How to Make DVD Labels With Powerpoint

By Paul Kemp

There is a large number of programs available for purchase for creating CD or DVD labels, but you may already have software on your computer that is capable of doing this. Using a combination of shape and formatting tools, you can design and customize your own DVD label in Microsoft PowerPoint in just a few simple steps.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Digital image(s)

Step 1

Launch PowerPoint and create a new project either in the project gallery or by selecting “File > New Presentation” from the application menu. Delete the existing slide elements by clicking on them to select them and hitting the “Backspace” (“Delete” on a Mac) key.

Step 2

Select “Insert > Shape” and select the circle from the object palette. Click and drag out a circle on the slide while holding the “Shift” key. Right-click (Ctrl + click on a Mac) on the shape and select “Format Shape” from the flyout menu that appears.

Step 3

Select “Size” from the left-hand column of the “Format Shape” dialogue box. Enter “118mm” in the “Height” and “Width” fields of the “Size and Rotate” section. Set the “Height” and “Weight” fields in the “Scale” section to 100%.

Step 4

Move to the “Fill” options in the left-hand column of the dialogue box. Select a color for your DVD label or select the “Picture” column and click the “Choose a Picture” button to apply a photograph from your computer to the circle. Click “OK.”

Step 5

Select “View > Guides > Snap to Grid” and position the circle at the center of the slide. A grid will appear while you are dragging the circle near the center and the shape will snap to the center when it dragged nearby.

Step 6

Repeat Step 2. Select “Size” from the left-hand column and enter “18mm” in both the “Width” and “Height” fields. Set the scale “Width” and “Height” to 100%. Select “Fill” from the left-hand column and check the “Slide Background Fill” box. Click “OK” and drag this circle to the center of the slide.

Step 7

Select “Insert > Text Box” and place a text box inside the DVD label by clicking and dragging in the space between the large and small circles. Type a title for your DVD and format the text to your liking in the “Formatting Palette.” Position the text box wherever you like inside the label by clicking and dragging when the four-directional arrow is displayed with the mouse hovered over it.

Step 8

Select “File > Save As” from the application menu to save your label design.