Creating Custom Vinyl Record Covers and Centre Labels on Canva
Do you want to create that unique cover and labels to go with your custom vinyl record but you're not sure where to start? Don't worry, we got you!
In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of using Canva, a popular browser based graphic design tool, to create unique and eye-catching vinyl record covers and centre labels. You can do it on both your mobile and computer and we'll show you both.
What is Canva and Why Should You Use It?
Canva is a user-friendly online design platform that allows you to create stunning graphics, including album covers and labels, even if you have no prior design experience. With its drag-and-drop interface and vast library of templates, fonts, and images, Canva makes it easy for anyone to unleash their creativity and design professional-looking artwork.
Creating a Custom Vinyl Record Cover and Centre Labels on Canva (for Desktop/Laptop)
Want to know how to create your own 12" Custom Vinyl Record cover and labels using our templates on a laptop or computer? Then watch the step by step video below.
Creating a Custom Vinyl Record Cover and Centre Labels on Canva (for mobile)
If you want to see a step by step process on how to create your cover on a mobile just watch the video below:
Step 1: Choose the correct template for your custom vinyl record
We've made some blank cover and centre label templates to get you started. Simply select the one that corresponds to your custom vinyl record.
Step 2: Log into Canva
Once you click on one of the template links you'll be taken through to Canva. Click 'Use Template' and you'll be redirected to log in.
You can log in a variety of ways but we find it easiest to do this with Google.
A free account gives you plenty of design options but, if you want more, you can subscribe to a Pro account for a monthly fee.
Step 3: Choose the Right Canva Template
Once you've made a copy of our template you can search the Templates within Canva for a whole range of designs. If you're after a Valentines theme you can type 'valentines' in the search box. If you'd like something for Fathers Day type 'fathers day'. Canva offers a wide range of pre-designed templates specifically tailored for vinyl record covers. Select the template that resonates with your style and the mood of the music.
Step 4: Customize Your Design
Now comes the fun part! Personalize your vinyl record cover and centre labels by adding your own images, text, and colors. Canva allows you to upload your own photos or choose from their extensive library of stock images. Experiment with different fonts and layouts to create a design that reflects your artistic vision.
Step 5: Fine-tune and Finalize
Take a moment to review your design and make any necessary adjustments. Ensure that the text is legible, the images are aligned properly, and the overall composition is visually appealing. Make sure you don't have text, images or logos close to the artwork boundary as it make get cropped when we cut and fold the covers.
Don't forget, we punch a small hole in the centre of the labels so avoid putting text (or faces) right in the centre.
Canva provides various editing tools, such as resizing, cropping, and applying filters, to help you achieve the desired look.
Step 6: Download your files
Once you're satisfied with your custom vinyl record cover and centre label, it's time to download and print them. Canva offers high-resolution downloads in different file formats, including PDF and PNG. The best exporting settings are 'PDF for print'. Don't forget to check 'Crop Marks and Bleed' and 'Flatten PDF'.
Now you have the knowledge and tools to create your own custom vinyl record cover and centre labels using Canva. Let your creativity soar and make your music collection truly unique. Happy designing!
Ready to make your order? Head to our Custom Vinyl Record collection and upload your playlists and designs.