How to Design a Book Cover | FREE COURSE



Welcome to the fun and fascinating world of book cover design! In this course, you’ll learn how to create professional cover artwork for uploading to print-on-demand services like Amazon or CreateSpace. You’ll learn how you can develop an effective creative process for designing a book cover, from refining genre-appropriate styles all the way through to laying out front cover artwork in InDesign, and ultimately expanding your cover into a full wrap-around design. If you want to learn how to make a book cover that will capture a reader’s imagination, this is the course for you!

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1 – Introduction
00:00:00 1 – Introduction
00:01:12 2 – What You’ll Need to Get Started

2 – Getting Started: Genres, Styles, and Sizing Your Cover
00:03:01 3 – How to Find Creative Direction for Your Cover
00:06:46 4 – How to Size Your Cover

3 – Designing Your Front Cover
00:10:00 5 – How to Draft the Front of Your Cover
00:12:14 6 – How to Refine Your Design: Part One
00:18:37 7 – How to Refine Your Design: Part Two

4 – Expanding Your Cover Design
00:27:10 8 – How to Expand Your Design Into a Full Cover
00:34:44 9 – How to Export Your Cover for Printing

5 – Conclusion
00:38:10 10 – Conclusion

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