DPD Review: ProductShotPro
- June 14, 2010
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We’re going to start featuring great products and services who use DPD to sell and deliver their products. We love to support vendors who use DPD, and we enjoy seeing what you guys have done with your site and products!
ProductShotPro has two things going for it that make it a great featured vendor for DPD- A great product that lots of DPD vendors can use and a great website integration with DPD 🙂
What is ProductShotPro?
Digital product graphics are popular with vendors who sell downloads. When buyers see a product shot of the item they are about to download they may be less apprehensive about spending money on downloadable products or software- helping to increase sales. This is where ebook cover software like ProductShotPro comes in.
Product Shot Pro is a complete graphics suite of professionally designed and easy to use 3D style product cover templates. With ProductShotPro you can create professional product shots of software boxes, ebook cover graphics, CD and DVD cases, and more. It uses Photoshop CS4 and CS5 Smart Objects to automatically turn your flat cover image in to a 3D product packaging graphic.
It includes over 100 product shots you can design, including:
- Software Boxes
- CD and DVD Covers
- Binders and Notebooks
- Hardcover Books
- Paperback Books
- Magazines and Reports
- Brochures, Stationary, and Business Cards
- 3D Screenshot layouts and more!
We’ve seen quite a few software packages and online services to create professional product shot graphics, but ProductShotPro has to be the most complete and well put together package of high resolution smart objects we’ve come across. In just a few minutes I was able to create all the sample “DPD Products” you see in this review!
How Does it Work?
ProductShotPro uses Smart Objects, which are like embeded Photoshop Images + transformations + effects inside other Photoshop documents. To create your cover graphic, you simply open the smart object that corresponds to the side or face of the product you are working on- for example the “front” or “spine” of a book or product box.
You then design your flat face graphic and save it- ProductShotPro smart objects automatically scale, transform, and apply layer effects and insert your flat 2D image in to a high definition, 3D product shot. ProductShotPro will automatically add reflections and shadows too!
ProductShotPro is a professional tool for making great high definition product shots, and you do need to have Photoshop CS4 or CS5 to use the smart objects. However, the included quick-start guide and clearly labeled and organized layers make it easy for anyone to start creating their own great looking product shots.
If you want to learn more they have a quick tour video that shows just how easy it is to create your own graphics on the ProductShotPro website– just click “View Tour” in the top right corner of the page.
What is Included?
- ProductShotPro Quick-Start Guide
- Photoshop PSD product shot templates with smart objects
- Free sample graphics to get you started
- Quick reference chart to help you pick the perfect product shot
How Much Does it Cost?
ProductShotPro is available in a complete package with over 100 product shot types, or you can buy individual groups for just the products you need. Individual packs are a very reasonable $29, or you can pick up the complete suite for $199. You can browse all the pages in their DPD powered store.
When I told the guys at ProductShotPro that I wanted to review their product for DPD users they offered to give a special discount! You can use the coupon code below to save 15% off your purchase of an individual pack or the complete suite!
ProductShotPro 15% Off Coupon: DPDSAVE15%
Check out this ebook cover software today!
And just for fun, here is a shot using the HD Monitor template that contains a screenshot of my desktop making the HD monitor template that includes a screenshot of me making the DVD cover graphic. You know, because I can.
DPD Vendors: Have a product you think other DPD users might be interested in? Have a great integration of the DPD cart with your sales site you want to show off? Drop us a line– you might be our next featured vendor!
DPD was not paid for this review, but ProductShotPro is a DPD vendor.