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Tutorial: Versatile InDesign Book Covers

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A quick-and-dirty tutorial on how to use 3 pages within an InDesign file to make a flexible book cover, easily exportable to multiple formats!

  • Easily resize the spine without having to manipulate as many elements.
  • Easily export to multiple formats: PDF for sale, PDFs for print, PDF to add to the Lightning Source template for print on demand, JPGs or TIFs for web/print/3D rendering use.
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December 12th, 2017
As a developer, I've had some frustration in the past when it comes to getting my covers ready. I'd always have to make two different files; one for PDF and one for print. Now I don't have to. This is a quick, excellent video that shows you how to make [...]
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For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
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File Last Updated:
January 26, 2016
This title was added to our catalog on January 26, 2016.