make your own magazine for photography business rie neuchs

Rie Neuchs is a Danish Photographer that uses Jilster to showcase her photography. “You were exactly what I was looking for. I made a test magazine at first and the quality was stunning.” Creating a magazine for business is easy with the online magazine editor.

make your own magazine for photography business rie neuchsThe purpose of the magazine

“As a professional photographer, I need to have some top quality materials of some of my work. My thoughts with the magazine was to catch new potential clients’ interest. In a world where everything is online it’s more than nice to get a real piece in your hands, I think. A piece in top quality – which jilster successfully makes :-)”

Reactions

“Very positive! Both new and old clients complimented the magazine – and yes – it already opened new doors :-). Also my friends and family like it.”

Tips from Rie

“Take your time when you are doing creative work… Sometimes new things and ideas will come up when you take your time in a creative process. At first I thought my magazine would be 10 pages.. It ended up being 32 and with much more stuff than what I was originally thinking.”

Will you make more magazines?

“Yes I will. It’s easy to work with jilster, you have your magazine online – best of all – the quality is fantastic! The staff at jilster is also very helpful if you have any questions”

Be sure to visit Photographer Rie Neuchs’ website at www.rieneuchs.dk, and take a look at her magazine below.

make a magazine for business fashion catalog

make a magazine for business fashion catalogDjamila made a magazine for Beatrice San Francisco, a clothing line she distributes in Ibiza, Spain. She was looking for a way to create her own business promotion. Now, she’s sharing her message with the world. She has created a magazine that showcases her company’s products.

A multi-purpose tool for every kind of magazine

This is the second time she’s made a fashion catalog for BSF; Beatrice San Francisco. We love the magazine, the fashion, and Ibiza, so we couldn’t resist reaching out to Djamila to find out more.

She says when they found Jilster they immediately liked it. They’ve made magazines to promote their collections, but they make magazines for personal purposes as well.

“We want to show our new BSF collection for 2015 and send them to our shops! Actually we also use Jilster to make private magazines as a present. People are always happy about a special, creative gift.”

As for the reaction to their magazines: “The reaction was very good with the last magazine we did for 2014 and the new one didn’t arrive yet. But we know the reaction will be good!”

Recommended for Business

“We recommend Jilster because its easy to use, professional, good quality, good price and fun to make it. We will go on with Jilster. Soon we will do our BSF men magazine! ”

We look forward to seeing the BSF men’s collection magazine.

engage your students in

We know teachers around the world want to help kids develop their full potential. A great way to do that is by having the students create school magazines on their favorite topics. These are just a few of the reasons why making a magazine is great for education.

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Engage your students

A school magazine allows students to get engaged because it allows them to make their own choices about their activities.

Bring learning components together

It also enables teachers to bring several learning components together, since the school magazine can be a year long project, various subjects can be covered in one project. Different skills can be practiced as well, like word processing and formatting skills.

Encourage teamwork

If it’s a class or group project (which is easily done in the online editor, since you can easily invite others to work on your school magazine with you) it also encourages teamwork and a sense of community in the class.

Allow students to express themselves

The online editor gives students the freedom to express themselves and include as much of themselves as they want. They can add a personal introduction or add some humor and personal interests to their school magazine as well.

engage your students inShowcase growth and asses progress

Since this project takes place over time, it allows for reflection, and showcases the growth students go through for each of the subjects and skills included in the magazine. This is great for teachers too. They are able to assess progress throughout the duration of the project.

Give students a sense of pride for their work

The best part is, at the end of the project the students receive a final product that they made themselves, a real magazine, which gives them a real sense of pride for their work.

The school magazine(s) can be ordered as high quality prints or as web (low) quality digital PDF files. So go ahead, try Jilster free, and see if it’s something you’d like to use to help your students develop their full potential.

Here’s a great resource on how to teach writing by making a magazine: The Magazine Project: Making the Writing Process Real.

Find the right images for your magazine make a magazine jilster

Find the right images for your magazine make a magazine jilsterWhether you’re looking for images that are the right size, icons, or images with transparent backgrounds, these tips are sure to help you find what you’re looking for.

Remember: Whenever you’re looking for images to use, make sure you’re allowed to use them according to copyright law. Here’s a helpful resource on the subject: Concerned About Copyright? A Guide For Legally Using Images On The Web

Google image search

When you search for an image on google, there are a few options you can use that will help you find the image you want. Clicking on ‘Search tools’ will allow you to select what ‘Size’, ‘Color’ and ‘Type’ of image you want. You can even filter by ‘Usage rights’, which will help you make sure you’re allowed to use the images in your magazine.

For your own magazine, we recommend filtering by ‘Labeled for noncommercial reuse’. However, if you’re using your magazine for any commercial reasons (your business, a catalog, a portfolio etc.) you should use another option.

Adding ‘Png’ to your search

By adding ‘png’ to your search term, for example ‘sun png’, you’ll find mostly images with a transparent background. These images are great to use in your magazine since you won’t be limited by the white background most images have.

Iconfinder

Iconfinder is a great resource for, as the name suggests, icons. Many icons require a fee, but you can also search by ‘free’ icons only. You can even search by style. ‘Outline’, ‘Handdrawn’, and ‘Cartoon’ are great styles to use in a magazine. Remember to check license information before using downloaded icons.

Go to your magazine

There are plenty of reasons to create a magazine for education; a yearbook, science fair project or for student projects in class!

how to make a magazine for a school project

So you want to make a magazine for a school project. You were assigned a magazine project at school or you’ve decided to make one for a project yourself. That’s great! We’ll help you get started.

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How to make a magazine for a school project

Making a magazine for a school project can be a lot of fun. Instead of just writing pages upon pages of text, a magazine gives you the opportunity to get creative with your school project. You can create magazine-style layouts, text columns, use different fonts and add images and illustrations, among other things. The question is, how do you actually make a magazine for your school project?

You could get started in Word, but getting the layout to look like a magazine can be difficult. You could also use Photoshop or Illustrator to make a magazine, but unless you already know how to use those tools, it can take time to learn how to use them to make a magazine for your school project. Then there’s the matter of finding a printer that can turn your digital magazine into an actual printed magazine.

Online magazine editor

How are you going to make a magazine for your school project? That’s where Jilster comes in. Jilster is a free online magazine editor that anyone can use to make a magazine. You can even invite your classmates to the magazine and have them create their own pages. There’s a shoutbox too, where you can leave messages for other people working on the magazine.

Simply make an account and get started on your magazine. There’s no need to download any software, so you can get started right away. The online editor has all the tools you need to create an actual magazine, and it’s very easy to use.

Invite students, classmates and share your magazine online

Even if you’re working with international students, Jilster has got you covered. The editor is available in 3 languages; English, Dutch and German. So even if you don’t speak the same language, you can work together on the same magazine. Once your magazine is complete, you can create an online promotional page and share it on social media (for free). The school magazine(s) can be ordered as high quality prints or as web (low) quality digital PDF files.

There are many ways you can implement Jilster to be used for educational purposes.

Create a free account and get started!

 

5 tips for a professional magazine cover jilster

It’s the most important page of a magazine: the cover! We have some tips to help you make your magazine cover look like the magazines in stores. These tips are great for any kind of magazine cover, including a birthday magazine, wedding magazine or school magazine.

The image below is a good comparison between a good magazine cover and a bad one. The text is in Dutch, but even so it’s obvious which one is the better example.

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Tip 1: Play around with the title of your magazine

Every magazine has a name. A powerful title that says something about the contents of the magazine. To make the title stand out, use a font with body. A bold font has a better effect than a thin, elegant font.

Does your magazine title have more than one word? Then consider experimenting with multiple fonts. This can give your title something extra. If you’re tied to a title that isn’t as interesting as you’d like, you can still use different font types and sizes to create a good looking title.

Tip 2: Choose a high quality and appealing photo or illustration

A good magazine cover consists of 70% visuals and 30% text. So it’s important that the photo or illustration you choose can be displayed at full size so it will stand out, a so-called ‘eye-catcher’. Avoid an image with a busy background, a photo with too many people or confusing visuals.

Tip 3: Use teaser text

A teaser on your cover gives the reader a glimpse into the content of the magazine and makes them curious about your magazine. Add a few teasers on the cover about different subjects. This way there will always be a teaser that interests your readers. Make these teaser texts short but sweet!

Tip 4: Get creative with the typography

Use different font sizes, keep it to a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 different sizes. Combine capital letters with normal sized letters for variety and add a bit of color.

When you’re done, make sure to check that the text is still legible in combination with the background of the image. Make sure there is enough contrast between the background and the text.

Tip 5: Look at other magazine covers in stores for inspiration!

Professionally made covers can teach you everything you need to know about magazine covers. Look at the layout, typography and use of color.

top 3 free image editing tools jilster make a magazine

If you’re working on a magazine you may want to be able to edit the photos and images you upload into your magazine. Here are 3 free image editing tools that are easy to use.

1. Pxlr editor

Pxlr editor works inside your browser, so you don’t need to download anything onto your computer. Simply go to your website and get started.

This tool is great for color correction and allows you to use layers easily.

Bonus – Pixlr express allows you to add various filters to your images.

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2. Fotor

Just like Pxlr, this tool can be used right inside your browser, no downloading needed. All you need is an internet connection to get started.

This tools is especially useful for cropping photos. You can also add text and tiles easily with this tool, but you can do that in Jilster too. Simply move the elements on your page around until you get a magazine layout you like.

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3. Paint.net

This tool is not available in your browser. In order to use it, you have to download it onto your computer first. However, after you’ve downloaded it, it’s incredibly easy to use.

Paint.net is a great basic photo editing tool that allows you to use layers and filters. There’s even an option to add more plug-ins if you want. Edit your images and upload them to create a magazine with your own design.

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Start editing your photos and creating your own magazine.

start your own business magazine template make a magazine jilster

Whether you’re looking for a way to create a magazine for your company or you want to create a magazine from scratch, we can help. Creating a magazine can seem like a difficult task. It seems like it would take a lot of time and the hardest part is, where do you start?

Jilster enables it’s user to easily create a magazine together. The tool allows for it’s users to invite each other to fill in pages and comes with a wide range of editing options. No prior editing experience needed.

Simply start a new magazine, start uploading photos and entering text and you’re on your way to your own magazine business or company magazine.

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Business magazine template

To make it as easy as possible, we regularly add new templates, including business themed templates, like the one below.

create a magazine for business example jilster company magazine

Print and Digital

It’s a good idea to have a digital version of your magazine available as well as a high quality print version. Once you’ve completed your magazine, you can have it printed in a variety of different types (stapled or adhesive binding, matte or glossy cover and soft or hard cover). You can also purchase a PDF file of your magazine that you can send to clients or other company contacts.

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Alternatively you can choose to share your magazine online. You can customize your magazine’s url and share that link via e-mail or social media, or embed your magazine’s code into your website.

New wedding anniversary magazine template

Use this new magazine template to make a beautiful wedding anniversary magazine. It’s a wedding gift they’ll never forget.

Are your grandparents, parents, siblings or friends celebrating a wedding anniversary soon? Why not use this new template to create an anniversary magazine just for them. It’s a gift guaranteed to make a lasting impression and put a smile on anyone’s face.

This anniversary template features different page styles with a coherent theme throughout the magazine. The contents of each page will help inspire you to create a magazine that the recipients will love. A page dedicated to messages for every grand child for example, or a spread for the couple’s favorite hobby together, like hiking, or traveling.You can see examples of some of the template pages below.

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New wedding anniversary magazine template

How to use this template in your magazine

1. Log in and go to your magazine overview.

2. Pick a magazine and then pick a page to edit.

3. Click on ‘Templates’, in the upper left corner of the editor, and look for the new template in the list. Clicking on this will reveal all the pages in the template on the right.

4. Choose a page and add it to your magazine. Add your own text and images or edit any illustrations and elements already on the page to your liking.

Have fun using this new template!

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New magazine template for a special wedding gift

Should wedding gifts be practical or special? Read on to find out and preview our newest wedding magazine template. Use these beautifully designed pages to create a unique wedding gift for that special day.

Wedding gifts: pratical or special?

What do you get a couple that’s about to get married? Most guests give a gift that is useful, like kitchen appliances or cutlery. While practical, there’s no denying that these gifts take away some of the magic that surrounds a wedding.

We’ve become so used to weddings that we overlook just how special a day it is. It’s a day centered around two people that have chosen to spend the rest of their lives together. A celebration of two people that have somehow found each other among a population of 7 billion (and climbing) people world wide.

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That’s a beautiful thing. Weddings only happen on one specific day between two unique people. It’s a moment that only ever happens once in a lifetime, and as such, it’s a moment that deserves to be documented and remembered for as long as the couple has promised to be together. In other words, for the rest of their lives.

What better way to document and remember the day than by getting family and friends together and creating a special wedding magazine just for the newlyweds. On this special day, they deserve to be on the cover of their very own magazine, filled with pages of photos, anecdotes, stories and best wishes from family and friends.

This is easily done with Jilster’s editor. The editing tool has everything you need to easily design magazine pages and enables you to invite family and friends to design a page or two as well.

Easy: create a magazine with templates

We launched this wedding magazine template filled with beautifully designed pages to make it even easier to create a wedding magazine. The pages are wedding themed, but they can be used for any type of magazine you want to make.

Ideas and inspiration: wedding magazine pages

Below is a list of the contents available in this wedding magazine template. You can copy the template’s page designs to your own magazine and fill them in with your own photos and texts. Or use the list as inspiration to create pages with your own design.

  • A ‘did you know?’ page with stories about the newlyweds
  • A timeline of their relationship: ‘from baby to newlyweds’
  • Tips for their honeymoon (10 things to do in Hawaii)
  • A page about a few of the bride and groom’s favorite things
  • The wedding schedule
  • A page about the wedding dress: ‘Say yes to the dress’
  • An article about the wedding theme and colors
  • Pages about the bridesmaids and groomsmen
  • Interview with the parents of the bride and groom
  • A quiz for the couple: ‘How well do you know one another?’
  • A personalized crossword puzzle
  • Bachelor and bachelorette party reviews

If you need any help, feel free to contact us. We’re happy to help.

Create your own wedding magazine!