When it comes to planning a party or special event, it has become more and more important to include favors and decorations that are truly unique and personalized for the occasion. If you are planning an event for someone, child or adult, one fun thing to do is create a fake magazine cover, featuring their picture and including fun “articles” and “titles” that reflect the nature of the event.
You may be thinking that there is no way you could do something like create such a thing, but you do not have to be a professional graphics designer to make it happen. You just need a few directions and you can make your own magazine cover.
Start with the picture. If you plan on printing the cover, you will need to use a high resolution, high quality image. If your choices are limited, just choose the one that most shows the personality of the person to be featured. However, if you have plenty of choices for the picture, think about the magazine covers you see every time you visit the grocery store. Look for a close up image or one that shows a little flair or even drama.
After you have the right picture, you will need to choose text. Try to think of witty or wise things that sound like article titles but that talk about the event itself. Be creative with these and have fun. There is no such thing as too much creativity when it comes to the titles. Still need a little direction? Here is a sample idea. Suppose you are throwing a fortieth birthday party for your husband. You could include such titles as “New study shows that 40 are the new 20,” and “Celebrating forty years of publication. What was happening when it all started.”
Finally, you will need to design the magazine cover. If you have a creative streak and you have access to an image editing program, you can create it yourself. Choose fonts and colors that really stand out against the image, and do not forget small details like a price and even a barcode. If you do not feel you can design it yourself, you can find free online sites that will let you upload your picture and type in your text and then the cover will be created for you.
A fake magazine cover is a fun way to celebrate someone special on an event or an occasion. You can design one with personality with just a few steps.