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Create eBook Templates w/ Powerpoint 2010, Canva & Photoshop

For Beginners: Learn how to use Powerpoint, Canva and Photoshop to setup a very simple ebook template.
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Created by Lisa Irby
Last updated 11/2014
  • 38 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
Design a template for an ebook using Powerpoint
Create hyperlinks to the web or other sections of the book.
Add photos and style them
Export the book as a PDF
Compress the book and upload as a ZIP file or PDF
View Curriculum
  • Powerpoint 2010
  • Canva account (free)
  • Photoshop is used in one video but not required. Plus, I show you how to download a free, 30 day trial.

The process of creating eBooks is about to get more exciting!

Ebooks are great promotional or educational tools for your website, but most of them are rather humdrum, with nothing but white backgrounds and black text.

I'm going to show you how to easily spice up your ebook design using Powerpoint, Canva (free) and Photoshop. But don't worry if you don't have or know how to use Photoshop because you can get a free, 30-day trial and I'll explain how in the course.

(Photoshop is only used in one video and not necessary to create amazing designs. Powerpoint and Canva are really all you need and Canva is free.)

This is a very basic and quick course that you can finish in under 40 minutes. By the end of it, you will be able to confidently create various designs and templates for your future ebook projects.

Your audience is going to be amazed and your competitors will wonder how you did it!

If you're tired of publishing black and white ebooks, enroll in my course today!

Who is the target audience?
  • ebook authors who want a more stylish design
  • ebook authors who need inspiration for their next ebook layout
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 12 Lectures Collapse All 12 Lectures 38:16
1 Lecture 01:34

Get ideas for your design by sketching it out.

Creating a Rough Sketch
Designing The Main Layout
4 Lectures 20:18

Ideas for spicing up the background of your ebook.

Designing The Template Using Powerpoint's Background Tool

I'm going to show you how to use Canva to create a background design.

How to Design a Template With Canva

Get a jump-start on your design with a theme.

Using Powerpoint Themes for Your Template

Discover how easy it is to setup a background using shapes.

How to Design a Template Using Photoshop (And Get a Free Trial)
Adding Content to Your Book
7 Lectures 16:24

Add boxes for the main content of your book.

Creating Text Boxes

How to import an image into your project.

Adding a Bio Image to Your Book

Learn how to make clickable links inside your book.

Creating Hyperlinks

Learn how to make images clickable

How to Make Images Clickable (Hotspots)

Quick tip for saving ink when creating your ebooks.

Tips for Saving Ink

Learn how to export your file as a PDF, zip it up and offer it as a download from your site.

Saving, Exporting and Uploading as a ZIP or PDF

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Testing to see if you've been paying attention. :-)

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Owner of 2 Create a Website & Entrepreneur

I'm a full-time Internet entrepreneur who has taught thousands of people online about website creation and marketing through my site, podcast and YouTube channel.

In 2002, I began educating others to create their own websites and monetize them with AdSense, affiliate marketing and more. In 2006, I quit my full-time job to grow my online business full time.

Since then I have learned to use a lot of different tools and software and have also done consulting part-time for those who want to learn more about website creation and Internet Marketing.

I am ecstatic to broaden my reach to the Udemy community and look forward to teaching even more people online.

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