Create Magazine Covers for Free in Minutes

Adobe Spark makes it easy to design your own magazine covers, in minutes.

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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 the online magazine maker, Adobe Spark.

Put a new spin on a classic format

Adobe Spark offers hundreds of magazine cover templates so you can unleash your creativity and design a cover that that's professional, sleek and ready to attract readers. You can even save your designs and fonts so that you don't have to start from scratch for each issue. With the wide variety of customization options and templates, your covers will be able to stun and intrigue with every release, so you retain loyal readers and even draw in new audiences.

Create your own magzine cover

How to make a magazine cover

  1. Select a magazine size

    First, choose rectangular dimensions that work well for a magazine template. Scroll through the options under "Post" until you find the portrait-oriented rectangular template, then select it so you can start building within your framework.

  2. Choose a theme that aligns with your content

    Remember that your design should fit with your content. What is the theme of your issue this month? Use that to help you determine a design theme for your magazine cover.

  3. Drop in a compelling image

    Photos and graphics are great ways to add personality to a cover. Either choose from Adobe Spark's extensive collection of stock photos or upload your own photo that you had picked out for your issue. This can either become your background or you can drop it on top of an existing background.

  4. Brand your magazine with a font

    Using a consistent font for your magazine title is an incredibly powerful branding tool, so select typography that works well with your magazine contents and make it your go-to for each issue. Throw in different fonts for some variety, but at least keep your title the same to build a strong identity.

  5. Download for printing and sharing

    You've assembled your magazine cover exactly the way you want it – now prepare to publish it. If your magazine is in print, download your cover to have it sent to your printer. For digital publications, get to social media and start sharing!

Create a cover that increases your readership

Well-crafted design always requires tweaking to achieve, but Adobe Spark’s magazine cover maker allows you to make adjustments to your layouts and imagery so that your covers are always unique and engaging. Switch up your color palette to totally change the mood, or add a filter to your background for a vintage appeal. You can also move text around to make room for all your article titles, photos and other cover graphics. You’re completely in charge of both layout and effects, so don’t be afraid to make changes!

Get the skinny on simple design

DIY-ing your magazine covers can have huge impact on your business, from cutting down time to slashing your graphic design budget. Being at the helm of your cover design means you can make your vision come to life exactly as you imagine it, without having to translate your wishes to a designer. Start designing with Adobe Spark, and transform your magazine into a striking, can’t-miss publication.

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