How to Create Your Own Ebook Covers

Posted by | January 20, 2009 | General | 6 Comments

I’ve just uploaded a video on creating your own e-book covers. A lot of people know that I generally design all my ebook covers, not because I’m cheap but because I want to create some sort of branding effect. But of course, it IS much cheaper than to pay someone else to do it.

You can get the same scripts I am using, called “action scripts” for Photoshop at www.OneClickEcovers.com – just enter the coupon code GKDOTCOM to get $10 off. Here’s the video:

If that version is not clear enough, you can also watch the ones I have on Vimeo or the Daily Motion version.

Of course, just because you have the scripts don’t mean that you can create good looking covers – you need some basic tactics as well. The One Click Ecovers package also comes with it’s own tutorials, but let me explain briefly here how to do it:

  1. Decide what cover you want – ebook, reports, ezine, software box or DVD box?
  2. Get a good background image from www.istockphoto.com or other free stock photos sites
  3. Keep your designs simple if you’re not that good in Photoshop
  4. Make 3 different sizes of your e-cover to make sure you can use it anywhere
  5. I prefer to save the images as PNG for better quality but you can save it as JPG if you want

Related tools: create PDF ebooks, video mass-submission software

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