Try referring to this guide, there are some useful tips about creating and uploading covers.
How do I make a book cover?
When I upload my story I would like to know how to make a book cover and how to upload it.
Please and Thank you!
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A book cover is just an image. That's all it is. You can take a photo, and use that. You can get a** copyright free** image off the intrent and use that. You can use an image editor like the GIMP to change it how you want, then use the resultant image.
But do you put that in "tags" by any chance?
Tags are for the search engine, nothing to do with book covers.
Thanks you CjayS42!
No problem, glad to help =)
all these questions are helpful but none are telling me, HOW DO I MAKE A BOOK COVER?!
No, they have told you. Read my first comment, all you need is in there.
where do you go to make a cover and how with words???
sorry but im kinda new at this so please forgive me on my ignorents!!!
Momo, do you mean a book cover image, with text on it? Or a book cover with no image - just words.
I'm so sorry. I am really knew at this and i am so lost. I tried making a cover 4 my book. I thought you could copy something off the Internet and paste it so it could be your book cover??? Please answer my Question. I do not like my cover as Two Cats sitting next 2 eachother.
same here i dont understand how you upload it on to wattpad to make it your bookcover??
Nightmare412 wait, it's impossible to have two cats as your book cover unless you intentionally set it as that...are you sure you're looking at the right thing?
And no, any image you choose for you book cover needs to first be saved on your hard drive. And don't even think about taking just any image you find from the internet, that's illegal.
But its not like we're trying to sell it.
Can't you find a picture on the internet (fine a copyright free picture) drag it to the desk top and then click like download file or something? I am confused!
Underground_Agent It doesn't matter in the slightest if you're trying to seel it or not. If someone has copyrighted an image, then it belongs to them, so using it without their permission is stealing it.
If you do find a copyright free image, then first you need to open the image so that it is the only thing on the page. Usually you can try to englarge the image as much as you can, and then right click and then click "view image" / "see full sized image" etc.
Rigt click again and click "save image as..."
I hate being blond mentally, my head hurts. Okay so what if I like MOST of the picture but not all of it. Like its a picture of a purple elephant or something but I want a blue elephant? And how do I put words on it?
If you chenge the image, it's classed as a derivative. And almost all copyrighted images do not allow derivatives.
To add words, you'll need an image editing program, such as paint.net or the GIMP
sorry but im new aswell and i've read this and i still dont get it so like do we click somewhere because i want a pic as my cover for my poem and i dont know how! please help!
i am SOOO confused...
But don't the image have to be a certain size too? Because mine went out of the frame. Failure.
Yes, 256x400 in pixels.
thanks again CjayS42 computers hate me :( so i'm glad to have someone who understands how to navigate one :)
No problem, glad to help =)
There's also photobucket. Search for an image you like, and then just drag your mouse, and it'll say edit, and you can add words and stickers or whatever. But is it illegal if i do that and put it as my cover ? And is there any way i can upload a pic as my cover on mobile ?
But how do you know if a picture is copyrighted?
General rule of thumb: Unless it specifically says it isn't copyrighted, assume it is.
okay the very first comment it said something about making it how you want with a GIMP? or something? is that on wattpad? if so where is it/ how do you use it? sorry I am very new to wattpad and I don't know anything. Thank you for your help if you answer!!
Quite simply, the gimp is just an image editor you can download.
How do you know if an image is copyrighted or not