How to Create eBook Cover Graphics Using Free Software
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How to Create eBook Cover Graphics Using Free Software

Create eBook covers for the Kindle publishing platform or any other digital self-publishing platform with free software.
4.5 (16 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
140 students enrolled
Created by Michelle Greene
Last updated 2/2014
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Current price: $30.99 Original price: $44.99 Discount: 31% off
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • By the end of this course, you'll be able to create attractive graphics to be used online for your digital books and/or your social media profiles.
Requirements
  • You will be using free graphic software online
  • Free stock images with commercial usage allowed
Description

By investing your time to take this course, you’ll realize how easy it is to create attractive eBook covers without being a design wizard.

You'll use all free software, so there is no need to invest in software.

Everything will be done online using free resources, you will not need to download software.

The course is structured using screencast videos, basically it's as if you're watching over my shoulder.

You should take this course if you want to save money and not have to hire a designer to create online graphics for you.

You can even use this information to create a service to create graphics for others who don't know how easy it is to do. 

Who this course is for:
  • If you want to create professional looking graphics, whether for your ebook covers or your social media profiles, this course is ideal for you.
  • Design-challenged students are welcomed
Course content
Expand all 10 lectures 01:12:18
+ Getting Started
7 lectures 57:57

This course will cover the following:

• Where to get FREE Royalty Free Images
• How to check the license for commercial usage
• How to easily download images to your device
• Saving images to desktop or gallery

Preview 04:58
This course will cover the following:

• How to use images as a building block in the free graphics program
• Navigating the interface
• How to crop images
• How to use the zoom feature

If you prefer a done-for-you service, feel free to check out www.FabGraphicDesign.com  

Preview 05:50
This course will cover the following:

• How to duplicate image backgrounds
• Using the “magic” key so you can be fearless
• How to use the enhancements menu
• How to create magic with the filter menu
• Easily save your work for later editing  

Enhance Your Image
10:38
This course will cover the following:

• Explore tools from the toolbar menu
• How to add text to your cover
• The benefits of the layers menu
• How to layout the font, size and colors visually for an attractive eBook cover

The Toolbar Menu
11:22
This course will cover the following:

• How to use the text effects layer, this is where the magic happens to make your eBook come alive
• Changing the appearance of text

Adding Text Effects
05:08
This course will cover the following:

• Deleting and adding layers or make them invisible
• The benefits of adding shapes layer, or borders
• How to insert an additional image
• How you can make banner images for additional impact

Finalizing The Layout
09:29
This course will cover the following:

• How to swap out backgrounds
• How to make a solid background
• Using a gradient background
• Popular graphic formats

Editing Background Images
10:32
+ Conclusion
1 lecture 00:40
It's Time to Put What You've Learned Into Action
00:40
+ Graphic Design Resources
1 lecture 00:00
This ePublishing Kit contains resources to help you get the most out of your course. It is in PDF format. If you need to download the free Adobe reader, you can get one here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/
 
If you prefer a done-for-you service, feel free to check out www.FabGraphicDesign.com 
Resource Kit
11 pages