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:
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.
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.
This course covers the following sections:
1. Photo quality
a. In Focus
b. Clearly defined lines
c. At least 1mb image
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
a. Make a cover
7. Pricing book
8. Rights to images? PLR, MRR or keep all profits to yourself?
a. Publish book
a. Publish book
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here is a quick true or false to keep you out of trouble.
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.