I made this cover on Canva. It's for a YA paranormal romance short story. Do you think it works? I made it for a $1. I made the title and my name slightly bigger. ETA: Is my name in purple better or worse?
Try a drop shadow that is an overlay and play with the opacity, fill, and size. You only need to make a soft shadow that makes the colors a bit darker and more saturated. Definitely work from the white instead of the pink.
I also suggest printing this cover to see what happens to the ink colors on the background text. Does that say Canva? It's a bit hard to read. And shrink it down to an Amazon-sized thumbnail and see if your grid lines are even visible.
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