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Photoshop Basics for Authors

This course is for beginners! It's for those who have never used Photoshop before. This course is perfect for authors who want to learn the basics of Photoshop and design their own marketing material. In fact, at the end of the course, I show you how to take everything you've learned and use it to design a business card step-by-step with me!

This course includes video lessons, as well as a Photoshop keyboard shortcut printable.

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Typography in Book Cover Design

This course is designed for those who are familiar with Photoshop but want to know the technical and creative side of professionally adding typography to your book cover. This is especially useful when you hire an illustrator to create custom artwork for your cover, but you still need to have the typography added and the book formatted and exported for print.

This course includes video lessons, the Photoshop keyboard shortcuts printable, and a font cheatsheet that you can use to get ideas for different fronts, specific to genre.

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Designing Book Covers in Photoshop

This course is the bread and butter! It's probably what you all envisioned when you asked for a cover design course. This is an advanced course where I cover photomanipulation and how to turn boring stock photos into unique book covers. While I do talk about typography a little in this course, I still recommend taking my Typography in Book Cover Design course to get the full technical side of fonts and type.

This course includes video lessons, the Photoshop keyboard shortcut printable, and access to a student-only Facebook group where you can post your covers to get feedback and design tips!

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Frequently Asked Questions

When do the courses start and finish?

The courses start now and never end! They are completely self-paced online courses - you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the courses?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to these courses for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. You'll also have access to any updates I make to the courses without any additional charge to you!

Do I need experience in Photoshop to take these courses?

No. The best part of this bundle is that it includes the Photoshop Basics for Authors course designed to help you get familiar with the software. It is recommended that you play around in Photoshop for a couple of weeks to really learn and test the software before moving on to the other courses in the bundle.

Will these courses teach me how to create a book cover from start to finish?

Yes! I cover everything from doing genre research, to finding stock photos, and turning those photos into a gorgeous book cover. I also cover how to design cover wraps and export them for print, including paperback, hardcover case laminate, and hardcover jackets. 

Can you give me feedback on the book covers I design using this course?

Yes! Just join the student-only Facebook group for Designing Book Covers in Photoshop. Once a week I post a thread where students can get feedback on their covers. You can also get feedback at any time from other students in the Facebook group.

If I already purchased one of the courses, but want to get the course bundle now, can I do that?

One of the benefits of getting the Book Cover Design Course Bundle is that you get $50 off. The only way to get this discount is to purchase the bundle right away. If you purchase a course individually, then decide to purchase the bundle later, there's no way for me to offer you the discount.

Meet Your Instructor

Mandi Lynn published her first novel when she was seventeen. The author of multiple books, Mandi spends her days continuing to write and creating YouTube videos to help other writers achieve their dreams of seeing their books published. Mandi is the owner of Stone Ridge Books, a company that works to help authors bring their books to life through cover design and book formatting. She is also the creator of The Book Launch Planner Series, a collection of planners designed to help authors write and release their books. When she’s not creating, you can find Mandi exploring her backyard or getting lost in the woods. 

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