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How to design stunning book covers with Canva free tool

Online Book Self-Publishing is gradually taking over offline book publishing. You can now write a book, design awesome covers, publish, promote and market it online, most times without spending a dine! Canva is one of those online tools that helps you design professional images, book covers like eBook covers, Kindle covers, Wattpad book covers, etc. and even promote your designs through their social media. One of the advantages of Canva graphic tool is that it is very easy to learn. You don't really need some previous deep knowledge of graphic design to use the tool like in Adobe PhotoShop. Most graphic designers refer to Canva as the Quick-to-Learn version of Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.
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Apart form book cover designs, you can also use Canva online free image design tool to design:
  • Social media and Email Headers like facebook posts, Instagram post, Pinterest graphic, Tumblr graphic, Youtube thumbnail, Etsy cover photo, LinkedIn post header, etc.
  • Documents like certificates, letter head, resume, magazine, presentation, etc.
  • Blogging graphic, Infographics, etc.
  • Marketing materials like flyers, business cards, posters, labels, etc.
  • Events like Post cards, Invitation cards, program cards, etc. 
  • Ad like facebook ads, twitter ads, google adsense, etc.

In this article, you will learn how to use Canva to create awesome, attractive and compelling graphics and book cover designs for your ebooks and print books with screenshots to help illustrate the steps better and also how to promote your book covers with Canva.
NOTE:
If you want to design a cover for your paperback and print book, Canva is not the best tool for you, it only suits eBook cover designs. Instead use Adobe PhotoShop or InDesign.

Designing Images & Getting them out from Canva
Sign Up with Canva
You have to create an account with Canva to use their tools. The signup process is pretty simple. Just visit [font=verdana, sans-serif]canva.com. You have three sign up options: You can sign up with your facebook account, google plus account or you enter an email and password. Once you have signed up, Canva will try to walk you through the interface. You can skip their walk through and head over to start your design.[/font]

One interesting aspect of Canva is that it has some pre-designed templates called Layouts. All you now do is to select any layout category and design of your choice and then quickly edit it by deleting the default texts and the adding your own texts.
Once you are through with the design, you can quickly get it out Canva by clicking the download button and then save it to your computer and then use them or upload them to where ever you like. Canva also provides advanced options if you intend to post it directly from Canva to some social media like facebook and twitter.


One limitation for posting images direct from Canva to facebook is that you can only post it to your personal facebook pages. For business, pages, you will need to download the image to your computer and then upload it manually to the page. Also if you are planning to post images directly from Canva to social media like Instagram and Pinterest from your mobile device, then you need to  download the Canva Mobile App (only for iPhones and iPads).


NOTE:
Although Canva has a lot of good free images and picture you can use, but most of the better images are premium, that means you have to pay some dine before you can use them. Most of their premium images cost $1 which is very cheap when compared with images from popular image websites like Getty Images or iStockPhoto will cost about $10 per image. For Canva premium images, once you find a suiting image and click theDownload button, you will be charged a $1 per image in a premium template.

Now let me walk you through on how you can design a professional cover for your books using Canva online free tool.
[font=verdana, sans-serif]How to Design your Book Cover Using Canva

Your book cover gives a potential buyer the first impression about your book. That is why you should always use professional book covers for your books. One of the outstanding attributes of nice book covers is that it does not contain too many messy texts or images and their images and texts must be nicely and neatly placed in a manner that they can easily catch a buyer's attention. It is always advisable to hire a professional to design your book covers especially if you know you can't design a professional book cover design. I can always help you design professional ebook and paperback book covers.Just email me!

But if you can design professional cover yourself, Canva has all the tools you need. 
To Design an eBook, Wattpad or Kindle Book Cover with Canva:
Note that the templates for eBook and Kindle Book covers are exactly the same. Wattpad template only differs by dimension only.
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Read full post at http://www.microsofttut.com/2017/09/how-to-design-professional-book-covers-with-canva.html

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