Genius, brilliant, fabulous tool
Anyone with Photoshop and basic Photoshop skills is in luck today, as PSDCovers offers free actions to turn any 2D image into a 3D product shot. So let’s say you want to create an image for your website or print marketing that shows your company information on a book or DVD, or maybe something more advanced like a cup or coffee mug – it would take a tremendous amount of skill and Photoshop magic to do just that.
Instead of creating a badly rendered copy and paste job, with PSDCovers, you simply locate your desired action by searching for something like “DVD” or “can,” download, decompress, and install. Create a template, add your 2D design, position and scale, then set the actions in motion.
They create the product shot, you add the 2D image, and in seconds, you’ve got a winning marketing tool!
Summarized by MCPactions.com, Photoshop actions are a series of recorded steps by the designer to help a Photoshop user to achieve a look without having to manually apply each process. They are shortcuts designed to avoid having to do extensive manual alterations to a design.
This tool is not meant for those new to Photoshop, as it requires intermediate knowledge of Photoshop, but for anyone who has access to a graphic designer (and with the internet, all of you do), this is a tremendous tool for amping up any marketing, be it digital or traditional.
As a bonus, the company offers endless resources on their blog from mockups of devices to common vector logos, and even royalty free textures.
Examples of finished products
If you want to see what these actions in Photoshop can produce, take a scroll to see just how amazing the finished product can be:
About PSDcovers: “PSDCovers.com is a graphic resource site providing high quality Photoshop Actions with original content and other graphic design resources like textures, icons, backgrounds, vectors and more. All original and FREE.”