Where can I find the template for the 6x9 one piece cover?
what if you do it on InDesign?
It's straight forward. Create a 2 column INDD to the page size dimensions given with gutter size the spine width.
that's the problem, how do you calculate the spine width ?
>>>>> sorry my bad! just found the spine calculator.
You don't calculate the spine width. It is given to you.
oh, when is it given to you? I can choose a few things like paper, format etc, but no spine width is displayed.
When you get to the Cover Stage of the Publishing Wizard and select the Advanced One Piece Cover Designer it is all given to you.
Oh I see.
As I wrote on my first message, I don't use the wizard.
Being a graphic designer it'd be a crime to use it :-)
I work on InDesign.
You have no choice but to use the Cover Wizard, it's how the PR file is created that Lulu uses to print the covers. It also gives you a Preview of that file before you click Continue.
It's always best to look at the tools before you even start planning.
This is the 'normal' wizard >> http://connect.lulu.com/t5/Video-Tutorials/One-Minute-Video-on-How-to-Create-a-Book-Cover/ta-p/31792
You still have to use it even if you just load up a single image. (Or two. 1 for back and 1 for front).
The 1-piece option is the same but it allows you to upload a complete image that includes front, spine and back. An image that also has to include the allowance for trimming, and if a hardback, then for the fold-over.
omg sorry you're right.
being forced to upload jpegs or pngs is not my idea of professional printing, but I'll try to adapt ^^
I did say create an INDD!
It was a bit confusing at first, but I guess one learns quickly.
Coming from the print industry, those wizards are a little bit tricky to use.
Anyway, many thanks for the insightful advice.
being forced to upload jpegs or pngs is not my idea of professional printing, but I'll try to adapt
This is professional printing, 2012 style
This isn't an answer. It's a mystery.
What is a 2 column INDD? For that matter, what is an INDD?
The real question is: what are the dimensions of the page with spine figured in?