After countless hours of painstaking recording sessions, you're finally finished with your album. Now you're ready to share your musical love with the world, except one thing is missing – the album cover. Adobe Spark is an album cover maker that allows you to create your own incredible album cover art for free, so you have complete control over the outcome and can make your cover art exactly the way you want it.
CD covers say a lot about a band or artist. Sometimes it's the first impression you give to your audience, so it needs to be professional, unique and punchy. After the blood, sweat and tears you put into making the music, you need your CD design to hold the same level of impact, but without having to put in an equal amount of back-breaking effort. Adobe Spark Post makes the design task easy by letting you use ready-made formatting and your own photos and graphics. This way, you can create something totally in step with your image.
Since an album cover has square dimensions, choose the Adobe Spark template that is labeled "Square" to ensure that your graphic has the proper sizing.
Scroll through the motifs on the right-hand side and choose one that closely aligns with your musical genre. Don't worry if it's not perfectly in sync with your image – you can customize it later on.
Want to put the face behind the music on your album cover? Upload your band photo and use it as your background, or use another image in the Adobe Spark library.
Not digging the typography that came with your chosen theme? Use the text function to change the font type to something that jives with your band name and album title.
Once you've perfected your cover art, download it so that you can use it in printouts, or share your image across your social media platforms as a teaser for your upcoming album release.
If you need to tweak some of the minutiae of your design, Adobe Spark offers the ability to customize any aspect of your artwork. Fade your background or bring it to the fore with the opacity function, or even change the filter for eye-catching effects. With the text tools you can adjust the font, color, size or alignment of your message, or even add text if you have more to say. Play around with different layouts and color effects – sometimes trial and error is the best way to discover how you want your end product to look. Simply save the changes you like, and discard what you don't!
With all the options available to you in Adobe Spark, you don't need to shell out a ton of cash to pay a designer, or struggle to create your own design. Instead, make your own album cover in Adobe Spark and you'll have a visual expression of your musical art in a matter of minutes. You put your heart and soul into your music – why not do the same for your cover art as well? Create a cover you can brag about with Adobe Spark.
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