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How to make 3D PC/Windows DVD Game Cases - Tutorial

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I have made a quick tutorial on how to make 3D PC/Windows Game Cases (as requested) in Photoshop. I have been told the Action File also works in Elements. Any size cover can be used as long as they are full size covers (not Just the front of a cover). Make sure to name the folders "Part 1" and "Part 2" as in the video. The Action file is attached.

 

PC DVD BOXES.atn

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56 minutes ago, bundangdon said:

Very useful! Thank you for sharing this :) could this method also be used for making (audio) cd cases?

If you search online you should find a free action file somewhere that will let you make CD cases. If you get lucky it wont need much modification to get it exactly as you want. Or if you got cash you can just buy action files online there's loads of sites selling them.

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There's Cover Action Pro. It can make cd cases but also bottles, books, blu-ray, magazines etc.

I'm using v2.5, 3.0 is also out but I don't need all the extras.

It's not 1 click though, you need some basic knowledge of Photoshop. But it's easy enough.

Consists of 2 actions.

  1. Makes a template, you add your images here.
  2. 3D conversion.

Examples:

CD4_Render.png

CD2_Render.png

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On 18-1-2018 at 5:17 AM, bundangdon said:

Very useful! Thank you for sharing this :) could this method also be used for making (audio) cd cases?

I mailed you a link for the software.

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Hey there!
I was wondering if there is a way to increase quality (resolution) of output box?

Right now its 567x878 when compared to original input image which was ~3k there is a loss of quality. LB is capable of resizing images, so any chance of getting atn which will make higher Q?

Thanks!

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The reason for the small size is because I made 3000 boxes and the download would of been to large.

But yes you can adjust the size to its original output.

You simply go to the actions window in Photoshop click the arrow beside the "make box" action so you can see all the actions it preforms and you just untick the box next to "image Size" forth action from the bottom of the list. Now when you run the "Make box" action it will skip that action in the list and you will get the original size image output.

hope that helps

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Thats perfect! I was looking at that line but it confused me because it didnt show lowered size ,just fit to : original size which was 3k. Anyway got it now!

As for cover action pro i checked some examples and 3d box cover is quite inferior to yours it lacks reality and gloss as well as not near realistic box edges. So thanks for script !

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Should be possible by creating additional actions to Part 1 of the action file. might not be perfect in all cases though. But basically all you need to do is get the spine facing the right way.

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so you need to add an action to cut the spine, an action to flip it, and then an action to "merge Visable".

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well, I'm sure there is a way but it would be beyond my meager Photoshop ability's I'm afraid. The only thing I could suggest would be to make the back cover and the front cover separately then create a completely new set of actions to combine the two.

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well for the back part I would make the cover upside down and then put it through the actions to make the case and then in your new set you could just flip it around and add it to the back of the front part, just a suggestion. messy though

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Alright i made the script with ur template that will make double box, front and back

mG1VO0p.png

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Added script to do it.Thanks and have fun!

 

 

Create Double Box.zip

Edited by Undertherainbow
fixed "locked" JPG files from not working with script.Sorry
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