How to Make Your Own Teen Magazine for Free

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How to Make Your Own Teen Magazine for Free
Magazines can be found in grocery stores, bookstores, at news-stands and plenty of other places. (magazine image by Angelika Bentin from

Reading magazines is a popular form of entertainment. Magazines include pictures, articles, contests and more. There are magazines on many different subjects, and one of those subjects is teen issues. Compiling a magazines involves compiling articles and pictures and putting them all together. If you have all of these things, you don't have to spend money to actually make the magazine itself.

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Things you need

  • Page layout software

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    Download and install Scribus (see Resources). Scribus, is open source page layout software, meaning that it is 100 per cent free to use. One thing it will help you do as you compile content for your teen magazine is deal with colouring. Certainly, your magazine is bound to have photos, and you want the colours on those photos to be as sharp as possible. Scribus supports CMYK and spot colour to help your photos look sharp and vibrant.

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    Download and install Open Office (see Resources). Open office is a whole package of open source software. It is basically a free version of Microsoft Office, and it has free equivalents to all the programs in Office. One program included in the Open Office suite that will help you make your magazine is Draw. This program has the ability to support page sizes up to 300 CM by 300cm.

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    Download and install Inkscape (see Resources). Another open source program, Inkscape is just one more tool you can use to create your teenage magazine. Inkscape's interface is designed to be easy to use for smooth operations making your magazine. Even if you've never used page layout software before, this software is designed to help you make your teen magazine quickly and efficiently.

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