Making Those Nice CD and Box Cover Graphics On Salespages?

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Hi,

To an amateur graphic person like me, I have to seek help in this.....

You know those salepages where they sell home study courses? The part where they show the product, it looks like the CDs and CD boxes were laid out professionally in a nice white background.

But I understand a professional photographer is not required for such an outcome. Graphically, it can be done, but I was wondering how.

Is there a software or website that has a 'magical tool' to do so?

Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Cynthia A.
    Do you mean like this?
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  • Profile picture of the author Melani
    This site allows you to create and pay as you go - like $4 for a hardcover book.
    Design Your Own ebook and ecover Online - myEcoverMaker.com
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    • Profile picture of the author duffmarketing
      Originally Posted by Melani View Post

      This site allows you to create and pay as you go - like $4 for a hardcover book.
      Design Your Own ebook and ecover Online - myEcoverMaker.com
      I just checked that out...very nice indeed, and if you want to make more than 3 covers, they have a monthly membership option for only 9 bux. Not too shabby. Might have to spring for a month. I only need maybe like 5 or 6 boxes at the time so it doesn't make sense to buy any $60/up software.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Wright
    If you have PhotoShop you can buy action scripts that do it. That's what I use. However Cynthia is showing something above that I've never seen and it looks very interesting.

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    • Profile picture of the author nando1125
      If you use Photoshop you could purchase action scripts, or search around the internet for free ones. You can sometimes run into a few good ones.
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  • Profile picture of the author RobertSeviour
    After a lot of searching and trying out someone recommended on WF, the best deal I found was Jeremy Burns' eCover Black Pack - Powerful and Compelling Custom Web Graphics - INSTANTLY! I think I paid only $19 or thereabouts, might have been a warrior's special. At any event I was happy with the images I was able to produce with it. You can see the book images I made for myself at Sales Training for Engineers The pack does boxes and other covers as well.
    I have no afiliation with this product.
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  • Profile picture of the author Designr
    Originally Posted by warriorgo View Post

    Hi,

    Is there a software or website that has a 'magical tool' to do so?

    Thanks!

    Hey Warriorgo,
    There are quite a few different ways of creating eCovers like you've described. There are some stand-alone options such as "true box shot", or there are the More popular Photoshop actions which do a really great job too, such as eCoverSuiteElite & CoverActionPro.

    If you already own Adobe Photoshop, you could do a search for - ebook cover software - and you should find a few different options. I personally recommend checking out "eCoverSuiteElite", mainly because it's what I use at the moment and it's just really handy

    Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author tribros
    If you are looking for an easy solution then checkout "Cover Commander" found at:
    Insofta Cover Commander - Powerful Virtual Cover Creator

    I would vote for "Cover Action Pro". I've personally used it and it's really nice but you must have adobe photoshop.
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  • Profile picture of the author dcyberpunk
    Hi there,
    If you have Photoshop, I highly recommend you google 'free eBook cover action script" and look for Minty Ferret. I found this a few weeks ago. He gives it away for free and it makes the coolest 3D eBook covers with shine and reflection. I'm not affiliated with him but I love the script and wanted to share.
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  • Profile picture of the author WebTrafficFrenzy
    If you have photoshop, get action scripts. You paste your design on a template and hit go and it's done.
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  • Profile picture of the author truehs
    If you want a super simple solution, do it yourself using Excel!

    Here is what you do, use the 3d graphics box at the bottom of Excel. Create the size and shape of graphic you want. Rotate it, add color, set the depth, etc. You can even load pictures into it and have them sized and rotated with the box or CD you are creating.

    With a little practice you can even create drop shadows and reflections.

    Next, download the free program Paint.net. Use it to clean up the graphic and make the background transparent.

    It is all very simple and you do not need to hire an expensive graphic designer. You can build your own high quality cover in just a few minutes!
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    • Profile picture of the author duffmarketing
      Originally Posted by truehs View Post

      If you want a super simple solution, do it yourself using Excel!

      Here is what you do, use the 3d graphics box at the bottom of Excel.
      I must be blind or something but I don't see a 3d graphics box at the bottom of my Excel. There's just the standard 3 worksheet tabs and on the right, 3 different view buttons and a slider for view size. I'm using Excel 2007, do I need to be on an earlier version?
      Thanks in advance!
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  • Profile picture of the author duffmarketing
    Never mind... found it. In Excel 2007 the formatting is along the top and there is a "Picture Tools" tab, and underneath, towards the right, there's a "Picture Effects" dropdown.

    Thanks for telling about the Excel option... I had no idea you could do this with it!
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  • Profile picture of the author seoweb2000
    box shot 3d for me. super user friendly.
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