Children's Book Design in PowerPoint and Google Slides
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Children's Book Design in PowerPoint and Google Slides

Create Unique Illustrations for Your Children's Books in PowerPoint and Google Slides | Self-Publish Children's Books!
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Created by Rebecca Livermore
Last updated 5/2020
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  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to create unique, custom children's book illustrations in PowerPoint and Google slides using stock images
  • When it's appropriate to use color for children's book interiors, even though it's more expensive
  • What bleed is, and how to use it in book interiors
  • Common page sizes and length of children's picture books
  • How to set up custom book page sizes in both PowerPoint and Google Slides
  • Easy ways to add margins to pages in both PowerPoint and Google Slides
  • How to use Slide Master in PowerPoint and Master Slides in Google Slides to create custom book page templates
  • Where to find illustrations for your children's picture book
  • Tips for organizing your images
  • Easy ways to add a background image in both PowerPoint and Google Slides
  • How to create two-page spreads for your children's book in PowerPoint and Google Slides
  • How to remove image backgrounds in PowerPoint
  • How to create gradient backgrounds for your book in both PowerPoint and Google Slides
  • How to create whimsical borders for your book pages using stock images
  • A quick guide on how to use Amazon's Kids' Book Creator to publish your children's book as a Kindle book
  • How to export your book as a PDF
Requirements
  • Access to PowerPoint or Google Slides
  • If using PowerPoint, I recommend using a newer version, or Office 365, though some of the techniques will work in older versions.
Description

I have a question for you.

Have you dreamed about creating children's picture books but have been put off by the high cost of illustrating the books?

Are you intimidated by expensive and complicated graphic and book designing software?

Are you interested in self-publishing your children's books, and earning a passive income?

If so, I have great news for you! In this course I show you how to create awesome illustrations for your children's books using nothing but stock images and PowerPoint or Google Slides.

Among other things you'll learn:

  • How to create unique, custom children's book illustrations in PowerPoint and Google slides using stock images

  • When it's appropriate to use color for children's book interiors, even though it's more expensive

  • What bleed is, and how to use it in book interiors

  • Common page sizes and length of children's picture books

  • How to set up custom book page sizes for your children's books in both PowerPoint and Google Slides

  • Easy ways to add margins to pages in both PowerPoint and Google Slides

  • How to use Slide Master in PowerPoint and Master Slides in Google Slides to create custom book page templates

  • Where to find illustrations for your children's picture book

  • Tips for organizing your images

  • Two easy ways to add a background image in both PowerPoint and Google Slides

  • How to create two-page spreads for your children's book in PowerPoint and Google Slides

  • How to remove image backgrounds in PowerPoint

  • How to create gradient backgrounds for your book in both PowerPoint and Google Slides

  • How to create whimsical borders for your children's book pages using stock images

  • A quick guide on how to use Amazon's Kids' Book Creator to publish your children's picture book as a Kindle book

  • How to export your book as a PDF

  • And of course, so much more


By the end of this course, you'll have all the tools and information you need to easily create unique illustrations for your children's book, even if you have no artistic ability and don't have the budget to hire an illustrator.

So what are you waiting for? Why not dive in to this training and learn all of my tips and tricks for designing children's book interiors in PowerPoint and Google Slides?

Who this course is for:
  • Self-Published Authors
  • Children's Book Authors
  • Writers
  • Creatives
Course content
Expand all 32 lectures 01:58:47
+ Foundations
3 lectures 04:28

In my course on low content books, I make the case for grayscale. In this video, I explain why it sometimes makes sense to publish books in color.

The Use of Color
00:39

Understand what bleed is and how and when to use it in children's picture books.

Preview 01:12

In this video I go over the common page sizes and length of children's picture books.

Page Size and Length in Children's Picture Books
02:37
+ Setting Up Your Children's Book Pages in PowerPoint and Google Slides
6 lectures 15:57

Learn how to create any page size in your children's book in PowerPoint.

Preview 01:02

Learn how to create any page size in your children's book in Google Slides

Creating Custom Page Sizes in Google Slides
01:22

Learn how to set up margins in your children's book in PowerPoint.

Setting up Margins in PowerPoint
03:12
Setting up Margins in Google Slides
02:20

Slide master in PowerPoint saves time by enabling you to make changes on one page in your children's book and apply that change to many pages at the same time. It also helps bring consistency to page formats you'll use multiple times such as in an alphabet or counting book.

Using Slide Master in PowerPoint to Save Time and Bring Consistency
03:52

Master Slides in Google Slides saves time by enabling you to make changes on one page in your children's book and apply that change to many pages at the same time. It also helps bring consistency to page formats you'll use multiple times such as in an alphabet or counting book.

Using Master Slides in Google Slides to Save Time and Bring Consistency
04:09
+ Finding and Setting Up Images for Your Children's Books
6 lectures 20:02

Keep track of the images you may want to use in your children's picture books.

Tips for Organizing Images
02:02

The first step in creating a custom illustration to your children's book is to add a background image. In this video, I show you how to do that and how to make it fit the page in PowerPoint.

Adding a Background Illustration in PowerPoint
03:10

The first step in creating a custom illustration to your children's book is to add a background image. In this video, I show you how to do that and how to make it fit the page in Google Slides.

Adding a Background Illustration in Google Slides
03:19
Setting Up Images for Your Children's Picture Book in PowerPoint
02:25
Setting Up Images for Your Children's Picture Book in Google Slides
03:28
+ DEMO: Creating Custom Illustrations in PowerPoint and Google Slides
4 lectures 24:39
Creating Custom Illustrations in PowerPoint - Demo Part 1
06:35
Creating Custom Illustrations in PowerPoint - Demo Part 2
06:07
Creating Custom Illustrations in Google Slides - Demo Part 1
06:53
Creating Custom Illustrations in Google Slides - Demo Part 2
05:04
+ 2-Page Spreads, Gradient Backgrounds and Borders
7 lectures 35:46
2-Page Spread Basics
01:10
Setting Up a 2-Page Spread for your Children's Book in PowerPoint
02:44
Setting Up a 2-Page Spread for Your Children's Book in Google Slides
05:39
Creating Gradient Backgrounds in PowerPoint
02:37
Creating Gradient Backgrounds in Google Slides
07:58
Creating Whimsical Borders for Your Children's Picture Books in PowerPoint
06:26
Creating Whimsical Borders for Your Children's Picture Books in Google Slides
09:12
+ Preparing Your File for Publication
3 lectures 07:49
Exporting a PDF from PowerPoint
01:52
Exporting a PDF from Google Slides
00:20
Preparing Your File for Kindle Using Kids' Book Creator
05:37