how to make a dvd cover?

We know that to create a cover for a DVD cover requires a powerful image editing program; such professional tools like Photoshop or Corel. But not all of us have experience with this software. However, even for professionals to make a DVD cover takes a lot of time. It is much easier to use our specialized DVD cover software that contains all the tools you need for this task.

You need RonyaSoft CD DVD Label Maker – a multifunction program for creating DVD covers, labels and box inserts. You can use it to recreate the original CD cover design, or to create your own style. This software can be used at home or for studio purposes. In addition, working with this DVD cover software is very simple, even for children.

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To make a DVD cover, follow these steps:

1) Okay, let's start

Run the RonyaSoft CD DVD Label Maker by clicking on the icon on your Desktop or in the Start menu. After starting the program, choose one of the options:

The Startup Wizard Dialog Box

The Startup Wizard Dialog Box

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2) Setting up a template

Select 'Start from a Template'. The 'Choose a Template' dialog box will open. Left-click the 'Standard DVD cover' template thumbnail to select it. An enlarged selected template will appear in the 'Preview' pane. Double-click the template thumbnail or click the 'OK' button to load the selected DVD cover template.

Choose a Template Dialog Box

Choose a Template Dialog Box

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The document already contains a background image and four text objects (4 titles and a list of items).

3) Designing a DVD cover

To change the background image of DVD covers, click on the button 'Load' in 'Properties' window, which is located on the right side of the screen. In the 'Open an Image' dialog box select the desired size of the image and click 'Open'.

The image will be automatically adjusted and cropped to the size of the DVD cover template. To change the picture settings, click 'Edit' in the same 'Properties' window. The 'Image Editor' dialog box will open. Here you can select the part of the image that you want to see in the background of your DVD cover.

The Image Editor Dialog Box

The Image Editor dialog box

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To insert an Image or a Clipart object into a DVD cover, click the 'Image' or 'Clipart' item in the 'Insert' menu or on the 'Objects' toolbar of DVD cover software.

Go to edit the text of the template. To do this, left-click the text, for example, 'Title 1'. Text properties are presented in the following sections (Text, Font, Alignment, Placement, Blending).

To insert the text into a document click the text item in the 'Insert' menu or on the 'Objects' toolbar. To apply text formatting for all text forms, select all previous objects by holding down the 'Shift' button on your keyboard.

The Text Properties Window

The Text Properties Window

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The program RonyaSoft CD DVD Label Maker can also draw geometric shapes (Lines, Rectangles, Rounded Rectangles, Ellipses).

To add a rectangle into a DVD covers, click a rectangle item in the 'Insert' menu or on the 'Objects' toolbar. Drag the cursor across the document area to specify the right bottom point of the object.

The Rectangle Properties Window

The Rectangle Properties Window

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4) Save document for further use

To save a document, select the 'Save Item' in the 'File' menu or on the 'General' toolbar. If the document has not previously been saved the 'Save as...' command will be executed automatically.

A standard 'Windows Save a File' dialog box will open. Select a folder, specify a file name. Click the 'Save' button.

5) Print DVD covers

To print DVD covers click the 'Print Item' in the 'File' menu or on the 'General' toolbar. A standard Windows Print dialog box will open. Choose a printer and set its properties if necessary.

Click 'OK' to proceed. The 'Printout Setup' dialog box will open. The left pane of the dialog box contains controls for setting up printing options. The 'Preview' pane shows a printout on a page. Select the print properties and click the 'OK' button to print DVD covers.

Printout Setup Dialog Box

Printout Setup Dialog Box

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It just remains for you to fold and insert the printed DVD cover in the DVD box for the disk. Here is the final result:

These steps are designed to help with the technical details of creating a DVD cover. Be creative and make a DVD cover that matches the disk you personally made!

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