Today I received BODYPUMP 85 and CXWORX 10! YAY!! It’s like my birthday all over again!! I’ve loaded all the music onto my devices already but I haven’t watched the workouts yet… I’m teaching tomorrow night so rather than confuse my brain, I’m waiting till Friday :)
One thing that has driven me crazy is loading all these albums onto my iPad/iPhone with the generic music note cover since there’s no Album Art (I’m at 9 now)… so this evening I scanned my notes and added the Release number. It was a pretty quick process, but since not everyone has a scanner and Photoshop, I thought I’d share the album artwork I created for those of you that enjoy colors and photos over a generic placeholder :)
I certified with BODYPUMP 81 and CXWORX 07, so that’s what I’ve got for now. With each release or new format following I’ll post my album art so bookmark this page and come back often (but especially every quarter!)
Click the thumbnail below and right click and save the larger image, instructions on adding the artwork are below the thumbnails.
This wasn’t straight forward for me, because I was trying to add the album art to the ALBUM, but you actually have to add it to each individual song. If you setup your windows and know your keyboard shortcuts it can be a quick process, quicker once you’re caught up.
Step 1. Save the images above by clicking the thumbnail and right click, “Save Image to “Downloads”"
Step 2. Go to iTunes and click the album. For example, I’ve downloaded all these covers, now I have clicked on the Les Mills BODYPUMP 83 album (and it’s not always consistent when the album is matched over the web, so use this opportunity to clean that up so everything is in the right order). Right click* the FIRST song and click “Get Info”
Step 3. Go to the “Artwork Tab” and simply drag and drop the artwork from your open Downloads folder onto the open white box. You will see the larger preview of the artwork appear, and the album list will color coordinate with the artwork.
Repeat these steps for each song in the album, or else you’ll only have it on the first song you selected even if iTunes displays the art on the album thumbnail and in the tracklist — if you double click the next song you’ll notice the thumbnail on the player is the placeholder.
It’s worth the couple of minutes, because as you can see in my carousel and song view, it looks so much nicer! Much easier to click on when you’re getting ready to start class or you teach back to back in different formats.
*Tip: I clicked on a song, then hit Command-I for info.
PS – some of the artwork has wrinkles in the scan from use… but moving forward I’ll scan it when I’m importing the music when the notes are fresh and minty! :)