The tutorial consists of 2 parts. Part 1 sets forth a theory with detailed explanations of design principles, examples and exercises to work out various techniques. Part 2, the workshop, consists of 28 designs for processing and recreation. The manual is designed to study the principles of book cover design «from scratch». Partly the attention is paid to illustration. On the completion of this course, you will be able to make the design of any complexity and subject matter.