Graphic Design


Photoshop Course: Design an eBook Cover in Photoshop

Design your own beautiful eBook covers with Photoshop. This course is perfect for Amazon Kindle and ebook authors.

4.30 (164 reviews)


3 hours


Feb 2021

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What you will learn

Create your own professional quality eBook cover.

Design an eBook cover that SELLS MORE books

Learn the basics of Photoshop for beginners

Learn basic graphic design rules and terminology


You're writing a book, and you need to design a cover, right?

You're in the right place.

Perhaps you are brand new to graphic design, or maybe you know a little bit about designing with tools like Photoshop.

Either way, this is the perfect course for you to learn how to design your own ebook cover.

What makes me qualified to teach you?

My name is Phil, and I've written 3 Kindle books that reached the top of Amazon's Best Seller Lists. I design the covers for all of my own books. Plus, I'm the creator of some of the world's most popular online courses - with over 150,000 students and thousands of 5-star reviews like these ones from this course:

Straight and to the point. Phil explains the content well. He also shows you examples of good ebook covers, and bad ones. Amy had some amazing content as well, that really made me start thinking about different titles, and how I buy content on Amazon. - Frank Ward

Thank yo Phil - a new world has opened up for me because of your course! Now that I know how to design book covers, I just want to start writing again - thanks you rock! - Landi Jac

I liked this course as I thought it might be too difficult for me but the instructor made things clear and understandable. - Carolyn Wilhelm

My Promise to You

I'll be here for you every step of the way. If you have any questions about the course content or anything related to this topic, you can always post a question in the course or send me a direct message. 

I want to make this the best course on how use Adobe After Effects. So if there is any way I can improve this course, just tell me and I'll make it happen.

What's this course all about?

If you have ever thought about writing an eBook or have already written one, you know having a killer eBook cover is very important. eBook covers make or break the life of an eBook. Unfortunately, the adage don't judge a book by its cover doesn't work online. 

Buyers browsing through the Amazon Kindle, Apple iBook, or Google Play stores first and foremost judge a book by its cover.

Your eBook cover has to stand out from the hundreds of other books online. This takes a lot of skill and knowledge of not only design but marketing. 

In this course, you'll learn how to make a cover that stands out, gets more clicks, and more sales.

Learn from two great instructors! I teach thousands of students online who love my courses. Just check out all the reviews to my other courses. I have brought in another instructor from the UK to co-teach this course.

Amy from the UK is a professional graphic designer with a knack for teaching online. She'll take us through some basic graphic design theory, teach eBook cover research and theory, and give us her top 10 tips on creating an awesome eBook cover.

This course will have demonstrations and follow-along tutorials so you can easily learn how to make an eBook in Photoshop.

Follow along with me as I create my own eBook cover for my eBook Diary of a Film Student.

Some of the other highlights of this course include:

✓ Learn all the Photoshop basics you need for designing an ebook cover

✓ How to get a free trial of Photoshop

✓ Design so the thumbnail will look amazing

✓ Learn the different formats and sizes for all online eBook publishers

Photoshop templates available for download

✓ Follow Amy in real time as she creates an eBook cover

✓ Save your eBook cover in the proper format for upload

…and so much more!!

With our 30-day 100% money back guarantee, there is nothing holding you back from jumping in right now and trying the course out.

Go ahead and click the enroll button, and I'll see you in lesson 1!




Photoshop Course: Design an eBook Cover in Photoshop
Photoshop Course: Design an eBook Cover in Photoshop
Photoshop Course: Design an eBook Cover in Photoshop
Photoshop Course: Design an eBook Cover in Photoshop


Course Introduction

Course Overview

Instructors Introduction

Get Photoshop for FREE!

eBook and Graphic Design Basics

eBook Research

Important Message About Udemy Reviews

Rules of Graphic Design

Amy's Top Ten Tips

eBook Cover - Tips and Theory

Design for a Purpose

Cover Size and Format Quick Guide

Photoshop Templates

Think Thumbnail - Lecture

Think Thumbnail - Samples

Using Images

Stock Image Websites and Research Practice

Photoshop for Beginners

Intro to Photoshop Tools - Course Overview

How to Start a Project in Photoshop

Photoshop Basic Tools

Adding Text in Photoshop

Saving in Photoshop

Apple Keyboard Short Cut - Cheat Sheet Video

Breaking Down an eBook Cover

Cover 1

Cover 2

Cover 3

Cover 4

Cover 5

Cover 6

Cover 7

eBook Cover Design - Practice Sessions

Practice 1 - Picking a Style

Practice 2 - Setting Up the Project

Practice 3 - Importing Content

Practice 4 - Designing the Cover

Practice 5 - Adding Text

Practice 6 - Saving the Cover

Practice 7 - Converting to Another Size

Let's Design a Cover

Carbon Book Cover - Session 1

Carbon Book Cover - Session 2

Carbon Book Cover - Session 3

Carbon Book Cover - Session 4

Course Wrap Up

eBook Cover Design Quiz

Thank You and Final Thoughts

Bonus Lecture: Get Any of Phil's Course for Up to 90% Off


Anonymized10 March 2020

This course by Phil Ebiner on creating your own custom eBook cover was very beneficial to me. He gave me a lot of inspiration to start realizing my own eBook project for my website. Phil is a very sympathetic teacher, and he can explain difficult issues with his own words in a very clear manner.

Abdellatif19 November 2019

A lot of infos outside the subject, I wasn't expected this content, no relation between the title and the content just one section that describe the title, I'm just gonna look on Youtube and archive this cour

Christany10 August 2019

This course is exactly what I was searching for in cover design. Although it would help a little more if few of the covers were geared toward the genres Paranormal, Romance, or both. In all, I do like this course so far.

Winston16 March 2019

This instructor explain the subject matter, very clear, concise, to the point, and it was enjoyable and educational driven. He's very professional. Thank God for him, I have reach the point, where I dream to reach. Now it is reality! Thank you very much.

Kevin25 August 2018

I learned a few Photoshop shortcuts, that's about it. He taught very basic cover design, I was expecting something more advanced.

Luculle15 July 2018

I enjoyed most of the course; it's handy and relevant information. I learnt a couple of things that I can apply in my new ebook cover ​projects. Thank you.

Dawn12 April 2018

There was a lot of wasted time making it too long winded. When it did move on to the practicals he used stuff downloaded from the internet but gave no indication of where from! All in all I have learned more on YouTube than from this course.

Janeil25 March 2018

Very helpful, compressed about two semesters worth of stuff from various classes into an easy to understand package directly related to eBook cover creation. Willing to check out his other courses if I have need for them.

waleed20 January 2018

Thanks for this course Phil , Nice for me meeting instructor like you :) Thanks again and good luck in your life <3

Earl16 January 2018

Good info so far. The section on fonts and design stuff was very good info also. Excellent learning experience for noobies, but also a good review and reminder of things that needed to be revisited by intermediate students. Thank you Phil.

Ahad23 December 2017

So far its good hope i will become a professional ebook designer after completing this course and with a lot practice

Racha15 October 2017

It's help you to know every thing about e_book more than give you real practical on Photoshop with more details and inside Photoshop, but it's really good, I like it

Francisco13 September 2017

Muy bueno puesto que nos enseña perfectamente a realizar fotoshop que nos sirven en muchas cosas y en el trabaj a futuro

Alberto28 August 2017

I was so eager to start using photoshop and i had to wait to lesson 16th!! That´s not fair, other than that i´ve learned a lot, thanks Phil

Ashraf9 July 2017

This so good for beginners in Photoshop! but for someone who already have the basics, I think this course isn't really necessary.


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