Canva : Book Cover Design

Create Book and eBook Covers with Canva
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  • Lectures 15
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 2/2016 English

Course Description

Are you having trouble getting that perfect book cover design for your ebook or Kindle book?

Have you ever paid for a book cover design, only to find out it's low grade quality or not exactly what you were looking for?

Save time and money by creating book cover designs yourself!

In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of what it takes to create stunning book cover designs. You will learn how to research popular book cover designs, understand the principles of using things such as copyrighted images, and will actually design your own book cover.

Canva is a free and easy-to-use piece of software that has everything you need to start designing your very first book cover. From pre-made book cover templates, to free images and graphics you will absolutely love this program!

So begin your education today on creating your own book cover designs!

What are the requirements?

  • The software used in this course, Canva, is completely free. Just set up an account and you're good to go!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create Stunning Book Cover Designs

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for beginner's who would like to create their own book cover designs to save time and/or money!
  • This course is not for advanced graphic design artists who already understand the fundamentals of creating images and book cover designs.

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: Welcome to this Canva : Book Cover Design Course!
01:29

Introduction

Welcome to this course! I really hope you are excited to learn about how to design your first book cover! In this course, we will go everything you need to know, from research to the final product.

If you get lost at any point, please message me directly or start a new discussion in the course so that I can help you. I am always available for my students and want to give you the best education possible. Cheers!

@jeremydeighan


05:24

What You Need from This Course for Success

After this lecture, you will know:

- What you need from this course for success.

- How to use the Udemy platform.

- Playback features on the Udemy platform.

- How to leave a discussion for the class.

- How to leave a review.

If you get lost at any point, please message me directly or start a new discussion in the course so that I can help you. I am always available for my students and want to give you the best education possible. Cheers!

@jeremydeighan

04:33

Write Down Your Book Ideas

After this lecture, you will know:

- Why you should begin brainstorming book ideas.

- What some things you should think about before starting.

If you get lost at any point, please message me directly or start a new discussion in the course so that I can help you. I am always available for my students and want to give you the best education possible. Cheers!

@jeremydeighan

Section 2: Let's Look at the Basics of Book Covers
15:47

How Can Graphic Design Theory Help You?

After this lecture, you will know:

- How learning graphic design theory can help you.

- What the basics of graphic design theory entail.

- What the elements of design are.

- What the principles of design are.

- What exactly color theory means.

- Understanding typography in graphic design theory.

- What composition is and how it is used.

- Examples of what to look for when designing book covers.

If you get lost at any point, please message me directly or start a new discussion in the course so that I can help you. I am always available for my students and want to give you the best education possible. Cheers!

@jeremydeighan

09:48

Researching Book Covers Online

After this lecture, you will know:

- Why researching book covers online is helpful.

- What types of book covers you should research.

- The best places to research book covers.

If you get lost at any point, please message me directly or start a new discussion in the course so that I can help you. I am always available for my students and want to give you the best education possible. Cheers!

@jeremydeighan

14:08

Book Cover Specifications

After this lecture, you will know:

- Specifications for different book platforms.

- The different types of files you may need.

- The difference is aspect ratios.

- The different file sizes and dimensions you may need.

- What to look out for when designing your book cover.

If you get lost at any point, please message me directly or start a new discussion in the course so that I can help you. I am always available for my students and want to give you the best education possible. Cheers!

@jeremydeighan

11:28

Using Images for Your Book Cover

After this lecture, you will know:

- How to use images for your book cover.

- Where to find images for your book cover.

- Copyright and legalities you need to understand.

If you get lost at any point, please message me directly or start a new discussion in the course so that I can help you. I am always available for my students and want to give you the best education possible. Cheers!

@jeremydeighan

[QUIZ] Test Your Knowledge on the Basics of Book Covers
1 question
Section 3: Create an Amazing Book Cover from Start to Finish with Canva
06:49

A Quick Overview of Canva

After this lecture, you will know:

- How to use Canva and it's toolset.

- How to set up a blank design.

- How to use a template design.

- How to use the different design tools.

- How to name and save your design.

- How to download your design.

If you get lost at any point, please message me directly or start a new discussion in the course so that I can help you. I am always available for my students and want to give you the best education possible. Cheers!

@jeremydeighan

09:05

Using a Pre-Made Canva Template

After this lecture, you will know:

- Where to find Canva's pre-made templates.

- How to select a pre-made template.

- How to edit pre-made templates.

If you get lost at any point, please message me directly or start a new discussion in the course so that I can help you. I am always available for my students and want to give you the best education possible. Cheers!

@jeremydeighan

15:13

Designing a Book Cover

After this lecture, you will know:

- How to design a book cover.

- How to set up a blank canvas in Canva.

- How to use grids, images, and text.

If you get lost at any point, please message me directly or start a new discussion in the course so that I can help you. I am always available for my students and want to give you the best education possible. Cheers!

@jeremydeighan

02:09

Naming, Saving, and Downloading

After this lecture, you will know:

- What to do when you're down with your design.

- How to name your design.

- How to save your design.

- How to download your design in different formats.

If you get lost at any point, please message me directly or start a new discussion in the course so that I can help you. I am always available for my students and want to give you the best education possible. Cheers!

@jeremydeighan

07:59

Resizing Your Image for Multiple Platforms

After this lecture, you will know:

- How to resize your image in Canva.

- What to look out for when resizing your design.

- Best practices when designing your book cover.

If you get lost at any point, please message me directly or start a new discussion in the course so that I can help you. I am always available for my students and want to give you the best education possible. Cheers!

@jeremydeighan

00:50

Sharing Your Book Cover

After this lecture, you will know:

- Why it's important to share your book cover.

- How to share your book cover with the class.

If you get lost at any point, please message me directly or start a new discussion in the course so that I can help you. I am always available for my students and want to give you the best education possible. Cheers!

@jeremydeighan

Section 4: Conclusion to this Canva : Book Cover Design Course
01:07

Thank You for Watching this Course

I want to personally thank you for taking the time to watch this course. I hope you found it valuable in creating your own book covers!

If you get lost at any point, please message me directly or start a new discussion in the course so that I can help you. I am always available for my students and want to give you the best education possible. Cheers!

@jeremydeighan

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Instructor Biography

Jeremy Deighan, Canva | Photoshop | Graphic Design

My name is Jeremy Deighan and I am thrilled to be a part of the Udemy team of instructors, helping others achieve their own personal goals. I have had quite the range of skills and hobbies through my lifetime. I really enjoy teaching and hope to provide information to others on anything and everything I know how to do! Please take a moment to check out my courses, and if you take any please leave a review and any feedback you have!

Art and Design

I have an extensive background in different forms of art and design. I have an associates degree in Computer Animation and I've worked with various production houses to create awesome content. Adobe Photoshop has been a staple of my arsenal since I was 16 and use it faithfully to this day.

I also have a history in live visual arts, specifically lighting design for music events, festivals, theaters, and corporate gigs. My passion for the visual arts has helped me become a master in understanding lighting, color theory, and composition.

Music

One of the first things I did as a young lad was learn music. Music is so powerful and one of my favorite things in life. I love playing music, and have played on various instruments; including guitar, bass guitar, drums, and the saxophone.

I feel music can provide so many emotions and feelings, and also has science and mathematical characteristics. It is such a fun topic and I can't wait to begin creating courses on this subject.

Math, Science, and History

I can't tell you what the latest Kardashian is up to, but I can definitely tell you a lot about Crab Fisheries and the Egyptian King Khufu. Typically when I am studying something outside of the art and music realm, it has to do with math, science, and history. I'm just drawn to man's accomplishments and new ways of thinking about things!

Healthy Eating and Exercise

To live a long and balanced life, you need to eat right and take care of your body. It's a mission of mine to make sure that I am in the best physical shape so that I can be around long enough to provide for my family. If there's any courses that I can feel like I really can give back, it would be explaining to others how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I mean, if you're not healthy, how can you help anyone else out?

I've also been very active in sports throughout my life. Usually, these are extreme sports such as skateboarding, surfing, and snowboarding. I'm also a big fan of running, mountain biking, and have taken various martial art forms in the past.

That explains a little about me and my background. It also gives me focus on some key things that I would like to teach in the near future, so look out for courses from me on these topics!

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