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Old Feb 28, 2008, 08:57 AM   #1
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How to make an ebook cover?

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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Old Feb 28, 2008, 11:37 AM   #2
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Congrats on making your first ebook. There is a free Photoshop alternative called Gimp. Here is the link.
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Old Feb 29, 2008, 02:11 AM   #3
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Congrats on making your first ebook. There is a free Photoshop alternative called Gimp. Here is the link.
Thanks digitalnicotine for your suggestion. I read about the Gimp, but never tried. Actually, not the images are my problem, but making them look like a real book. I searched a little and found some software that make ebook covers using my images. Some of them have templates. I wanted to try eCover Engineer, but it doesn't have a MAC version. Do you have a better suggestion?
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Old Jun 4, 2008, 01:49 AM   #4
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How to create an ebook cover

Here is a free resource for creating amazing ebook covers: http://www.absolutecovers.com/blog/2...action-script/
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Old Jun 18, 2008, 11:15 AM   #5
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I don't have a license for Photoshop
You can download the evaluation version, and then copy your design by doing screen capture and paste it on another app.
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Old Jun 18, 2008, 12:00 PM   #6
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Often the best thing to to is find an old out of print book and scan the cover, changing the text with GIMP or whathaveyou.
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Old Jul 12, 2008, 01:46 AM   #7
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ebook covers

I'm a newbie on ebook covers and want to trial something easy and free before committing to something I may have to ditch and leave to the professionals. I've looked at and downloaded some of the thoughts here, but nothing seems obvious. It's probably me, but is there something that may suit me? I have an eMac with OS 3.9. I have downloaded Photoshop's free trial.
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