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2.1 Choosing a Magazine Cover Template and Image

Magazine cover templates are a great time-saving option when you need something quick and customizable. In this lesson, I’ll show you how to choose the right magazine cover template and go through some options from Envato Elements.

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2.1 Choosing a Magazine Cover Template and Image

Hi there and welcome to this course Magazine Cover Design in Adobe InDesign. Envatoelements has thousands of assets, including magazine covers. And this lesson, we will take a look at some of these assets and how to choose a suitable magazine cover template. So let's head over to envatoelements head over to graphic templates and print templates. And here you will have a variety of templates for really any type of projects, posters, flyers, invitations, but we're looking for something specific and that is magazine cover And we have plenty of options, there are different styles geared towards sports, hobbies, business, other magazines are more minimal, so that would be perfect for fashion. So let's open this one up, this one has InDesign and Photoshop available, so let's open that one as well. And then let's open an interior design, so here we can take a look. This one is Madelynn Magazine Template, perfect if you have a lot of photos to display, you're looking for something airy and actually these one also includes the interior pages. Next we have Creative Magazine Cover Template, this one is super easy to edit because you would just have to change the image in the back and the cover lines. And then we have this Interior Magazine Cover Template. This template is a little bit different, it has the masthead at the bottom and the cover lines towards the top, and this is the one that I'll be using. Before we start editing the magazine cover template we need to find an image. For that we can head over to photos with plenty of images here but I want an interior design image. Here we can filter by orientation and I want it to be portrait. There are some great images like this, They're very simple. And we can use the same function of saving in the collections, so here I'll save it. Go to my profile collection and here's the image that I want to use. So if you're not sure about the image here, you can download without a license and try it out. But I'm sure about this one, so I'll go ahead and license it. To choose the magazine cover template you have to keep in mind of the type of magazine that you're working with, is it a fashion magazine? Is it a business magazine? Well, you can change the colors and some of the fonts, you want to keep it very short because by using a template you're actually saving time. And the second thing about envatoelements is that they offer, all kinds of magazine cover templates that are ready to print, all you have to do is maybe change out a picture of the background and customize it with your own cover lines and you're good to go. Okay, so now that we know how to choose a magazine cover template and image from envatoelements, let's take a look at how to edit amazing cover template InDesign. So I'll see you in the next lesson.

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