website design, ecover package will really boost the credibility of your product.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Babineau
    Hi jkadams,

    Thanks for the recommendation. Only issues with CoverActionPro for me is that it doesn't work with Photoshop 5 although it does seem like a nice product. For now I was able to manage..

    Thanks,
    Dave
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  • Profile picture of the author JackTheLad
    I think eCoverSuiteElite came with some graphics etc. when I bought it, if it didn't It's still the best in my book anyway you could check with their support here to be sure - eCoverSuiteElite Support

    Nice and friendly they are too!
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Becky
    I've been using CoverActionsPremium.com for awhile and I can say the outcome of ecovers is superb and awesome!
    This product can beat the leading software coveractionpro with the quality they produced

    With just $37 for 90 days access, they are really overdelivered! Plus you'll get 1 or more new actions script EVERY WEEK! how's that sound?

    Have a look! CoverActionsPremium.com
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  • Profile picture of the author imguru
    Do these Photoshop scripts work with Photoshop Elements?
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Parker
    There's a good video tutorial that teaches you how to create your own eBook covers using free open source software at www.eCoverTutorial.com.
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  • Profile picture of the author Karan Goel
    There are many Pro eCover designers in WF. Contact them
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