Design an Awesome Album Cover in Canva

Use Canva's free album / CD cover maker to create incredible covers for all of your albums, podcasts and music tracks in as little as a few minutes!

Create a New Album Cover

Access professional designs for free

Are you an artist or DJ uploading original sounds to SoundCloud, a new band releasing your first album, or a seasoned public speaker hoping to take your podcast to new heights? If so, you’ll be no stranger to the task of self-promotion.

Canva’s album cover maker helps you design awesome album covers to promote your music or audio, even without any graphic design experience. Our library of album cover layouts has been created by professional designers, making it as simple for you as a few clicks to create a high quality designs. Customize the fonts, images, colors and filters to create an album cover that reflects your identity as an artist.

Creating amazing album covers in Canva is ridiculously easy

  1. Open Canva and select the "Album Cover" design type
  2. Choose from hundreds of professionally designed layouts
  3. Upload your own photos or choose from over 1 million stock images
  4. Fix your images, add stunning filters and edit text
  5. Save and share

Personalize your music cover with your own images

Played an awesome gig recently? Know a talented photographer? If you use your own images on your album cover, it will be 100% free. You can also choose from Canva’s library of over 1 million premium images, graphics and illustrations  – all priced at just $1 each. Once you publish your design, there are no additional charges or fees.

Build a following on music communities

If you’re an artist who uploads a large amount of tracks to hosting platforms like SoundCloud, you’ll need an image for each original piece of music. Canva’s album cover library allows you to create original designs in as little as 5 minutes, allowing you to build your following on music communities and free up more time to make music!

Promote new music

Update your social media fans about new albums or tracks as your design in Canva! Simply click the ‘Share’ button to post your design straight to your social media account.


You can edit and save your album / CD cover as many times as you like. If you create an album cover you’re proud of, use it as a layout! Every time you create a new design it will appear in the ‘My Designs’ section of your Canva homepage.

You can also access all your designs on your mobile devices. Just add Canva to your iPhone, iPad or Android devices. They’re free to download from the App Store or Google Play.

Collaboration is a useful function if you want to work with your band or another graphic designer. To allow other people to edit your design, simply tick the box next to ‘Share/email as an editable design’. This will give them access to edit your design in their personal Canva account.

Any designs that use paid elements from our library are limited to a print run of 2000 copies. If you’re only using your design for online purposes, you can use it as many times as you like.