How to Make a Professional eBook Cover for Free | GUEST POST by Adriana Raygoza

Hello everyone!  It's been a little while since I've posted.  Today I have Adriana Rayzoga with me.  Today she's coming at you with some graphic design tips!  I learned some nifty GIMP tricks from her video. :)

Over to you, Adriana!

Would you like to learn how to make a professional eBook cover? How about a professional eBook cover that looks like this?

What if I told you can do it with very little experience? Would you be interested in learning?

What if I told you this kind of cover is possible without Photoshop?

What if I told you this cover was made with completely free royalty free stock photos?

What if I told you everything from the art program used to the photos, from the font to border was free?

If you would like to learn how I made this cover, check this video out.

You will find direct links to all the resources I used to create the cover in the description on YouTube. If you like the video, let me know in the comments here or on YouTube. I’d love to hear from you! And if you have any requests, feel free to offer them! (Note from Alea: Here's the link to the video, or you can click the title in the embedded video above.)

If you already have some graphic design skills, check out these awesome resources where you can find free (legal) digital supplies for your works of art. You are sure to find something you love!


  • GIMP: Free digital art program.
  • Pixabay: Free photos, you need an account to download, but it's also free and they have great pictures.
  • Pexels: Free Photos (no account needed) 
  • Deeezy: Free photos, fonts, patterns, borders, and more.
  • Dealjumbo: Free photos, fonts, patterns, borders, and more.

Adriana Raygoza is a student of The Master University and an up-and-coming graphic designer. She loves books, writing, superheroes, art (various mediums), creating jewelry, and outdoor activities. If you would like to stay up-to-date with what she is doing, you can find her at:

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What did you learn from Adriana's post?  We'd love to hear from you!


  1. Thank you Alea! You are AMAZING!!!!!! =D

  2. W O W This is incredible, Adriana! And after watching the tutorial, I can see why your demo cover has much more depth than most self-made covers... there are literally like 30 layers. ;)
    - Jem Jones

    1. Thank you Jem! I'm glad you enjoyed my video!
      Hahaha!!! You know what... I have not counted how many layers there are... but now I'm curious...

    2. wow Jem, your scary good. It turns out there are 32 layers for the demo cover... How did you know?!?!? 0.o

    3. Haha, I have no idea... I'm generally terrible at estimating anything xD

  3. This. Is. Great! I love Gimp and would really love to further my skills with it! Thanks so much for sharing! :D

    1. Thank you Laura! I LOVE GIMP as well, and I'm glad you enjoyed the video! I just wanted to show people that it is possible to make a professional cover without Photoshop or other expensive software or equipment (I just used a regular $15 mouse;).
      Good luck with growing your skills in GIMP!


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