The online Canva editor allows you to create images for CD covers and to illustrate playlists, thumbnails of music folders. The platform provides free and editable templates, in which the user has the option to use personal photos and customize the template to write the names of the artist and the music album.
With the tool, you can share the image created in social networks or save it on your computer in image or PDF formats if the user is interested in a high-quality print. Here's how to use Canva to create your own CD covers for free.
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Tutorial shows you how to create a CD cover with the Canva online service
Step 1. Access the Canva and choose one of the options to use. In this example, we will use "Personal use (at home, with family or friends)";
Screen for registration in the use in the Canva app
Step 2. Log in to the tool with a Google account or email address.
Canva online service registration options
Edit a CD cover
Step 1. On the service start screen, select the "Explore templates" option;
Accessing the Canva online service templates screen
Step 2. Click on "CD Covers" and choose "Music";
Path to view templates for CD covers in the Canva service
Step 3. Navigate the templates and click on the cover you want to edit;
Action to choose a CD cover template to edit in the Canva service
Step 4. To proceed to the editing screen, go to the "Use this template" button;
Option to edit a CD cover template in the Canva service
Step 5. Double-click on the words of the template and change the name of the artist and the CD;
Action to edit words in a CD cover template in the Canva online service
Step 6. In the menu on the left side of the screen, click on "Uploads" and then "Upload your images";
Action to import from the PC a photo to use as a CD cover in the online service Canva
Step 7. Use the file explorer to select the image you want to use and go to "Open";
Action to import from PC an image for CD cover in online service Canva
Step 8. Click on the imported image to select it. Then choose "Organize" and click "Back" so that the original artwork of the template is superimposed on the chosen photo;
Tool for editing positioning of images for CD cover in the online service Canva
Step 9. Touch the grid icon and adjust the transparency of the image;
Action to configure photo transparency on a CD cover created in the online Canva service
Step 10. To save the CD cover, click "Download" and then go to "PDF - Print (Recommended)" to see other file options;
Options for downloading a CD cover photo created in the Canva online service
Step 11. Choose the type of file you want to download the CD cover. In the example, we will use the "JPG" option, compatible with streaming services, folder covers and other destinations;
Image file options that a CD photo can be saved in the online Canva service
Step 12. Finally, choose "Download" to download the CD cover to your PC;
Option to download a CD cover create with the online service Canva
Take the hint to create your own CD covers, playlists, and thumbnail folders from your computer with the Canva online service.
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