How to make an ebook cover?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by mary81, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. mary81 macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2008
    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.
  2. digitalnicotine macrumors 65816


    Jan 11, 2008
    Congrats on making your first ebook. There is a free Photoshop alternative called Gimp. Here is the link.
  3. mary81 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2008
    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?
  4. Ovi Dogar macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2008
  5. Fairuz Talib macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2008
    You can download the evaluation version, and then copy your design by doing screen capture and paste it on another app.
  6. 7on macrumors 601


    Nov 9, 2003
    Dress Rosa
    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.
  7. pollu macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2008
    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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