Highlighted

Project settings for an album cover that will be digital and vinyl print?

Community Beginner ,
Sep 07, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

The vinyl pressing recommends 300dpi. There are templates, but they are for CMYK and for both the front and back covers together.

 

My understanding is that I should create the RGB version for digital first because it's easier to make a CMYK version from RGB than to go from CMYK to RGB.

 

Also, I'd prefer to design the front and back covers separately. 

 

So, what should my settings be when starting the project? It sounds like 3600x3600 would be the exact size for a 12" LP jacket, but I assume I should start bigger to be safe. I also assume that if I make it too big that my (good gaming) computer might stat struggling after many layers. Is 5000x5000 a good safe compromise? 300 pixels/inch, 8-bit?

 

Like this? 

Topics

How to

Views

23

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more

Project settings for an album cover that will be digital and vinyl print?

Community Beginner ,
Sep 07, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

The vinyl pressing recommends 300dpi. There are templates, but they are for CMYK and for both the front and back covers together.

 

My understanding is that I should create the RGB version for digital first because it's easier to make a CMYK version from RGB than to go from CMYK to RGB.

 

Also, I'd prefer to design the front and back covers separately. 

 

So, what should my settings be when starting the project? It sounds like 3600x3600 would be the exact size for a 12" LP jacket, but I assume I should start bigger to be safe. I also assume that if I make it too big that my (good gaming) computer might stat struggling after many layers. Is 5000x5000 a good safe compromise? 300 pixels/inch, 8-bit?

 

Like this? 

Topics

How to

Views

24

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more

Have something to add?

Join the conversation