The magazine cover mockup you choose to use is important. It is what is going to give the first impression, so you will want that impression to be a good one. Finding the right mockup for your design can be tough. To make your life a little easier, I have compiled a list of the best and most popular magazine cover mockups today. Each mockup is a little different and can offer something a little more than the last. So, let’s begin.
Placeit offers thousands of mockup templates for all sorts of projects. You can set your filters to view only magazine cover templates, as well as the gender, the image format, the age, and the tags. Here are the top 12 best-selling magazine cover mockup templates today.
- Magazine Mockup with Customizable Spine
- Mockup with Cover Design and an Opened Magazine
- Magazine Cover Mockup with Palm Tree Shadow
- Small Pile of Magazines with Customizable Cover and Spines
- Mockup with Magazine Peeking Out of a Briefcase
- Mockup of Magazine Sat On Its Open Pages
- Magazine Cover Mockup with a Person’s Hand and a Balcony
- Mockup with Man Reading the Magazine
- A4 Magazine Cover Mockup
- Mockup with Office Supplies and Headphones
- Open Horizontal Magazine Mockup
- A4 Magazine Being Shown Over a Man’s Shoulder
Tip: You can change the background color of these mockups to any color.
The name of a mockup template can only explain so much, though. Let’s dive a little deeper and look a little closer at these templates and see what they can offer you.
1. Magazine Mockup with Customizable Spine
This template features a plain background with a color of your choosing. The magazine is stood up on display with a visible spine and the front cover in full view. The image is 1275x1650px and allows you to customize the text and upload designs on both the front cover and spine. You can also change the base color of the magazine.
Choosing this mockup will simply make your life easier. It is a simple design that gets your message across quickly. You can customize it to make the color pop and catch the eye; your magazine cover mockup is center stage. With this mockup, there is nothing to distract you from the main idea.
2. Mockup with Cover Design and an Opened Magazine
Here is a mockup that is popular because it allows you to display your customized cover as well as two pages inside of the magazine. It features a solid background with the color that best fits your magazine design and customizable text. The image is 700 x 1000px and has a place for you to upload your images in three different places. Both the cover base color and the magazine base color are customizable.
This mockup allows you to give a better idea of not only the front cover but also the design of the inside of the magazine. You have a chance to show the direction you would like to go with your magazine without giving too much away. It’s the perfect mockup to show the most, but keep a little mystery.
3. Magazine Cover Mockup with Palm Tree Shadow
This template features a 700x1000px spot for a customizable cover design. You have the ability to change the background color and the color of the magazine. You also have the option to change your text to whatever best fits your design and the image you upload onto the cover. The mockup is topped off with the shadow of a palm tree overtop of it.
The shadow adds a beautiful touch to the mockup but is meant for only a specific type of magazine. This mockup is best used for something, such as a travel magazine focused on sunny and tropical environments. That could be beaches, homes, or even sports locations. It’s all up to you. But the shade of the palm tree over you uploaded design could be just the additional detail you need to take your mockup to the next level.
4. Small Pile of Magazines with Customizable Cover and Spines
This simple look offers a professional design that appeals to the eye. You will have the ability to customize the spines of the magazines and the one visible cover. The cover is 700x1000px and the spine is 35x1000px for your design uploads. You have the option to change the solid background color of the mockup, as well as the text that is printed on the magazines. Not only that, but the magazine base color can be changed as well.
This is a nice mockup for any type of magazine project. The small pile of magazines gives you the opportunity to see how the spines look piled on top of each other, and it looks professional, and it gives the feeling of being plentiful. It is a great way to express your goals for printing and selling as many magazines as you can while keeping a qualifying look.
5. Mockup with Magazine Peeking Out of a Briefcase
If you are looking for a mockup that is featuring more than your magazine, than this mockup is perfect for you. It features a briefcase with the magazine poking out of it with a 700x1000px place to upload your design. This template is less customizable than the others, only allowing you to upload a design onto the back cover, customize the text, and change the magazine base color. But with the briefcase included in the image, it doesn’t need any more to catch the eye.
This is a mockup template you might see more for some kind of business or marketing magazine. It features a leather briefcase that conveys exclusiveness and elegance. This is a really great choice if that is the type of message you’re trying to get across.
6. Mockup of Magazine Sat On Its Open Pages
This template offers a playful display of the cover and spine of the magazine. The cover has a 1275x1650px placement for your design to be uploaded onto. The magazine is balanced on its pages with the inside pages visible on the outside but is not customizable. You have the ability to change the background color and the color of the magazine, as well as the text on the cover and the spine of the magazine.
The mockup offers a simple and effective approach to quickly create a mockup for any type of magazine you might need it for. The positioning of the magazine in the mockup shows a more lighthearted manner but can be interpreted in many different ways depending on the design you choose to upload and the colors you decide to use.
7. Magazine Cover Mockup with a Person’s Hand and a Balcony
Here is a mockup of a magazine being balanced on its corner by a person’s finger. The background of the image shows a balcony and a blurred city, and the lighting gives the mockup a soft and mellow look. The cover color is customizable, and the design area is 700x1000px. You can change the text and upload your image, and you’ll be ready to go.
This template can be used for many types of magazines, but not all. For example, designing a magazine for a sandy beach with the background of a mockup featuring a city balcony doesn’t seem to match very well. But who knows, you could make it work. There’s no harm in trying the design. Placeit allows you to design it right on their website before adding it to your cart.
8. Mockup with Man Reading the Magazine
Including a person in the mockup allows for a more personal and relatable image. Here a man is seen reading the magazine with a smile on his face and a mug of coffee sitting next to him. The brown of the wooden table paired with the cream color of the wall gives the mockup a warm feeling. With this mockup, you will have the ability to customize the color of the magazine and the text. The magazine has two 700x1000px spots to upload your design or image.
You can use this mockup template for pretty much any type of magazine design. A man could be smiling at anything. So, whatever idea you have, run with it. If you want to convey the idea of your readers enjoying their reading, then this is the mockup template for you.
9. A4 Magazine Cover Mockup
If you are looking for a mockup to design an A4 magazine on, this is the perfect template for the job. It allows for a simple yet attractive design, and it’s easy to set up and upload your images to. You will have the ability to customize the background color as well as the base color of the magazine. The text can be changed, and the spot for your uploaded image is 700x1000px. This is an effective and affordable template for any type of A4 magazine design.
This mockup only shows the front of the magazine, and there really is not any room on the spine for a design. So, if you want to upload a design to the spine, this isn’t the mockup for you. However, if the spine really doesn’t mean anything to you, then this is a great template to show exactly the direction you want to take your magazine.
10. Mockup with Office Supplies and Headphones
This is the least customizable design you can choose, but it offers the most attractive background. It features a keyboard, some notebooks, pens, a pair of glasses, a pair of headphones, and the magazine you will be customizing. It is all set up neatly on a wooden table, giving off a warm and tidy vibe. You can customize the color of your magazine and upload a 700x1000px image onto this mockup template.
A template like this is great for a magazine focused on young adults and college students. The headphones give the image of maybe someone that listens to music while studying or working, which speaks more toward a younger crowd. Any type of magazine could be used in this template, though, and the only way you will know if you like it is by playing around with the filters.
11. Open Horizontal Magazine Mockup
A horizontal magazine is one way to create a unique image that is bound to catch some eyes. This mockup allows you to customize the background color and the color of the magazine to any color of your choosing. You have the ability to change the text that will be on the magazine and two place holders on the inside of the open pages to upload your images and designs. The spots will fit images of 1000x700px or smaller.
This mockup template could work for any type of magazine. It offers plenty of space for your personal designs and customizations and shows the direction you want to take the magazine. Choosing a horizontal magazine mockup is already thinking outside of the box. It is your job to blow the minds of your readers with the content on its pages.
12. A4 Magazine Being Shown Over a Man’s Shoulder
Here is another A4 magazine mockup template, but this one features a man. The man in the mockup is shown holding the magazine and reading the front cover. This mockup is not very customizable, though. You can customize the text to fit the design you are looking for and change the color of the magazine. The place holder for your design is large enough for a 700x1000px image on the front of the magazine.
The design of this magazine mockup template can work for anyone. The man holding the magazine is wearing a nice button-down shirt and looks to work in business, but that doesn’t really mean anything. Everyone has hobbies, so if you were printing a magazine for knitting and hoped to reach successful businessmen as your readers, then it would work for this mockup.
The point is, this mockup could work for any plan you might have for it. If you want your magazine to be read and you want to show this in your mockup, then this is a great template to choose from. The vantage point doesn’t allow you to see the readers face, so it gives plenty of wiggle room for any direction you might want to take your design. All you need to do is design it and buy it.
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All You Have to Do Is Decide
Choosing a template for your design can be tough. The nice thing about the Placeit website is that you can try out your design before ordering it. If you decide against creating an account and signing up for a monthly or yearly subscription, then you will only have to pay about $8 for your designed mockup design. It is incredibly cheap, and it is a perfect way to express the exact direction you plan to take your magazine.
If you are looking for a mockup template to show your company what you want to do with your business magazine, then the mockup with magazine peeking out of a briefcase is the perfect template for you. If you work for a traveling agency and decide you want to publish a magazine for your loyal customers, the magazine cover mockup with a palm tree shadow is a great choice to start with.
No matter the project you are working on or the design you want to make, there is a mockup template that will work for you. These are the top 12 best-selling magazine cover mockup templates on Placeit, but that doesn’t mean that number 11 won’t be the one for you. If you looked at all of these templates and decided that they just weren’t right, for you, then there are a hundred more mockup templates to choose from. The options are endless.
The mockups on Placeit all range from simple and elegant, to youthful and beachy. The variety of templates you can choose from at Placeit are extensive. There are so many more options to choose from if none of the mentioned ones are your cup of tea. It is an easy search with a straightforward filtering system that takes you to exactly what you need. All you need to do is decide.