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A short video to teach the most efficient way to build covers with InDesign.

  • 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.

An update to this video with some further explanation and deeper examples is pending.

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AuthorAdam Jury
Tagsgraphicdesign, Tutorial


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adamjury_3pagecover.mp4 46 MB


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Awesome! I wish I’d come across this technique years ago when I was typesetting lots of books and covers. This would have saved me a fair amount of time each book, and doing draft covers without knowing the exact spine dimensions (or even no spine at all) would have been a breeze.

I don’t know how many more books I’ll ever do, but this is solidly in my mind as an option if I return to publishing. Thank you!