TBS Cover Editor
TBS Cover Editor is a software tool which helps people create all sort of covers with 3D rendering for your products, including several types of box shots, book cases, DVD cases and member cards.
The installation process is fairly simple and after concluding it, you are met with a simple and modern-looking interface. Resembling a bit the design used in Microsoft Office, this utility is accessible to all user categories, and consists of a menu ribbon and several panels to display the project, layer settings and other properties.
Once you have chosen a type of cover, you can start tweaking it. To be more precise, you can insert text (with custom font type, style, size and color), geometrical shapes, images (BMP, JPG, PNG, GIF, TGA) and one of the many templates provided. Aside from that, you can align, rotate or flip items, as well as group or ungroup them.
There are several 3D options you take advantage of, such as adding a shadow, with a user-defined angle, distance color, opacity and blur. It is also possible to activate a reflection, tweak global light, contrast, zoom and perspective.
You can zoom in and out, copy, paste, cut and delete particular items, undo or redo actions, duplicate layers, change hue, saturation and brightness levels.
The project can be rendered as a GIF or SWF animation with a custom number of frames per second, interpolation filter, width and height, as well as a JPG, BMP, PNG and GIF file.
To sum up, TBS Cover Editor is a useful piece of software for people interested in creating covers for their products, with extensive Help contents, an intuitive and feature-rich environment, good response time, and minimal requirements when it comes to CPU and memory.