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Book Cover Design with Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

Book Cover Design with Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 explains how to simply and easily create professional book covers
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What Will I Learn?
Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
Create professional looking book covers with ease
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  • Use of PowerPoint is demonstrated on a Windows PC
  • You should have licensed and installed Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 on your computer

Are you a self-published author? Do you want to be?

Whether you're a self-published author or maybe you want to be, there's one issue you'll eventually have to face:

Your Book Cover

Are you currently paying too much for your book covers? Or maybe you just don't want to be.

Learn to create your own book covers for no more than a dollar per cover using Microsoft PowerPoint 2013.

It's fun. It's easy. And it's cheap.

In this course, you'll learn to use the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 to create stunning, professional looking book covers in no time at all and with little or no expense. You'll learn:

  • How to set the proper orientation and dimensions for your book cover
  • How to apply a background image to your book cover
  • Inserting and manipulating text
  • Using colored boxes to make your text stand out
  • Inserting pictures to make your cover shine

Can it really be that simple? Yes, it really is that simple.

So, what are you waiting for? Udemy offers a 30 day no questions asked money back guarantee if you're not satisfied. So start learning to make your own book covers today -- the fast and easy way.

Who is the target audience?
  • Self-published author looking to create book covers easily
  • Self-published authors who need inexpensive book covers
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 14 Lectures Collapse All 14 Lectures 01:19:57
2 Lectures 02:06

An overview of the course and it's objectives.

Preview 02:00

Downloadable Course Material
How to Create Book Covers with Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
11 Lectures 01:14:50

In this introduction to using Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 to create a book cover we create a solid white book cover in the proper orientation and dimensions while saving a working copy and exporting a JPEG image.

Preview 09:34

This lecture discusses how to upgrade your PowerPoint export resolution from 96 dpi to 300 dpi.

Preview 00:20

This lecture demonstrates upgrading PowerPoint 2013 export resolution on a Windows 8.1 PC.

Preview 06:16

An overview of how to add a background image to your book cover.

Choosing a Background for Your Book Cover

An explanation of how to add text to a book cover using PowerPoint.

Inserting and Configuring Text Boxes

How to edit and manipulate book cover elements.

Duplicating and Manipulating Text Boxes

How to use colored boxes to make your text stand out.

Inserting and Configuring Colored Boxes

Grouping and ungrouping elements so you can position them as one.

Grouping and Ungrouping Elements

An example of inserting pictures onto a book cover and the send example of creating a book cover.

Inserting Pictures and a Second Sample Book Cover Pt. 1

A continuation of the second book cover example.

Inserting Pictures and a Second Sample Book Cover Pt. 2

An overview of all the places to find PowerPoint commands.

All the Places to Find PowerPoint Commands
1 Lecture 02:59

Closing words.

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28 Courses, 2,000+ Reviews, 4.55 Stars and 43,000+ Students

Born in Los Angeles, California, in the middle of the last century, I have always wanted to be a writer. After twenty-five some odd years spent working in the computer industry in the heart of the Silicon Valley, first for Lockheed as a Systems Programmer and later for Cisco Systems as a test tool developer, I managed to retire early and begin my next career as a self-published author.

Along with writing and publishing my own novels I also publish the works of my wife, Melanie Jackson. During the past four years I’ve published well over 100 books in paperback and eBook formats. Oddly enough this includes eBooks on how to self-publish books and how to create professional looking book covers using the GIMP. I’ve also recorded and distributed a pair of audiobooks available for purchase on Amazon and Audible. Finally, I spend a portion of my time maintaining both my website and my wife’s website, which was developed using WordPress.

My latest endeavor, begun in July of 2014, is to record training courses for distribution via Udemy. My goal is to provide low cost high quality screen cast based educational material focusing on my area of expertise; namely, self-publishing and book cover design using the GIMP. As time permits, I plan to expand my catalog to cover Web page development and Udemy course preparation.

I currently live in the beautiful California wine country with my wife, published author Melanie Jackson, and Butterscotch the cat.

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