How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

If you are selling digital products online, then there’s a time that you need to create a DVD cover for your audio or video product. Although you can ask a designer to have it done for you, this may not be the best option if you’re just starting out.

Today we will create a DVD cover that you can use on your Digital Products; we will start everything from scratch. I hope you’re ready.

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  • Program: Adobe Photoshop CS5 (lower version will do)
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Estimated Time: 30 minutes – 1 hour

What We Will Create Today

dvd cover How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

Sources Used:

  1. Bebas Font

Step 1

Open your canvas CTRL + N and set the size to 450px by 350px.

canvas How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

Grab your Rounded Rectangular Tool (U), on your menu set the radius to 3px.

radius menu How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

Step 2

Create a book-like shape like the one below.

dvd body How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

In Layers Palette, Right Click > Blending Options > Inner Glow, set the color to #fbfbfb and size to 1px.

dvd main dropshadow How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

In Gradient Overlay, copy the colors below and hit OK.

dvd main gradient How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

Stroke size is 1px, color #000000.

dvd body stroke How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

Step 3

Create a new layer (CTRL + SHIFT + N) name this one cover-body. Fill it with #ff9208. Filter > Noise > add Noise and select 1px.

dvd main body How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

Step 4

Create a new layer, name light layer. Grab Elliptical Marquee Tool (M) and draw a circle, fill this one with #ffffff.

dvd light How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

Select Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set it on 10% hit OK, experiment with layers Opacity. You should have the same image as below.

dvd light complete How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

I added some text, I use Bebas 23pt color is #fffffff.

dvd text How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

Step 5

On text layer’s Drop Shadow, set the color to #ac5f0f distance and size set to 1px.

dvd dropshadow text How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

You’ll have something like the one below. I added a new text; I use Arial 13pt Regular #e07a05.

dvd text small How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

Step 6

Drop Shadow’s Blend Mode is set to normal, color #ffffff and distance and size is set to 1px.

dvd dropshadow textsmall How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

Inner Shadow’s color is set to #e17f0f and distance, size are set to 1px as well.

dvd innershadow textsmall How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

Step 7

Now on Stroke, set the size to 1px and color is #ffffff, Opacity 10%.

dvd textsmall How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

You’ll have something like this one; notice the sunken effect on the text.

dvd cover complete How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

Step 8

Now create a new layer (CTRL + SHIFT + N), name this one ribbon. Grab your Marquee Tool (M) and draw a rectangle same as below.

dvd free How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

Fill it with color (it doesn’t matter what color) and press CTRL + T and rotate it like the one below.

dvd free setup How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

Now, hold CTRL and click cover-body layer and hit CTRL + SHIFT + I. After that, hit delete key on your keyboard.

dvd delete excess How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

It will delete the excess part on the cover-body layer. Neat trick

dvd excess deleted How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

Step 9

On Inner Glow, color is #ffffff, size is 1px the rest are default.

dvd free innerglow How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

In Gradient Color Settings, copy the colors below and hit OK.

dvd free gradientcolors How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

Follow the Gradient Settings as shown below.

dvd free gradientsettings How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

Step 10

On Stroke, set the size to 1px and color #8bb148.

dvd free stroke How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

This is what we have so far, but we’re close!

dvd free bgcomplete How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

Step 11

I added some text; I use Bebas 18pt color #fffffff.

dvd free text How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

Step 12

In Drop Shadow, set the color to 8cb149; distance and size to 1px.

dvd free text dropshadow How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

DVD Disc

Step 13

We are done with the DVD cover, now it’s time to create the DVD Disc. Grab your Ellipse Tool (U) and hold SHIFT while dragging your mouse to get a perfect circle. Name the layer dvd-body.

dvd disk How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

Step 14

Select Inner Glow and set the color to #fffffff and size to 1px.

dvd disk innershadow How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

Gradient color settings just copy the one above and hit OK.

dvd disk gradientcolor How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

Gradient Overlay settings, Reverse and select Reflected on style.

dvd disk gradientsettings How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

In Stroke, change the color to #9e590a and size to 1px.

dvd disk stroke How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

Step 15

Create a new circle, same step as above. Name this layer as 2nd circle. This will make our disc more realistic.

dvd disk insidesphere How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

Step 16

Right Click on dvd-body layer and select copy layer style, go to your newly created circle (2nd circle) and right click > paste copy style layer. Saves us a lot of time

dvd disk insidesphere complete How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

Step 17

Create another small circle, name this layer hole. Hold CTRL + Left Click the 2nd circle layer and press Delete.

dvd disk hole How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

In our hole layer, select Drop Shadow color #ffffff and distance & size to 1px.

dvd disk hole dropshadow How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

Step 18

On Inner Shadow, color #000000, distance and size to 1px.

dvd disk hole innershadow How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

Now we have this clean disc image, looking good!

dvd disk complete How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

Step 19

Duplicate the text on the cover and change the color to #e3830c. Copy the layer style of the “Step by Step guide” text and paste it on the text (the one on the disc, remember?) that we are working on. Right Click > Rasterize this will convert the text into an image; now Rotate the image (CTRL + T).

dvd disk text How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

Step 20

Hold CTRL + Click and CTRL + J, and then press delete. You should have a 2 layer of text image; name this layer text-inside. We will duplicate the image text inside the 2nd layer and style it.

dvd disk text selected How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

Step 21

On our text-inside layer, change the color on Drop Shadow; same with distance and size.

dvd disk text dropshadow How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

Inner Shadow’s color #535353 and distance, size change to 1px.

dvd disk text innershadow How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

Stroke’s color #fecb8d and size to 1px.

2dvd disk stroke How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

Step 22

And we are done with the disc! Just to add some shadow detail, grab Marquee Tool (M) and draw a thin rectangle below the DVD cover.

dvd shadow How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

In Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur set it to 10% and your opacity to 40%. This will make the cover float!

dvd shadow complete How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

And we are done! Creating a DVD Cover wasn’t hard after all; this is really helpful if you are selling online like E-books, Coaching videos and other Internet Marketing Products which I am not familiar with.

dvd cover How To Create a DVD Cover For Your Digital Product

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial, as much as I did! Keep experimenting with colors, textures and Blending Options to achieve the effect that you want.

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