Photo Tips For Your Magazine Cover

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The perfect picture is just a snap away, right? Well, of course — provided you have the right skills necessary that is! When creating your personalized magazine cover, you can either use a photo you already have or take a new one yourself! But not just any photo will work — there are a few tips and tricks to taking the best photo you can, which optimizes it for your unique magazine cover.

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Clarity

One of the most important things to note when taking a photo is the quality in which it is coming out. In today’s age, most of our cell phones and digital cameras are pretty good at focusing in on the subject, but it doesn’t hurt to double check. In addition, making sure that there’s enough natural light is important, as well as color balance. Doing this will ensure a perfect picture to use as the base of your fake magazine cover

Negative Space

While you want your subject to be the focal point of the image, it’s important to leave some space on either side of them for background purposes. Because your gift is supposed to be a unique magazine cover, you’re also responsible for creating the custom headlines to go along with it! This means that you should leave a bit of blank space for headlines. Note: When creating this negative space, try to keep it all one color if possible, to make sure all text is legible.

Relevant Images

If you’re creating a personalized sports magazine cover, it would make more sense to incorporate some of that sport in the actual photo. This helps give your athlete, dancer or birthday girl/boy the perfect setting for the perfect magazine cover. With everything tied together, you’re able to create the best fake magazine cover possible!
To get started, head on over to the Cover Editor and begin creating your magazine cover. For examples of previously created magazines, make sure to like us on Facebook,  find us on Pinterest or browse our magazine cover templates!

 

Creating A Personalized Sports Magazine Cover

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Whether they’re just starting out or they’re a home-run hitting college student, the athlete in your life always loves a bit of encouragement. Throughout their lives, nothing makes them happier than attendance at their games, and recognition for their hard work. For those who aren’t able to attend every game, there are great ways to show them how proud you are, and they’re very easy! A personalized sports magazine cover is a great place to start, and there are a ton of things you can do with them to make it as personal as you’d like.

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Highlight Their Achievements

Whether your star just got his/her first hit or they’re a hat trick scorer, highlighting their skills within the sport is great for their own morale, and growth. This shows them that you acknowledge their hard work and dedication, which only boosts their confidence next time they’re on the field for their next shift.

Use Sport Headlines

In addition to highlighting their strengths as an athlete, this is a great way to incorporate quotes from their favorite athletes, as well as someone they look up to. If they’re a hockey player, this is a great place to include a quote along the lines of “He’s the next me!” – Wayne Gretzky. Additionally, you can show them that you’re their biggest fan with a quote from you about how proud you are — something simple often means the most!

Be Quirky

Just because they’re super focused in on the field doesn’t mean the sports themed magazine cover can’t be fun! If your athlete loves his/her red Gatorade, this is a great thing to incorporate into the magazine, with a headline that makes them look like the next sponsored athlete. You can also highlight some of their game rituals, which might include a dance right before their at-bat or the next play. Remember, everything is made to be totally custom and tailored to your shining star!

To get started, head on over to the Cover Editor and begin creating your magazine cover. For examples of previously created magazines, make sure to like us on Facebook,  find us on Pinterest or browse our magazine cover templates!

 

 

The Perfect Gift For Your Elders

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For the elders in your life, sometimes finding them the perfect gift can be a tough task. Rather, finding them any gift at all can sometimes be a challenge. When it comes to finding something that they’ll love, the answer is often right under your nose. Later on in life, your elders will be appreciating the time that they can spend with you, and recognition is something they’ll appreciate. For a gift, creating a magazine cover that highlights their contribution to your life is an excellent place to start — and they’ll love it!

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  • If your recipient is a grandparent, including this in a magazine cover is a great idea. This can highlight why the kids love him/her, and what they do that makes the kids happy. For those who are good with the kids, this will make all of their efforts feel appreciated — and hey, they may offer to babysit one night!
  • With years of living under their belts, there are often a number of achievements that you can highlight on a magazine cover. Let’s say this person was an avid golfer or helps out the community through a non-profit organization. This is something that is surely worth highlighting, and can really make them smile. You can also include a photo of them in their golf gear or involved at one of these events if you want to make the whole cover one theme.
  • Another idea is to just give flat out appreciation. Your elders love knowing that they’ve been able to have a positive impact on your life — and it’s important to remind them of that every once in a while. These can be little tidbits of advice given throughout the years, or a famous quote you remember them saying. Whatever it is however, they’ll certainly appreciate the effort.

To get started, head on over to the Cover Editor and begin creating your magazine cover. For examples of previously created magazines, make sure to like us on Facebook,  find us on Pinterest or browse our magazine cover templates!

 

3 Unique Gifts That Use A Custom Magazine Cover

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The uses for a custom magazine cover go far beyond a framed gift for the person you care about. Oftentimes, many people slip into a rhythm in which their gifts can lose their luster, and lack the personal touch that many desire. With a custom magazine cover however, your ability to construct a unique gift is much easier than browsing the internet looking for the perfect present. Below, we’ve highlighted a few things you can do with your newly created cover, and how it can be the gift you’ll love making and giving!  

Custom Mugs

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If your recipient is an avid tea or coffee drinker, the perfect gift might be sitting on (or waiting to sit on) their desk! Consider creating a custom magazine cover to have printed on a mug. The cover could feature something they love doing, or something that relates to their love for hot beverages in a mug. YourCover can print the mug for you, or order the photo file download and have the mug printed locally.. You’ve created a gift that will last forever, and they’ll be able to show it off proudly!

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Posters

 

For the kids, sometimes feeling very important is a big thing for them — a custom poster is exactly what you can do to make them feel awesome! Make your personalized magazine cover and YourCover can print it as a 16×20 or 24×30 poster. Alternatively, order the instantly downloadable photo file of your magazine cover design and have it printed at your local office supply store to create a huge poster for their bedroom or play area. The gymnast, or home run hitting athlete in your life will love looking at something that shows off their skill and achievements every day!

Mini Cards
By utilizing our instant download option, you can have multiple uses for the magazine cover you create. Mini trading cards can be created and printed out to give out to kids at a party, or placed on the table at your event as a fun piece of decor. This way, it showcases the star of the night, and anyone can take one (or a few) home with them!

To get started, head on over to the Cover Editor and begin creating your magazine cover. For examples of previously created magazines, make sure to like us on Facebook,  find us on Pinterest or browse our magazine cover templates!

 

3 Ways To Create A Magazine Cover For Your Loved One

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Creating a custom magazine cover for someone you care about can be one of the most fun gifts you make. The creative aspect gives you the ability to highlight exactly what you love about the other person while giving them a gift that will last for years to come. Whether you decide to use it as a unique Valentine’s Day gift or special anniversary, birthday, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gift, nothing beats the creativity and personalization quite like that of a magazine cover. With a number of holidays around the corner, take a look below at a few tips for creating a magazine cover that anyone would love to receive as a gift.

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Choose A Great Photo

If this photo is for someone you care about or are close to, it’s a great idea to include a photo that features both of you. To preserve memories and remind them of you, this is a perfect way to begin creating your cover. Pick an activity you’ve done before, or one of your favorite photos together. With this in place, your recipient will be able to proudly display the magazine cover wherever they’d like and have a reminder of the memory of that day.

Personalize The Headlines

Depending on where you plan on placing the magazine cover, tailor your headlines to make a connection. Let’s say your partner is a huge sports fan; this is a great opportunity to include their favorite player, quote, or even a recent memory of a game you both went to. Further adding to the memory aspect of the magazine cover is what will make it so special and memorable for whomever it is for.

Use It For Anything

We offer several options when ordering including photo prints, frames, canvas prints, posters, tshirts, mugs and mouse pads. But if you are crunched for time, choose the instant download option and the photo file is delivered immediately! This means you can take your now completely custom magazine cover and print and frame it yourself or have it printed locally on anything ranging from t-shirts to coffee mugs. This makes an already custom gift even more individual and gives the person another use for such a great gift.

 

To get started, head on over to the Cover Editor and begin creating your magazine cover. For examples of previously created magazines, make sure to like us on Facebook,  find us on Pinterest or browse our magazine cover templates!

 

 

How To Make A Fun Sales Award

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Oftentimes, a salesperson is one of the most integral parts of a business model. Everyone plays a big role, but your sales team is responsible for initial contact with the client, selling the product or service, and maintaining positive rapport throughout their time of doing business. For their hard work, these individuals sometimes deserve a little recognition, and there are many ways to do so. Instead of the usual gifts you give, consider starting a trend with a “Sales Award” in the form of a custom magazine cover that your recipient and company can all enjoy. Here are a few tricks to making the perfect cover.

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Feature Their Accolades

A sales award is supposed to congratulate and reward the recipient for reaching or attaining particular goals. Instead of a plaque or certificate with their name and the date, create a personalized magazine cover that is all about the recipient, their accomplishments, and the company. In the magazine cover headlines, talk about their achievements and use a font in big bold letters so everyone is able to read them. This helps distinguish what made them the person to receive the award.

Provide Encouragement

This is a great opportunity to promote internal growth within your company as well. Someone who has been named for the sales award is technically a representative of the company as a whole during their time as the winner. Before making the cover, find a quote that would suit the magazine cover. Allow this to be words of encouragement, or a trick on how they succeeded. These help other sales reps learn what they can do to also eventually be a ‘winner’.

Talk About The Company

It’s a good idea to reiterate your company’s values and what your winner of the month brings to the table. This will provide context about the award itself while also letting future sales consultants know how they can help propel the business as a whole. Paired with such an awesome custom gift, your team will be eager to see if they can become the star for the future months to come.
To get started, head on over to the Cover Editor and begin creating your magazine cover. For examples of previously created magazines, make sure to like us on Facebook,  find us on Pinterest or browse our magazine cover templates!

 

Creating The Perfect Valentine’s Day Magazine Cover

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Valentine’s Day is all about showing the proper affection to the people in your life who mean the most to you. Whether this is a boyfriend, girlfriend, spouse,  close friend or family member, this is the perfect holiday to show your appreciation for the special people in your life. And while chocolate and roses are great gifts, sometimes a unique, custom made gift is the perfect addition to your list of gifts. Below are a few things you can do to create a custom magazine cover as a lasting and unique Valentine’s Day gift to enjoy for years to come!

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Talk About The Person

Because you’re highlighting this person as the star of the magazine cover (and the holiday), you should likely speak highly of them in the headlines. Point out some of the things that make this person who they are, or why you’re so into them. This could be something as simple as “A smile that could light up a room” or “have you seen her eyes?” as a headline. This is a great way to point out what you love about this person and what you know will make them smile.

Make Sure It Fits The Holiday

For Valentine’s Day, the typical colors consist of red, pink and white. If possible, stick with these colors for headlines and other accents to the photo to really embody the holiday. This is a great way to tie the holiday into your gift, and make it look as best as possible — the best part? All of this can be easily achieved right inside of the YourCover Magazine Cover Editor to make sure it’s perfect.

To get started, head on over to the Cover Editor and begin creating your magazine cover. For examples of previously created magazines, make sure to like us on Facebook,  find us on Pinterest or browse our magazine cover templates!

 

Recent Testimonial Roundup!

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A customer review means a lot to a business — it lets us know how we’re doing, what can be improved upon, and what they like most about the experience and product! At YourCover, we take into consideration every comment that is made about what we’re offering. While we won’t brag too much, we’re happy to have over 750 reviews on our website, with an average rating of over 4.5 stars! Below, we’ve compiled a few reviews that we feel represent our business in great light as well as showcase the different things that can be done with a custom magazine cover.

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“Good idea for a unique gift. The site is easy to follow and if needed back up support is quick, comprehensive and friendly.” – Ron B

“Made the cover for a fishing buddy. He was delighted and surprised.” – E. Hyatt

“Seems like a great gift..site was easy to use…” – V. Gilmore

“Very pleased with the options for creating and for ordering the final product. I look forward to seeing the final product from the downloaded file.”

“What a great idea for a funny 40th birthday gift. I had so much fun making it!” – Alexis J.

“This was very quick and easy to do. I appreciate the option to download or have the company print photo. The framing options are fantastic as well! I can’t wait to see the finished product.” – Kane L.

“It was quick & easy. Exactly what I was looking for & the person we got it for absolutely loved it!” – S. Savini

“The demo video was helpful but your process is pretty easy to work with. I played with it for a day or two to get my cover “just right”. Fun process.” – Judy S.

“Would love to use titles like ESPN or Sports Illustrated, but happy with what I chose.

The product is great and the customer service was great with my needs. Thank you!” – J.B.

“Love the website! So user friendly. Great product and great customer service. There was an issue with the website, and I called and got a very quick and courteous reply. Thanks so much!” – Tammy S.

“Easy site to use, Really helped us out looking for a gift for a guy retiring THANKS!” – Jeff S.

To get started, head on over to the Cover Editor and begin creating your magazine cover. For examples of previously created magazines, make sure to like us on Facebook,  find us on Pinterest or browse our magazine cover templates!

 

Using A Magazine For A Pregnancy Reveal

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Announcing a pregnancy can be one of the most exciting reveals that women and couples can do when the time comes. Bringing a child into your life is also one of the most beautiful things to ever happen and the moment is truly unforgettable. For men and women alike, there’s a new trend which includes a fun way to reveal to everyone that you’re having a baby (which for reaction videos, are always priceless), and they can get pretty unique. But what about announcing it via something a bit more creative and unique? A “hot off the presses” magazine cover sounds like the perfect way to do so!

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  • This method allows the future parents to get creative with their idea, in more ways than just a simple photo. While you can use any photo you’d like of the parents, other things can be placed into the cover as well, such as the godparents (if you’ve chosen them already) and more.
  • You can date the magazine in the future, or the present! This is a perfect way to generate buzz about the tentative due date, which can help others plan their time accordingly and allow them to be available for the birth, should you want anyone there for the baby’s first moments.
  • It can be tailored to gender as well, if you know it. Should you find out the gender in advance, you can tailor your colors to represent a boy, or a girl! This also presents a great opportunity to create funny headlines about the name of the baby, or process in which he or she will be named. Something along the lines of “The Great Debate Over Middle Names” is something to consider.
  • It’s unique. We’ve seen the can of Prego sauce before, and the other forms of reveals can get a bit vanilla. While they’re all cute and exciting, something a bit more unique might be on your radar, and this is the best way to utilize your creative juices.

To get started, head on over to the Cover Editor to make your magazine cover. For examples of previously created magazines, make sure to like us on Facebook,  find us on Pinterest or browse our magazine cover templates!

 

How To Create A Unique Party Invite

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Party invitations typically take on a traditional approach — they tell you where and when it’ll be, the dress code, and your RSVP date. But let’s be honest, who wants the same old invite each time another party happens? In a world where unique is the new ‘in’ trend, something as small as your party invite can be a big way to set your big day apart from the rest. We’ve compiled a few tips below on how you can create a unique magazine cover that doubles as a party invite for your guests!

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  • Include All Information. Though this is a fun play on a magazine cover, all necessary information should be included. The time, place, and dress code are a few things to mention. This doesn’t mean you can’t be fun with it, just make sure it’s clear!
  • Spice It Up! Whether you’re planning an extravagant party or a simple get-together, your magazine cover should still replicate that of an authentic one. Keep your headlines bolded, and use colors that will help them stand out. Making sure that everything is legible is a key to a successful magazine cover.
  • Feature Yourself. If the party is for you, it’s a good idea to use a fun photo of yourself to advertise the event! Maybe you’re heading to the bar for a few drinks — feature a picture of yourself enjoying a pint. Remember, this cover is supposed to explain and highlight the event as a whole.
  • Include RSVP Instructions. Whether it’s a call to you or an email back, RSVPing for a party is the easiest way to obtain a headcount — you don’t want to expect a few people and have triple the amount show up! You can include these instructions on the bottom of the cover, which is traditionally where they’d be on other types of invites!

Ultimately, your party is what you make it, and it begins with the excitement you build from the invite itself. By enticing your potential guests with a custom magazine cover as an invite, they’ll be just as ready to party as you are! With instant download available, you can send the invite as either an email, or print it out and send it through the mail!
To get started, head on over to the Cover Editor and begin creating your magazine cover. For examples of previously created magazines, make sure to like us on Facebook,  find us on Pinterest or browse our magazine cover templates!