What will I learn on this course?
To publish your own coloring book even if you can't draw a stickman and have never used Photoshop!
Why adults are buying coloring books - in their millions.
Which themes and features adult buyers are looking for in their coloring books - using real data. Course includes exclusive text files of researched keywords from Blue Sky Suite software.
How to source, select and create images and photographs that fit a particular theme.
To convert these images into attractive, colorable pictures with Photoshop
How to create, design and layout your coloring book with CreateSpace
The simple steps to publishing your book and get it selling!
Original ideas on how to market your book using social media
Most of all, this course aims to leave you inspired and excited by the range of opportunities in the coloring book market and empowered to go out there and grab them with your new skills!
What equipment do I need to take this course?
I use a Macbook Pro running Adobe Photoshop CC and Pages.
I take photographs with an iPhone 6.
To complete this course, you will need:
A computer (Mac or PC) capable of running Adobe Photoshop CC
System requirements are here:
Adobe Photoshop CC ($9.99 per month. 30 day trial is usually available.)
Download it here:
A digital camera or phone capable of taking photographs. The higher resolution the pictures, the better your results will be.
Access to a basic word processor such as Pages, Microsoft Word or Google Docs
Access Google Docs here: Google Docs
What skills and experience do I need for this course?
You do NOT need any drawing or design skills
You do NOT need any previous Photoshop experience
You need basic computer skills (copy and paste etc.) and basic familiarity with your word processor.
What is the scope of this course?
This is an introductory course to coloring books. You will get a basic grounding in Photoshop, CreateSpace and marketing within the context of coloring books and you will learn how to publish your book on Amazon through CreateSpace.
For more in depth information about selling on Amazon (including the Fulfillment by Amazon FBA system) and for more information about marketing with social media, please join Blue Sky at
Links for further study and exploration with Photoshop are provided in the course.
Where do I go with further questions?
Please ask your questions in the Blue Sky Facebook group or contact
Blue Sky Suite
Blue Sky Facebook Group