Best Blu-ray Deals

Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
The Avengers (Blu-ray)
$9.96
Deadwood: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
$58.99
Entourage: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
$96.99
Treme: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
$64.99
Guardians of the Galaxy 3D (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 3D (Blu-ray)
$19.99
X-Men Collection (Blu-ray)
$60.58
Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
$89.99
Rise of the Guardians 3D (Blu-ray)
$9.99
Sons of Anarchy: Seasons 1-6 (Blu-ray)
$119.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3D (Blu-ray)
$69.99
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Dragon Ball Z: Season 8 (Blu-ray)
$25.89
Big Hero 6 (Blu-ray)
$19.99
The Dark Knight Trilogy (Blu-ray)
$39.00
The Maze Runner (Blu-ray)
$19.99
COLLECT WATCH TRACK RATE REVIEW APP
Manage your own movie collection and always keep it with you with our Apps. Price track movies and get price drop notifications instantly. Become a member to take full advantage of all site features.
GET STARTED
Old 07-29-2010, 09:37 PM   #1
notman notman is offline
Active Member
 
Nov 2008
509
173
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.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2010, 09:43 PM   #2
kpkelley kpkelley is offline
Blu-ray Ninja
 
kpkelley's Avatar
 
Aug 2007
Framingham, MA
1394
149
Default

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.
Pioneer Elite KURO PRO-1150HD
Sony Playstation 4
Oppo BDP-83
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2010, 09:57 PM   #3
notman notman is offline
Active Member
 
Nov 2008
509
173
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kpkelley View Post
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.

Thanks.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2010, 10:00 PM   #4
BluLobsta BluLobsta is offline
Power Member
 
BluLobsta's Avatar
 
Dec 2008
Rhode Island
88
220
2
Default

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

and

OpenOffice

LR TV: Samsung UN46B6000 BR TV: Samsung UN32EH5300
LR BD: Sony BDP-S350 BR BD: Sony PS3 120GB
DVR: TiVo TCD652160 HD DVR
HT Audio/Video: Onkyo TX-SR606
Fronts: Polk TSi400s Center: Polk RM8C Surrounds: ADS L570s Sub: MartinLogan 10-Inch Dynamo
BR HT/Mac/CD Audio: Peachtree Audio Nova BR Fronts: Polk R150s
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2010, 05:04 AM   #5
OrlandoEastwood OrlandoEastwood is online now
Blu-ray Champion
 
OrlandoEastwood's Avatar
 
Jun 2008
Mexico, OH
76
545
2
85
24
Default

The GIMP! It's a free program that's like photoshop. I used it for my time as a custom cover designer.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2010, 06:57 PM   #6
BluMedia BluMedia is offline
New Member
 
Apr 2009
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
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2010, 02:43 AM   #7
notman notman is offline
Active Member
 
Nov 2008
509
173
Default

Shouldn't that post be deleted for everyone's safety?
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2010, 03:02 AM   #8
notman notman is offline
Active Member
 
Nov 2008
509
173
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hatter View Post
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.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2013, 04:05 PM   #9
IndyMLVC IndyMLVC is online now
Blu-ray Ninja
 
IndyMLVC's Avatar
 
Oct 2010
New York City, NY
2
546
67
13
Default

Apologies for digging up such an old thread but are there any options for this? Was looking to make a few of my own.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2013, 05:14 AM   #10
OrlandoEastwood OrlandoEastwood is online now
Blu-ray Champion
 
OrlandoEastwood's Avatar
 
Jun 2008
Mexico, OH
76
545
2
85
24
Default

The Gimp. 3118x1748 for the dimensions. The front and back covers are 1490. 3118 - 2980 = 138 for the spine.
  Reply With Quote
Thanks given by:
KrugerIndustrial (06-09-2014)
Old 11-19-2013, 12:11 PM   #11
IndyMLVC IndyMLVC is online now
Blu-ray Ninja
 
IndyMLVC's Avatar
 
Oct 2010
New York City, NY
2
546
67
13
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by OrlandoEastwood View Post
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!
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2014, 09:29 PM   #12
Tomsm Tomsm is offline
Junior Member
 
Tomsm's Avatar
 
Apr 2014
Default

I use specialized software to create and print labels for CDs. Despite the fact that it is cheap, it has great functionality and support
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2014, 12:57 AM   #13
prerich prerich is offline
Moderator
 
prerich's Avatar
 
Dec 2007
41
1
2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by notman View Post
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!
Klipsch Cornwall L/R, Klipsch Heresy center, Definitive Technology BP2's (x4) rear, Wharfedale sw380 Subs (x2), SVS 16-46 CS (X2) 2-8 inch transmission line Subs (rear), Yamaha power Amps mx830 (x2), Adcom 5503 3 channel power amp, Behringer EP4000 Power amp, BD HTPC, Xonar Essence ST/H6 modified Burson Supreme Discreet Opamps, Da-lite 16:9 106" Screen, BenQ 3D Projector, LG 55 inch LED TV.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2014, 12:02 AM   #14
Jimmy Bro Jimmy Bro is online now
Senior Member
 
Jimmy Bro's Avatar
 
Jan 2011
362
70
14
Send a message via MSN to Jimmy Bro Send a message via Skype™ to Jimmy Bro
Default

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.
  Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Blu-ray Forum > Blu-ray > Blu-ray PCs, Laptops, Drives, Media and Software


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:01 AM.