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Old 07-29-2010, 08:37 PM   #1
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Default Software for making blu-ray covers?

My apologies if this has been addressed somewhere before, but I tried to search and couldn't find anything.

I am looking for a decent program that will make blu-ray covers. I like to record certain HDTV shows to AVCHD and would like to store them with my blu-ray discs. (I only record stuff that doesn't come out on blu-ray or at least DVD.) I'm not very artistic but I would like to at least have some text on the cases so I can identify what the discs are from the cover. I have searched the web several times and I have come up empty-handed with one exception. That exception was Ashampoo Cover Stuido 2, but it costs $20 and I didn't think it was very good from when I used a trial version of it. I may settle on that, but I don't want to.
Most things that come up in search results are only for DVD and CD cases, but the page has the word "blu-ray" on it somewhere. I would even be happy with just a Word document template, but I don't know how to design one.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:43 PM   #2
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The standard would be Photoshop, but that is expensive. You could go with Corel PaintShop Pro, which is significantly cheaper, but still costs a pretty penny.

Make sure to download a template for a blu-ray cover, or create your own. There is a Custom Cover group as well as a dedicated thread which you should peruse.

I use CoverXP to print my blu-ray covers.
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:57 PM   #3
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The standard would be Photoshop, but that is expensive. You could go with Corel PaintShop Pro, which is significantly cheaper, but still costs a pretty penny.

Make sure to download a template for a blu-ray cover, or create your own. There is a Custom Cover group as well as a dedicated thread which you should peruse.

I use CoverXP to print my blu-ray covers.
Thanks for the info.
I see lots of amazing cover art pieces, but is there something with just the correct dimensions where I can edit the text and maybe paste a picture into to make a simple cover for a TV show? I'm not trying to have custom covers for movies I buy.

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Old 07-29-2010, 09:00 PM   #4
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I'm a firm believer in Open Source stuff, since most of us aren't corporations that have the cash to shell out for Illustrator, Photoshop, etc. and most of the time it is perfectly suitable for general use. Check out...

Scribus

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OpenOffice

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The GIMP! It's a free program that's like photoshop. I used it for my time as a custom cover designer.
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Old 07-31-2010, 05:57 PM   #6
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Default Making Blu-ray covers - Open Office Draw

You might want to try the free download of Open Office Draw at openoffice.org and then go to Open Office Templates and there is a Blu-ray case insert cover template there
It is compatible with the Legal size Blu-ray cover sheets found at cleareyesmedia.com or professionallabel.com
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:43 AM   #7
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Shouldn't that post be deleted for everyone's safety?
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Old 08-11-2010, 02:02 AM   #8
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Read the sticky. No discussion about the circumvention of BD+ protection or other similar protection schemes. Your post was also not even thread related either. Mod please delete post.
He was even banned, so I don't know why the post wasn't deleted.
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Old 11-16-2013, 03:05 PM   #9
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Apologies for digging up such an old thread but are there any options for this? Was looking to make a few of my own.
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Old 11-18-2013, 04:14 AM   #10
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The Gimp. 3118x1748 for the dimensions. The front and back covers are 1490. 3118 - 2980 = 138 for the spine.
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Old 11-19-2013, 11:11 AM   #11
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The Gimp. 3118x1748 for the dimensions. The front and back covers are 1490. 3118 - 2980 = 138 for the spine.
Great! I'll give it a shot today and see if I can do anything decent. Thank you so much!
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Old 05-23-2014, 08:29 PM   #12
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I use specialized software to create and print labels for CDs. Despite the fact that it is cheap, it has great functionality and support
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He was even banned, so I don't know why the post wasn't deleted.
It's gone now I didn't see it before - once I saw it, deleted it!
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Use Photoshop, get the correct dimensions for a cover, and then place guides in the middle for the spine, then just save that document to use as a template.
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Old 02-02-2015, 11:51 PM   #15
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Default Software to make Blu-Ray Inserts

guys, i've found a link to FREE Photoshop and other Adobe Products.
I just downloaded all of mine and the serial numbers listed still work as of today, not sure how long the serials will still work for. its was posted on 12/2/14 and as of today its been 2 months free.

http://dailysoftwaregiveaway.com/ado...-cs2-giveaway/

Have Fun Creating!!
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I've been using Photoshop CS2 for the last nine years, and haven't had any serious issues with it. I first learned the basics on the 7.0 version in college, and most of it carried over easily.
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That link isn't really for a 'free' copy. It clearly states that the links and serial numbers are for users who had previously purchased the software.

With that being said... you can get a fully legit and legal copy of Photoshop (And Lightroom) for $10.00 a month. You can't go wrong there at all in my mind. For the cost of a second run Blu-Ray you can go legit!

https://creative.adobe.com/plans/photography
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Old 02-04-2015, 02:50 AM   #18
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I've never had the software before. And my software activated and registered just fine.
I downloaded almost all those programs and they activated just fine for me.

So I must have gotten lucky then to have it work for me.
I'm sorry for wasting people's time. I'm sorry to have even mentioned the download. I'm sorry I was trying to help others out.
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Old 02-05-2015, 03:30 AM   #19
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I've never had the software before. And my software activated and registered just fine.
I downloaded almost all those programs and they activated just fine for me.

So I must have gotten lucky then to have it work for me.
I'm sorry for wasting people's time. I'm sorry to have even mentioned the download. I'm sorry I was trying to help others out.
I think you missed the point... luck had anything to do with the links working for you, the link you've provided is clearly a link to working software with a working registration code but the page also says not to use it unless you've previously purchased the software in the past.

If you are using the software with the codes from that site you are using it without permission from Adobe. Your attempt to 'help others out' will surely be appreciated by those who don't like to pay for software... and I'm pretty sure that is most people on the internet I posted a link to the site where you can obtain Photoshop legally, for the minority of people who prefer to support the development of software and the people who create it.
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