How to Make a Personalized Magazine Cover

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How to Make a Personalized Magazine Cover
Fake Magazine Cover

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.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    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.

    How to Make a Personalized Magazine Cover
  2. 2

    Select the file to upload and click "OK" or paste the image URL that you copied from a website.

    How to Make a Personalized Magazine Cover
  3. 3

    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.

    How to Make a Personalized Magazine Cover
  4. 4

    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.

    How to Make a Personalized Magazine Cover
  5. 5

    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."

    How to Make a Personalized Magazine Cover
  6. 6

    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.

    How to Make a Personalized Magazine Cover

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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