Beginner's Guide to Book Cover Designing.

Everything you need to know BEFORE you begin making covers
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  • Lectures 11
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 6/2016 English

Course Description

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!

What are the requirements?

  • 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

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

What 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

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Before You Begin
Introduction
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03:33
Section 2: Software & Resources
So What Do I Use?
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05:23
13:14

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.

Section 3: PSDs
How to apply PSD colourings.
05:41
How to Create your own PSD colourings.
05:58
Section 4: Class Projects 1&2
PROJECT 1: Show me you can apply PSD colourings!
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PROJECT 2: Create Your Own PSDs!
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Section 5: PNG
Cut PNG Like A Boss!
07:28
Section 6: Class Project 3
PROJECT 3: Cut your very own PNG!
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Section 7: Topaz Labs & How to Substitute it Easy!
Topaz Labs & PS Filters Substitution
03:20
Section 8: Class Project 4
PROJECT 4: Filter Skills.
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Instructor Biography

Jennise K, Writer, Graphic Designer Enthusiast, & Student.

Greetings!

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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