Spread Your News With GIMP for Authors
Everything you need to know to create your own graphic designs for EYE-CATCHING marketing/promotion materials, so you can sell more books!
Authors, do you want to save the
cost of hiring a professional designer by creating your own professional promotional materials to market and promote your books on social
media and beyond.
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 over 90 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, work with a gradient, remove a background, add text, a border and drop shadow to your image and other things.
You're not alone in this! You can contact me anytime for help. My name is Sharon Clare and my email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
This course is designed to be taken at whatever pace
is perfect for you. There is no 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
This was a great class. I am forever grateful for the color picker and other tools. Now I can approach GIMP with a little more confidence. Your instructions were clear and your encouragement kind. - Megan
Sharon! LOVE the class. Your instructions were great. I hope you do an advanced class! - Cynthia
Sharon, This has been a wonderful class! Tons of info--I've learned more than I thought I would--and I'm not finished yet! The screen shots in the lessons were a huge help, too! - Leigh
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.
StartLesson 1 - Introduction & Download GIMP
StartLesson 2 - The Toolbox, Foreground and Background Colours
StartLesson 3 - Paintbrush Tool, Eraser Tool, Smudge Tool, Save and Export Images
StartLesson 4 - Colour Picker Tool, Paint Bucket Tool
StartLesson 5 - Layers, Add a Gradient (Blend Tool)
StartLesson 6 - Rectangular Select Tool, Ellipse Select Tool
StartLesson 7 - Scale Tool, Move Tool, Rotate Tool
StartLesson 8 - Text Tool, Crop Tool
StartLesson 9 - Zoom Tool, Free Select Tool
StartLesson 10 - Add a drop shadow and border. Amazon Gift Card