Design magazine covers for free in minutes.

Adobe Express makes it easy to design your magazine covers in a flash. No design skills are needed.

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Put a new spin on a classic format.

Is your magazine losing some of its magnetism? When a publication isn’t able to grab attention with its cover design, potential readers may be passing over issues without even realizing it. A fresh, unique, eye-catching magazine cover can help you draw in more subscribers and boost your brand – and you can achieve all this easily if you redesign your newsletter for free with Adobe Express. With the wide variety of customization options and templates, your covers will be able to stun and intrigue with every release.

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How to make your own magazine cover.

Create your magazine cover

Create a cover that increases your readership.

A magazine cover must be bold and visually appealing. It must attract the reader to the first impression. Adobe Express makes it easy to design and create a magazine cover precisely the way you want it to look. Our intuitive, easy-to-use functions mean you spend less time figuring out how to use the program and more time creating the perfect magazine cover. Best of all, Adobe Express is completely free to use.

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Let Adobe Express be your magazine cover design expert.

Hone your creativity with the power of Adobe Express. Explore professionally designed templates to get your wheels spinning or create your magazine cover from scratch. Establish a theme for your designs using photos, icons, logos, personalized fonts, and other customizable elements to make them feel entirely authentic. Duplicate designs and resize them to create consistency across multiple types of assets. With Adobe Express, it’s free and easy to make, save, and share your designs within minutes.

Create your magazine cover

Frequently asked questions.

What is a standard magazine cover size?
Magazine covers vary in size but are generally around 8.5” by 11” give or take. Variations might be shorter, wider, or even half the size. Consider how you want your magazine to sit on a bookshelf, a coffee table, or in the hands of your readers. Also, confirm with your printer about what sizes they are able to print.
What should I include on my magazine cover?
Strong imagery, a bold header, the edition number and date, and some excerpts about what’s inside the magazine are great starting points. Add a price or barcode as well if you’d like.
How do I place my subject in front of the title?
Oftentimes, a cover will appear three-dimensional with the cover subject interacting with the title. Check out our Blur Background tool to learn how to separate your subject from the background for this technique. Or, use our Remove Background tool to place your subject on a new background entirely.
Can I create my own magazine cover template?
Any new or existing project can be turned into a shareable template. Open your project, choose the Share option in the top right, and follow the prompts to make your own template. Access your templates from your library and share with collaborators.
Can I get Adobe Express for free? If so, what’s included?
Yes, Adobe Express has a free plan that includes core features like photo editing tools and effects and thousands of free templates. Learn more about our plans and pricing.