Private Facebook Group

Get feedback on your cover drafts by joining the student-only Facebook group. This is a place to post your cover progress, get feedback, and connect with fellow authors and designers. This group is exclusive to Designing Book Covers in Photoshop students.

Video Lessons

Watch video lessons to learn the theory behind design, tips on best places to go for stock photos and other resources; and of course, watch multiple step-by-step tutorials of designing book covers using multiple book genres.

Keyboard Shortcuts Printable

Photoshop offers countless tools, and the more you use Photoshop, the more you'll love keyboard shortcuts! With a printable PDF (for MAC and PC) you'll have reminders to the most common keyboard shortcuts at your fingertips.

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Watch Step-by-Step Tutorials

In this course I design multiple book covers across multiple genres. All the lessons in module three are complete walk-throughs of how I designed each cover. This course focuses on photomanipulation, so you will see exactly how I transformed stock photos into unique and eye-catching book covers.

Cover design walk-through tutorials include the following genres: fantasy, sci-fi, contemporary, dystopian, and thriller.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for those who are familiar with Photoshop and typography and want to take their skills to the next level. It is intended especially for those who have taken the other courses in my Book Cover Design Course Bundle, as the content builds upon itself to ensure you understand the entire process.

While I go over typography a little in this course, I go into in greater detail in my Typography in Book Cover Design course. This course, Designing Book Covers in Photoshop, focuses mainly on photomanipulation and exporting your files for print.

If you don’t have experience with Photoshop, I highly suggest you take my Photoshop Basics for Authors course before jumping into this course, as the content is meant for those are are already familiar with Photoshop. I highly recommend checking out my Book Cover Design Course Bundle to get a discount when purchasing all three courses.

All lessons are taught using Photoshop Creative Cloud.

Example Curriculum

  Getting Started...
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  Module One: What Makes Book Covers Work?
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  Module Two: Tools to Design the Perfect Cover
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  Module Three: Cover Design Tutorial Walk-Throughs
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  Module Four: Designing & Exporting Print Cover Wraps
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course 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 course without any additional charge to you!

Do I need experience in Photoshop to take this course?

Yes. This course is recommended to those who are already familiar with Photoshop. If you aren't familiar with Photoshop, I recommend taking Photoshop Basics for Authors or getting my Book Cover Design Course Bundle.

Will this course 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. However, I don't go in-depth with typography. If you want to learn more about that, please take my Typography in Book Cover Design course.

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

Yes! Just join the student-only Facebook group for this course. 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.

Can I purchase this course now, and upgrade Book Cover Design Course Bundle later to get the discount?

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 this course, then decide to purchase the other two courses in 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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