We have all seen fake magazine covers. They are easy to make and free at FakeMagazineCover.com. All you need is a JPEG image and an image-editing program to add your own phony text. There are more than 400 covers to choose from and dozens of other fun photo applications to play with.
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Upload the image of your choice by simply clicking on the browse button. If you wish to import a photo from a website, right-click on the photo, click "View Image" and copy the image's URL from the address bar.
Select the file to upload and click "OK" or paste the image URL that you copied from a website.
Click on the "Fake Magazine Cover" to select a template. There are a lot of other fun tools, but don't get distracted--you can play with those later.
Scroll through the pages of cover templates until you find the one you want. To practice, select the "Time Magazine" cover. Double-click on the cover you want and within a few seconds it will be displayed on your computer.
Save the cover immediately by right-clicking on the image and selecting "Save Image As." You will not be able select a file type; it will automatically be saved as a JPEG in the directory you select. Type in the image title and click "Save."
Open the image in GIMP, Photoshop or another imaging editing program to add text. You cannot edit the text that is part of the template.
Tips and warnings
- Use the covers you generate on your website or print them for special events or birthday parties.
- Kids love seeing themselves on "Sports Illustrated" or "Cosmopolitan." Print them out for your next birthday party.
- Print the finished cover on high-quality paper, frame it and give it as a gift for a birthday or an anniversary.
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