How to create a dvd case insert for free

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#1

Hi i am looking very hard on how to create a dvd case insert but what if any are the best and free to download was looking at acoustica but that is a pay one was hoping for a free site if anyone can help many thanks. :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:


#2

How to create a dvd case insert for free
Hi i am looking very hard on how to create a dvd case insert but what if any are the best and free to download was looking at acoustica but that is a pay one was hoping for a free site if anyone can help many thanks :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:


#3

Try these sites.
http://www.mega-search.net/
http://cdcovers.cc/
http://covertarget.com/
http://www.coveruniverse.com/
http://www.freecovers.net/
http://www.coverkingdom.net/


#4

What printer do you have? I think you will need one that prints to the edge for 8 1/2 X 11. Not all will. Also why not scan your covers and print? Just a sugestion i have not tried this myself.


#5

Crossposting is frowned upon here


#6

I use 8.5 x 14" paper (legal size). You can print DVD case size covers on this with any printer. I get perfect size jewel case and DVD covers every time by using Microsoft Excel (although I suppose the Open Office version would work). I’ll use the CD case as an example.

For the front cover/fold over insert I tweaked two cells on a spreadsheet until they were just the perfect size to fit the case when printed. Used the cell format to put a faint dotted line around those cells for a scissors and folding guide. Then you just paste in the cover art and size it to fit the cell. Text can be entered and formatted in the second cell, just remember that Alt-Enter gets you a new line in a cell and turn on Wrap Text.

For the inside cover/spines I tweaked three cells, two thin ones for the spine label using the Rotate Text in the format cell. One large cell in between for cover art, text, etc. Again, dotted lines for cutting an folding guides, you can also just paste in a scanned file and size it to fit.

I don’t have the DVD version tweaked in yet but the CD version is attached.

CDCOVERS.zip (2.34 KB)


#7

there is a site called cdcovers.cc i have heard about and a program called acoustica cd label maker


#8

try cover xp


#9

Wobble mentioned cdcovers.cc but it deserves mentioning again as it is a pretty good site. They have a huge library of covers and often, you can get the covers/dvd disg graphics from special editions that are much cooler than scanning your originals (though the labeling wont match the content).


#10

I just ceated a template in MS publisher for DVD insert and use cdcovers.cc for the images. Hasn’t failed me yet. If you go to the FAQ they have templates for other progs too, Photoshop, publisher etc.


#11

Hi thanks yes i have all the above mentioned,i want to create my own ie camcorder dvd’s from my hols etc.I am looking for a site(s)THAT I CAN ENTER MY OWN TEXT AND IMAGES ONTO THE COVER WHICH I CAN THEN PRINT,sorry about the capitals.Ie front cover,side cover and back???Any help please. :bow:


#12

Do you have MS Publisher or any other DTP programme? If so just creat your own template using page settings to create a custom page. Take the measurements from a commercial DVD insert and that will give you what you need.

You could try nero label creator and see if that will do the job, it comes as part of the package. The only problem I have had with it, and I am sure someone here will tell you how to solve it, is getting the case label to print in portrait, it just seems to stay in landscape and thus cuts off part of the print.


#13

[QUOTE=Icy Mt.;1419975]I use 8.5 x 14" paper (legal size). You can print DVD case size covers on this with any printer. I get perfect size jewel case and DVD covers every time by using Microsoft Excel (although I suppose the Open Office version would work). I’ll use the CD case as an example.

For the front cover/fold over insert I tweaked two cells on a spreadsheet until they were just the perfect size to fit the case when printed. Used the cell format to put a faint dotted line around those cells for a scissors and folding guide. Then you just paste in the cover art and size it to fit the cell. Text can be entered and formatted in the second cell, just remember that Alt-Enter gets you a new line in a cell and turn on Wrap Text.

For the inside cover/spines I tweaked three cells, two thin ones for the spine label using the Rotate Text in the format cell. One large cell in between for cover art, text, etc. Again, dotted lines for cutting an folding guides, you can also just paste in a scanned file and size it to fit.

I don’t have the DVD version tweaked in yet but the CD version is attached.[/QUOTE]

Awesome! just what i needed.
thanks :flower:


#14

Has anyone found out how to get a DVD template?

I can’t find it anywhere!!!


#15

There are a few free label printing programs that work well for this. Or are you looking for a particular template for a program that you already own?


#16

[QUOTE=write2matthew;2668097]Has anyone found out how to get a DVD template?

I can’t find it anywhere!!![/QUOTE]

This request is confusing at best? What are you asking about and what are you referring to? If you did look up to Post #3 wobbler did give some sites to look for covers but not knowing what your asking about or talking about doesn’t help narrow done what your trying to ask for.


#17

[QUOTE=write2matthew;2668097]Has anyone found out how to get a DVD template?

I can’t find it anywhere!!![/QUOTE]

I haven’t tried this myself but if it’s a cover designer you’re after then this freeware package seems to do everything you could want.

[B]Wombler[/B]