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How to create CD covers with Canva on your PC | Publishers

The online editor Canva allows you to create images for CD covers and to illustrate playlists, thumbnails of music folders. The platform provides free and editable templates, in which the user has the option of using personal photos and personalizing the template to write the names of the artist and the musical album.

With the tool, it is possible to share the figure created on social networks or save it to the computer in image or PDF formats, if the user is interested in a high quality print. Check out how to use Canva to create your own CD covers for free below.

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Tutorial shows how to create a CD cover with the online service Canva Photo: Marvin Costa / TechTudo

Tutorial shows how to create a CD cover with the online service Canva Photo: Marvin Costa / TechTudo

Step 1. Access Canva and choose one of the usage options. In this example, we will use "Personal use (at home, with family or friends)";

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Screen for registration of use in the Canva app Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Screen for registration of use in the Canva app Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 2. Log in to the tool with a Google account or email address.

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Registration options on the Canva online service Foto: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Registration options on the Canva online service Foto: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 1. On the service's initial screen, select the "Explore templates" option;

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Accessing the Canva online service template screen Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Accessing the Canva online service template screen Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 2. Click on "CD Covers" and choose the option "Music";

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Way to view templates for CD covers on the Canva service Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Way to view templates for CD covers on the Canva service Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 3. Browse the models and click on the cover you want to edit;

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When to choose a CD cover template to edit on the Canva service Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

When to choose a CD cover template to edit on the Canva service Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 4. To proceed to the edit screen, go to the "Use this template" button;

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Option to edit a CD cover template in the Canva service Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Option to edit a CD cover template in the Canva service Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 5. Double-click on the model's words and change the name of the artist and the CD;

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When editing words on a CD cover template on the Canva online service Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

When editing words on a CD cover template on the Canva online service Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 6. In the menu on the left side of the screen, click "Uploads" and then "Upload your images";

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When importing a photo from the PC to use as a CD cover on the Canva online service Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

When importing a photo from the PC to use as a CD cover in the Canva online service Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 7. Use the file explorer to select the image you want to use and go to "Open";

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When importing a CD cover image from the PC on the Canva online service Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

When importing a CD cover image from the PC on the Canva online service Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 8. Click on the imported image to select it. Then, choose "Organize" and click "Back" so that the original artwork of the model is superimposed on the chosen photo;

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Tool for editing the positioning of images for CD covers in the online service Canva Foto: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Tool for editing the positioning of images for CD covers in the online service Canva Foto: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 9. Touch the checkered icon and adjust the transparency of the image;

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Action to configure the transparency of the photo on a CD cover created in the online service Canva Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Action to configure the transparency of the photo on a CD cover created in the online service Canva Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 10. To save the CD cover, click "Download" and then go to "PDF – printed (Recommended)" to see other file options;

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Options to download a CD cover photo created on the Canva online service Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Options to download a CD cover photo created on the Canva online service Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 11. Choose the type of file you want to download the CD cover. In the example, we will use the option "JPG", compatible with streaming services, folder covers and other destinations;

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Image file options that a CD photo can be saved on the Canva online service Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Image file options that a CD photo can be saved on the Canva online service Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 12. Finally, choose "Download" to download the CD cover to your PC;

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Option to download a CD cover created with the online service Canva Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Option to download a CD cover created with the online service Canva Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Take advantage of the tip to create your own CD covers, playlists and thumbnails of computer folders with the online service Canva.