How to create your own eBook covers

A guide to creating professional eBook covers
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  • Length 1 hour
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About This Course

Published 8/2015 English

Course Description

In this course you will learn how to create your own beautiful eBook covers using (Gimp) a free software program, so this course is ideal for writers, designers and anyone who wants to learn how to create stunning eBook covers.

The course length is 58 minutes and is structured in a way that is easy to follow and assumes that you are completely new to Gimp. You will receive videos, PDF files and (Bonus) 2 templates with 2 videos that will show you how to create two 3D eBook covers using Gimp.

Once you download Gimp, you will be able to follow along at your own pace as we create 4 eBook covers together. You will discover that you don't need expensive software or designers to create stunning eBook covers, you can do it yourself. All you need is the right tools and some inspiration.

Also included are two bonus videos for students who already have PowerPoint installed on their PC's. I will also briefly show you an inexpensive software program that I've been using for years to create logos, web graphics and eBook covers. In addition to the above I have also included a link to a website I use to find images that are free to use in commercial projects.

This course is definitely for you if you want to quickly learn how to create your own eBook covers using free software and save money on designers and software.

The investment in this course will save you time, money and will give you the freedom to design your own stunning eBook covers. This course is easy to follow along and shows you step by step how you can design eBook covers that look beautiful and professional. All you need is the willingness to learn, some practice and you will soon be an expert at creating stunning eBook covers yourself.

What are the requirements?

  • Gimp (free software) - Links to the software are provided in the course. It is expected that students know how to download and install a software program
  • Internet connection to download the software and the image files we will be using in the projects
  • The willingness to learn (especially because you will be introduced to a new software program)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create your own eBook covers using Gimp (a free software program)
  • Understand the very basics of Gimp to create eBook covers
  • Students with PowerPoint will also learn how they can use PowerPoint to create eBook covers (2 Bonus videos for students who already have PowerPoint installed)
  • Create two 3D eBook covers in Gimp using the two templates provided
  • Have access to images that are free for use in commercial projects

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone who wants to learn how to create eBook covers
  • Writers/Authors
  • Designers

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Course Introduction
Welcome to the course on how to create your own eBook covers - Introduction
Preview
00:48
3 pages
  • Links to download and install Gimp (free software)
  • Links to the images you can download for the projects that will follow
05:55
  • Overview of the tools we will be using in Gimp to create our eBook covers
Section 2: eBook Cover Design - Projects
06:33
  • First project creating an eBook cover where you can follow along.
  • You can download and use the image in the links provided or use your own image.
04:02
  • Second project creating an eBook cover where you can follow along.
  • You can download and use the image in the links provided or use your own image.
06:22
  • Follow along we create our third project. By now you should feel more confident creating an eBook cover.
03:22
  • Follow along we create our fourth project. By now you should feel more confident creating an eBook cover.
06:58
  • Bonus video for students that have PowerPoint.
  • Follow along as we create an eBook cover using PowerPoint.


Section 3: 3D eBook Cover Design - Bonus Projects
03:32
  • Use the templates provided as downloads to create two 3D eBook covers using Gimp.
02:48
  • Use the templates provided as downloads to create two 3D eBook covers using Gimp.
02:04
  • Bonus video for students that have PowerPoint.
  • Follow along as we create a 3D eBook cover using PowerPoint.
Section 4: Additional Resources
04:45
  • See what software I've been using to create Logos, website graphics and eBook covers.
  • You can download a trial version of the software to test it.


01:08
  • A free software program I use to find a color I like anywhere on my screen.
2 pages
  • A list of eBook cover sizes and the file formats required.
2 pages
  • A list of stock Photography sites you can use to find images for your eBook covers.
  • Also includes one of the websites I use that allows you to use images in commercial projects completely free.
2 pages
  • Links to a few sites containing eBook covers to inspire you.
Thank You
00:55

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Instructor Biography

Aloysius De Klerk, Web Designer, Online Marketer, Programmer

Hi there

Welcome to my Udemy (profile) page. My name is Aloysius. I am a web designer, online marketer, and app developer.

My passion for web design started about 15 years ago. Web design was mostly a hobby but I also designed sites for quite a few companies ... after a few years I had quite a few clients and it was then that I decided to do this full time and leave my job as a banker.

Being a web designer gives you the freedom to work from just about anywhere. It is fun and you get to pick your own clients :-)

I joined Udemy as a means to share my knowledge with others. After all, what's the purposes of learning and knowing stuff but you don't share it?

My other passions and studies include photography, chess, I also have a BA in Health Sciences & Social Services with specialization in Psychological Counselling.

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