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Our free online CD cover maker features stunning templates and endless customization tools.

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Make rockin’ CD covers with Adobe Express.

A music album is more than just the recording – it’s an entire artistic experience packaged up for your listeners. Create stunning CD covers with the creative power of Adobe Express. Whether you’re publishing a studio-recorded album or giving a friend a mixed CD, Adobe Express has the tools you need to bring your idea to life. Explore professionally designed templates in the Adobe Express gallery to customize to perfection, or design your own from scratch.

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How to make a CD cover.

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Design iconic album artwork.

Enjoy making cover artwork for just about anything, from burned CDs to podcasts to motion picture soundtracks and everything in between. Use your artwork for both printed covers as well as digital ones. Turn your album artwork into merch by remixing your design for t-shirts, posters, keychains, custom mugs or tote bags, and so much more, all right within your Adobe Express workspace.

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Let Adobe Express be your CD cover design expert.

Explore professionally designed templates to get your wheels spinning, or design your CD cover from scratch. Establish a theme for your designs using photos, icons, logos, personalized fonts, and other customizable elements to make them feel entirely authentic. With Adobe Express, it’s free and easy to make, save, and share your designs within minutes so you can add collaborators, get approval, and debut your best CD cover artwork yet.

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The ultimate online CD cover maker.

Whether you’re releasing a new music compilation, soundtrack, or a podcast, Adobe Express makes it quick and easy to grab the attention of your listeners with a stunning CD cover. No design experience is required, as Adobe Express guides you through the design process with easy-to-use tools and professionally designed templates. This user-friendly experience puts together all the tools you need to make a brilliant CD cover online within seconds.

Make the perfect CD cover in just a few taps.

Making a CD cover with Adobe Express is intuitive, quick, and easy. With a few clicks, you can easily select a template, customize, and publish direct to social media. Customize your template by adding images, filters, text, backgrounds, borders, call to action buttons, and more. With thousands of graphics and design elements available to you, you can easily make CD covers in minutes.

Personalize your CD cover with your branding.

Branding goes hand-in-hand with promotion. With Adobe Express, you can instantly personalize your CD cover design so that it speaks for your artistic brand. Upload your logo, icons, fonts, and other branding assets to the Adobe Express app and use them across your content as you see fit. You can also turn any content you make into a template that you can reuse again and again in the future to create consistency.

Instantly download and share your CD cover.

With the Adobe Express free CD cover maker, you can make a standout CD cover and share it with your audience easily. Export your CD cover as a PDF to print it for physical distribution, or as a JPG or PNG to share across your social media and streaming channels. From start to finish, Adobe Express has everything you need to make stunning CD covers.

Frequently asked questions.

What are the standard CD cover sizes?
CD covers are almost always a 4.75” square.
How do I design an impressive CD cover template?
A good CD cover is one that captures the content of the CD in an artistic way that is simultaneously direct and easy to understand. Use high quality images and impactful, legible font choices. If you need inspiration, start with our template gallery, then customize with the world of professional design tools and assets right at your fingertips.
What should I put on the back of a CD cover?
Add a track list of a summary of the CD’s contents. Feature imagery and text that matches the rest of the CD cover design. Add a logo, publishing company, contact details, or other relevant credits as well.
Can I create my own CD cover template?
Any new or existing project can be turned into a shareable template. Open your project, choose the Share option in the top right, and follow the prompts to make your own CD cover template. Access your templates from your library and share with collaborators.
Can I get Adobe Express for free? If so, what’s included?
Yes, Adobe Express has a free plan that includes core features like photo editing tools and effects and thousands of free templates. Learn more about our plans and pricing.