A magazine cover's job is to look good on the rack, enough to stop a reader in their tracks and compel them to pick up a copy. Magazine covers also tie the entire publication together, showcasing the biggest feature or theme of that edition. Creating one is a big task that usually takes an editorial team months of planning. Here's a hack to help you get ahead: make use of Canva's collection of professionally-designed magazine templates.
With plenty of pre-made templates to fit any magazine genre, you won't have to start with a blank design. At the same time, Canva's drag-and-drop editor lets you design and edit quickly, without having to hire a layout artist. Whether you're publishing a magazine as a company newsletter or for a class, be it for fashion, sports, or business review, Canva has layouts to fit your needs. By using the online design editor, you can edit and tailor-fit the layout further.
First, you can upload your own image or illustration to set the tone for your magazine cover. Enhance your chosen image further by using Canva's advanced filters. Adjust details like brightness, contrast, tint and saturation or add effects and filters. Put Canva's array of fonts to work by creating a hierarchy of typography to draw attention to titles and important feature articles. Collaborate with colleagues by sharing a link to an editable version of your design then download your finished artwork in impressive high-resolution or publish it online and promote via Facebook or Twitter.
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