Monday, September 19, 2011

Contemporary Magazine Template

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A simple and modern template designed primarily for magazines, but can also be used for newsletters, brochures, booklets, and annual reports to name a few. The fresh contemporary design would suit many genres of magazines such as science, technology, computing, business, photography, design, art, fashion and lifestyle etc. The size is A4 (210×297mm).


The Contemprary Magazine template has been designed in InDesign CS5 for use with InDesign CS5 . Idml files have been provided for InDesign CS4 , however not all application features are backwards compatible from InDesign CS5 (such as different corner radius on the same object as seen in the mockup pages).


The following files have been supplied as part of the download:

  • CM Front Cover.indd /.indt / .idml
  • Master Template for the front cover
  • CM Master Template.indd /.indt /.idml
  • Master Template for the internal pages
  • CM Spine.indd /.indt /.idml
  • Master Template for the spine (if needed)
  • CM Design Mockups.indd /.indt /.idml
  • Example page designs for exploring the construction (no images).
  • CM Elements Lib.indl
  • InDesign Library containing design elements for layout
  • CM Advertising Lib.indl
  • InDesign Library for the CM Advertising System
  • CM Advertising System.pdf
  • Information about the CM Advertising System
  • CM Style Guide.pdf
  • A preview document of paragraph and character styles
  • CM Front Cover Examples.pdf
  • Example front cover designs with images
  • CM Design Mockups.pdf
  • Example page designs with images

The download does not contain any image files or font files. Images that are embedded in PDFs are for illustration purposes only and is © copyright Chris Potter, CSP Creative. Images are not to be extracted and used in any way at all, in part or in whole, in no way whatsoever, not anytime, not ever — make sense?


In order to use the Contemporary Magazine template you will need to download and install the following fonts. All fonts (except Zapf Dingbats) are freeware and can be used commercially.
Master Pages

There are 10 master pages with varying column grids to choose from. The Master Pages allow for great flexibility in your layout. From completely blank pages for full page advertisements, 1-6 column grids, and some wide margin grids for those special designs.


An advertising system has been incorporated into the overall design of the template making it easy to sell advertising into your magazine or newsletter. A separate CM Advertising Lib.indl file has been provided which houses placeholders for all advertising sizes. 

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