Podcast cover art is a very important piece of podcast marketing. It helps your podcast stand out in iTunes. It makes you look more professional.
It may even get you featured. Yes, really!
Apple’s guidelines specifically say that they won’t feature any podcasts with cover art with “pixelation, artifacts, high-contrast background art, blurry or hard crops (unless stylistic), or other style issues”. So take note here.
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Here’s his personal selection of the best-designed podcast cover art. Enjoy!
Here it is, a selection of gorgeous podcast cover art. Hope you’re feeling inspired!
To recap, here are some of the guidelines for creating podcast images:
- Use JPEG or PNG file format and RGB colour space
- Minimum size 1400 x 1400 pixels
- Do not use any official Apple’s imagery (not even a photo of iPhone)
- Make sure art looks good and is readable even at thumbnail sizes
- Here are some tricks you can use to make your design look better
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