What PotoShop action scripts do you guys use for the new looking box covers?

by mmurtha 25 replies
Can some of you guys wh0 create ecovers and box covers tell me what Photoshop action scripts you use to create the newer rounded corner cases and covers?

I have CS3, so if you use something compatible with it, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks ...


Mary
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Sol
    Hey, Mary!

    I purchased this : Ebook Cover Software | eCovers | Ebook Covers (NOT an affiliate link)

    And I am very happy with it

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    • Profile picture of the author mmurtha
      Hi Kiev,

      I have Cover action Pro but was looking for newer action scripts that create those rounded corner boxes and stuff. It's that new age look.

      Sorry, I guess I should have made that clear in my original post.

      Tnhanks for responding though.


      Mary
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    • Profile picture of the author garyv
      I'm wondering the same thing. I have coveractionpro as well, but the version I have doesn't create some of these new boxes with the rounded corner. You're meaning something like this right?

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      • Profile picture of the author RyanLeisure
        I have a standalone product that makes those boxes. It's called Cover Expert. It isn't an action script though, its separate software. I believe I paid $50 for it.
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      • Profile picture of the author mmurtha
        Originally Posted by garyv View Post

        I'm wondering the same thing. I have coveractionpro as well, but the version I have doesn't create some of these new boxes with the rounded corner. You're meaning something like this right?

        Hi Gary,

        Yeah, that's exactly what I am talking about.


        Hi Ryan,

        Okay thanks!


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        • Profile picture of the author garyv
          I'm looking at cover experts product, but I don't see a box like this one. Will it make a box like this?
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          • Profile picture of the author RyanLeisure
            Yeah Cover Expert makes them. Here's one I made with it.

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            • Profile picture of the author mmurtha
              Hmm ... not bad Ryan.

              Does it come with templates, or do you have to do the PS work to the images first?

              I'll have to check into it.


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              • Profile picture of the author RyanLeisure
                Yeah you have to make the images first. For example, I designed the front cover and the side and then put those into the software. If you need some custom designed, let me know.
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                • Profile picture of the author mmurtha
                  Originally Posted by RyanLeisure View Post

                  Yeah you have to make the images first. For example, I designed the front cover and the side and then put those into the software. If you need some custom designed, let me know.

                  Hey Ryan,

                  Now I got you.

                  Okay sure, I can do that especially since I know your work.

                  Do you also do waht I call the 3D ice cream boxes?

                  You know the ones that look like ice cream containers lol.

                  I have no other way of expressing it. :p


                  Mary
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            • Profile picture of the author Alex Sol
              Originally Posted by RyanLeisure View Post

              Yeah Cover Expert makes them. Here's one I made with it.

              I don't know why you'd want that... it looks incomplete to me... Like someone actually RIPPED that corner off...

              I guess it's just me.
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              • Profile picture of the author garyv
                Ok - I've got cover expert now - it's a neat product, but it doesn't look like it will make the same box as the first one above. Notice how the first box above is curved all the way around in the back. This one does not curve all the way around, but is angled off in the back, like ryan's box. There must be another program out there that does the curved boxes and "ice cream" boxes.
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                • Profile picture of the author RyanLeisure
                  Are you talking about the back edge of the spine? That's true, I guess Cover Expert is a little different than the first picture on here. I included a pic of the top view so you can see it.

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                  • Profile picture of the author mmurtha
                    It must be the angle of the image because Ryan's first image is showing the front cover too much.

                    Can that be adjusted Ryan?


                    Hey Gary,

                    Let me know if you like that software will you please?

                    You may be right ...

                    Btw, you knew what I meant by the "ice cream" boxes didn't you lol?

                    I just don't know what to call them for now ...

                    Please tell me it isn't a women thing will ya! :p


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                    • Profile picture of the author RichardDean
                      Hello,

                      Mary I'm going to come out with some new actions soon, that will include the round type boxes and vista style even a logo truck.

                      Look for it soon

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                      • Profile picture of the author mmurtha
                        Originally Posted by RichardDean View Post

                        Hello,

                        Mary I'm going to come out with some new actions soon, that will include the round type boxes and vista style even a logo truck.

                        Look for it soon

                        Richard Dean
                        Godfather Of Photo Shop Actions

                        Hi Richard,

                        Thanks for posting, and I will.


                        Mary
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                        • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
                          I think these covers look retarded.

                          But, you know what they say...test, test, test.

                          But I still think they look retarded.
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                          • Profile picture of the author Monetize
                            Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

                            I think these covers look retarded.

                            But, you know what they say...test, test, test.

                            But I still think they look retarded.
                            I would have to agree.

                            It's rounded because ? ? ?

                            I've never seen such a product in real life.

                            Could someone please enlighten me
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                            • Profile picture of the author Jose Delgado
                              Originally Posted by Monetize View Post

                              I would have to agree.

                              It's rounded because ? ? ?

                              I've never seen such a product in real life.

                              Could someone please enlighten me
                              Microsoft has boxes like this for some of their software.



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    Did Vista start this?

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  • Profile picture of the author mmurtha
    :rolleyes:Hey Jose,

    Good going kid!


    Hey Steven and Monetize,

    You may not like them, and think they are umm ... funny looking, but they are new and different.

    Good quality covers made like this look good. The ones in this thread though may need improvement.

    Lol I find it a bit funny that when some people try something different or move in a different direction, people often cringe. :rolleyes:

    The best way to find out if something works or does well is by testing.


    Mary
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    • Profile picture of the author Jose Delgado
      I actually do like this types of ecovers.

      To me they seem Professional.

      But, It's always good to test like you said.


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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Henshaw
      I am not a graphics designer and far from it.

      This is a personal point of view. I don't like the one sided curved edge look. It might look good on the Internet, but it is not a natural feature seen in the offline world - at least I have not seen it. There is a devil of a cost to producing non standard shape boxes off line, which is why only some of the most popular product producers can afford to utilise such shapes.

      If the design appeals to regular Internet users, then go with it. I just can't see it appealing to new Internet visitors (too different).

      I appreciate that this is a trial of something different and I applaud that. If it is a success then I wish you well, but it just does not appeal to me, sorry - so as has already been posted - keep testing!

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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Sim
    Such cover effective for certain niche or product. If your product is a software, then most likely it will be more effective.
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    • Profile picture of the author Monetize
      Originally Posted by Jose Delgado View Post

      Microsoft has boxes like this for some of their software.



      TY JD! I hadn't seen those MS boxes before


      Originally Posted by mmurtha View Post

      Hey Steven and Monetize,

      You may not like them, and think they are umm ... funny looking, but they are new and different.

      Good quality covers made like this look good. The ones in this thread though may need improvement.

      Lol I find it a bit funny that when some people try something different or move in a different direction, people often cringe. :rolleyes:

      The best way to find out if something works or does well is by testing.


      Mary
      You are correct that we should try new things.
      Please LMK if this takes off
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