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.

  • there are lots of method for the same..depends on which application you are using.please be specific
    – Jack
    Mar 26, 2011 at 4:58
  • Adobe Illustrator CS5
    – JFW
    Mar 26, 2011 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, 2011 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:


  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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