The Ultimate Guide to Creating Your Book Cover Design
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The Ultimate Guide to Creating Your Book Cover Design

Design Free Book Covers, Create Mockups & Learn PowerPoint Picture & Text Effects (2016, 2013)
4.0 (20 ratings)
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4,649 students enrolled
Created by Anita Nipane
Last updated 3/2018
English [Auto-generated]
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 15 articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You will learn the graphical design principles and color theory to avoid amateurish mistakes
  • You will be able to use images, colors and pair typefaces so that they look good together and communicate your book genre

  • You will understand what graphical design techniques professional designers use to make book covers "pop out" and attract readers.

  • You will learn how to create your book cover design, 3D book mockups, as well as computer, smartphone and tablet mockups free of charge.
  • You will be able to create professionally looking book advertisements for social media and your other promotional materials.
  • You will know the best free and low-cost resources to get images and fonts for your book covers and other visuals without infringing upon someone else's copyright.
  • You will understand what elements a book cover must have and their hierarchy.
  • You will learn the best practices of fiction and non-fiction book cover design.
  • You will be able to set the proper orientation and dimensions for your book cover
  • You will learn PowerPoint features and techniques that can be used for creating stunning picture effects and customizing fonts.
  • You will be able to work with picture layers, create 3D pop-out images, integrate text with pictures, create text masks, import pictures in objects, create photo collages and use many other PowerPoint techniques.
  • You will even learn how to edit EPS vector files and create your own illustrations and cartoons.
  • You should be able to use PowerPoint at a basic beginner level
  • Access to PowerPoint 2016 or 2013
  • You can use also Microsoft Office 365 30-day FREE trial version (includes PowerPoint 2016)

What if I told you that it is easy to create professional looking book covers in PowerPoint?   

Maybe you assume that PowerPoint works only for creating presentation slides, which is actually not true. You can be really creative in PowerPoint. You can create visuals in different sizes and formats, create your own templates, make your own designs by creating new shapes, editing eps vector files, customizing fonts and using many other effects. Moreover, you can create mockups and promotional visuals for your books and other digital products.

Even if you are struggling with creating your book cover design, after watching this course, you will be able to create professional looking book cover designs that sell and you will be proud of. 

If you are a self-publishing author and are starting out on a very small budget, a homemade, DIY book cover is a practical solution. However, the worst thing you can do is consider your cover design like a blank canvas and add all elements randomly without deeper understanding what role they are playing. So, in this course you are going to learn how to use colors, fonts, pictures and graphical design principles to communicate your genre and create a book cover that attracts your readers’ attention. Moreover, you will learn practical know-hows and advanced techniques to create your own and original book cover design in PowerPoint 2016 (If you don't have PowerPoint 2016 you can apply the same techniques also in PowerPoint 2013).

The additional benefit is that the same principles and techniques that you use for your book cover design you will be able to use also for creating other visuals – for social media and web. Therefore, you will never need to consider paying for additional image editing softwares or tools, because PowerPoint can offer everything you need. You will be surprised how multi-functional it is. This course is full of techniques you can use for creating different kind of visuals for almost every purpose.  

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Who this course is for:
  • Self-Published Authors
  • Indie Authors
  • Bloggers that need book covers for their lead magnets
Course content
Expand all 47 lectures 02:04:08
+ Basics of the Graphic Design Theory
4 lectures 17:16
Color Scheme Principles
The Meaning of Color
Use Formula to Create Your Color Schemes
+ The Principles of Pairing Fonts
5 lectures 12:08
Understand 6 Typeface Categories
Which Fonts Will Look Good Together?
7 Typographic Contrasts
Add New Fonts to Your Computer
10 Websites You Can Get Free Fonts From
+ Use Stunning and High Quality Images
3 lectures 01:03
Understanding Creative Commons Licenses
60+ Absolutely Free Stock Images Websites
Cheap Resources To Buy Your Royalty Free Stock Images
+ Design Tips for Fiction and Non-Fiction Book Covers
3 lectures 09:08
Tips for Fiction & Non-Fiction Book Cover Design
Tips for Designing a Book Cover That Looks Professional
Avoid Amateurish Mistakes - Do's and Don'ts of Your Book Cover Design
+ Picture Effects in PowerPoint
10 lectures 39:24
Remove Image Background
Blend Pictures & Backgrounds
Import and Customize Vector Images (EPS files)
Import Pictures into Shapes
Create 3D - Pop-Out Images
Split Your Picture With Colors
Create Photo Collages
Draw Your Own Design Elements & Even Cartoon Characters
+ Font Effects and Customization
5 lectures 07:22
Change Spacing Between Letters
Transform and Change the LetterForms
Fill Letters with Pictures
Use Photo Masking
Create Text Outline
+ Putting it All Together
5 lectures 16:53
What is the Best Book Cover Size?
Example - Create a Fiction Book Cover
Example - Create a Non-Fiction Book Cover
Other Resoures for Book Cover Designs
How to Test Your Book Cover Design?
+ Create 3D Book Mockups for Your Advertisements
7 lectures 18:26
Design a 3D Book Mockup in PowerPoint
Design a 3D Book & Laptop Mockup in Pixlr
The Link to Images for Mockups
Use These Mockup Tools for Quick Results
Create an Advertisement for a Non-Fiction Book
Create an Advertisement for a Fiction Book
PowerPoint Templates for Book Promo Visuals
+ Technical Issues Solved
3 lectures 01:14
Setting PowerPoint Picture Export Resolution to 300 DPI
Combine Shapes Explained
Keyboard Shortcuts