You can create 3D ecover designs using an online tool with hundreds of built in graphics, piles of fonts, and over 100 different 3D ecover design templates to choose from and a huge amount of built in graphics and fonts. PhotoShop is NOT required and that’s a big thumbs up from me.

The online tool is quite responsive and I suspect it’s using Flash so most the work is done in your browser. Rendering of the finalized 3D ecover is done on the site itself and I’ve found can take a little while to achieve depending on the time of day. In the morning it takes a few seconds, but as the world wakes up and starts using it then it can take a minute or more to be queued up to render.

Even so, it’s still VERY impressive. My guess is it uses ImageMagick on the server to do the rendering.

There are plenty of fonts to choose from, and then you can do things like apply built in effects or rotate the text to make it fit down the side of an ecover spine such as found on an ebook.

Overall it’s an impressive tool and is definitely one to grab with both hands.

You can get to the sales page here:-

http://www.frankhaywood.com/eca/

 

-Frank Haywood