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GRAPHICNOVEL009 renders your artwork or sketches onto a graphic novel product shot which is laying down on a flat surface rotated to 45°. This PSD Mockup is a Photoshop Action script which renders a template for you to place your assets into and then generates a multi-layered PSD with modifiable layers to further control or …

 

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GRAPHICNOVEL008 is a graphic novel product shot. This PSD mockup renders your final artwork or sketched design onto a product shot of a graphic novel laying on a flat surface and rotated to 30°.  The final render has a view looking down onto the product shot from 30° — the book itself represents a generic graphic …

 

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GRAPHICNOVEL007 is a straight on view of a graphic novel comic book laying on a flat surface, the view is from above the graphic novel looking down at 30°.  This PSD Mockup renders your artwork onto a glossy product mockup for marketing or presentation purposes, the final render displays your sketches or final work on …

 

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GRAPHICNOVEL006 is a 30° rotated graphic novel comic laying face up on a flat surface. This PSD Mockup renders your artwork onto a graphic novel product shot with a transparent background which can be swapped out (the white is default and on its own layer). This product shot simulates a book thickness of wroughly 300 pages, …

 

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GRAPHICNOVEL005 is a graphic novel style comic book rotated to 45°. This PSD Mockup is rendered laying down face up on a solid surface with light shading caused by light sources. The Action allows designers to have their sketches or final artwork rendered to the graphic novel product mockup which generates a new PSD document …

 

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GRAPHICNOVEL004 is an upright graphic novel with a 30° rotation towards the left.  This PSD mockup renders your sketches or scanned artwork onto a standing graphic novel — the spine and back cover for this product are not visible in this shot.  The thickness of the rendered graphic novel is wroughly that of a 300 …

 

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GRAPHICNOVEL003 is a standing graphic novel product shot slightly rotated to the left.  This PSD mockup renders your artwork onto an upright product shot of a graphic novel with a 45° angle, the pages of the graphic novel are clearly visible while the back and spine of the graphic novel are hidden from view.  The …

 

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If you downloaded a mockup from this site and expected to find a PSD file after unzipping the archive please note there is no PSD file. The only file in the download is an Action file (ends with .atn).  An Action file is a script that can be executed from within Photoshop which generates special …

 

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A question that is often submitted to me is whether or not the PSDCovers Actions will run properly on Photoshop Elements.  They won’t. The Actions on PSDCovers.com are supported on the following platforms:

 

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Summary Photoshop error modals appear during the final rendering of my mockup (STEP 2). Why am I seeing this? When you run STEP 2 it starts off a chain of processes that require a known set of layers to exist — i.e., the script needs to make selections on certain layers or perform transformations on …

 

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If after running STEP 2 your canvas is solid white but you notice that the Layers panel clearly contains all your designs and elements generated by the Action then the culprit might be your version of Photoshop. Of all the errors submitted to me over the last 4+ year this is the least common due …

 

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If you just found this site and went through the trouble of installing some, or all, of the Actions only to discover they throw up an error complaining about a missing “Background” layer then I truly appologize. It never occured to me that recording Photoshop Actions would actually record the default Layer names in the English …

 

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Summary Whenever my final render is complete there appears to be missing artwork or artwork is missing entirely. Why am I seeing this? This error occurs whenever Photoshop attempts to crop your document but there are Smart Objects in your design. Here is an illustration of the problem: Although the design is perfectly placed and looks …

 

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GRAPHICNOVEL002 is a generic graphic novel with an adhesive-bound spine (no staples). This PSD Mockup for a graphic novel represents wroughly 300 pages — about the thickness of the WATCHMEN graphic novel if you happen to have one.  These adhesive-bound graphic novels tend to share a similar set of dimensions where the height and width …

 

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GRAPHICNOVEL001 is a generic adhesive-bound graphic novel. Graphic novels can range from a few dozen pages to a few hundred, this PSD Mockup represents the thickness of about 300 pages and used the WATCHMEN graphic novel as the product template. Graphic novels, like comic books, have a standard-ish product dimension.  While this particular product measures 168mm x …

 

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COMICBOOK018 is a combination graphic novel or comic book laying on a flat surface facing up.  This PSD Mockup renders your artwork or scanned material and renders it onto a product shot of a comic book opened to the center page, the resulting PSD document which this action generates will contain multiple editable layers which …

 

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COMICBOOK017 is a comic book and graphic novel product mockup face down on a flat surface.  This PSD Mockup applies your comic book or graphic novel designs for the front and back covers onto a product shot which has the book open to the center page and facing down on a flat surface.  If the …

 

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COMICBOOK016 is a product shot mockup for your comic book or graphic novel cover design. This PSD Mockup renders your sketched designs or final drafts on a digital old media mockup suitable for portfolio presentation or marketing purposes.  This mockup simulates a thickness of roughly 30-40 pages for both classic comic book or graphic novel mediums — highlights, shadows and …

 

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COMICBOOK015 is a comic book or graphic novel product shot laying on a flat surface and rotated to 45°. This PSD Mockup renders your hand drawn sketches or final artwork onto an old media comic book mockup for presentation or marketing purposes.  The final rendered results simulate a clasic comic book or graphic novel with …

 

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COMICBOOK014 is the opposite angle product shot of COMICBOOK007 with the spine out of view.  This PSD Mockup is rotated to 30° with the bottom and right edge pages clearly visible, the back of the comic book is not visible.  This mockup represents a fairly new comic book which is visible by the spring in the pages near the …

 

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