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22 Best Magazine Mockups Using an Online Generator (Cover, Layout, Flat, and More)

Magazine mockups are incredibly useful if you’re designing your own magazine. These customisable design templates help you work out the best covers and layouts for your new venture and allow clients to see how a concept looks in various real-life scenarios. 

If you’ve been looking for a range of excellent magazine cover mockups as well as magazine spread mockups, Placeit has a terrific range of realistic templates to suit just about every need. What’s more, the Placeit online magazine mockup generator makes these templates super easy to use.

How to Use a Magazine Mockup Generator Online

1. Navigate to Placeit’s Magazine Mockup page. Sign up for free!

Placeits Magazine Mockup

2. Select a template you like.

Select a Template You Like

3. Upload your image.

Upload Your Image

4. Download your mockup for a small fee.

Download your mockup for a small fee

22 Best Magazine Mockups

Now that you know how to use the online magazine mockup generator to create your mockups, let's look at some of the terrific mockups available at Placeit. 

Young Woman Taking a Look at a Magazine While Inside a Store Mockup

Young Woman Taking a Look at a Magazine While Inside a Store Mockup

Stores are a natural place to browse magazines, so if you’re looking for a realistic print magazine mockup, this one, which looks over the shoulder of a young woman as she reads a magazine spread, is an excellent choice. 

Reading a Magazine in the Garden Mockup

Reading a Magazine in the Garden Mockup

If you need to create a gorgeous magazine spread mockup, this is the perfect template for you. Just upload one image to the left page of the magazine and the other to the right page, and just like that you have a beautiful realistic magazine spread mockup ready to show clients. 

Mockup of a Closed Magazine Floating Over a Flat Surface

Mockup of a Closed Magazine Floating over a Flat Surface

This magazine cover mockup allows you to show off your beautifully designed magazine cover against a plain background. What’s more, this particular horizontal magazine mockup allows you to choose whatever colour you need or prefer for the background to guarantee that your magazine cover pops. 

Magazine Mockup Floating on a Custom Flat Background

Like the template above this print magazine mockup allows your design to stand out against a background colour of your choosing, but the main difference between the two templates is that this one displays an internal page layout rather than the cover of the magazine.

Mockup of a Young Girl With Pink Hair Looking at a Magazine While Lying Down in her Sofa

What better way to spend an afternoon than relaxing with a magazine, and that’s just what this horizontal magazine mockup depicts. A great template to show off a wide variety of magazine covers.

Magazine Mockup Featuring a Man Going Through a Magazine

If you’re looking for a mockup for an internal page layout to show your magazine in a real-life scenario, check out this template, which features a beautiful display of your selected page design with a hand under the page, as if the viewer is appreciating the page before turning it. 

Magazine Lying on a Wooden Table Inside a Small Store Near Other Books Template

This flat magazine mockup is useful for displaying your magazine cover on a desk or shelf of a store with notebooks and other stationery. The template is best for magazines targeting a younger audience.

Mockup of an Open Magazine Lying on a Multicolor Surface

Create a colourful and dynamic background to display your magazine spread mockup against with this multicolour print magazine mockup. First, upload your magazine pages, and then use the colour picker to experiment with colours that would best complement and show off your spread to the best advantage. 

Young White Man Holding a Magazine While Sitting Down in Concrete Stairways Mockup

 Young White Man Holding a Magazine While Sitting Down in Concrete Stairways Mockup

This magazine cover mockup gives you a great way to advertise your magazine cover design. What’s great about the design is that it dominates the foreground of the image, while the model holding the magazine in the background is rendered in a soft blur to minimise distraction. 

Mockup of a Young Woman Reading a Magazine While Relaxing in the Back of a Car

Mockup of a Young Woman Reading a Magazine While Relaxing in the Back of a Car

This eye-catching template features a seated figure of a woman in a vintage car, enjoying some quiet time with a magazine. This would make a great mockup for a vintage car magazine or equally a great fashion magazine mockup.

Magazine Held by Two Hands While Against a Brick Wall Template

Magazine Held by Two Hands While Against a Bricks Wall Template

Another excellent choice for a fashion magazine mockup, choose this template if you’re looking for a backdrop for your magazine design that has a bit of texture but isn't too distracting.

Mockup of a Magazine Lying Angled on a Transparent Surface

Mockup of a Magazine Lying Angled on a Transparent Surface

This flat magazine mockup is an excellent choice when you need a magazine cover that you can blend seamlessly into any background. 

Mockup of 2 Magazines Lying on Top of a Wooden Desk

Mockup of 2 Magazines Lying on Top of a Wooden Desk

If you want to display two different volumes of the same magazines with the emphasis on the latest volume, check out this horizontal magazine mockup. The template could also be used to display two different magazines or sister publications. 

Template of a Girl Holding a Magazine While in her Bedroom

Template of a Girl Holding a Magazine While in her Bedroom

If you’ve created a magazine targeting teens, this template would make a terrific magazine cover mockup. It features a hand holding the magazine in the foreground of the image, while in the background we see stationery and miscellaneous items on the bookshelf of a teenager's room. 

Mockup of a Young Man With Beard Reading a Magazine While at a Coffee Shop

Mockup of a Young Man With Beard Reading a Magazine While at a Coffee Shop

Want to create a compelling men’s fashion magazine mockup? Look no further than this fabulous image of a young man relaxing in a cafe with an iced coffee while deeply engrossed in the pages of a magazine. This magazine spread mockup would also work well for a number of other kinds of magazine content. 

Young Woman Reading a Magazine While Having a Coffee in the Morning

Young Woman Reading a Magazine While Having a Coffee in the Morning

If you like the coffee theme but need a women’s fashion magazine mockup instead, this template should do the trick. It offers a fabulous image of a young woman enjoying a magazine over a cup of coffee. Of course, like the template above, this horizontal magazine mockup isn’t just limited to fashion covers but can be used for a number of different magazines as well.

Magazine Lying on a Wooden Table with an Iced Coffee Beside It

Magazine Lying on a Wooden Table with an Iced Coffee Beside It

Keeping with the coffee theme, this flat magazine mockup leaves out people altogether and zeros in on the cover of the magazine to give your cover design the attention it deserves. 

Template of Young Man with Magazine

Young Hispanic Man Wearing Black Clothes While Holding a Magazine Sitting Down on the Floor Template

This magazine cover mockup offers yet another approach to showing off the cover design of a men-focused magazine. It features a young man sitting cross-legged on the ground while clutching his magazine. 

Magazine Lying on Top of a Wooden Table

Magazine Mockup Featuring a Magazine Lying on Top of a Wooden Table

For an art and crafts related magazine or a magazine directed at projects for children, there is this gorgeous template which will display one of the page layouts of your magazine beautifully. 

Girl With Pink Hair Holding a Magazine While Making a Funny Face Mockup

Girl With Pink Hair Holding a Magazine While Making a Funny Face Mockup

A terrifically cheeky print magazine mockup that would work well for all sorts of magazines, this template will show off your cover design while making your clients smile. 

Open Magazine Lying on a Pink Surface Mockup

Open Magazine Lying on a Pink Surface Mockup

A great closeup magazine spread mockup, just add your images, change the background colour, and your template is ready to share with your clients, to add to your social media or website. 

Magazine Lying on a Running Track Beside a Guy White Shoes Mockup

Magazine Lying on a Running Track Beside a Guy White Shoes Mockup

What better way to display the cover of your sports magazine than to use this excellent magazine cover mockup, featuring a magazine lying on a running track next to feet in running shoes.

Take a Magazine Mockup Template for a Spin 

Have you found a template you love here? Why not make your own mockup and share it with us in the comments below. And remember, these 22 best magazine mockups are only a fraction of the wonderful mockups available at Placeit and Envato Elements, so if you haven't found exactly what you need here, head on over to both sites and browse the large collections of magazine mockups to be found there. And if you're interested in other kinds of mockups, here are some great suggestions for you:

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