Maybe you’ve got a new album coming out but no idea how to create a good-looking album cover design.

Maybe all you know is you don’t want it to look like this….

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If that’s the case, no worries….

I’ve got you covered! (cheap pun intended ) ????

This post will show you:

1- how to make an album cover online for free; and

2- where you can hire a professional to get a super personalized album cover design at an affordable price.

Either way, you’ll come out with a stunning looking album cover to match your stunning sounding music….

Even if you have zero technical skills and no eye for design 😉

Why is Album Cover Design Important?

Mandatory On Streaming Platforms

If you want people to listen to your music, it needs to be available.

If you want your music to be available on streaming services like Spotify or Pandora, you’ll need to upload an album cover at the same time as you upload your songs.

Part Of Your Brand

Your album cover art contributes to how your music is perceived.

If people have already heard your music and love it, it doesn’t matter too much.

But if you’re trying to make a good first impression, you really want to make sure your album cover looks good and professional.

Free Album Cover Art Maker

Getting Started with Canva

The best free online CD cover maker to get started is Canva.

Big benefits of using Canva to make an album cover include:

  • access to lots of free CD cover templates (I counted 81)
  • all album cover ideas can be customized
  • the whole thing is pretty easy to use ????????????
– Start with a free template, customize it –

BONUS POINTS:

Free Album Cover Template Examples

These are all CD cover design templates that are free to access, customize and download on Canva.

Album cover design - Canva Minimalist CD cover template
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Album cover design - Canva Bold CD cover template
– Bold CD Cover –