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How to create ebook covers?

by mary81tm / February 27, 2008 12:57 AM PST

I have to design an ebook cover for my first ebook. Do you have any suggestions? I don't have a license for Photoshop, so I can't use any tutorials.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 27, 2008 1:20 AM PST

One person took to paint, paper, etc then a scanner.

There are free paint programs so this can't be stopping you.

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ebook covers
by mary81tm / March 18, 2008 10:20 PM PDT
In reply to: Scanner?

thanks mr Proffitt for your suggestion, but not editing the images is my problem (i am using Gimp ), but making them look like a real book cover. I tested some ebook cover creators, most of them have templates. I am using now eCover Engineer , but it uses a lot of CPU. Do you have a better suggestion?

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Sorry but how do these not look right?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 18, 2008 11:23 PM PDT
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You may be judging it in some way but didn't tell us EXACTLY what was amiss. I've seen book covers in Word, Gimp, Paint and more. It's definitely not a software issue but a creative one.


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Who cares ...
by Kees Bakker / March 18, 2008 11:31 PM PDT
In reply to: ebook covers

how much CPU is used to create a cover, if that's being used multiple times after the initial creation?

Some movies need month (or even years) of computer time to make. But with a few million people to view them it's still feasible.


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eCover Design Action Scripts
by esauldaris / June 9, 2008 10:12 PM PDT

Heres my recommended of ecover design to help you crate a high-quality of ebook covers. Evenly you can download one free designs to test it. The best part of it, you can get this action scripts with Resale Rights too.

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