Create eBook Covers That Pop Using Powerpoint
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Create eBook Covers That Pop Using Powerpoint

Gain control over your covers & publish faster with this step by step guide to creating great covers with Powerpoint.
4.7 (6 ratings)
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689 students enrolled
Created by Naima S
Last updated 11/2014
English
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the elements of a great cover
  • Assemble the components required for a great cover, using free resources
  • Create an effective and compelling ebook cover using Powerpoint
  • Create a 3D version of the ebook cover
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Requirements
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
Description

Q: True or False: The cover can make or break an ebook.

A: True!!

If only you could do your own covers ... Outsourcing is great, but you have to pay every time you need to change something in your title, or want to rethink a background colour ...

No more!

I created this course for those of us who want back control of this element of the ebook business - so we can create own covers until we make enough to hire expensive designers.

And get this: No Photoshop!

This course is for you if you are an author, or a digital product creator, and wish you had the chops to make your ebook covers yourself so that:

  • Complete creative and technical control over your cover
  • Ability to play around with ideas on your own
  • Save on expensive designer fees
  • Make changes yourself to your cover whenever you want

I will show you how to research the key elements of great looking covers, and how to find similar elements for your cover.

You will learn where to find free images and graphics that you might want to use in your cover, where to get the right fonts, and how to combine them together in pleasing ways.

Then, using just Powerpoint, I will walk you through assembling your cover, first in 2D, and then in 3D.

At the end of this course, you will be able to comfortably create good looking covers, quickly and easily, using Microsoft Powerpoint.

>>>> Enroll in this course now, and accelerate your self-publishing profits.<<<<

Who is the target audience?
  • Authors and digital products creators without tech or graphic skills who want to create their own cover
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Curriculum For This Course
20 Lectures
02:17:12
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Overview
3 Lectures 06:08
A quick overview about the course.
Preview 01:13

Why Author Visual Hacks? Basics and importance of visuals
Preview 02:38

The advantages of using Powerpoint vs other graphics programs
Preview 02:17
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Preparation
3 Lectures 09:43
Why and how to prepare for designing your cover. Don't worry, it's painless!
Preview 02:15

Keeping a resources workbook will help you.
Your Resource Workbook
2 pages

Have a little look-see at your competition and what visuals and covers look like in your niche.
Preview 07:28
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Select Resources
4 Lectures 23:38
Go hunting for a graphic that works for your cover.
Choose Graphic
08:47

Working with your selected graphic, learn how to choose a colour palette that works well with it.

Choose Colour Palette
03:38

Pick out the right fonts, and discover the shortcut to making sure you pair them up right when using more than one font.
Choose Fonts
07:07

Some of the fonts you select may not be already present on your computer. This module will show you how to find and install the fonts that you need.

How To Install Fonts
04:06
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Create the 2D Cover
4 Lectures 52:32

With everything ready, you are ready to create the first version of your masterpiece.

How To Create The Cover
13:58

Watch over my shoulder in another example of going from graphic to finished cover.

Extra walkthrough: Example 1
14:31

In this example walkthrough, we have a lot of whitespace, and an accent graphic to work with.

Extra walkthrough: Example 2
10:54

Here is one more example of creating a cover starting with just a small graphic.

Extra walkthrough: Example 3
13:09
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Create the 3D Cover
6 Lectures 43:11

Getting ready to create the 3D cover ... what you will need and the three methods

Methods For Creating A 3D Cover
01:08

How to create a 3D cover using 3d-pack

Using 3D Pack
06:43

Create your 3D cover using just some simple, one-click effects in Powerpoint.

Using Powerpoint: Simple Effects With Great Results
04:20

In this lesson, see how just a couple of clicks using the built-in 3D styles can give you a 3D cover.

Using Powerpoint: Applying 3D Effects
05:46

Create your 3D cover using shapes, textures and 3D styles. A little bit more complex, but gives you greater control.

Using Powerpoint: 3D Book Using Shapes
13:48

Here is another example walkthrough of taking a cover from 2D to 3D.

Extra walkthrough: Creating the 3D cover
11:26
About the Instructor
Naima S
4.7 Average rating
6 Reviews
689 Students
1 Course
Digital Strategist & Success Coach

Hello, my name is Naima and I'm a Digital Strategist and Success Coach.

I help individuals get over the technical and creative humps that stand between them and successfully taking their expertise to market.

Sometimes we can see exactly where we want to be, and what we want to do. Only thing is, there are annoying little things that tend to get in the way.

Sometimes these "things" are little mindset gremlins. But more often than not, they are creative and technical skills that seem just out of reach, like building a website or creating a cover.

Does that sound familiar?

I work with my clients mostly to get clear on what their end game is, and to develop a solid strategy with actionable plans to get there.

But I also coach them and help them acquire "mini online business skills" required in the 21st century, so they can thrive in taking their expertise to market.

Whether in a corporate role or a solopreneur, it is only through clarity, skill acquisition, and focused action that growth can be achieved, both for business and for personal fulfillment.

I bring 20+ years of corporate experience in applying technology and smart work processes to business growth, and share that experience through my courses, ebooks and of course, in person.