How to Use Our Professional, Free Magazine Templates

If you’re thinking about changing the looks of your digital magazine or you’re simply looking for a professional layout or magazine templates as an inspiration – we have some good news for you. Now you can download beautiful magazine templates for free.

The whole thing have been prepared by PressPad designers, we offer you all the templates with the covers for free, and what more – you can use them for commercial purposes.

What’s inside

After downloading the free package to your device, you will get a .zip archive. After unpacking the archive, a new folder called “PressPad_all_templates” will be created. It will contain four catalogues with magazine templates.

Attention: You don’t have InDesign? Scroll down, I have something also for you!

Every catalogue contains the following:

  • Magazine’s Cover
  • Magazine template including 14+ page layouts
  • Fonts
  • Sample images
  • *.indd files for InDesign
  • *.idml files for older versions of InDesign
  • Templates in PDF format
  • We have also included our 1-page ad. If you like our work, you can run this ad in your magazine linking back to PressPad Digital Publishing Website
  • . Thanks!

With the help of our magazine templates you will start your magazines in no time.

Hint: Interested in News apps for your web magazine? Read about PressPad News apps.

Types of available templates

Magazine Templates Free from PressPad - Masculine

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This is a template of a bloody red color balanced with white in which the shades of red underlined with black greatly combine with sans serif headlines font. This template will fit perfectly “manly”-themed, masculine magazines.

Magazine Templates Free from PressPad - Food

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Enthusiasts of food will love this template. Created in pastels, bright blues and palette of pinks, bring a feeling of freshness and lightness which perfectly fit pictures of meals. All you culinary bloggers – the field is left clear for you! You already have the content, now it’s time for the next step, or rather a jump with our affordable magazine apps for bloggers offer.

Magazine Templates Free from PressPad - Dark

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This underground template is unusual itself. Shades of yellow lighting up the darkness greatly resonate with serif fonts, building exceptional mood. Lifestyle magazines with this template will certainly arouse interest among the readers, as well as encourage readership among those undecided.

Magazine Templates Free from PressPad - Femine

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This template, thanks to its warm colors, is dedicated mostly to female magazines. The feminine touch comes with warm oranges, yellows and pinks, and guarantees positive reception of the magazine with perfect presentation of its content.

To use templates described above just open them in Adobe Indesign (if you have older version use .idml file also available in the package). If you want to download your Indesign template package. Simply Tweet about us using big blue button and get your inDesign templates for free.

Free Fonts Advice

You can use any font you have. You can find free fonts in different formats online. One of the great sources is FontSquirrel which offers fonts available to use in your magazine.

What if I do not have Adobe Indesign

Google Docs Magazine Cover Temoplate - how to use
1. This is your magazine’s interactive cover template 2. Make a copy onto your Google drive in order to be able to customize it 3. Change the name if you want, and press “OK”.

If you don’t have Adobe Indesign you can also use our free template package. Every template is available in PDF, so you can see what and how was done by our designers. Just for you we have prepared an interactive template for creating covers which you can use with the free Google Docs suite.

Just click the following links Cover Template 1, Cover Template 2 which will take you to the Google Drawing Document containing interactive cover template. This template will allow you to prepare a professional-looking cover for your magazine.

To be able to use Google Docs Cover Templates, click Menu > File > Make a copy… (Ref. image #2) and press ok (Ref. image #3) Now our template is all yours, and should be visible in your docs folder.

Adobe kuler free color scheme tool

Color Theory Advice

Do you know that you can modify the colors of your chosen digital magazine template? For you new color to be coherent, use free Adobe Color CC (formerly known as the Kuler). Set big solid color squares for basic colors used in template (i.e. black, red, white) and rotate the color picker towards your favorite colors to get a new, coherent color palette.

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Wojtek Szywalski

Wojtek Szywalski is a Content Marketing Manager at PressPad and co-editor of Digital Publishing Guide Magazine. If you like his post please share it among circle of your friends and followers. You can follow him on Twitter @wojteksz as well.

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