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how do i make an awesome cover?

i want to make an awesome cover, but i don't know how. i was wondering if someone with experience could help me.

midnight-rose

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Personally, I make use of Paint.NET because it's free but from what I've heard, Photoshop grants a lot more effects. Just let your inspiration fly and use apt fonts for the titles. Sorry, since I'm pretty new to book cover making too so I don't have that many tips. I'm sure you'll find more useful answers if you posted in the book covers forum http://www.wattpad.com/club/30-book-cover

Archleone
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@CorNicFer666 you can use a pic from ur ipod but you have to transfer it to ur computer first

@midnight_rose try picnik.com it's amazing. its free, no registration required.

  1. upload ur pic

  2. click the EDIT tab

  3. click the RESIZE tab

  4. Uncheck all the boxes

  5. type 256 in the first box and 400 in the second box

  6. click the CREATE tab

  7. Add effects and text to ur pic 

  8. Click the SAVE & SHARE tab

  9. Save ur photo

  10. Upload ur photo on wattpad as a book cover and ur done

that help? :D

GraceMillz1023
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@hnnbanana9

  1. Go on picnik
  2. Click get started
  3. At the top there should be a few tabs
  4. Click on the collage
  5. Follow the instructions on the website

    Hope that helps!!!! :D

GraceMillz1023
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If anyone is using picnik for wattpad, you should know that they are cancelling picnik sometime in april. All premium features are free for anyone who visits the website, and all premium members will be refunded.

GraceMillz1023
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Before shutting down, Picnik recommended some other websites for photo editing: Creative Kit in Google+ (this is where picnik has officially moved), picmonkey.com (this one is alot like picnik), and aviary.com (which I haven't experienced yet). 

GraceMMills
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  1. Find an image you want to use
    1. Go to www.picmonkey.com
    2. Click edit a photo
    3. Click crop, check the box and enter in the dimensions 256 and 400 (in that order). Save your changes when you've decided on an area.
    4. Mess with the effects.
    5. Add your title and username somewhere by clicking the P.
    6. Save your finished cover. If you want an example of how one can turn out: http://www.wattpad.com/story/1308309-we-were-meant-to-fly (just did this today!)
fanficlover03
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I use picmonkey.com. To get the right size click resize and then put in the dimensions 256x400 or you could get somebody to do it for you

IBarfDoubleRainbows
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Is it wrong that I pulled off a picture from google? I gave the credits to the creator but they don't know I'm using it... I don't want to be a pirate :(

w8f0rme
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It's best not to get photos from Google because they may be copyrighted which would cause a lot of trouble for just one pic. So it's better if you try not to use Google.

Loves2Laugh243
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You can do it on your ipod. I use the Fotolr Photo Studio or Instacollage. You will have to upload it to your computer but it works.

ConverseKing
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There is a Wattpad app. If you download it onto your i device, you can take photos straight from your camera roll

DiamondCat
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@Drifblim14

Hey there,

To upload a picture for a cover go into 'Create' and right under the Wattpad-given cover should be 'edit' click that and 'upload' and voila!

Hope that helps

Ambassador Krish x

krisha1994
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u cud go on picmonkey. i'm a beginner of book covers and it really helps. just choose a photo on the internet or maybe on ur documents. then go on picmonkey click on upload and choose the photo. its rlly cool

may5871
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@SAVistheName How do you use it? I can't figure out how to insert a photo! Please help! .__.

 

forge_thepolarbear