Create a Book Cover with Me: Microsoft PowerPoint & Pixabay
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Create a Book Cover with Me: Microsoft PowerPoint & Pixabay

Create a book cover using Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 and free images from Pixabay. Learn book cover design and branding.
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10 students enrolled
Created by Brian Jackson
Last updated 6/2019
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Current price: $13.99 Original price: $19.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 to make professional looking book covers
  • Learn how to manipulate text, colored boxes and images in PowerPoint
  • Learn how to configure PowerPoint to export images at 300 dpi resolution
  • Learn how to brand your book series or all books by an author
Requirements
  • You'll need a computer running a copy of Microsoft PowerPoint to follow along with the course
Description

Are you in need of a free book cover?  Do you want to save money by doing it yourself?  How about using the simplest tool and process available for creating your book cover?  How about creating a book cover with me using Microsoft PowerPoint 2016?

In this course you'll learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 to make free professional looking book covers.  This course teaches you how to combine text, colored boxes and images to produce stunning images suitable for use in self-publishing books.  The course teaches by demonstrating each technique required after which you're expect to pause the video and replicate what was just demonstrated.  By the end of this course you will have created three book covers with ease.

This course covers the following topics:

o Configuring PowerPoint to export images at 300 dpi

o Inserting and configuring text

o Inserting and configuring colored boxes to emphasis your text

o Inserting background and inset images

o Downloading free images from Pixabay

o Downing free fonts from Dafont

o Saving and exporting book covers

o Branding

If you're in need of a free book cover or are just interested in brushing up your PowerPoint skills then this is the course for you.  You'll learn everything you need to know to use PowerPoint as a general purpose graphic design tool sans all the presentation slide and animation stuff addressed by most PowerPoint courses.

Learn by watch and then reinforce your learning by doing.

Don't forget Udemy's 30-day no questions asked money back guarantee.  That should make your decision a simple one.

I'll see you in the classroom,

---Brian

Who this course is for:
  • Self-published authors interested in creating free book covers
  • Students new to PowerPoint wanting to pick up a new skill
  • Students experienced with PowerPoint wanting to brush up on their skills
Course content
Expand all 16 lectures 02:13:04
+ PowerPoint Fundamentals
9 lectures 01:03:07
Configuring the Book Cover Background
07:13
Inserting Text
05:07
Configuring Text
07:45
Inserting and Configuring Colored Boxes
07:53
Inserting and Configuring Images from Pixabay
08:26
Inserting and Configuring Icons
03:21
Manipulating Stacking Order
05:05
Loading Free Fonts Off the Internet
05:28
+ Book Cover Creation
3 lectures 56:54
Recreating the "Big Bones" Cover
18:08
Recreating the "Book of Dreams" Cover
19:42
Recreating the "The Last Divine" Cover
19:04
+ Conclusion
1 lecture 02:52
Bonus Lecture: My Other Courses
02:52