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Inspiring Style: Magazine Your Blog

1/16/2013

Have you ever wanted to see yourself on the cover of a magazine? Sure you have. It would be great if one of you muses could find yourself on a magazine one day (or even just inside one), but if you don't...a girl can always dream, right?

Well, I'm a journalism girl who has always had a thing for magazines. I love the way covers are put together from the blurbs to the art work. So with the help of my graphic designer friend Jesus Ramirez and his crazy skills seen on his Photoshop Training Channel website, I was able to have a little Photoshop fun.I know bloggers tend to use Photoshop for simple photo manipulations and edits, but I thought we'd all love to know how to add a bit more fashion to this fixation by actually creating our own blogazine cover.

Using the tools and tips found in this tutorial will show you how to design a magazine cover for your own blog. It's important to use a large image, know what blurbs you want to use that relate to your blog, and coordinate the text with the image. One of my favorite parts of this tutorial cover is that the QR code on the bottom of the magazine actually links to my blog. Isn't that cool?The idea behind PTC is to show you how to use Photoshop in a way that is both effective and easy to understand. Some of his coolest works include the Swap Faces tutorial, the How to Make Someone Look Older video on YouTube, and so many more on the PTC Facebook page.

So what do you think of my Muse Magazine cover c/o Photoshop Training Channel?

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  1. wow!!! sounds really nice, great photoshop lurv it.

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  2. Ooooo...this looks very cool, Cheryl, and you know pretty soon, we will probably see you in front of a mag. Please don't forget us little people, ok? :)

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  3. That is indeed SUPER COOL!!!

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  4. I think it's awesome Cheryl! I can definitely see you as a Cover Girl! :)
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  5. Great post, thanks for sharing :)




    Santenne of Crystallized Elements.
    http://crystallized-elements.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. This is awesome, Cheryl! I really want to start using Photoshop more and I've started to with editing my outfit pictures, but there's so much more I'd like to learn. Will definitely be checking out this training channel. Thanks for the info and great post!

    xx
    Ashlei
    www.kinksarethenewpink.com

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  7. Love your blog! Maybe we could follow each other on bloglovin or GFC? Please leave me a comment or follow me and I will follow you =)

    http://lepetitplastique.blogspot.com/

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  8. How fabulous!
    Love your cover!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  9. very cool professional cover and tks for the photoshop resource!

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  10. Ah it looks so good! I love Photoshop :)

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  11. So cute! I really need to play around with Photoshop!

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  12. Wow, this is awesome, you make a beautiful and vibrant cover girl Cheryl!

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  13. Very cool Cheryl! Wouldn't it be fun to be a cover girl?

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  14. This is so cool! Who wouldn't want to be on the cover of a magazine....now which one if you could select would you want to be on?

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  15. aww very cute!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

    www.MOSAMUSE.com

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  16. I LOVE it, looks fabulous! My PS skills are not great, may have to learn how to do this myself...

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  17. Of course I've thought about this, don't we all, haha! Being on a cover would be the best! Great shot and why not start a "Muse mag!" :)

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  18. Ohmigosh Cheryl this is one of the coolest posts {and concepts} ever! I love it! :)

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  19. OMG. That is so cool. :) I'm a journo person too, so magazines have always been fascinating! You look stunning on the cover Cheryl :) And he's done a fantastic job!

    <3
    Sonshu
    www.thesonshu.com

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  20. i already told you this, but really i think this is so frigging cute! MUSE looks like a great magazine :).

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  21. This is soooo cute! Love the cover! I need this for myself...lol

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  22. Very cool, I love your first cover Cheryl ;) Looks fun to create. xx -Taj

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  23. Happy new year Muse! I've been trying to start learning photoshop, but honestly, this post is motivation.

    Glad to see you're good

    Adiya
    Muse Origins

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  24. You look lovely! I did a cover like this once. I had so much fun - took me forever, because at the time I didn't have, or know how to use PS! I used a free program, and my computer froze so many times. :p

    You've got the best smile!

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