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Q: True or False: The cover can make or break an ebook.
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 ...
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:
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.<<<<
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|Section 1: Overview|
|A quick overview about the course.|
|Why Author Visual Hacks? Basics and importance of visuals|
|The advantages of using Powerpoint vs other graphics programs|
|Section 2: Preparation|
|Why and how to prepare for designing your cover. Don't worry, it's painless!|
|Lecture 5||2 pages|
|Keeping a resources workbook will help you.|
|Have a little look-see at your competition and what visuals and covers look like in your niche.|
|Section 3: Select Resources|
|Go hunting for a graphic that works for your cover.|
Working with your selected graphic, learn how to choose a colour palette that works well with it.
|Pick out the right fonts, and discover the shortcut to making sure you pair them up right when using more than one font.|
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.
|Section 4: Create the 2D Cover|
With everything ready, you are ready to create the first version of your masterpiece.
Watch over my shoulder in another example of going from graphic to finished cover.
In this example walkthrough, we have a lot of whitespace, and an accent graphic to work with.
Here is one more example of creating a cover starting with just a small graphic.
|Section 5: Create the 3D Cover|
Getting ready to create the 3D cover ... what you will need and the three methods
How to create a 3D cover using 3d-pack
Create your 3D cover using just some simple, one-click effects in Powerpoint.
In this lesson, see how just a couple of clicks using the built-in 3D styles can give you a 3D cover.
Create your 3D cover using shapes, textures and 3D styles. A little bit more complex, but gives you greater control.
Here is another example walkthrough of taking a cover from 2D to 3D.
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.