Cover Professional v1.0
This is a cheaper alternative but still just as powerful and works with even more Windows software programs.
IndaSoftware Cover Professional is also an easy to use program that will create 3D covers in photorealistic imagery. This is created by a specially designed piece of technology that uses a powerful visualization algorithm.
You can choose to insert your own illustrations or photos from the Net or from your own digital camera. With the ease of this system, you no longer have to worry about paying a graphic designer to create a fake book cover that looks realistic and professional. You can choose from an array of backgrounds, create shadows and even elegant reflections.
All you need to do is indicate the image you would like to use for your front sides and top, and then determine the angle you would like to use with the background color. Finally hit the button to Render the job done. This is an excellent program to choose if you would like to take your fake cover template and use it for a physical product like one you would make on the self publishing site Lulu.com. With Lulu and some other services who allow you to create print for sale products, you need to have a photo with a very high resolution so that it will look clear and not grainy when printed out. With this program, you can choose a better resolution so you can just simply upload the image to the site you would like to submit it to.
This program is $39.90 and works with Windows 2000, XP, 2003, and Windows Vista.
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