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Linux.com: Create Your Own Book Cover Art with Open Source Software

Sep 10, 2006, 20:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dmitri Popov)

"Print-on-demand sites like Lulu allow you to create and publish your own book. If you're primarily a writer, you might be tempted to hire a professional designer to create a cover for your book. Before you do that, consider creating a simple yet elegant book cover using the open source Kooka scanning software and the Inkspace vector drawing application.

"Besides these two tools, you need a scanner (obviously), a pencil, and a piece of paper. When you're done, you will not only have a usable book cover, but, more importantly, some essential skills that will help you in your artistic endeavors..."

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