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How To Create Your Own GQ/Vogue Cover

Mastering the craft of a magazine cover can be tough work — especially if you’re not sure where to start! When it comes to replicating the magazine style of Fashion magazines, a number of stylistic choices must be made. For those looking to create the perfect look, we’ve rounded up the best tips to creating a professional looking magazine cover.

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  • Your picture is key. For men and women involved in fashion, attire is everything. Try sourcing a photo that features their outfit as well as a good image of their face. Many magazines such as GQ will focus solely on a waist up shot. For men, this generally always includes a photo in a nice suit, or dress shirt & tie combo. For the ladies, something fashionable is typically a great choice.
  • Keep your color palette simple. If you take a look at most GQ or Vogue magazines, their text occupies a maximum of about four colors. It’s important to develop your theme here and choose accordingly. Larger text should all remain a uniform color, as well as supplementary text remaining consistent throughout. Accenting text can be any color of your choosing!
  • Use negative space to your advantage. Sometimes, it’s hard to read text that’s layered on top of an image. This is where your positioning and font all come together as one. By making the right selection, each tidbit of information can be entirely legible to anyone looking.
  • Make it personal. Just because you’re mimicking a magazine doesn’t mean it can’t be your own spin! Insert funny quotes and quirks that make the person on the cover who they are. After all, it’s their 15 minutes of fame!

When you’re ready to get started, head on over to the Cover Editor and begin creating the magazine cover for the ages. You’ll want to choose the blank template to create your GQ or Vogue Titled magazine cover With an instant download option and a low price of $9.95, there’s no better ‘just because’, last minute, or personalized gift to give to that special someone! For examples of previously created magazines, make sure to like us on Facebook, and find us on Pinterest!