GIMP for Beginners 7: Make a 3D Book Cover for Free

Brian Jackson, Author/Publisher/Educator

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9 Lessons (29m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:53
    • 2. Work Area and 2D Cover

      3:14
    • 3. Create a Cover Reflection

      2:55
    • 4. Bend the Cover

      1:45
    • 5. Create the Spine

      6:21
    • 6. Cant Spine Into Place

      4:10
    • 7. Add the Pages

      4:43
    • 8. Add a Shadow

      4:20
    • 9. GIMP for Beginners to Intermediate, 3D Book Cover, Final Thoughts

      0:25

About This Class

In this GIMP for beginners class, you'll learn how to use the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) to create a 3D book cover.  I'll be using the book cover I created in my 2D book cover class in this demonstration.

Note that this is a fairly advanced class so you should be familiar with the GIMP.

In this class, you'll follow this seven step process to complete the project:

  1. Work Area & 2D Book Cover
  2. Create a Reflection
  3. Bend the Cover
  4. Create Spine & Reflection
  5. Cant Spine into Place
  6. Add the Pages
  7. Add a Shadow

So if you're ready to take the GIMP and your book covers to the next level, let me show you the way.

See you in the classroom,

---Brian