Book Cover Illustration: Unraveling the Essence of a Story

Online course Book Cover Illustration: Unraveling the Essence of a Story by Silja Goetz

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Who is it for?

For professional and aspiring illustrators, graphic designers, book cover aficionados, and people who want to learn how to communicate with their drawings.

What you need

To take this course you need good drawing skills and previous experience in using the tools to illustrate on Adobe Photoshop.

As for materials, you need a computer with Adobe Photoshop and whatever medium you want to use for sketching (pencil and paper, a graphics tablet, or an iPad).

Course overview
15 Lessons (2h 21m)
22 downloads (7 files)
13 exercises
Course Final Project
U1: Introduction
About Me
Influences and Great Examples
What We Will Do in This Course?
U2: About Book Covers
A Very Short History of The Book Cover
The Secrets Behind Successful Book Covers
Now Choose Your Own Book
U3: Sketching
Thumbnail Sketches (Procreate)
Frankenstein’s Monster (Photoshop)
Pencil Drawing
U4: Production
Assembly in Photoshop
Applying Color
Something is Missing
Touch Ups and Preparation for Print
U5: The Real World
Other Alternatives
Examples From My Day To Day
Final Project
  • 15 Lessons (2h 21m)
  •  22 Additional resources (7 files)
  •  Online and at your own pace
  •  Available from the app
  •  Audio: English
  •  Subtitles: EnglishSpanishPortugueseGermanFrenchItalian
  •  Level: BEGINNER
  •  Unlimited access forever
  •  Certificate upon completion of the course
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