Packaging is everything in Hollywood and that includes a great DVD cover for your movie. Once you have chosen the design for your DVD cover, you may want to put a 3D image of it on your website. You can create and download that 3D image in minutes for free using 2 websites I found. If you plan to sell your DVD’s, CD’s or books online, these are great resources so I recommend you bookmark the websites.
For the first website (3d-pack.com), you need to have created your own DVD image to create the 3D version. Once you create the 3D image at this site, it allows you the flexibility to rotate the image to your liking so you can see different angles of the front, back or side of the DVD cover. It even lets you rotate the image so it’s vertical or horizontal, depending on your preference. The second website (myecovermaker.com) allows you the flexibility to create your own 3D cover from scratch using their backgrounds and images or alternatively to upload your own but you cannot rotate the image.
Screen Shot Tip for 3D Cover Creation on 3D-Pack.com
The bottom right image is the original design (front, back and side) for the DVD cover of my film, Photo Finish. I took 3 screen shots of my original design and uploaded them to the site for conversion into a 3D box. Since you will need a separate image to upload for the front, the back and the side of the box image, taking screenshots is an easy short cut. The top left image is the 3D version of the same DVD cover. It gives you an idea of what the online DVD case can look like when you’re done. Feel free to comment and share with others.
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