Album artwork has always played a tremendous role in the things we listen to. A strong podcast cover can sell something to a new listener, or make such an impression that the content and artwork become inextricably linked. Create a visual experience for your audience by creating an unforgettable album cover with Adobe Spark Post.
Adobe Spark Post makes the creation process simple and enjoyable, so you don’t need to have an abundance of time or experience to make something great. Access Spark Post on your desktop or via the mobile app, and get started by exploring podcast cover templates. Personalize your design with images, handpicked fonts, and provided color palettes. Let the incredible voice of your podcast shine through your creative design to help attract, retain, and inspire your listeners.
1. Choose Your Canvas Size
Adobe Spark Post comes loaded with all sorts of different canvas sizes for any of your graphic needs. You can also enter in a specific size for a specific need. Choose the square canvas (the 1:1 aspect ratio) to get started on your design, or enter in specific sizing requirements under the custom size option if you need to.
2. Explore Professional Templates
Spark Post’s endless selection of templates is a great place to start if you need some direction in creating your podcast artwork. From your mobile app, you can access templates right from your Spark Post home screen. On desktop, you can explore apps from inside your Spark Post workspace. Type in a search term such as “Podcast Cover” or “Album Artwork,” or search for a keyword that is relevant to your content such as “Cooking,” “True Crime,” or “Comedy.” Once you find a template that resonates with you, you can resize it, remix it, and revise it to fit your needs.
3. Add Photos to Your Artwork
A good photo can make for the perfect foundation of an eye-catching album cover. Upload your own content right to your workspace, either from your device’s library, social channels, or Creative Cloud. Another option is to explore Spark’s impressive library of stunning stock photos. If you don’t have the photo you’re envisioning in your personal library, you’ll likely find it here.
4. Add Graphics to Your Design
Once you’ve added your photo, bring in some graphics to take it to the next level! Drop in bold type and enhance it with text effects. Explore Spark’s free icon library for graphics to use as complements to the design or social icons. Play with layout options to add in additional photos or borders. The options start to feel endless!
5. Brand Your Podcast Artwork
If you’re starting a podcast, chances are you might already have a custom logo for it! Drop your logo into your Spark workspace and let it shine on your composition! If you have a sponsor logo, you can place that in your canvas as well. Don’t have a logo? Don’t worry! Try out Spark Post’s Logo Maker tool to create your own that you’ll be thrilled to showcase across all your branded content.
6. Save and Share Your Design
Once you’ve customized your cover art to your heart’s content, tap on the share icon in the top right corner and download your design. Spark Post saves all your designs for you in your Projects folder, so you can pause at any point and return back to your design if you need to take a break. Duplicate your cover artwork to use for future covers. Or, use the duplicate option to create a similar artwork in a different size for a different purpose such as your social channels, business cards, and more!
Podcasts entertain listeners and often inspire them as well. Harness the power of your creativity to create an unforgettable podcast cover that will inspire your audience and draw them back to your channel. Don’t let your artwork blend in with others in your genre, but rather, create something captivating that will help you stand out. With Adobe Spark as your guide, it’s as easy as can be to use templates and professional design tools to your advantage. Once you get the hang of it, you can use Spark Post for all your podcast’s creative needs so you can share beautiful artwork everywhere you go!