• 30th July 2010 - By Graphire

    More requests for free InDesign templates, particularly magazine templates are coming in lately, so I decided to share one today. This magazine layout looks more generic, suitably because it’s a template. Although magazine layouts have their own basic rules, it is most of the time effective when appropriately and creatively done out of the box or when you break some rules to make it more interesting. Good magazine layouts are not just good layout designs, every design element contributes their own unique part in making a design an aesthetic success.

    This particular template should work with most general purpose magazines and can also be easily adjusted and tinkered for other types of magazine layouts. This template consists of 12 8.5 inches by 11 inches (letter) full-colored pages. Packaged rar file consists of the InDesign CS4 indd file, INX (interchange) file, fonts and link images. Download from the link provided below and enjoy.

    Front cover

    Spread 1 (pages 2 & 3)

    Spread 2 (pages 4 & 5)

    Spread 3 (pages 6 & 7)

    Spread 4 (pages 8 & 9)

    Spread 5 (pages 10 & 11)

    Back cover

    Download link:
    Free Exclusive Adobe InDesign Magazine Template – 55.67MB

    Alternate/Mirror link:
    Free Exclusive Adobe InDesign Magazine Template – 55.67MB

  • 84 Responses to “Free Exclusive Adobe InDesign Magazine Template v.1”

    • Viraaj on February 17, 2012

      Hi, Great Template. I am currently designing a magazine for construction industry and would like to ask you for a favor, i need a magazine template for A4 with the 3 mm bleeds.

    • Lynn on February 22, 2012

      Hi there, I love your free InDesign template layout, it is beautiful. However, I am unable to open the RAR file, and my computer does not give me options to open it. I tried to open it in Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop etc. I am using Adobe Creative Suite CS5. How can I open this file? Many Thanks! I look forward to using this template, as Publications are my passion! Thanks for such a great design. Lynn

    • Graphire on February 22, 2012

      Hi Lynn. If you’re using a Mac computer, you may download free rar extractors for Mac like unRARx or RAR Expander. If you’re in Windows, use WINRAR instead. HTH. Thanks.

    • Lynn on February 23, 2012

      Thanks so much. I am on a PC with Windows. I do not know how to use WINRAR, or HTH? I appreciate your input.

    • Graphire on February 23, 2012

      Hi Lynn. Just download this, free RAR extract frog. Follow this LINK and download.

    • Lynn on March 11, 2012

      Hi there,
      Thanks for your reply. I downloaded the RAR Extract Frog file from your link. Download was successful. I went back to the magazine template link to open it, but still no luck. Do I open InDesign first? I’m not that tech saavy. Many thanks!

    • Lynn on March 12, 2012

      Hi again, I opened InDesign, tried to open the downloaded Template but InDesign still does not recognize it, and the dialog box mentions the RAR file as missing. I tried opening the RAR file too and got the same results. Nothing happens, and InDesign does not recognize the saved downloads. Any ideas why it won’t work?Thanks for your help.

    • Graphire on March 12, 2012

      Hi Lynn. Strange that you cannot extract the RAR file. You really can’t open RAR file directly from InDesign. You have to extract it and open the “.indd” or “.inx” file in InDesign. You may just want to download the InDesign INX file so you can at least use the layout even without the links (you’ll be replacing them with your own anyway). Here’s the download link for the INX file, http://www.4shared.com/file/DdjryN3J/designfreebies-free-indesign-m.html. You can download the pdf file here, http://www.4shared.com/office/e21eoIur/designfreebies-free-indesign-m.html.

    • Lynn on March 13, 2012

      Hi, Thanks for your quick repsonse. I still have had no luck with these additional downloads. The first link you gave me took me to a page that wants me to pay $9.95 per month. The second link says that the PDF downloaded but I cannot find it in my Download files. I do not know how to Extract the RAR file. I have no clue what to do next. I am working on a PC with CS5. I do appreciate your patience. Thanks.

    • indesing on March 18, 2012

      you are not looking t the right place. The link to 4shared is overloaded with advertisements saying “download”, just be careful where you click because you are clicking on ads.

      RAR files can be extracted with special software, for example winRAR – you can find and download it for free.

    • Brian on April 21, 2012

      I am able to highlight areas, but I can’t make changes. Let’s say I want to change a picture. I click on it and it highlights. Then what?

    • RayGraphix on May 15, 2012

      Then go to your links and replace the image.
      Or simply delete the image and replace it with the one you need.

    • Dana on June 16, 2012

      Hi, Great Template. I am currently designing a magazine for school and would like to ask you for a favor, i need a magazine template for CS2 – size 8×5 with the 3 mm bleeds. Thanx

    • Graphire on June 19, 2012

      Hi Dana. Sorry, I only have CS4. If you could get at least a CS3, you can open the inx file.

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    • Jack on June 23, 2012

      Hi, Iove your template, but for some reason I cannot delete the external bord phrase: “for other free template visit designfeeebies.org” Is it possible to do it or I have to buy it? Thanks

    • jonathan dunn on July 17, 2012

      brilliant thanks

    • Amjad Miandad on July 21, 2012

      Thanks for the sharing dear.

    • Kirstie on September 13, 2012

      Hello. I would like to know if i could edit this template and print it out because I’m part of an association in my university and i was planning on making a magazine to print out and distribute it around the university or only one department.

    • Graphire on September 13, 2012

      Yes Kirstie. Go ahead. This is a free template that you can edit and print for personal or commercial use.

    • marketing on September 17, 2012

      Hiya! I know this is kinda off topic however I’d figured I’d ask.

      Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest
      authoring a blog article or vice-versa? My blog addresses a lot of the same
      topics as yours and I feel we could greatly benefit from each other.

      If you happen to be interested feel free to send me an
      e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you! Great
      blog by the way!

    • Luz on October 3, 2012

      Hi!!! congrats on the template, i love it. but for a reason i canĀ“t delete the external bord phrase: for other free template visit designfeeebies.org… please if you can tell me how do you do that and how do i delete it…. thanks!!

    • Graphire on October 3, 2012

      Hi Luz. You can go to Master page A, then delete or modify that line.

    • Akansh on February 4, 2013

      In order to remove that press ctrl and shift and select that section with mouse by double click on that text…Press delete or edit/

    • Mellisa on July 11, 2013

      Thanks for finally writing about > Free Exclusive Adobe InDesign Magazine Template | Designfreebies < Loved it!

    • Manuelodg on July 26, 2013

      Thank you!

    • treza on September 10, 2013

      pleas, How can i download this templates and
      would you please send it in cs4

    • Graphire on September 11, 2013

      Hi Treza. Two download links are provided in the bottom part. You won’t miss it. Template is in CS4.

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      […] Design Freebies This is a simple magazine layout which works with most general purpose magazines and can also be easily adjusted and tinkered for other types of magazine layouts. Simple as it may, every design element in this template contributes in making it an aesthetic success.This template consists of 12 8.5 inches by 11 inches (letter) full-colored pages. […]

    • Mark on March 8, 2015

      Hi. For some reason I can’t edit the template using Adobe Acrobat. Please help!

    • Graphire on March 26, 2015

      Hi Mark, you can’t use Acrobat to edit these templates. These are InDesign files, so use Adobe InDesign.

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