Podcast Cover Design and the needed PSD not only demands skill of designing but also a good idea about many small technical points including screen resolutions. In the previous article, we described all the details about Podcasting Audio and Video. Now, in the production phase, we need to consider very minute yet quite important points which are not very easy to change once the setup is done. This guide on Podcast Cover Design Tips is practical and shows you cost effective ways.
Podcast Cover Design Tips : PSD Template Resource and Minute Points
There will be no meaning if we supply a Podcast Cover Design Tips PSD there is nothing written – simply because a square cover needs to be of your brand. Frankly we will give the essential tips which will either help you to :
- Hire a designer and get a PSD
- Or – create a PSD and generate the required file yourself
Frankly, the format is square format and you can download a basic Podcast Cover Design Template from my deviantArt profile (it is fully free). It is a Square of 3000×3000 Pixels size @ 300 dpi with Guides. The guide lines will give you a good idea about where the main content will be.
Podcast Cover Design Tips
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You will see the suggested size is 1400×1400-pixel in JPG format. Our template is over 200% bigger. The higher resolution is very very important for the Retina displays. You can definitely start with a 1400×1400-pixel sized PSD but, considering a 27″ Retina display, the smallest pixelated areas can make it looking unprofessional. You will first save in JPEG and then again open it, save it as PNG to check any difference in quality or appearance.
A good cover art is a step ahead of getting close to the heart and attention of the viewers – it should speak about the seriousness of the makers behind. We will suggest to use PSD / Raster based design instead of using any Photograph as a part of the design. It is important to check the result as thumbnail – like that of 50×50 pixel size – it should look clean, not confusing.