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Free magazine cover maker

Having an attention-grabbing magazine cover is key to increasing your readership. Use our drag-and-drop magazine design tool to create your own cover for free. Start from scratch or use one of our premium templates and customize it in minutes.

Why choose creatopy

Branded review experience

Always maintain an impeccable presence when sharing your work with your clients. Brand the share links of your designs or folders with your company name and favicon. Brand email notifications, too.

Clipping masks

Drag attention over your product with visually contrasting layers. Create stunning ads in seconds with easy to use drag and drop clipping masks. No experience needed, simply start designing. Now go and enjoy every vector shape.

No onboarding necessary

Enable seamless collaboration between everyone on the creative team— including designers, marketers, and content creators with a tool that is easy to learn and use. No onboarding is necessary, just create an account and start creating.

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Eye-catching magazine designs and cover templates

Looking for inspiration? Then browse our gallery to find a free or premium magazine cover template that meets your needs. We have a variety of categories that you can choose from and plenty of customization options that guarantee you’ll end up with a stunning cover design.

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Newsstand-quality magazine cover designs

Spend less time creating eye-candy covers and more time writing quality content for your magazine. By using one of our professional designs, there’s no doubt that you will attract the attention of potential readers. Make your magazine design stand out by showcasing the most important editorial piece on the cover. Maintain your loyal readers and reach new audiences.

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Smashing magazine covers for print and digital

Whether you need to create a cover for your print or digital magazine, we got your back. Moreover, we provide all the tools you need to design an entire magazine from scratch. With Creatopy’s magazine cover maker, it’s easy to maintain brand consistency across all the magazine pages. Once the design is done, you can distribute your magazine online or download it in a high-quality format that’s print-ready.

no advanced design skills

How to make a magazine cover

A well-crafted magazine cover will always catch one’s eye and draw in more subscribers. Creatopy’s magazine cover maker allows you to create unique designs with the help of our pre-made templates or by starting from scratch. Increase productivity by saving your designs, so for your next issue, you won’t begin anew. Learn how to make your own magazine covers easily with Creatopy , exactly how you imagined it, requiring no advanced design skills.

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Empowering your creativity with the best tools

Thanks to the variety of features we offer, you can easily tweak and adjust your magazine layouts or covers so that you’re 100% happy with the final result. You’re in complete control of the design process, so you can make however many changes you want.

Stock photos

Browse through thousands of curated high-resolution photos. Choose a beautiful copyright-free stock image for your magazine cover.

Shapes & icons

Choose from our library unique design shapes, forms, frames, and outlines. Create a cover with patterns or geometric shapes for a more abstract look.

Font presets

Speed up the design process with our text presets. There are tons of fonts to choose from. Find one that will suit your cover best, add the text, and style it up.


Our collection of illustrations are the secret to bringing stories to life in your magazines and entice new audiences and potential readers.

Drag-and-drop editor

Creatopy can undoubtedly become your favorite magazine cover maker with our easy to use drag-and-drop editor. Create your own magazine cover in no time.


What is the standard size of a magazine cover?

The standard size for magazine covers is 8.5 x 11 and 5.5 x 8.5 inches. There’s also the digest size, which is 5.5 x 8.25 inches. The square is quite popular as well, with a size of 8.5 x 8.5 inches or 5.5 x 5.5 inches. The majority of magazines are close to these sizes, but you can also find variations, so it’s not necessary to stick to these formats. Choose a size that works for you and your purpose.

What fonts do magazine covers use?

Here are a few fonts to consider: Uniclo, Madelin, Articulat, Carbon, Zuume, Druk Wide, Pioggia, Kite, Theano Didot, Monotype Modern, Esquivel, Granger, Relay Bold, Lyon Display, Buenard Bold, English Towne, Jannon Sans, Franklin Gothic FS, Museo Sans, Parnaso, Syncro, Fonseca, Gorgeous, Brioche, and many others. All of these fonts are fantastic options for magazine covers, whether we’re referring to headlines, titles, or descriptions. Not all of them will fit the same magazine style, so it’s important to choose a font that goes hand in hand with your theme.      

Can I import my branded images into the magazine cover?

Yes, you can import your branded images into the magazine cover by simply dragging and dropping them onto the canvas or uploading them from the Elements section > My Uploads. After you upload your image, you can crop it to fit the magazine cover perfectly or leave it as is. Besides this, you can edit the photo further by changing opacity or blur levels, adding filters, flipping the image, or changing its alignment. In Creatopy , it’s super-easy to create a branded magazine cover from scratch or using a template.