How to make a Wattpad cover in 6 easy steps using Desygner

an user is creating a cover using Book cover maker by Desygner. The background of the book is a city

A first impression only lasts 7 seconds. Yup… only 7 seconds! This is why amazing book covers are so important.

So, what can you do to make sure your cover is the one that grabs them and makes them click to read the great work you did?

Your book cover will be the first thing your future readers see, which is why you must be extremely thoughtful about how you want it to look. You’ve finished your series or novel, dedicated time and sweat to telling your story, and now it’s time to give your book the cover it deserves.

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Thanks to Desygner’s Wattpad Cover Creator, designing the cover of your book on your own is possible. In fact, it’s not just possible – it’s easy! It doesn’t matter if you don’t know anything about design. Using our Wattpad book cover maker, you’ll get a professional cover in a matter of minutes that captures the essence of your book and draws in your readers.

  1. Download the Wattpad Cover Creator.
  2. Create your free (forever) account.

Download: iOS, Android, Web.

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1. Choose the perfect template for your book cover

Fall in love with one of our book cover templates!

The first step is to choose the right template from our large library of book covers. Choose the template that you think will work with your book or is closest to the image you have in your head. Don’t worry if there’s nothing exactly like what you want, it’s really easy to edit and adapt it to get it just how you want it.

We want to help you with this process, so we’ve organised all our Wattpad templates by categories.

mystery cover templates by Desygner.

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2. Build your Wattpad cover

First of all, a cover should always have a title and the author’s name. (That’s right! Put your name on there- you did it!) To add these details, you just have to:

  1. Select the text.
  2. Click on “Edit Text” in the toolbar located at the bottom of the screen.

editing text of a wattpad cover template

Add a subtitle

Sometimes, the title of a book is coupled with a subtitle. This phrase usually gives additional information about the title or simply indicates whether it’s the next installment of a series.

To add this text:

  1. Click on the “+” symbol and then on Text.
  2. Select Subtitle. This will instantly appear in your design.
  3. Edit it.

3. Choose your fonts

Let your Wattpad cover speak for itself. Your book cover needs to represent your story and the font is a huge part of that.  And who knows the secrets of your story better than you?

  1. Select the text.
  2. In the toolbar that appears at the bottom of the screen, click on “Edit font”.
  3. Choose from hundreds of free, royalty-free fonts.
  4. If you can’t edit the text, it may be because the text is grouped. Select the text and then click on “ungroup”.

Use fonts effectively and creatively without overwhelming your cover. Try to keep your cover neat and clean.

free font for your book


4. Choose a good Wattpad cover background

Tell a story by adding professional images!

Choose an image that conveys your story. Choosing a minimalist background is a safe bet, or you can create covers that are busier. The latter works well for fantasy or science fiction genres, as long as all the elements are well-organized and your cover looks clean and clear. Find your style with these design ideas!

4.1 Choose from thousands of professional and royalty-free images:

1 Select the background and click on the button “images”
2 Select your own image from the gallery
3 To search for an image, type what you would like to find in the search bar at the top.

Design Tip: Add a background color and lower the opacity of your image. Why?

  • If you choose a lighter color: it gives color to your background image.
  • If you choose a darker color: the letters on your cover will stand out more.  

chose your favourite image for our book cover


4.2 Experiment with textures and patterns

Numerous books use texture. They’re original and look great when coupled with a large-sized font.

Adding a texture is a big responsibility! Don’t forget to place a dark background color beneath it and lower its opacity to improve the legibility of your cover.

Follow these steps:

1 In the editor, click on “Images”
2 Click on the tab called “Illustrations”
3 Search
4 Choose your favorite!

Experiment with patterns and textures and tone down the opacity for a one-of-a-kind cover


5. Add icons and shapes to your Wattpad cover

Desygner has a large gallery of free icons that are royalty-free. 

1 In the editor, click on “Elements”
Type in the search bar and look for your icon
3 Choose your favorite!

You can also add shapes such as a square or a circle where later you’ll place your title, for example. Let your imagination run wild!

free travel icons for book covers


6. It is time to promote your book!

Promoting and marketing your book is vital to success. Take advantage of all the power that Desygner gives you to promote your book!

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