Resources


You can click on the following links to a series of free YouTube tutorials for indie writers on how to create the pages and cover for a print book by using Adobe’s InDesign and PhotoShop:

Starting Out

PhotoShop Basics (7:56)

InDesign Basics (10:40)

 

Assemble a Print Book Cover

1. File Set-up (5:41)

2. The Front Cover (9:16)

3. The Back Cover (8:32)

4. The Book’s Spine (4:34)

5. Make a Press Quality PDF (2:31)

 

Lay Out a Print Book’s Pages

1. File Set-up (3:32)

2. Autoflow Text, Insert and Delete Pages (4:46)

3. Paragraph Styles (8:39)

4. Page Numbers and Master Pages (6:09)

5. Page Headers and Applying Master Pages (7:05)

6. Hyphenation and Tracking (2:40)

7. Prelims, Images, Text Wraps, Page Breaks (10:28)

8. Make a Press Quality PDF of the Pages (3:56)

 


To download the photo of the Bondi lifeguard used in the Photoshop Basics video, click here. The image will open in a new window. To copy it to your computer:

1. For Windows users: right-click anywhere on the image. From the options that appear, left-click Save picture as… then select a suitable storage place on your computer, then left-click Save.

2. For Mac users: right-click* anywhere on the image. From the options that appear, left-click Save Image As… then select a suitable storage place on your computer, then left-click Save. * If you have a single-button mouse, hold down the Control key while clicking to simulate a right-click.

 

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