How to design a CD cover online for free

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How to design a CD cover online for free
CD covers make CDs look professional. (cd boxes image by anna karwowska from

If you're a musician working on your own CD, you'll be happy to know that there a couple of websites that allow you to design and print your own CD covers and labels online for free, using your own photos and pictures. But you can also use the Internet to download album cover art for CDs you already own.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Printer
  • Paper

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    Replace Missing CD Covers

  1. 1

    Find a website such as (see Resources) that offers an archive of original cover art for music CDs.

  2. 2

    Type in the name of the CD album in the search bar to find the cover art.

  3. 3

    Right-click on the picture to save it to your computer.

  4. 4

    See Section 2 for directions on using the cover art to create and print a CD cover.

    Create and Print Your Own CD Cover Art

  1. 1

    Go to a website such as (see Resources) that allows you to create your own CD covers.

  2. 2

    Hit "Browse" to find a picture or photo from your PC. It can be a graphic or photo that you created or it can be an original CD cover you downloaded. Upload the picture to the website.

  3. 3

    Center the photo or move it left or right.

  4. 4

    Type in the title of the CD in the appropriate box. Type in any text that you want to appear below the CD title.

  5. 5

    Hit the "Create" button to see your CD cover.

  6. 6

    Right-click on the CD cover and hit "Save."

  7. 7

    Print out the CD cover. Cut out the CD cover and fold the edges. Glue or tape the flaps down.

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