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Create Unique Covers for Your Wattpad Stories

Canva’s Wattpad cover maker makes it especially easy for anyone to design their own creations—even for those with little to no design experience!

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Attract more readers with eye-catching covers

The hard part’s over. You’ve brought your story to life. Now it’s time to create a matching cover that whets your readers’ imaginations.

Canva’s free Wattpad cover maker is a no-brainer, and is suitable for all writers — tech-savvy ones and newbies alike. Its easy to use design interface allows you to choose from a wide selection of ready-made layouts, and drag and drop your choice of elements for a unique and memorable flair.

How to make wattpad covers

  1. Log into Canva

    Launch Canva on your desktop or mobile app. If you’re a new user, simply sign up with your email, Facebook or Google account then search for “Wattpad covers” to get started.

  2. Search for a template

    Find Wattpad cover templates for every theme. Choose the perfect template for you by narrowing down your search through keywords that fit what you’re looking for. Just click on the template you like to start designing.

  3. Explore features

    Use the handy drag-and-drop tool to move around professional stock photos, illustrations, icons and other graphics from Canva’s library. Rearrange, resize, copy, duplicate or delete elements in a single click.

  4. Personalize your cover

    Personalize your design by uploading your own photos, artwork or branding elements to add a more personal twist. Use the photo effects feature to apply filters or crop or flip images.

  5. Download and publish

    You can download and save your Wattpad cover design as a JPG, PNG or PDF. Upload it to your Wattpad page and share your design with the world. You can also make high resolution prints of your cover with Canva Print.

Open a New Wattpad Cover Design

Choose from our library of high quality stock images—or use your own!

With over a million stock images, graphics, and illustrations available on site at Canva, you can be sure your creative juices won’t run out. Many of them are free, while premium images are priced at $1. Using professional photography ensures your cover looks its best at an affordable price.

For a more personal design, you can also upload your own images onto the site to use on your book cover! Once they are stored in your library, you can use them as many times as you like.

Keep things simple, and be your own Wattpad cover designer!

You published a story on your own, so it’s only reasonable that you create a fantastic cover on your own as well! Canva’s collection of pre-made Wattpad covers have been crafted by our team of designers, which means good news for you: you can end up with a professionally-made Wattpad cover at a fraction of the cost of hiring a personal designer. Why spend so much when you can just find the perfect design on Canva and customize it later?

Does inspiration strike you better when you’re on the go? You can create and edit designs anywhere when you add Canva to your mobile devices. Our iOS and Android apps are free to download from the App Store or Google Play.

Promote your Wattpad story with Canva

Be your own manager, and marketing team as well by sharing your finished Wattpad cover across your social media networks. Click the Share button and post your brand new cover design directly on Facebook, Twitter and more.

And if you really want to get out there, click Download to save a PDF file of your design onto your computer, and then print it out as a flyer, or a poster!


The standard Wattpad cover size is 512 x 800 pixels. If you stick to these dimensions, you won’t have display issues when readers select your book in Wattpad. For images, use JPEG and PNG files to keep formatting smooth for your cover.

Your Wattpad cover should include:

  • a book title towards the top of the cover
  • your Wattpad user name near the bottom
  • a color scheme and typography
  • a background, image or illustration
  • a book description on the back

Keep the design minimal but engaging.

To make a beautiful Wattpad cover:

  • balance text and images with plenty of white space
  • use attention-grabbing images or illustrations
  • combine different textures for contrast
  • settle on a typography that fits your genre
  • avoid black font over colored backgrounds.
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