Mock Magazine Cover Photo Fun!

Turn your photos into personalized mock magazine covers with Annie Lang's digital overlays
Nearly everyone has digital photos that can be used as featured covers on mock magazines you'll love to share.  There are social media apps that will do this for you, but you'll be creatively limited and the finished art is usually low resolution compressed files that make them unsuitable for greeting cards, posters and other printed novelties.  You can easily do this yourself with your own photos and personalized text and make your finished cover look like it belongs on a newsstand.  All you need are digital photos, a digital editor that can work with layers (like Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Corel Paintshop Pro, etc.)  I've been making and sharing my own mock magazines and poster overlays to use for personalized greeting cards and party decorations for years.  You don't have to be an artist or professional photographer to use an overlay.  With a little imagination and an overlay template image, your creative possibilities are endless!

Turn your photos into personalized mock magazine covers with Annie Lang's digital overlays

Working with digital image mock magazine/poster overlays

Each of  the mock magazine layout image templates includes an 8.5" x 11" digital .png image overlay with fabricated masthead, cutout inserts to add cropped photos, a fictitious barcode and ample areas to add your own personalized text and headlines with your own fonts.  The digital overlay (think of it as a template) is opened, creating a layer.  You'll notice that some areas are transparent and it's where areas of your photo will show through.  Next, you'll open your photo file, drag and drop it beneath your overlay and you'll now have 2 image layers.  Adjust and crop your photo beneath the overlay.  Next, add your own text which will be your 3rd and final layer on top of your photo and overlay. When you merge the layers and save as a .png file, you can easily reduce and enlarge the finished magazine cover/poster art image as needed while retaining the photo quality. 

Turn your photos into personalized mock magazine covers with Annie Lang's digital overlays
This is a sample overlay from Annie Lang's Holiday Mock Magazine Cover overlay set 

Here are a few more sets now available through Creative Market.  I hope you'll give these overlays a try, enjoy the fun and share your finished images!

Turn your photos into personalized mock magazine covers with Annie Lang's digital overlays

Turn your photos into personalized mock magazine covers with Annie Lang's digital overlays

Turn your photos into personalized mock magazine covers with Annie Lang's digital overlays