How to create a magazine cover free

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How to create a magazine cover free
Produce your own magazine cover using the Internet. (magazine image by Angelika Bentin from

Creating a free magazine cover is easy with the Internet at your fingertips. In just a few clicks, a photograph can be uploaded on to any magazine template. Various websites are available to help you create magazine covers. Most companies do charge a small fee for printing, while others offer free trials. However, if you browse around you can find that gem of a website that allows you to use the publishing program free of charge.

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  1. 1

    Find an online publishing company to provide a free facility to create a magazine cover, such as Big Huge Labs, OpenZine or Fake Magazine. If these companies are not what you are looking for, search for similar companies via an online search engine. Choose a website and click on the link. It may take several attempts before finding a suitable free service.

  2. 2

    Follow the onscreen instructions on how to create a magazine cover. Uploading a photograph from your pictures folder is usually the first step the program asks you to do first. Next you choose a template for a magazine cover, and the program should have an editing feature so you can type in information to go onto the front cover.

  3. 3

    Save your magazine front cover. Some companies have a specific save button for you to click on and save your cover. Some do not and have only an "Add to Cart" or "Print" feature. To save your file to the computer, right-click on the image to bring up a menu. Choose "Save picture file" and click on it to save the magazine cover to your pictures folder.

  4. 4

    Print your magazine cover via the website company, or via your saved file, if applicable.

Tips and warnings

  • If you have a little more design experience, you can also create your own magazine cover for free using Microsoft Word or Publisher.

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