Culinary arts have gotten a big boost in recent years with the growing popularity of cooking shows and of course social media accounts dedicated to sharing great meals and recipes.
If you're an avid home cook looking to create your own recipe book for self-publishing or just to share with family and friends, then you'll need an eye-catching cookbook cover.
We've got just the thing for you. Here are 32 of the best custom cookbook covers you can find at Placeit—a one-stop shop for the easiest-to-use cookbook cover templates around. Placeit not only offers you hundreds of terrific premium cookbook cover design ideas, but also provides you with a cookbook cover maker that will help you create cookbook covers quickly and easily.
Let me show you how.
How to Create Custom Cookbook Covers Using a Cookbook Cover Maker
1. Choose a Design
Navigate to Placeit's Cookbook Cover Design section. Browse the cookbook cover ideas and select a cookbook cover template you like by clicking on a template.
2. Add Your Background Image
This will open the cookbook cover maker. Go to the column on the right of your template and select a background image from those provided, or upload your own image using the Custom Image button.
3. Select Your Colour Scheme
Once you've added your background image, move to the area above the images to select your colour scheme.
4. Add Your Text
Now move to the left side of the recipe book cover template to add your title, author name, and any additional text you care to. Here, you can also change the font style and colour.
After you've added your text, you can resize and reposition any elements in your template to get your design just right.
If you move things around and end up not liking what you've done, just hit the Reset Layout button to return to the original layout.
5. Download Your Cool Cookbook Cover
When you’re happy with your cookbook cover design, you can download it for a small fee. And just like that, you can create a cookbook cover in a couple of minutes.
Now that you know how easy it is to create cookbook cover art, let's take a look at some of the cool cookbook covers offered at Placeit.
28 Best Custom Cookbook Cover Design Ideas
When it comes to terrific cookbook cover designs, enticing cookbook cover images rule the day. So be sure to take great photos of your mouthwatering dishes and select the best one for your cookbook front cover. Then all you need to do is upload it to your chosen template, select your colour scheme and change the text, and your personalized cookbook cover is ready for download.
Looking for a little cookbook cover design inspiration? Check out this terrific template, which will allow you to show off your delectable food images while taking care of the more complicated aspects of design like layout, graphics, text, etc.
Why not create a cookbook cover with the title on the side of your design? That's what this template allows you to do easily. All you need to do is replace the text with your own text, choose your colour scheme, upload your own photo or select one from those that come with the template, and your job is done.
Modern cookbook covers tend to be bold and clean, like this terrific sushi cookbook front cover. And don't worry—although it says sushi in the title, if you love the design, you can use it for just about any cuisine that rocks your world.
How awesome is this modern cookbook cover? I don't know about you, but this is a cover that I would definitely crack open to find out what that piece of pie is and how I could create it myself. This is why cookbook cover images and creative design are so important to cookbook cover art. If they don't make viewers want to open your book, they've failed in their most important task.
Some cover layouts offer you more space for text, so if you've got a lot that you want to say, choose a cookbook front cover like this one. For best results, though, stick to the layout so that your design doesn't end up looking cluttered.
Here's a variation on the cookbook cover idea above. This one affords you the same amount of space for text, but it switches the weight of the text from the top of the layout to the bottom. Why not try your text in both layouts to see which one you prefer?
When big, bold text is what you're after, this cookbook template is what you need. Adding your text, selecting a font and font colour, and uploading the perfect image are all super easy with the Placeit cover maker.
Need a Christmas cookbook cover? How about this one? This simple and striking cover is all about restraint, so choose a strong image, add your text, and you've got yourself one of those modern cookbook covers that your friends and family will love.
When you're creating your own cookbook cover, it can be so hard to come up with an attractive layout with that professional look you're after. That's why using a cookbook cover template like this one is such a life-saver. You'll never have to worry about how to organise the text or where it should go because Placeit has worked that all out for you.
Your dessert cookbook needs a cover that's as delectable as your recipes, and that's why we had to include this cool cookbook cover. It complements your photos with terrific graphics and loads of awesome fonts so that you can create your personalized cookbook cover in minutes.
The templates at Placeit allow you to create a cookbook cover that suits your taste and personality. Some covers are modern, some vintage, some homey. This one is flexible enough to help you create a wide variety of end results.
Great cookbook cover art doesn't have to be flashy. For example, this terrific cover is all about pairing a terrific image with a clean layout and simple text arrangement.
Need cookbook cover design inspiration for your collection of healthy desserts? How about this beautiful design, which really distinguishes itself with a collection of frames that sit around your image and draw the eye to them. Try them all out to see which you like the most.
Here's the perfect cookbook design cover for vegetarian chefs. Select a bold image from the template or from your own archives, add your text, select your colour scheme, and voila! Creating modern cookbook covers has never been easier.
Need cookbook cover ideas? Just have a browse through Placeit's cookbook template gallery, and you're bound to find a template that catches your eye. Cookbook front covers like this one are super easy to customise using the Placeit cover maker.
Cookbook cover images like this one really help to sell your cookbook, so take your time to choose an image that really represents your cuisine. You can upload your own image from your computer or select one of the many terrific images offered with each cookbook template.
How sweet is this cookbook cover template? Illustrations are always a great original choice for creating a personalized cookbook cover. This template comes with a large selection of illustrations for many different kinds of cuisines and dishes. Have a look. You're bound to find something you like.
Keeping with the illustration theme, here's another terrific template you should check out if you're looking for a cookbook design cover for Asian cuisine. It's so easy to create your own unique look by recombining the background, graphics, text, and colours.
And keeping with the Asian cuisine theme, here is another approach to that theme using a photo instead of an illustration. Which design you choose is entirely dependent on your style of cooking and the way you want to communicate that style.
The retro trend shows no sign of slowing down, and if you like that 70s aesthetic, then use this template to create your own old-school custom cookbook cover.
A cookbook starring the most important meal of the day should be a stunner, and this cookbook design cover is a mighty good way to stun your family, friends, or potential customers. Upload your image, choose your colour scheme, add your text, and select your preferred fonts. Creating gorgeous cookbook cover art is as easy as that.
Calling all you juicing enthusiasts out there. We have not forgotten you. Placeit has plenty of terrific cookbook cover ideas just for you. This template is just one of them. Use the template as is or as a jumping-off point to create your own personalised cookbook cover.
Whether you're trying to create a Mexican cookbook cover or a Christmas cookbook cover, you can customise templates like this one to suit your needs in a matter of minutes.
How about some cookbook cover art created for your Thai-inspired cuisine? Upload your own photo or choose one available with the template, add your text and colour scheme, and download your new cookbook cover for a small fee.
This wonderful modern cookbook cover is all about that beautiful centre badge set against an equally beautiful image. Try all the available badges to see which one suits your taste, add your text, select your favourite image, and choose your colour scheme to complete your customised cookbook cover.
Here's another terrific layout you can use to create the perfect recipe book cover. Select an image that will make your would-be customers drool, add your text, select a font you like, and then complete your customisation by selecting your colour scheme.
Let's round out our list of the 32 best custom cookbook covers with a cover dedicated to sweets—or candy, as North Americans say. If you are a master of all things sugary and you want to share your know-how with the world, this is the cookbook front cover for you. As with all templates at Placeit, customisation is quick and easy.
Create Your Own Custom Cookbook Covers Today
That's it for our list of the best cookbook cover designs available at Placeit. Now that you know how to create a cookbook cover online, why not use the Placeit cookbook cover maker to create your own custom cookbook covers and share your design with us in the comments below? We’d love to see what you come up with.
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