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GIMP 2.8/2.10 for Beginners: Free Book and eBook Covers

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What you’ll learn

  • Install the GIMP on Your PC
  • Use the GIMP to produce a basic book cover
  • Use advanced concepts to produce professional looking book covers
  • Use tips and suggestions to maximize our design and implemention

Learn the GIMP from the Ground Up 

In this course I’ll show you how to use the Gnu Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), a free Photoshop like program, to produce professional looking, high quality graphics on a budget. The course uses the creation of book covers for self-publishing as the basis for demonstrating the use of the program. The techniques demonstrated can be used to create stunning graphics for any purpose including display on the Web. 

           GIMP Easily Explained:
     Excellent course with detailed explanations on how to use GIMP to create fabulous book covers. Thank you!
     -Maria Oquendo
 

This course provides material suitable for the absolute beginner and includes information on how to install all required tools and resources.  It then goes on to show you how to use those components to produce unique, professional looking, and high quality graphics suitable for use as book covers for self-publishing.  The course includes information on graphic composition that can be used to cause the most important elements of your image stand out. 

Note: I demonstrate the use of the GIMP on a PC running Microsoft Windows 7. If you’re a Linux or Mac user, the GIMP is also available to you, and information in this course beyond installation is fully applicable. 

Sell More of Anything with Professional Looking Graphics 

Though you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, the truth is that most people do exactly that.  Why not produce the best impression you can by displaying stunning graphics mixed with text.  Whether you’re selling books or some other product, graphics that can capture the customer’s attention will give you a leg up in differentiating yourself from your competition. 

This Course Includes Everything You Need to Know to Become Proficient with the GIMP 

This course includes 29 lectures, over two hours of material, divided into the following major categories of information: 

  • Installing, staring, and stopping the GIMP

  • GIMP window layout

  • Creating a simple book cover

  • Working with layers and selections

  • Loading fonts and using text effects

  • Buying and manipulating inexpensive images

  • Creating colored boxes

  • Using layer masks

  • Stroking a path

  • Putting it all together

Learn to Create Stunning Book Covers and More 

Why focus on book covers? The course benefits from having a specific focus and I’m the most familiar with using the GIMP to create book covers.  Besides, you only need to know the fundamentals of using the GIMP to produce book covers. Don’t worry, you can still create amazing images for the Web and beyond using the basics of the GIMP. 

            A Great Cover Course
     Bite sized lessons that are clear and concise on how to use The GIMP to create ebook covers for the KINDLE. Very easy to follow.
     -Bronwyn Wilson
 

This course uses a combination of presentation slides and screen capture to show you how to use the GIMP to produce book covers specifically. 

Expect to spend several days to weeks digesting all the information provided in this course. 

Start Today! 

Silly as it may seem, your book cover is the first characteristic of your book that is likely to distinguish you from the crowd. Why not spend some time learning how to produce a quality, professional looking book cover for your self-published work using free tools and inexpensive professional quality images?

I’ll see you in the classroom,

—Brian

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone seeking an introduction on how to produce high quality graphics using the GIMP
  • Self-published authors needing to produce professional looking, high quality book covers on a budget

Course content

  • Introduction
  • Creating a Simple Book Cover
  • Working with Layers and Selections
  • Loading Fonts and Using Text Effects
  • Buying and Manipulating Inexpensive/Free Images
  • Creating Colored Boxes
  • Using Layer Masks and Paths
  • Book Cover Design Theory
  • Putting It All Together
  • Favorite Tricks and Common Errors

12 reviews for GIMP 2.8/2.10 for Beginners: Free Book and eBook Covers

  1. Luis Brito

    I can definitely see this course helping breaking through that initial barrier when it comes to learning a programming language. I’m positive I’ll finish it and hopefully master python by then.

  2. Abdallah Galal Abouhussein

    I would like to share my personnel experience, i`m very pleased and happy for taking this impressive course because Dr. Angela always makes it simple and easy to understand and always makes a precaution section before or after any bug that may appear to some students and also write or record the solution for us, and each word she said is very real and easy to understand.
    Thanks Dr. Angela
    Abdallah Galal

  3. Jiaqing Fan

    Very good course. Dr Angela explains things very clearly. The exercises are interactive and helpful.

    Angela’s voice is like ASMR in most lessons. So you won’t lose focus?

  4. Jaime Sánchez Blanco

    Every concept is very well explained so you can assimilate it, and the teacher insists in practicing daily to get the habit of programming. It really motivates to keep studying and practicing every day.

  5. Bradley Carouthers

    3 days in and I’ve already learned more than other training programs where I’ve put months in. Her teaching style is both efficient and effective.

    Edit: Now on day 29 and the course has held up my expectations and hopes. The rise in complexity is not too sharp, and every day feels like an accomplishment. Angela takes her time to explain things without rushing, yet is able to pack tons of information in nuggets of time.

    Still recommend supplemental exposure for a more wholesome grasp. Though, this should be quite enough

  6. Tommy Prévost

    Very good course.

    PROs: lots of coding exercises, clear explanations, great examples, adapted to 2021’s reality.

    CONs: past the first 30 lessons, many similar coding hands-on.

  7. Quang Tu

    I love all the lectures and challenges of this course. I finally find myself in love with coding. This is definitely a fun course. Thank you Angela for this great course.

  8. Fortunate Eze

    This course is nothing short of AMAZING. The level of love and sincere desire to see students succeed present in this course is a rare sight. This course is fun, it’s challenging, it’s suspense-filled, it makes you feel good about yourself solving those challenges. You don’t take this course and memorise codes, you take it and you know what you’re doing because you literally do it yourself.

    It couldn’t possibly be any more obvious that Angela brought out her whole heart, time, energy and resources to give us a course that if priced based on it’s value, many of us certainly can’t afford. I mean, she kept advising and encouraging us to keep going, because she knows the road could get bumpy, she made a few jokes and used funny animations so we smile along the way keeping it fun. Why some people can’t see this and would rather subscribe to trying to bend courses to fit their own personal preferences is beyond me, but I guess people will always be people.

    Dear Angela, I cannot speak for everyone but I certainly can speak for myself and I’m saying thank you. The efforts you put into making this course outstanding didn’t go unnoticed.

    Let as many of us as appreciate your efforts make you happy and energize you to create more life changing courses for us.

    Cheers.

  9. Chendaniel

    Just the course fits me. Learn by doing, it is easy to start and just follow the flow and at day 15 you realized how to program in Python. Then the magic happen. I am on day 27 and I am looking forward to start a new section everyday.

  10. Caspar Cheng

    Angela is my favourite teacher on Udemy, her courses always come with clear and concise demonstration, make it really easy to understand the content. Meanwhile, she also provide a lot of tips to encourage us moving further on the way of coding. I’m definitely a super fan of her. I had finished her web development boot camp and now I’m learning Python 100 days of code. This course is amazing as she provided one particular project for each day’s learning, which is, really useful and handy. Also, those projects are really interesting and won’t let me feel disappointed about myself. Although some of them are a little bit difficult, they’re still resolvable after some struggling and searching online. I’ll recommend this course for those who really want to learn Python well and write real python projects from scratch!

  11. Jonas Weber

    The course was awesome in the first half! Really helped me to get back to programming and learning new techniques. Also the course got way to much focused on web development in the second half, which I’m not really interested in and is redundand to your dedicated web development course. The lack of videos in the last quarter was rather sad. I really would’ve liked some video explanations for pandas and matplotlib. The challenges and capstone projects were great and challenging!
    All in all I can really recommend this course for beginners and those who want to learn python and/or get back to programming!

  12. Rohit Prasad

    Angela is the best teacher I have ever experienced. The way she explains all the topics and makes use of it in the projects is commendable. Thank you so much Angela for this course.

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