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General Cover Creator Help
Cover Creator for DVDs
Cover Creator Image Gallery
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General Cover Creator Help

What is Cover Creator?

Cover Creator is an interactive online tool that allows you to quickly and easily create a professional looking artwork for your DVD. Choose one of our template designs as a starting point, customize it by adding a cover image and details, and in a few short minutes your artwork will be ready to submit.

How to use Cover Creator

  1. To use Cover Creator, select to Build Your Cover Online in the title setup workflow and click Launch Cover Creator.
  2. Select the template you wish to use as a starting point and click OK.
  3. The left hand navigation bar will guide you through the list of tasks for customizing your artwork. Select the task bar you wish to edit, and follow the instructions to complete the task. Click Apply to see the changes to your artwork and stay on the current task, or Next to apply your changes and then move on to the next step.
  4. Some tasks, such as the subtitle, are optional. If you do not want to include optional tasks in your artwork, simply open the task, uncheck the Visible box and click Next.
  5. Once you've completed all tasks, click Submit Artwork to save your work.
  6. To edit your artwork at a later date, return to title setup for your project and click the Edit link.

Task Icons

The following icons will help guide you through Cover Creator.

Icon Description
[No Icon]

This task is not yet complete.

Pass 

This task is complete.
You've successfully completed this task. If you want to make any changes, click on the task name to expand the pane.

Pass but with warning 

This task is complete, but with a warning.
This task has been marked as complete but contains a warning message that may require your attention. To review the warning and make any necessary changes, click on the task name to expand the pane.

Failed

There is a problem with this task.
To find out more information about the problem with this task and instructions on how to fix it, click the task name to expand the pane.

Apply

This task contains unsaved text.
This task contains new or revised text that has not been saved and the preview of your artwork has not yet been updated. To complete this task, click the Apply or Next button.

Progress

Task update in progress.
A task, such as a file upload, is currently in progress.


Cover Creator for DVDs

DVD Project Icons

There are two artwork components for DVDs:

Icon Description
Full Wrap Artwork 

Full Wrap Artwork - A single piece of artwork, which wraps around an Amaray-style DVD case to create the front, spine, and back cover.

Disc Face

Disc Face - The artwork printed directly on the DVD.

DVD Tasks

Here are descriptions of the key DVD tasks to help get you started. Keep in mind that not all tasks are included with every DVD template.

Themes

A theme consists of a set of fonts and optional images to be used with your artwork.

Background Images

You have three options for your DVD's cover and disc face images: use the default template image from your chosen theme, upload your own image, or choose an image from our Image Gallery.

Title

Cover Creator automatically populates the title you provided when you set up your project. If you change the title name on your artwork, you may need to contact support to have it changed in your account.


Cover Creator Image Gallery

What is the Cover Creator Image Gallery?

The Image Gallery is a collection of photos available for use with Cover Creator. Use the photos from the Image Gallery at no charge with your Cover Creator artwork on products published with CreateSpace.

Not all images in the gallery are the appropriate size for every design. We'll only offer you images that are the right dimension for the design and trim size you have selected.

How to use the Image Gallery

  1. From Cover Creator, open an image task such as front cover image.
  2. Click Use one of our images to open the Image Gallery.
  3. Browse the gallery by clicking through the image categories, or look for something more specific by using the search box.
  4. After finding an image for your artwork, click Use this image to populate it to your artwork.

Need Additional Help?


Visit our Community to read tips from other authors about using Cover Creator. You can also visit our Help Pages to search for specific solutions to your questions.