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Image to Surface Shape in Photoshop
Now we'll build a template for the surface of the book...
To make it easier to position the art into the shape of a book, we'll quickly draw a template to use as a guide...
New Layer, select color
Select Lasso Tool, (Tap "L") and with the Option key (alt) use the "connect the dots" technique to click in the four corners of the book cover, and then
Option/delete (alt/delete) to fill the shape.
Select Move tool (Tap "V") and with the Option (alt) key held down,
click and drag a copy.
Select: Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal to generate the other cover.
These don't have to be perfect. Like I said, it's all adjustable -- these only get me into the ball park. I did realize at this point that the book would be too small to give credit to Sandy's volley. I would need to make it bigger.
Select Move tool (Tap "V")
Command/clicked (ctrl/click) the "book" layer to select all pixels
Command/T (ctrl/t) to activate the Transformation handles.
Drag a corner with the Shift key (constrain aspect ratio) to enlarge the book slightly.
Now with the template in place, we're ready for the fun part...
NEXT: Build the book cover...
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