How to Make Your Own CD Cover Using Free Software

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How to Make Your Own CD Cover Using Free Software
Use free software online to create a CD cover. (cd/dvd closed jewel case (with paths) image by Tristano Ajmone from

You can make your own CDs with the CD burner on your personal computer. If you wish to create a professional appearance for the disc, you can also make a CD cover that you can place in the jewel case. A number of websites offer software you can use to design a cover and some make them available for use on their website free or charge, eliminating the need to download the program. A printer is all you need to create an attractive CD cover.

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  1. 1

    Visit a website offering free CD cover creation services. These include, and

  2. 2

    Choose the type of project you are working on. Some sites, like Readwritethink, give visitors the option of creating a CD cover, DVD cover or booklet.

  3. 3

    Select a layout. The availability of layout options will vary by website. For instance, Readwritethink provides various CD cover layouts while Bighugelabs provides just one.

  4. 4

    Upload a picture, if this option is available. Bighugelabs will accept any picture you submit but you can only choose a graphic provided by Readwritethink.

  5. 5

    Click the "Create" button for the software to create your CD cover. The button may have a different name depending on the website. The program may generate the cover as a PDF or Word file. Print the CD cover.

  6. 6

    Cut the CD cover out of the printout. Use the lines on the CD cover to fold it into the appropriate shape and place it in the cover of a CD jewel case.

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