Create a Vector Style Magazine Cover in Photoshop

Create a Vector Style Magazine Cover in Photoshop
Add Month & Year. I used Myriad Pro Condensed.
Copy and paste barcode from the resources file into "Text" group. Reposition it like below.
Add some text with the Type Tool.
Add a divider. You can create it very easily in Illustrator.

Step 29 : Finishing Touches

Now add a vignette. Create a new layer below the "Text" group called "Vignette". Pick a large soft brush with #000000; paint on the edges of the document.
Change the layer Blend mode to Overlay. The effect is a bit strong on the lower part. Add a Layer mask to hide the effect.
Draw with a black&white gradient inside the mask. Make sure white is at top.
Create a new layer above the title layer. Add a nice pink color with a soft brush. Clip it to the title layer. Grab the Eraser Tool. Select a grunge brush from the "Grungy Film Brushes". Erase a bit.
Load selection from the sun's outline layer and click on the title layer, click on the Add layer mask button. See the result.
Add grunge effect to the stripes. Add a mask. Use a grunge brush to erase.

Preview of Final Results


Download the PSD | 13 MB

Authors Comment

profileI am a Graphic Designer and a wannabe VFX artist. A few months ago I was approached by a client for a magazine cover page design and that gave me inspiration to write this tutorial. Hope you had fun and find this tutorial useful. - niranth

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7 comments on “Create a Vector Style Magazine Cover in Photoshop”

  1. Hello Niranth, this was truly a fun filled tutorial!!!! Thank you very much for supplying such a detailed and organized project. I have recently finished this tutorial and was wondering if I could post this on my portfolio site? I would be sure to give you credit. Just let me know if you ever have the chance. <3

    Sincerely - Auzurial

  2. can u plz mail me d psd file as ders some downloading error wic im facing..plaeas do it by 2mrw...its really very urgent

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