Authors, do you want to save the
cost of hiring a professional designer by creating your own quick, yet
professional promotional materials to both print and post on social
Your News With GIMP is a workshop where you'll learn how to use GIMP, a
FREE program that does much of the same things as Photoshop.
With 110 pages of instruction, you'll work at your own pace and learn enough of the basics to give you the skills necessary to design your own fabulous promotional materials.
In each lesson, we'll take it step-by-step to build your proficiency and your project. There are over 95 pictures to follow as you create your own social media image that can also be used as a customized Amazon gift card, so the next time you give away a free book, the recipient will see your book cover on the gift card.
You'll learn the basics about the toolbox, how to work with layers, choose colors, make a palette, work with a gradient, make wavy lines, add text and a drop shadow to your image, upload brushes and other things.
But that's not all.
You'll receive an additional lesson on how to make a 3D book image and a book template you can use over and over.
You'll also receive 10 book promotion templates for you to paste in your own book covers. Use these as promotional teasers for your books and post to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
Once you've enrolled in this course, I'll send you an invitation to join Slack, an online group forum for this course, where you can ask questions and upload screenshots if you get stuck. You're not alone in this!
Note: This course is designed to be taken at whatever pace
is perfect for you. There is not a specific start date or time length for this
course, so if your life gets busy and you need to slow down, that’s not a
This is what students are saying who have taken this course:
Thank you so much for this wonderful class. I've taken many classes but this one was perfect. You're pace and explanations were fabulous. I'm looking forward to the next one. - Ruth
Thanks! Loving this class, and how much I can do with this new tool. I am gonna be sooooo ready when I get my cover for my June release. – Denise
Before Sharon Clare was a published romance author, she taught hundreds of hands-on science workshops in schools. With a life-long passion for all things creative, she’s taken her love of learning and teaching into her writing life with graphic design. Hooked on GIMP, she designs promotional materials for her own books and for Book Nook Promotions.