How to design an album cover
Most albums with simple covers, such as leather or fabric, require no design. Other covers, such as photo or acrylic covers, may require a design. Pixellu SmartAlbums 2020 does not support cover design at this time but it is a feature that we are working on incorporating in the future. However, you can simply design one custom-sized spread, and export it as if it was the cover. To do this, start a new project in SmartAlbums and follow these steps:
- Click on the Custom tab in the Choose Album Specifications window.
- Enter "300" for the DPI.
- Enter the width and height of the cover dimensions specified by your print lab. Every album company and album type has different cover specifications; please contact your lab for exact cover dimensions for the album you intend to order.
- Click Next and design a single spread as if it were the cover.