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Placing an image on a 3D template for book cover

Apr 11, 2012, 20:17
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Placing an image on a 3D template for book cover
Hi, I've searched for hours for directions on how I can use my 3D template in GIMP. I purchased the template from a stock photo site. It already does have a 3D appearance with proper shadowing etc. I am creating a 3D book cover. So I only want to fit the jpg image I created,. the flat 2-D one, to my blank 3-D book cover template. I also want to add text to the spine of the book, or an image of this text if that's how it's done.

This would be the same process I think with any sort of 3D template and 2D image. For example, some people create boxes and other items in 3D. But I don't need to know how to create the 3D effect. I already have that in the template I purchased. I just need to know how to add my jpeg image to the template so that it fits properly.

Hope someone can help with this...
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Apr 11, 2012, 22:22
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RE: Placing an image on a 3D template for book cover
Thank you for replying ofnuts. Is this the same method though used when starting with an
already-made 3D book cover template and an already saved image?

When you say "image with the box" what do you mean by "box" ?

I just found the following directions in more layman's terms but not sure if they are correct. What do you think?

Open the eBook template file..

Once the eBook template is open, go to file and 'new.' This will open a new window, but the eBook template window will still be open. Be sure to keep the eBook template window open in the background for later use.

In the eBook template window, go to file and open the image created for cover design. Open as layer.' It should open on top of the eBook cover template.

Use the perspective tool located in the toolbox. Click the icon and use the perspective tool to stretch the artwork onto the front cover of the eBook template. If you are a beginner, you may have to play with it a while. The fastest way to get a perfect fit is to stretch the edges of the corners onto the eBook cover front.

Is this saying the same thing as you posted?

If so, then I think I can do this!

But I still need to find out how to add text (book's title)
to the vertical spine of the book.

Cindy
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Apr 12, 2012, 05:20
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RE: Placing an image on a 3D template for book cover
Thanks! Will give it a go...
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