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Help: Designing Labels Using a Template

Step 1: Choosing a Template

  1. Choose File > New Design from the main menu, or use the keyboard shortcut Command + N. The New Design window opens.

    new template
  2. Choose a template design from the list on the left. You can filter the list of templates displayed by choosing a category (e.g. Business/Professional, Music) from the dropdown menu above the list.
  3. Once you've selected a template design, all the available design elements are displayed on the right.
    Note: the first time you select any particular template, a little progress bar will appear while DiscLabel downloads the content of the template from the internet and stores it on your computer.
  4. Click Choose. The Edit window will open with your chosen template designs displayed. The name "Untitled" will appear in the list of designs on the left. You can rename the design by typing a new name.

edit design

Step 2: Adding iTunes Track Information

DiscLabel can easily add track information from iTunes, including song titles and artist names. Most templates have text fields that are set up to display tracks when you have selected a playlist to import.

Step 3: Adding, Formatting and Deleting Text in Your Template Design

  • You can add additional text to any template. See "Adding Text" for options.
  • You can change font, size and color of text areas in DiscLabel templates. See "Formatting Text".
  • To delete the text areas in a template, select the area and click Delete.

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

  • To import images (from iPhoto, the Finder, or other sources), see "Importing Images" for instructions.
  • To add clip art, see "Using Clip Art" for instructions.
  • 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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