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How to Create a Book Cover and Mock Up in Adobe InDesign - Part 1

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Have you ever wondered how to design a book cover from scratch? From this tutorial you can learn everything you need to know. Martin Perhiniak, Certified Adobe Design Master Instructor will share his techniques with you and walk you through the whole design process of a book cover initial setup in Adobe InDesign.

In the second part he is going to design the spine and back of the book cover and finally create a 3D mock-up in Adobe Photoshop. Martin will use all three design applications for his work flow: InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop and you will see how a professional works by combining the features of them.

Tutorial Assets

Design a Book Cover Online with Placeit

With Placeit’s brand book cover maker you can now take control and create your own book cover design. No skills needed, no need to download any extra software, all done from your browser. Perfect for e-books! 

Book Cover Maker - Centered Text with Custom Laying on Top of Graphic
Book Cover Maker - Centered Graphic with Text on Top
Book Cover Maker - Simple Graphic and Text 

Book Mockups and Videos with Placeit

Using Book Mockups is a great way to boost your sales. Use images and videos to create beautiful visuals for your online promotions. 

Happy Girl Reading a Book Mockup While on the Floor 
Book Lying on the Beach Near Sunglasses and a Skirt Mockup

Want to know more about Adobe InDesign and enjoy Martin's way of teaching? He's hosting a Tuts+ Live Workshop on An Introduction to Adobe InDesign.

Martin is an internationally renowned presenter, trainer and designer. Millions of viewers follow his online tutorials worldwide, now you have the chance to join this online workshop and learn how to work with Adobe InDesign quickly and effectively.

Each weekly workshop will last one hour, running over an five week period. You'll have the opportunity to follow along and ask questions live during the workshop, complete a weekly homework assignment, download the resources from each workshop, and watch recordings if you're unable to make the live workshop every week.

We're offering a special price of $49 for early takers, but places are strictly limited so act fast to make sure you don't miss out!

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