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#1 He's Dead Jim

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 05:59

OK, I don't have nero cover designer, or photoshop, office, or any fancy design progs, But I do have W7 Ultimate and a cannon printer,

 

I have cds, slim cases and a title list and a front cover image.

 

What do you use for such a task,

 

Step by step simple instructions. or easy tutorials is what I'm thinking,

 

All suggestions considered....

 

pls?




#2 Cute James

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:28

Download Inkscape and watch some tutorial videos.



#3 OP He's Dead Jim

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 11:03

Thanks :)



#4 68k

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 11:30

OK, I don't have ... office

Try LibreOffice Draw, or Writer. http://www.libreoffice.org/

 

Draw and scale (using dimensions) a rectangle/square to suit (you could use an existing jewel case insert to get dimensions from). Insert images/text. Print, and cut out with a (sharp) stanley knife and ruler. You may have to crop images to match the cover's ratio.

 

You could also tryout these free OpenOffice templates (through LibreOffice): http://templates.ope...&sort_order=ASC I'd personally recommend the ones with the CC Attribute license.

 

Edit (after doing a simple Google search):

 

CDSpecs2.png

 

cover_sizes.jpg

 

Note: I haven't confirmed the sizes above are correct.



#5 OP He's Dead Jim

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 12:11

Thanks :)