Here are some tips to get the best featured image for your story that you’ve got the rights to use!
Use Canva to make a cover!
Canva is a site that allows people to design all sorts of things, covers included!
Canva can be used for free, but they’ve got some cool paid things as well that might be worth checking out if you’re going to be writing for a long time!
Use this free template to make your first cover!
I’ll be making a tutorial for this in the near future, so sit tight! 🙂
Use a stock image site to get pictures for your cover.
There are lots of stock image sites that you can get professional pictures from. These images can be free or paid, but you’ll need to have the rights to use the image commercially.
Once you find the perfect image, you can either adapt it in Photoshop, on some online resource (including Canva). There are lots of other options on top of these two, but these are the main ones that I usually see.
Draw a cover!
Draw it, paint it, sculpt it, anything! If you create something and take a picture of it, it’s yours! You’ve got the rights to do whatever you want. Something of your own is guaranteed to be unique!
Take a picture!
Just like drawing a cover, taking a picture of a person or setting or thing is a quick route to getting a picture you can use however you want. If you took the picture, then odds are that you’ll be able to use it however you want!