How to create perfect playlist cover art for free using Canva

Designing eye-catching cover art for your playlist or album is free and easy with Canva. Pick a template, add images and text, and personalize your design.

By default, Spotify cover your playlists with the album art of the first four tracks you added. Adding a custom cover art allows your playlist to be totally personalized and standout. This is great for gifting a special someone a playlist or to give your own playlist a unique touch. As a promotional tool, perhaps you could create a compilation playlist with a snappy name and throw in a couple of your own tracks.

For those without a graphic design background, creating a cover art for your playlist may seem daunting but it needn’t be. Canva has a whole section of its site dedicated to designing album covers. It’s free to use and easy to get started. Hundreds of professional looking templates, drag and drop elements, customizable fonts/colours/filters, let’s you focus on the music while Canva takes care of the design.

Click here to get started on Canva.


You can now upload a playlist coverart straight from your phone.

Remember, if you’re designing cover art to add to a RouteNote release, there are a couple of rules you need to follow.

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    Creating Spotify playlists has a unique magic to it. I love doing that. And making a perfect cover that symbolizes the mood and everything is just ohhh yeaaaah!!! It’s honestly the best. If you want to know more about creating an outstanding Spotify cover image as well as some secret tips for Spotify playlist cover you should check out this blog post. I am sure it will help you a bunch. Click on my name or somewhere will be link to get you there

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