Always wanted to feel what it’s like to be on the front page of a magazine? Well, we’re sure you’ve got it all in front of you, but why not visualize how that could be?
To that end, we’ve rounded up the 7 best fake magazine cover apps for Android and iOS that make feature-worthy covers just a few clicks away. These apps cover all kinds of magazines, from fashion and business, sports and design, so there is something for everyone.
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Magazine cover designer
First, we have an app entirely dedicated to fake magazine covers.
The mechanics are simple: you load a photo, select the frame and adjust all the captions. There is no requirement for the photo only it must be vertical. Besides, you’d better choose the one with good lighting to make it look more realistic. The app comes with several filters so you can tweak your photo a bit. All the basic tools like saturation and brightness are covered as well.
It must be said that the app covers various frames that recreate all kinds of covers you can imagine, from Vogue to GQ. So far there are over 20 frames with more to come. However, you cannot create a cover from scratch. Here you can change the fonts of all the captures, their color, size and all that.
If you don’t want to overload your “cover” with notes, you can delete some of them. There are also many stickers that you can add to your photo. Once you’re done, you can instead save the photo or share it on SM right away. The app doesn’t lower the quality, so don’t worry.
Photo frames for magazines
This is an app which allows you to create your own magazine cover.
In addition to the previous one, this app comes with many covers recreating frames that you can use for free. Hereby, the app covers different types of magazines, from Elle Girl to Forbes. At the moment, there are over 1000 frames that you can try. So whether you are looking for something feminine or masculine, this app has you covered.
All frames are sorted by categories. There are celebrity covers, book covers, designer covers, romantic covers, etc. Instead, you can select a photo from our gallery or take a photo the right way. Once you have chosen the frame, you can add additional stickers to make the cover more complex.
And if you can’t find the right one, you can always add a personalized quote. You can also add multiple filters for color correction and all that. Beyond that, you can adjust the tone of the quotes and the title. You can even place your frame in an environment such as a table, a wall somewhere, or whatever.
Magazine covers for photos
This app will make you feel like a real celebrity.
It is an ultimate magazine cover editor that allows you to create realistic covers with just a few clicks. The app has a user-friendly interface and simple controls so that you quickly understand how to use it. Your first step here is to select a photo for a cover. Here you can zoom in on the photo and drag it around until it matches your preferences.
Then there are 30 cover designs to choose from. The number of images might not look impressive compared to the previous app, but all the styles you might need are covered. There are women’s, professional, sports, and more covers. Then you can add stickers and other decorations if needed.
Plus, you can add custom captures to further personalize your cover. You can also apply more than 25 filters. Once you’re done it’s time to choose a bg for your blanket – there are plenty of options for that as well. The app does not decrease the quality of your photo and you can share it immediately on SM.
Then we have an app for quick edits of fake magazines.
To be fair, this app has a cover frame for any occasion or taste. Want to imagine yourself on the covers of a world famous fashion magazine? Easy – it’s done! Want to appear on the cover of an authentic skateboard or car newspaper? This app has you covered too. At the moment there are more than 4 options and more are on the way.
Beyond that, you can adjust the frame to fit your photo perfectly. For example, you can adjust the color of the title and captures using the color wheel. Moreover, you can add various stickers for decoration and even add personalized quotes if needed. As for the photo, you can upload it from the gallery instead or take a photo right away.
Then you can rotate, zoom and drag your photo until it becomes a perfect cover. You can also add filters and adjust brightness, contrast and all that. Once you are done with the cover, you can send it directly to your SM without saving. The app comes with a pro version but all the basic tools are available for free.
Photo magazine cover
This is a basic fake newspaper cover app that makes you feel like a model or a celebrity.
This app comes with all kinds of cover templates you might need. It is true that all the most popular magazines are covered – from fashion and business, to cars and sports. The special thing about this app is that it allows you to be creative with your covers and not just put your face on them. To be more specific, you can play around with blur effects, mirroring, bubbles, and other fun stuff.
Instead, you can load a choice or make a new one right away. Then you can zoom it in, rotate it, and crop it to make it a perfect fit for a blanket. You can also add effects and filters if needed. The app covers effects like B&W, sepia, pop art, etc. Plus, you can adjust saturation, brightness and all that.
Then you choose a frame that can also be personalized by changing its shade. You can also add stickers or your own text. It must be said that all images are HQ so the results look quite realistic. The app also doesn’t feel the quality of the original photo. Once you are done, you can upload a photo without watermark or web connection.
Next, we have a minimal app that lets you explain what it’s like to be on the front page.
The main concept of this app is simple controls and quick editing so you can create cover in just 3 taps. Along with its sister apps, this one also covers plenty of blanket designs for you to try out. In fact, choosing a cover will be your first step here. Then you will have to select the perfect photo or make a new one with a built-in camera.
You can even upload a photo to your FB album. Then you will need to adjust your photo by cropping, zooming and moving it as you need. Once that’s done, it’s time to personalize your cover – you can change the title, add stickers, quotes, and all that.
It must be said that the application has a memory tool that automatically saves all changes and allows you to return to editing at any time. In addition, all models are HQ and the photo quality remains original. The app doesn’t have any ads or any stamp sub-packs so your money is safe.
And finally, we have Canva – an app that can handle all sorts of possible edits (or does it just appear to be?).
Is it any surprise that this platform has a model to simulate a newspaper cover? Honestly, not at all. However, it must be said that this app can be quite confusing for people who are not used to it. In other words, the majority of cover apps are fully dedicated to a theme, so the theme can feel overloaded with features.
Also, this app probably covers the widest variety of magazine frames. Yes, some of them are for pro members only, but are eligible for a free trial and there are enough free options as well. Plus, this service lets you create comprehensive coverage from scratch – you can add your own title, write whatever you want, and choose any policy you want.
You can also add thousands of design elements and stickers. In fact, you can even edit multiple pages of a journal if needed. All projects are saved in your personal history and you can come back to them at any time. There are also several formats in which you can save your projects, which is nice.