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InDesign How-To: Lay Out a Book Cover in Three Minutes

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In this InDesign how-to video, Dave Clayton shows how to quickly lay out a book cover design. Taken from one of our “Three Minutes Max” sessions, he makes use of gradients and blending modes along with images and type to quickly assemble a cover design comp.

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Erica Gamet has been involved in the graphics industry for over 30 years. She is a speaker, writer, trainer, and content creator focusing on the Adobe InDesign ecosystem, Apple Keynote, and varied production topics. She is a regular presence at CreativePro Week’s InDesign Conference, and speaks frequently at Canada’s ebookcraft and Making Design in Oslo, Norway. When she isn’t at her computer…oh, let’s be honest, she’s always at her computer.
  • Stephen Walker says:

    Oh my. That was poor design and execution at its best!
    I don’t even know where to start.
    Sorry guys, this is below your normal standard.

    • Mike Rankin Mike Rankin says:

      Sorry you didn’t like this one, but for a 3-minute uncut demo there is PLENTY of good info for folks learning InDesign: working with swatches, the Gradient tool, paths from AI as image frames, Paste Into, etc.

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