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Magazine Covers
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magazine
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Horizontal

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Full

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(number of templates to load each pagination. Min. 5)

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Put a new spin on a classic format.

Is your magazine losing its appeal? A bland cover can make potential readers overlook it. A fresh, unique, eye-catching cover can attract more subscribers and boost your brand. With Adobe Express, you can redesign your magazine covers for free. Explore a variety of customisation options and templates to ensure your covers stun and intrigue with every release.

Blank Template
Icon: blank
Start from scratch
17:22
Tasks
magazine
Topics
Q

Template IDs

(To pull in manually curated templates if needed)

Orientation


(Horizontal/Vertical)

Vertical

Width


(Full, Std, sixcols)

sixcols

Limit


(number of templates to load each pagination. Min. 5)

23

Sort

Most Viewed

Rare & Original

Newest to Oldest

Oldest to Newest

Newest to Oldest
Locales
IN or EN

Premium


(true, false, all) true or false will limit to premium only or free only.

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How to make your own 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.

Unleash your creativity.

Transform your creative vision into stunning content effortlessly with Adobe Express by your side. Empower yourself to design, edit, and share captivating visuals that stand out. Whether you're crafting eye-catching social media posts, designing professional presentations, or creating engaging videos, Adobe Express offers an intuitive platform with a rich array of templates and customisation options.

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Design in Hindi, Bengali and Tamil.

No more language limitations! Adobe Express is now available in three of India’s most spoken languages, making it even easier to create everything from cards and social posts to flyers and video content. Design with confidence in the language that feels most natural to you.

Frequently asked questions.

What is a standard magazine cover size?
Magazine covers typically measure around 8.5x11”, though sizes can vary. Consider the magazine’s appearance on a bookshelf, coffee table, or in readers’ hands. Check with your printer for available sizes.
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?
Often, 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. To turn your magazine cover into a template, click on the three-dot menu at the left of the Download button and follow the steps to turn your design into a template.
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.