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How To Create A Mix CD Cover In Photoshop: Tutorials And Inspiration

Muxx January 22, 2010 Tutorials No Comments

Mix CDs is still one of the backbones of DJ promotion. Passing out promo CDs at events is a great way to get your name out there while giving people something to listen to on the way back from the party.

Creating a CD cover in Photoshop is easier than ever, with the help of these tutorials you should be on your way to making some great mix CDs.

To view the tutorials, just click on the pictures

Step-by-Step Tutorials

There are quite a few CD cover design tutorials floating around on the web.  These tutorials should help you get an idea on how you can create a great CD cover to use with your mix and promo CDs.

All you will need in order to make these cover designs is a copy of photoshop and a bit of imaaaaaagination.

CD Cover Design


Tutorial CD Cover Art

Tutorial – Make a CD-Cover!

Design a 6 Panel CD Package Tutorial

Video Tutorials

Video is by far one of the easiest ways to learn how to create a CD cover in Photoshop. Much like hands on, you’ll be able to see the design process, get some good ideas and start working right away.

Use these videos to help design your CD cover and improve your promotion. A great CD cover will help make a memorable impression to all the people you pass them out to.


In case you are stuck in a rut trying to figure out how you want to design your CD cover, take a look at these links for a bit of inspiration.

Play With It

Photoshop is a very powerful program, your design potential is seemingly limitless. Try to create something that stands out, something that will catch someones eyes and begs for them to play the CD.

Who knows, maybe you’ll start to build a fanbase. People may end up uploading your mix and further promote you. You may even land a few gigs through your mix cds.

Hopefully this collection of Photoshop CD tutorials will help inspire you. Don’t forget that your mix is still the most important but just like a business card, you should always be thinking of ways to make an impression.

Good luck!

Have another CD design tutorial or video? Have you created your own mix CD covers? Share it below in a comment – don’t be scared!


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