Recently I released an eBook on my blog and After writing the content in it, I was working on designing the eBook cover. First I started designing the cover my self in Photoshop, then I downloaded some applications that were especially made to design eBook covers. I tried them all but did not get satisfied with the performance. At last, after working for about 1-2 hrs I came up with a simple solution and in my today’s article I am going to tell you a very simple way to design your own eBook cover in less than 60 seconds. Lets start:
- Adobe Photoshop
- A little knowledge about using it
Tutorial to Design eBook Cover using PhotoShop
I’ll tell you how to design eBook cover with the help of Photoshop actions. Follow the step by step tutorial below:
Step1: Download 3 photoshop actions from here. This is ZIP file and when you will unzip it you will get following three photoshop action files:
- Ezine Spiral Binding Book Design
- HardBack Book
- PaperBack Book
Here is a screenshot of all the three designs:
Step2: After downloading the actions, select your design that you want for your eBook. Suppose, you selected the third one PaperBack.
Step3: Now, open Adobe Photoshop and at the top Click on Windows and select Actions or simply type Alt+F9. Doing this will open Actions window.
Step4: In the Action box, in the right hand side click on the small arrow pointing downwards and select Load Actions. Have a look:
Step5: Now, navigate to your paperback.atn file and click on Load. This will bring the action file into the Action box.
Step6: There are two steps in each action and we have to play each step one by one. Now, after loading the action file, click on the arrow beside the name of the action. Clicking on arrow will expand it into Step1 and Step2. Have a look:
Step7: Now, click on Step1 to highlight it and at the bottom of the action box click on Play button.
As you will click on play button, Photoshop will start working automatically. After the Step1 will get completed click on Stop and edit the text. Repeat this step again for Step2 also.
And finally your eBook cover will be ready on in two steps.
Do let us know do you create eBook for Email marketing for your readers?