CD covers are one of the elements in an album that help us decide whether the product is worth buying or not. It’s what stops us as we pass by the CD shelf and make us turn it over to peruse the track list. The cover is also our first glimpse of the music or content in the CD. If it’s a pop music album, you’ll probably see eccentric designs and bright colors. If it’s a rock music album, you’re going to see a lot of black and gritty designs.
Here are some CD cover templates that we have compiled for you, available for download and ready for you to modify however you please. They are beautiful, elegant, and you’re sure to find CD cover templates that best represents the music and content you have worked so hard to produce.
Music CD Cover
Wedding CD Cover Template
Christmas CD Album Cover
CD Cover Artwork
What Makes a Great CD Cover
There are a lot of things that make a great CD cover. The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band record would have been forgotten had the fab four not designed the album cover the way they had. That said, there are three major elements that make CD covers great. You can also see Catalog Cover Templates
Images are the first thing that people see and consider when they look at your CD, so you have to choose thoughtfully the pictures or photographs that go into the cover. If you’re designing a music album cover, you’ll want an image that complements the music. If it’s a wedding CD, you’ll want the best romantic shot of the newlyweds. If it’s a company CD, the logo will have to take a prominent place on the cover. (We have a well-stocked compilation of images and icons available on site to help you with this step.) You can also see Envelope Cover Templates
The Right Colors
Colors are what arrest the attention, so the colors have to be right and fit the content of the CD. CDs with formal/business content will most likely sport neutral shades, while wedding CD covers will have bright and elegant hues. (If you’re planning to publish your wedding video as a DVD, we also collected a host of DVD cover templates for you utilize for your DVD covers.)
Taglines usually contribute to the selling point of CDs, especially music albums and films. You’ll want a line of text that either confounds, tickles, or questions the buyer. For this step, you’ll also want to consider how these texts appear. They have to comprehensible and, at the same time, look beautiful. (We have a compilation of script font styles, cursive font styles, and elegant font styles that are ideal for CD covers.)
Vector CD Cover Design Template
Corporate CD & DVD Cover
Spring Theme CD Cover Templates
Professional CD Cover
How to Use Our CD Covers
- Browse through the list. We have several designs that should fit with how you imagined your cover to look like. If you can’t find a design that you like in this list, we also have another collection of album cover templates, wedding CD cover templates, and DVD cover templates.
- Once you find a design that suits your taste, click on it. As these templates are designed by professional graphic artists, they have to be purchased before you can download them.
- Start designing your cover. Extract the files to a workable location on your PC and open them with appropriate software, such as Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator.
- Customize! Most of these CD Cover templates come with stylistic alternatives, such as stock images, different font styles, replaceable backgrounds, and other mock-ups. They also come in high resolutions, so image integrity remains the same when you resize them.
If you don’t know how to navigate image editing software, it best to consult the services of a professional. After all, in the world of marketing, it’s the cover that counts.