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Editing Tip: Backgrounds

Posted on 01 December 2013 in the category Tips and inspiration .

A great background is essential for a professional looking magazine. Luckily creating a great background is easy! We’ve compiled a few tips to help you on your way.

Our online editing room allows you to edit and create every page of your magazine just the way you like. With an array of options from adding and editing color blocks, to using symbols and editing the size and color exactly the way you want, the options are endless!

Choose a Theme

The kind of backgound depends on what kind of magazine you’re making, but once you’ve decided on what color themes and font you’ll be using, you can make a background you can use throughout your whole magazine! (Learn more about Templates here

Color Blocks and Circles

One of the great features of our online editing room is the color blocks and circles. You can adjust these in any way you like to make your background. Add a large block to the side of your page to allow two different background colors, or use a white color block or circle over an image to make text visible. You can adjust the transparancy of the blocks and circles as well!


Aside from color blocks and circles there are also other symbols you can use to create your perfect background. Hearts, stars and the text bubble like the ones you find in comic books are all available for you to play around with. Experiment with the sizes and colors until it looks just right, get creative! Check out some more great ideas for symbols here.

The image on the left is a great example of the possibilites available to make a great background. There are also background images you can use in the editor itself.

We hope you find these tips useful! Try them out now on your own magazine or create a new one. 

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