Starting the next hit podcast is a lot easier said than done. There’s so many different things to consider. What topics will you speak about? Will you have guest speakers? But ultimately, a major part of your podcast pilot will be your eyecatching podcast cover! Having the right image can majorly attract listeners to check out your pod. Now making a fun image for this may seem like a complex task. But thanks to the simple-to-use tools on Picsart, creating this pic will be a walk in the park!
Setting Your Visual Stage
Now before we dive into the making process, it’s important that you have got a solid idea of the essence of your podcast. The better of an idea you have about the overall vibe of your show, the better suited you image will be. If you are going for a fun and lighthearted style, then having a cover photo reflecting that makes the most sense. Think of the podcast Saving Grace. The show consists of hilarious conversations between Grace and her many iconic celebrity guests. So naturally, the cover photo for the podcast is fun and colorful – a complete match to the energy of the show! Having the right visuals is the perfect way to engage with potential listeners and your collective audience alike!
The Picsart Play
Okay, enough chit chat. Lets get creating! If you go to Picsart, you should create your canvas to be 3000 X 3000 pixels. This is the most common and practical size for a cover image fit for a podcast. Now this next step is completely up to you. You can either stick with your blank canvas and start creating from scratch. Or, you can select one of our pre-made templates that you can edit and alter however you like. If you go to the Templates section and click Podcast Cover under the search bar, you will be shown all of our wonderful options. Either way, the next step in this is to decide what your color palette should be. It’s important to make sure that the color choice resonates with your podcast’s vibe and theme. An exciting show filled with humor and spontaneity with a plain grey background? I don’t think! If you don’t just want a plain color, we also have a wide range of Premium backgrounds that are available for commercial use. So totally check those out too! Fancy making your own background? We have an AI Background Generator that can help with that. Just describe what you want, choose a color and then an art style and you’re good to go!
Text and Typography
Once you are settled on your background choice, it’s now time to add some writing. Research has shown that the most successful podcast covers typically include 3 things:
If you already have a logo designed for your show, this is really the time to show it off. Your podcast’s name is a key piece of information that should be front and center; your logo is a great way to do that! If not – using one of our many font options to include the name of your show is equally as impactful. It’s important to remember that whatever writing you include should be legible. Especially as your cover image will mostly be viewed on smaller screens. Like everything before, it’s a good suggestion to make sure that your font matches your podcast’s brand. It’s also good to think creatively about it. Plain and simple text is very common, so why not choose something more unique!
Now once you’ve added whatever text you want, there are still endless possibilities for what else you can add. If you have a picture you want to add, simply tap Uploads and add it to the cover. If you want to use something from our Library, check out our Premium Photos and Stickers! With these seemingly endless options you can browse to your heart’s content. Want to include custom imagery? Our AI tools can help you with that. Whether it’s our Sticker Creator or Image Generator, we have plenty of of tools for creating imagery from scratch.
Now for some final touches, we have a number of fun filters and effects that can really give your cover a polished look. If you browse through our FX section you can find many color and art style alterations that can really give your image a unique shine! This is also a good time to make sure that all of your individual components are aligned and well balanced. This is vital for making sure everything looks aesthetically pleasing. All that’s left to do now is for you to save your completed work! Just click export and you’re ready to upload on your podcast platforms. Make sure to share your new creation on social media! It’s the perfect way to create buzz around your show!
Picsart provides endless possibilities for making whatever you want, with our user friendly tools available at the click of a button. Podcas’s aren’t always easy, but we will always make sure that your designing process is as simple as possible.
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