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Is there any method for wrapping a design into a book cover form (3D-like)?
I mean wrapping a single rectangular design to cover & spine & back.

I'm using Adobe Illustrator CS5.

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there are lots of method for the same..depends on which application you are using.please be specific –  Jack Mar 26 '11 at 4:58
    
Adobe Illustrator CS5 –  JFW Mar 26 '11 at 8:36
    
Just checking: you mean you already have a flat design and want to show how it'll look on the finished item? –  e100 Mar 27 '11 at 12:56

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If your design is raster, AI won't allow you to distort it. You'd have to accomplish this in PS. However, if your design is vector, you can use this technique:

http://livedocs.adobe.com/en_US/Illustrator/13.0/help.html?content=WS714a382cdf7d304e7e07d0100196cbc5f-646d.html

  1. Select one or more objects.
  2. Select the Free Transform tool .
  3. Start dragging a corner handle on the bounding box (not a side handle), and then do one of the following:
    Hold down Ctrl (Windows) or Command (Mac OS) until the selection is at the desired level of distortion.
    Hold down Shift+Alt+Ctrl (Windows) or Shift+Option+Command (Mac OS) to distort in perspective.

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There is a similar method available in CS5 which is the perspective drawing tool. –  leugim Mar 27 '11 at 5:39

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