This is a great alternative to using a 3D ebook rendering of your ebook. Especially if you find it to difficult to make your own 3D ebook or you don’t want to pay to have it done. Using this iPad psd template is super easy and I’ll show you exactly how to do it.
The Benefits of Using An iPad Book Cover
I really like the idea of using this template because more and more people are reading books on their tablets. This means that people are already picturing themselves reading on their tablet so why not show them that image right up front instead of a rendering of a physical book. Some say that there is more of a perceived value when looking at the actual physical book, but I see that perspective changing.
It’s nice to have options and actually I believe displaying your ebook this way actually has the benefit of standing out among the already crowded “regular” ebook views.
Let’s get started…
Things you’ll need:
Once you open the iPad template it will look like this.
There are several different options on the layers panel.
The main one that you will need to worry about right now is the one titled “Place your design here”
Double click inside the box that says “Place your design here”
You will see this dialogue box appear. Click OK
This screen will open. This is where you are going to insert your image.
Locate your image. Drag and drop it in.
Drag the sides to adjust your cover to fit. I’ve found that stretching to the blue lines works well and makes sure that none of the image is cutoff.
Hit enter/return once you’re finished resizing
I almost forgot – make sure you turn off the sample design layer.
Choose save from the file menu. This will automatically transfer your image onto the iPad as you will see in the next step.
Click back over to the iPad template psd
Now your image shows up nicely on the iPad template.
You can choose different views by turning on and off the eyes in the layers panel.
There’s even a nice wooden table layer
Now if you would like to use just the iPad image simply turn off all other layers.
Save your image by choosing “save for web”
Use the settings below.
Now you can use your iPad image anywhere you like
Adding a simple hand gesture can really spice things up.
I’ve provided them here for you to download and use.
Here’s how you can easily integrate them in with your iPad image
Just drag and drop the hand into the image
Then resize to fit your ipad.
- Hold down shift when dragging from the corner handle to maintain the original proportions
- You can make minor adjustments to line up the hand just right by using the arrow keys
- Hit enter/return when satisfied.
Save with the same settings as above and viola!
I hope this will inspire some ideas for you! There are so many different ways you can use this. If you do end up using one of these designs be sure to let me know. I would love to see it!
*Also If you enjoyed this tutorial and found it helpful would you please consider sharing it. I would be so grateful.