Brand new tech start up, Pixel Studio FX, have been disrupting the design world with their flagship eCover design tool, ‘Pixel Studio FX’ that allows anyone to create 3D eCovers for a wide range of product types, from magazines to Amazon Kindle book covers, DVDs to boxsets and beyond.
For over a decade, small business owners, marketers and even designers, have been wrestling with the task of creating compelling, realistic, professional covers and artwork for their products. Pixel Studio FX saw this as an opportunity to launch their firm with a tool that aims to eliminate the technical struggle, the expensive design tools and the creative limitations of DIY designers, allowing anyone to create premium product packaging and book covers with “push button simplicity”, thanks to the hundreds of preloaded designs in their library and their easy to use interface.
Although not popular with professional designers (some independent designers are reportedly furious and actively attempting to belittle or even sabotage the new tool). Founder Adeel Chowdhry insists that Pixel Studio FX “isn’t designed to replace professional design studios.”
Instead, “Pixel Studio FX” was created to give budget conscious business owners a chance to create their own designs on a shoestring, without back and forth with agencies or freelancers. Pixel Studio FX is now available, with multiple options for your intended usage level.
Pixel Studio FX Review:
The ultimate shortcut to professional eCovers, or another outdated pile of crap?
Countless case studies have shown that the right eCover or product packaging can make or break your sales.
But if you’ve ever tried to create eCovers, Amazon book covers, or just about any type of product packaging, then you’ll be familiar with the frustrations and costs involved.
From wrestling with complicated (and expensive) design tools that have way more features than you need to get the job done, to hacking a PLR graphics bundle, creating a cover for your product can be tricky.
Outsourcing is a sensible option if you’re busy and don’t have the right tools or skills, but it can get costly, particularly if you’re creating products on a regular basis.
Outsourcing also brings its own plethora of issues too. Writing up design briefs. Posting projects on multiple job boards. Selecting, interviewing and hiring the right designer. Back and forth with designers. It’s not as “hands-free” as you first hoped.
Which is why there’s a huge opening in the market for a reliable, simple tool that does nothing but create awesome cover designs.
A tool that doesn’t cost a fortune and try to blow you away with endless features you’ll never use.
A tool that does one job – create awesome eCovers – and does it better, faster and cheaper than doing it yourself or outsourcing to others.
Until now, there have been a handful of half decent eCover designers on the market. They seem to come and go, and the ones that still exist always seem to create sub-par, outdated designs that look like they’ve travelled in time from the 90’s.
What’s really been missing, is a dedicated eCover design tool that actually creates designs you’d be proud to put your name on, and actually put on the “shelf” for sale.
And that’s why a brand new tool called Pixel Studio FX caught my eye, and lured me in for a closer look.
Pixel Studio FX is a dedicated eCover design tool that allows you to design pretty much any type of product package at the push of a button, completely customizable to give you a fresh, unique design.
Let’s take a look at what it can do…
Hundreds of themes. So when you login (yes, Pixel Studio FX is cloud based, not clunky software you have to download and clog your hard drive) you’re presented with categories for your cover design on the left hand side. Immediately, you can see the quality design templates under each category and it looks promising, right?
Once you see a template you like, you click on it and choose a product style. There seems to be around 250 design templates over 20 categories, which is crazy. You can literally choose your exact product type, whether it’s a DVD, a report, or a video training package, there’s a 3D model for you in here.
Now it’s time to make it your own. First, you give the project a title, then you can literally add text, clip art, images, backgrounds and reposition and resize each element exactly how you want it.
Once you’re done, you simply preview your design, and it will show you what it will look like once you save it. Automatically, it turns your flat design into a 3d cover, based on the template you chose earlier. You can even choose to add a reflection or shadow too. And there’s also a social share option too, which would be great for running ads or doing a teaser prelaunch for your next book or product!
And that’s it.
Super simple, and far quicker than screwing around with overpriced design and photo editing tools.
What I like
• Zero technical hassles.
• Fast and simple.
• Stunning templates.
• Huge range of 3D cover models.
• Ability to save designs.
• Cloud based.
What I don’t like
I tried hard to think of something negative about it but I really can’t. Perhaps they can add another feature in here that will allow me to export all types of models with 1 click, which will be cool.
Pixel Studio FX is a fantastic solution for small to medium size business owners who need a simple, tech free design tool where 95% of the work and creative elements are already taken care of. If you need a cover fast, there are plenty of templates you can customize and with the push of a button, turn into eye-catching 3D eCover models ready to go.
Pixel Studio FX is really a distraction free, get the job done and get it done well type of tool. And with so many templates and 3D models, plus the “barebones” editing options, you can absolutely find a premium cover that is right for you.
A quality product package can make or break your sales, and Pixel Studio FX gives everyone the chance to create quality designs, without the professional price tag.
If you want to bypass the hassle of hiring designers, and you can’t (or refuse to) buy high priced pro design tools that look like a pilot’s dashboard and take ages to master, then Pixel Studio FX is well worth checking out. A great way to save time and money, and create stunning covers at the same time, without compromise.
As I write this update, they also just added a further product to the frontend purchase and Pixel Studio FX now comes with “Cash Palette” included.
This includes a “Job Finder” software and training which shows you exactly how to make money online by providing design services to others.
The “Job Finder” software is a real time saver and automatically finds profitable design jobs online, which you can then fulfil using Pixel Studio FX. (You can find jobs that pay you up to $700 just for designing a cover!)
This product just got a whole lot better, and it’s really great value as you have the potential to make a few hundred dollars a day quite easily by fulfilling a few design jobs and the training is very easy to follow.
All in all, Pixel Studio FX is one of my favorite tools this year and I recommend you order your copy during their special launch promotion, as they’ll be increasing the price soon.