You have finished writing an e-book and want to create a beautiful art cover without having to pay for designers because your budget is limited.There are tools online where you can turn your images into book covers or use their templates in order to create a cover from scratch.
One Free E-book Cover Creator can be found at Adazing
In order to use the application for free you have to be a subscriber.Head over to their homepage and complete a registration.They will send you an email with a password.Once you load the password you won’t need to enter it again.But make sure and save the password somewhere safe or do not delete their email.
- Text (align options – size – fonts mini catalogue – drop shadow – colour)
- Background (a plethora of images ready to be used)
- Graphics (I was not expecting so many different elements from various categories).Ribbon, shape , label , tag , light , other.
- Templates (enough options to choose from)
- Undo , Redo , Delete
- Upload an image
- Layers (backward and forward).That function is awesome as you can bring into the app more images and design elements.
- Save , Load
- Download (2D and 3D)
You can save as XML , download as 2D (Jpeg)
or download as 3D (Paper back cover , Hard cover book , Hard cover book open , Ring binder cover , Soft cover book laying in 2 versions , Hard cover book laying , Thick hard cover book laying , Magazine cover laying , CD case cover , DVD case cover , DVD case cover with disk)
3D versions are all PNGs to ensure a transparent background.
Method 1 : Uploading your own image
Note that not all images can be uploaded in the editor.
But once an image is accepted you can drag , resize and spin it easily with a few clicks.
Method 2 : Creating from scratch or using their templates and edit them.
I picked an image (resized it) , added text , changed the text colour and I am ready to download.I chose the 3D paper back cover.
Picked an image , dragged it (use only 1 / 3 of it) , added a graphic (red tag) , a text and downloaded as 3D (Hard cover book open)
I chose a background image from their collection.Grabbed a graphic from the labels sub-category , added text and downloaded as 3D (hard cover book laying)
It’s time to use their templates.I picked one , changed the text colour to leave only yellow and black , removed the bottom text and added mine and I am ready to download as 3D (DVD case cover with disk)
The application is very easy to use and runs fast.The options and functions are somewhat restricted but only compared to other designing tools and apps.But this is an e-book creator and it does what it has to.
The plethora of downloading options make it a must to try tool.
Other Free design tools
- Fotojet – Create Beautiful Collages
- Picture Quote Maker
- Online Logo Maker
I hope you enjoy the app as much as I do.Go on , sign up for Adazing and get started to to test it out.If you have any questions on how to use the app don’t hesitate to ask me.Waiting for your comments and thoughts as always.Till next time , your online partner.
Ribbet – Photo editing App
Hello, The book cover picture needs to be a minimum of 300 dpi.. would your program work??
I don’t own the program, Catherine. I’m just reviewing it. You better contact them directly.
Great tutorial! I’ve been using this tool for years and love it.
Thank you Monica , it’s very nice to find out you love this tool like me.Wishes for happiness and success..!!!
Great info and very helpful tool especially for anyone who needs to publish their ebook. Awesome to read so many features are available to make our ebook looks professional. This tool has inspired me to think about organizing my training notes or compiling my articles into an ebook. We can also build an email list by asking interested visitors to subscribe for a free copy using their email address.
Nice thoughts Fred.You can create an e-book from existing material you published , why not?…If you are ready to capture email addresses go on , an e-book is always a great magnet.
I am very glad you enjoyed this application and thank you for this visit.Good luck with your e-books.
Hi there! Thanks so much for this! I will be trying them out ASAP for my ebook.:) Do you know if I can do it while using mobile? I mostly work on the go and I mostly use my phone. Also, what do you mean by NOT ALL images are accepted? How do I know if my image is allowed? Thanks so much for any assistance you can give.
So glad you liked this resource Pitin.I did not find any mobile reference on their website , may be it’s hidden somewhere but I could not trace it.
Now about the images that are not accepted … I have noticed that big size images mostly are not loading into the application.May be it is my small notebook , may be other problems.I am not sure , but the majority of photos are accepted.
I hope you like the app and if you discover anything noticeable I will be glad to know about.All my best.