How to Create Bestselling Kindle Ebook Covers - Series 1
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How to Create Bestselling Kindle Ebook Covers - Series 1

A step-by-step Ebook Covers Design guide for creating beautiful Kindle book covers Includes 6 customizable templates!
4.9 (13 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
157 students enrolled
Created by Walkabout Media
Last updated 3/2013
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Includes easy to use templates
  • No design experience necessary
  • Eliminate graphic designer costs
  • Build beautiful covers quickly
  • Learn Photoshop tips along the way
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Requirements
  • Photoshop CS2 and higher
  • Mac or PC
Description

Create professional looking book covers in minutes WITHOUT hiring a graphic designer! Detailed instructions and templates included with this course! Perfect for any level of Photoshop user!

Hiring a graphic designer to create your Kindle ebook covers can be expensive! And doing it on your own may be more difficult than it appears! This course will walk you step-by-step through the process of designing your own professional looking Kindle book covers.

What makes this Ebook covers design tutorial course different is that it will NOT teach you how to make a cover from scratch! That's the boring stuff! Instead, the initial set-up is already done for you leaving you to the fun stuff like adding images, editing text and changing colors!

Included Templates

This Ebook covers design tutorial course includes six Photoshop cover templates based on actual covers from Amazon and designed to be easy to customize. These templates are built with Photoshop Actions which are stored right inside the Photoshop interface. You’ll never have to search your hard drive to find a blank cover template because they'll always be available right inside Photoshop. Complete instructions are included for installing the Actions. Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of Photoshop Actions before. They are really easy to use!

Templates are built at 1674 x 2500 pixels (6x9 cover size) and are ideal for higher resolution Kindle devices.

Detailed Video Tutorials

Each template includes its own video tutorial. These tutorials explain in detail how to get the most out of each template. With over 2 hours of content, there are many helpful suggestions and instructions on how to achieve different looks. You'll also learn a lot of Photoshop skills after taking this Ebook covers design tutorial course!

Template Features

  • Professional Looking
  • Time Saving
  • Built-in Backgrounds
  • Built-in Banners
  • Text Built in Place
  • Completely Customizable
  • Easy to Make Changes
  • Special Effects

Bonus Utility Included

Students of this course will also receive a bonus Cover Sizer image utility that will easily re-size completed covers to optimal resolutions for embedding on webpages and social networks. This image utility will also work with pictures from a digital camera reducing them in size for emailing.

About The Instructor

This Ebook covers design tutorial course is taught by Harlan Yee, an independent publisher, internet business developer and motion graphic designer. Harlan has over 20 years experience in television broadcast and video production. You can follow his latest projects including website development, digital product creation and online marketing at FreelanceDoodle.com .

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Who is the target audience?
  • Kindle Book Authors
  • Graphic Designers
  • Photoshop Beginners and Experts
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Curriculum For This Course
18 Lectures
01:57:28
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Introduction and Set-Up
3 Lectures 04:08
Learn how to install the cover templates into Photoshop. Templates are built with Photoshop Actions. Don't worry if you've never heard of Actions before. After you watch this video, you'll be a pro!
Preview 03:29

Here is the .ZIP folder that contains the Cover Factory Creator templates and Cover Sizer image utility in the form of Photoshop Actions. The downloadable files are found in the right sidebar.

Please unzip the folder before installing these Actions into Photoshop.

Note: If you want the cover templates in ready to use Photoshop (PSD) format, download the PSD files in the download tab in the next lecture. These are available for your convenience or those who would rather not mess around with Actions.

Download Cover Templates (In Photoshop Actions format)
00:22

Here is the .ZIP folder that contains the Cover Factory Creator templates only in Photoshop (PSD) format. The downloadable files are found in the right sidebar.

Please unzip the folder after your download is finished.

Note: The Cover Sizer utility is only available as a Photoshop Action because it is a set of scripts that tell Photoshop how to resize your images.

Download Cover Templates (In PSD format)
00:17
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Tutorials: Template 1
2 Lectures 22:38

Set-up instructions for Template 1. Learn how to customize the main elements.

Template 1 - Initial Set-up
13:28

Learn how to apply further customizations for a totally unique look.
Template 1 - Additional Features
09:10
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Tutorials: Template 2
2 Lectures 11:58
Set-up instructions for Template 2. Learn how to customize the main elements.
Template 2 - Initial Set-up
07:55

Learn how to apply further customizations for a totally unique look.
Template 2 - Additiional Features
04:03
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Tutorials: Template 3
3 Lectures 32:39
Set-up instructions for Template 3. Learn how to customize the main elements.This cover is ideal for cookbooks and craft guides.
Template 3 - Initial Set-up
08:24

Learn how to apply further customizations for a totally unique look.
Template 3 - Additional Features
10:22

More unique customizations that allow you to really make this cover unique!

Template 3 - Even More Features
13:53
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Tutorials: Template 4
2 Lectures 16:25
Set-up instructions for Template 4. Learn how to customize the main elements.
Template 4 - Initial Set-up
06:39

Learn how to apply further customizations for a totally unique look.
Template 4 - Additional Features
09:46
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Tutorials: Template 5
2 Lectures 10:55
Set-up instructions for Template 5. Learn how to customize the main elements.
Preview 05:54

Learn how to apply further customizations for a totally unique look.
Preview 05:01
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Tutorials: Template 6
2 Lectures 14:12
Set-up instructions for Template 6. Learn how to customize the main elements.
Template 6 - Initial Set-up
07:39

Learn how to apply further customizations for a totally unique look.

Template 6 - Additional Features
06:33
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Cover Sizer Tutorial
1 Lecture 03:44
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Course Wrap-Up
1 Lecture 00:32
Final words about this course.
Conclusion
00:32
About the Instructor
Walkabout Media
4.3 Average rating
36 Reviews
454 Students
4 Courses
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