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Help: Designing a Label with the Random Design Generator

With the Random Design Generator, you can build a custom CD/DVD design fast. It's also a fun way to get ideas for your designs and to preview the many design options built into DiscLabel.

Step 1: Open a Blank Design

Choose File > New Blank Design from the main menu, or use the keyboard shortcut Command + Option + N.

blank edit window

The name "Untitled" will appear in the list of designs on the left. You can rename the design by typing a new name.

Step 2: Open the Random Design Generator

  1. Click Random random design in the bottom of the DiscLabel design screen.
  2. The Random Design palette opens.
    random design
  3. Click the Randomize All button to start. A randomly-generated design will appear.
    random design
  4. Continue to click "Randomize All" until you see a design you like.
  5. You can also selectively generate new components of the design by clicking on the Randomize button for Background Image, Background Effect, Text Color, Font, or Text Format.
  6. You can always get back to the previous state if you liked it better by selecting Edit > Undo or typing Command + Z.

Step 3: Importing iTunes Track Information

DiscLabel can easily import track information from iTunes, including song titles and artist names.

Step 4: Inserting Additional Images, Clip Art, Drawing Objects

  • To import images (from iPhoto, the Finder, or other sources), see "Importing Images".
  • To add clip art, see "Using Clip Art".
  • To add rectangles, ellipses, lines, scribbles and polygon shapes, see "Drawing Objects" for an overview of the drawing tools available in DiscLabel.

Step 5: Printing

Once you are satisfied with the changes you've made to your design, you're ready to print. Click Printing printing button to switch into Print Mode.

  • See "Selecting Print Media for instructions on selecting the CD labels, jewel case inserts or other media that you want to print your designs to.
  • See "Print Setup and Printing" for instructions on placing your designs into the media for printing.




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