Have you 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 it could be?
To that end, we’ve rounded up the 7 best fake magazine cover apps for Android and iOS that let you create feature-worthy covers in just a couple of clicks. These apps cover all kinds of magazines, from fashion to business, from sports to design, so there’s something for everyone.
Magazine cover creator
First, we have an app completely dedicated to fake magazine covers.
The mechanics are simple: you upload a photo, select the frame and adjust all the captions. There are no requirements for the photo only it should be vertical. Also, it is better to choose the one with good lighting so that it looks more realistic. The app comes with multiple filters so you can tweak your photo a bit. Also included are all the basic tools like saturation and brightness.
It must be said, the app covers various frames that recreate all kinds of covers you can imagine, from Vogue to GQ. For now, there are over 20 frames and more are yet to come. However, you cannot create a cover from scratch. Hereby, you can change the fonts of all scans, their color, size and everything in between.
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 save the photo or share it on SM right away. The app doesn’t lower the quality, so don’t worry.
This is an app that allows you to create a magazine cover.
Along with the previous one, this app includes many covers that recreate frames that you can use for free. Hereby, the app covers various types of magazines, from Elle Girl to Forbes. For now, there are over 1000 frames 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, book, design, romantic and so on. You can rather select a photo from our gallery or take a snapshot the right way. Once you’ve chosen your frame, you can add extra stickers to make the cover more complex.
And if you don’t find the right one, you can always add a personalized quote. You can also add different color correction filters and everything in between. Besides that, you can adjust the tone of the quotes and title. You can even place your frame in an environment like a table, a wall somewhere or something else.
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 a couple of clicks. The app has an intuitive interface and simple controls so you can quickly understand how to use it. Your first step here is to select a photo for a cover. Hereby, you can zoom the image and drag it until it meets your preferences.
After that, you can choose from 30 cover templates. The number of frames may not seem impressive compared to the previous app, but all the styles you might need are covered. There are girly covers, business, sports and more. Then, you can add stickers and other decorations as needed.
Plus, you can add custom captures to make your cover more personalized. There are also over 25 filters to apply. Once you’re done, it’s time to pick a bg for your cover – there are plenty of options for that too. The app does not reduce the quality of your photo and you can share it on SM right away.
Next, we have a fake magazine quick edit app.
To be fair, this app has a cover frame for any occasion or taste. Do you want to imagine yourself on the covers of a world famous fashion magazine? Easy – done! Do you want to appear on the cover of an authentic skateboard or car diary? This app has you covered too. For now, there are more than 4 options and more are on the way.
Other than 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. Also, you can add various decoration stickers and even add custom quotes if needed. As for the photo, you could rather upload it from the gallery or take a snapshot right away.
Then, you can rotate, zoom and drag the shot until it becomes a perfect cover. You can also add filters and adjust the brightness, contrast and everything in between. 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.
This is a basic fake journal cover app that makes you feel like a model or a celebrity.
This app includes all kinds of cover templates you might need. Right to say, all the most popular magazines are covered, from fashion to business, from cars to sports. The unique 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 precise, you can play with blur effects, mirroring, bubbles and other fun stuff.
You could rather load up a pick or create a new one right away. Then, you can zoom, rotate and crop to make it perfect for a cover. You can also add some effects and filters if needed. The app covers effects like black and white, sepia, pop art, and more. Plus you can adjust saturation, brightness and everything in between.
Then, choose a frame that can also be customized by changing its hue. You can also add some stickers or your own text. It must be said that all frames are HQ, so the results look quite realistic. The app also doesn’t lower the quality of the original photo. Once done, you can download a photo without a watermark or web connection.
Next, we have a minimal app that lets you express 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 a cover in just 3 taps. Along with its sister apps, this one also covers a lot of cover templates for you to try. Indeed, choosing a cover will be your first step here. Then, you’ll have to select the perfect shot or create a new one with an integrated camera.
You can also upload a photo to your FB album. Next, you’ll need to adjust your photo by cropping, enlarging, and moving it as needed. Once you’re done, it’s time to customize the cover – you can change the title, add stickers, quotes and everything in between.
It must be said, the app has a memory tool that automatically saves all changes and allows you to go back to the change at any time. Furthermore, all models are HQ and the image quality remains original. The app has no ads or subpackages of pads, so your money is safe.
And finally, we have Canva, an app that can cope with all kinds of editing possible (or does it seem to be?).
Is it any surprise that this platform has a model for faking a diary cover? Honestly speaking – not at all. However, it must be said that this app can be quite confusing for people not used to it. In other words, most cover apps are completely dedicated to a theme, so this can feel overloaded with features.
Plus, this app probably covers the largest variety of magazine frames out there. Yes, some of these are for professional members only, but they can get a free trial and there are more than enough free options too. In addition, this service allows you to create a complete cover from scratch: you can add your title, write whatever you want and choose any font.
There are also thousands of design elements and stickers that you can add. In fact, you can even edit several pages of a diary if needed. All projects are saved in your personal history and you can go back to them at any time. There are also several formats that you can save your designs in which is beautiful.