Make & Promote Coloring Books from your Photos
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Make & Promote Coloring Books from your Photos

Transform your images or royalty free photos into coloring pages and coloring books with this method.
4.2 (7 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.
127 students enrolled
Last updated 2/2017
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Includes:
  • 41 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Make a coloring book from photographs and illustrations
  • Use cloud based software to produce coloring pages
  • Find exceptional, free, high quality photo images to supplement your photography, so that you can make a well-rounded coloring book.
  • Format your coloring books for printing on demand with no additional out of pocked costs
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Requirements
  • You should have at least one photo that you will be able to use as a test photo as we walk through the steps on manipulating it into a coloring page.
Description

You’ve seen it all before. ZenTangles, Geometric coloring books, and simple cartoon coloring books. This IS DIFFERENT.

With only a photo and a few clicks, you will be able to create a 100% unique coloring book that will make your friends go, WOW!

A couple of years ago, I stumbled onto a piece of cloud based software that transforms my photos into gorgeous coloring books that take only a few minutes to make. That’s right, entire coloring books in an hour! After posting my coloring book on a print on demand distributor and a few social media locations, bookstores and tourist shops started seeking me out to sell them in their stores.

In this course, I will show you how to:


  • Transform your photographs into coloring pages for pennies per page.

  • Find exceptional, free, high quality photo images to supplement your photography, so that you can make a well-rounded coloring book.

  • Format your coloring books for printing on demand with no additional out of pocket costs

  • Show you how to maximize your reach through a few social media outlets.

  • Provide you with a business plan for your coloring book publishing business.

This course could have easily been broken down into several courses, but I want to add as much value as possible so that you will be successful. As with all Udemy courses, it is covered by a 30 day money back guarantee, so let's get started. You have nothing to lose.

Who is the target audience?
  • Photographers
  • Graphic artists
  • Parents
  • People interested in making passive income
  • Entrepreneurs
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Is this course for you?
5 Lectures 14:47

Monique Littlejohn is a mediapreneur who has published 5 coloring books and several tutorials on jewelry making, fundraising, and marketing. She has developed several passive income streams from these endeavors which has allowed her to spend more time with her family and build financial stability. You will meet her in this 'talking head' video.

Preview 02:19

This course covers the following sections:


1.       Photo quality

a.       In Focus

b.      Clearly defined lines

c.       At least 1mb image

d.      Jpg.

e.      Good composition

f.        Clear theme – not cluttered

2.       Photoshop or other image editing software

a.       Crop image to proper size

b.      Optional: sharpen lines

3.       Really Color Website

a.       Import photo

b.      Increase or decrease detail

c.       Use eraser and line tool

d.      Fatten the lines

e.      Save to PDF

f.        Groupon deals

4.       Back to Photoshop

a.       Increase DPI if necessary. Save PDF

5.       Adobe Acrobat

a.       Free trial

b.      Group multiple PDFs into one file

6.       Canva

a.       Make a cover

7.       Pricing book

8.       Rights to images? PLR, MRR or keep all profits to yourself?

9.       CreateSpace

a.       Publish book

10.   TradeBit

a.       Publish book

11.   ETSY

a.       A digital copy

12.   Draft2Digital – illustrations rather than coloring books

a.       Change cover and publish as illustrations rather than a coloring book for digital media since you can’t really color digital designs using a Kindle or Nook reader

 

Preview 02:45

Computer teachers have an old saying - Garbage in, Garbage out. It is no different with photo technology. In this lesson, I'll share the key factors in making a good coloring page from your image.

Preview 03:02

You can find royalty free photos on Pexels.com, Wikimedia Commons, Google Images, and Bing Images. Also, the Gutenberg pages offer a treasure trove of antique images.

Preview 03:31

In order to stay out of trouble when sourcing photos to turn into coloring pages, it is important to understand the terms, royalty free, master resale rights and private label rights. This section goes over these three terms in some detail.

Preview 03:10
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Over the shoulder portion of the class
5 Lectures 26:01

Here, I'll show you different places where you can find royalty free images, and then manipulate it using photoshop. Finally, we will produce the coloring page using ReallyColor.

Preview 07:26

You will be over my shoulder as I develop a cover using Canva cloud software. It is a fast, free, easy way to create all of your graphical designs fro covers to social media.

Creating your Cover Image using Canva
03:16

In this section, I will walk you through how to assemble your book using Adobe Acrobat. It is the fastest, easiest way to assemble a book and you get a free trial for 7 days if you download it from their website. Don't be confused by Adobe Acrobat Reader. The Adobe Acrobat professional edition that we will use is the robust version that allows you to do much more.

Assembling your book using Adobe Acrobat
05:27

In this section, I'll walk you through the steps on how to publish your book to CreateSpace so that you can distribute it on Amazon, CreateSpace, and other booksellers. I'll also show you some of the other locations where you can distribute your book. We also briefly touch on pricing your coloring book for these markets.

How to upload your book to CreateSpace and finding other channels to market.
09:30

Conclusion
00:22

Here is a quick true or false to keep you out of trouble.

True or False
3 questions
About the Instructor
Mary Monique Littlejohn
3.8 Average rating
29 Reviews
876 Students
8 Courses
CFRE

Monique Littlejohn is an accomplished jewelry designer, photographer, and nonprofit professional who now spends her time in South Australia.  

Jewelry Design: Monique has been designing and selling jewelry for 30 years. Her specialty is wire wrapping and she enjoys teaching others this unique art.

She is also an accomplished photographer who has won over 100 awards through Pixoto, Viewbug, and local competitions.

Her nonprofit leadership career has spanned several different areas including the arts, medical research, youth, and seniors.