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Sergey Mikhaylik wants to Give Books a look of depth
|Scale the TOP 70.7% (vert)
Shear the TOP 45 degrees (hor)
Rotate the TOP -15 degrees
Scale the Front 96.6% (vert)
Shear the Front -15 degrees (hor)
Rotate the Front -15 degrees
Scale the Spine 86.6% (vert)
Shear the Spine 30 degrees (hor)
Rotate the Spine 30 degrees
If you don't want to make it that perfect, then method 2:
in and shear up
Spine: Squeeze in and shear up
Top: Connect the points with a 4th rear corner
See diagram. If you have Photoshop and any of the 3D rendering plug-ins (which you should buy if you do much of this) like Andromeda 3-D (Here's a screen from Andromeda) then you just render your book wrapped to the surface of a book-shaped solid rectangle.
These techniques can be done with any degree of slant/shear, from natural Trimetric to very slight hints of the spine.
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