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How to Create Your Own Vogue Magazine Cover

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What You'll Be Creating

Vogue is a fashion magazine that has been in circulation since 1892. It has been the most popular fashion and beauty magazine for over a century. Vogue has always been considered to be an arbiter of style and taste for women and men around the world. The magazine focuses on fashion, lifestyle, and culture. Before we jump into the Vogue template, let's explore the striking covers they published.

And did I mention that you can grab this print-ready fashion magazine cover from Boris_Cupac? If you're looking for something quick and easy to edit, Envato Elements has a vast collection of fashion cover designs like the one below. 

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What You'll Learn in This Vogue Photoshop Tutorial

  • How Vogue's magazine covers became the go-to for all things fashion
  • How to set up a blank Vogue cover template in Adobe Photoshop
  • How to make a vogue magazine cover in Photoshop

What You Will Need to Create a Vogue Magazine Cover Template

1. How Vogue's Magazine Covers Became the Go-to for All Things Fashion

Vogue has had an immense impact on the way people dress, from influencing designers to breaking boundaries with their editorials. A prime example of this was when African-American supermodel Beverly Johnson appeared on the August 1974 cover of American Vogue.

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Vogue has done a great job at showcasing beauty in artful ways that we wouldn't expect. The September 2018 issue, for example, has Beyoncé gracing the cover wearing a floral headdress. In many of Vogue's issues, I'm in awe of the sheer elegance and careful craftsmanship of these headdresses. Also, did you know that Beyoncé commissioned Tyler Mitchell, a 23-year-old African-American photographer to shoot her for the cover? He was the first African American to do so in its 125-year history.

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Anna Wintour’s first cover as Editor-In-Chief featured model Michaela Bercu on the November 1988 cover. You're probably wondering why this cover is so iconic. According to Vogue, this was the first time a model has ever been photographed wearing jeans on the cover. This cover was shot during an era when the magazine was going for bigger hair and bolder looks.

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2. How to Set Up a Blank Vogue Cover Template in Photoshop

Step 1

Now, I will teach you how to create your own Vogue magazine cover. Open Photoshop and go to File > New to create a new document. Use the dimensions 8.75 x 11.25 in, CMYK Color, and Resolution 300.

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Step 2

Create four guides by going to View > New Guide Layout. Change the Top, Bottom, Left and Right Margins to 75 px

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3. How to Make a Vogue Magazine Cover in Photoshop

Step 1

Open the beautiful African woman with veil hat image in Photoshop and place it into our Vogue cover template. Resize it by pressing Command-T so that it looks like the image below.

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Step 2 

On the masthead, use the Type Tool (T) and the Cantiqe font to type the word "VOGUE". Change the font size to 149 pt and the color to #ffffff. Change the Vertical Scale to 120%.

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Step 3

Now we will add the month and year underneath the masthead. Use Givonic SemiBold, 10 pt and the color #ffffff. Add a Drop Shadow Layer Style by Double-Clicking the layer and using these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Multiply, #000000
  • Opacity: 63%
  • Angle: 90°
  • Distance: 0 px
  • Spread: 6%
  • Size: 57 px
  • Contour: Gaussian
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Step 4

Add a quote to the left side of the Vogue template using Givonic Regular, 22 pt, and #ffffff.

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Step 5

Add another text frame using Givonic Bold and Regular, 15 pt and #ffffff.

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Step 6

Add three more articles on the right side of the Vogue cover template. Use a 15 pt font size for the subheaders and 25 pt for the bold headlines.

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Step 7

Use the font The Devine and type the main headline at the bottom of the Vogue Photoshop template. Use a 42 pt size font for "KAYA MILLER" and 72 pt for "TURNING HEADS!"

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Congratulations, You're Done!

Thanks for following my Vogue magazine cover template tutorial. You should now be able to create your own Vogue magazine cover and similar high-fashion covers. By the end, you should've learned how to set up a fashion cover design with guides and how to design a replica Vogue fashion magazine cover.

Now we need a place to display this creation. Check out this Placeit magazine mockup. It's a great resource to have on hand. You can export this file as a Vogue cover PNG or JPG and upload it to Placeit.

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Strike a Pose! Check Out This List of 5 Amazing Magazine Templates

You've got a great idea for a magazine, but you don't know how to make an editorial cover. That's where this selection of incredible fashion templates comes in! Don't forget about Placeit once you're done designing your fashion cover. The best way to market your fashion magazine is by exporting your Vogue magazine cover PNG or JPG and finding the perfect magazine mockup.

1. Bright-Side Magazine (INDD)

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Looking for a way to stand out from the crowd? You've come to the right place. Forget about spending hours trying to create something stunning when you can see results in minutes.

2. Magazine Cover Template (PSD)

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Here you will find everything you need to take your projects to the next level. This magazine template is clean, user-friendly, and designed with your needs in mind.

3. Beleza Fashion Magazine (INDD)

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Create an amazing fashion magazine cover with this stylish template. This template is easy to customize, with 24 pages of layouts.

4. Lookbook Fashion Magazine (INDD)

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In fashion, it's all about making a big statement. Go big with your editorial covers and make your magazine look more expensive than it is. With this fashion template, you will feel confident and comfortable being the editor-in-chief of your own project. 

5. Men's Fashion Magazine (INDD)

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Download this stylish, high-quality fashion magazine template and become a magazine cover pro in minutes. Men's Fashion Magazine template is print-ready, and it's easy to customize to fit any project you need.

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