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Beginner's Guide to Book Cover Designing.

Everything you need to know BEFORE you begin making covers
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Created by Jennise K
Last updated 6/2016
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In the 100 level of this course, you will learn about everything that is needed to be known before you begin designing book covers. This, will enable you to have better understanding in the 200 level course where you will begin to learn how to apply these materials into making yourself your own cover!

This course is interesting and worthwhile because there are a lot of self publishing authors out here who really want to know how to make their own covers themselves in order to save, there are also people out there interested in freelance designing. 100 level of this course will help you understand the foundations. 

In this course we will together cover the following:

1. Software introduction
2. Other materials needed to build your covers
3. PSD colourings
4. How to create your own PSD colourings
5. How to cut your own cut your own PNG
6. How to use Topaz Labs and what Photoshop filters substitute that!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is perfect for beginners who do not know a single thing but are very interested in graphic designing
  • This course is also good for intermediate level learners who just want extra reference
  • Graphic designing enthusiasts
  • Even advanced designers are welcome to get a refresh for basics
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What Will I Learn?
Recognise different cover making materials
Sucessfully download and apply PSD colouring files
Successfully create PSD colourings
Know creative Photoshop filters
Cut their own model PNGs
Begin their next journey: Cover making.
Walk their way through Photoshop
Recognise different manipulating softwares
Select their own Softwares
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  • Everyone from beginners to advanced learners are welcome
  • Do a quick search on various graphic designing software, but don't download any, we will cover this in the first lecture.
  • Students need to get comfortable before they begin this course, it will have 4 projects
  • Have a calm mindset, ready to explore and learn new things
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 11 Lectures Collapse All 11 Lectures 45:40
Before You Begin
1 Lecture 03:33
Software & Resources
2 Lectures 18:37

At the end of this lecture you will be able to recognise all of the materials you will need in order to graphic design in the book cover field.

Preview 13:14
2 Lectures 11:39
How to apply PSD colourings.

How to Create your own PSD colourings.
Class Projects 1&2
2 Lectures 00:43
PROJECT 1: Show me you can apply PSD colourings!

PROJECT 2: Create Your Own PSDs!
1 Lecture 07:28
Cut PNG Like A Boss!
Class Project 3
1 Lecture 00:10
PROJECT 3: Cut your very own PNG!
Topaz Labs & How to Substitute it Easy!
1 Lecture 03:20
Topaz Labs & PS Filters Substitution
Class Project 4
1 Lecture 00:11
PROJECT 4: Filter Skills.
About the Instructor
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Writer, Graphic Designer Enthusiast, & Student.


First and foremost, thank you for gliding by, I appreciate it.

My name is Jennise. I am a 21 year old girl who is in her third year of university, I am also a writer of young adult books. Graphic Designing has been a passion for a very long time, almost 6-7 years, and has been something that has been gradually building up. I am a self taught designer, and that is something else I take pride in, so much so, that now I find myself passionate to teach other people and help beginners who are now what I once was, out as much as I can, so that they are able to smooth sail past what took me a lot of time to master. 

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