Free Exclusive Adobe InDesign Magazine Template v.1


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


  1. Viraaj 17 February, 2012 at 16:42

    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.

  2. Lynn 22 February, 2012 at 05:50

    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

  3. Graphire 22 February, 2012 at 09:34

    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.

  4. Lynn 23 February, 2012 at 07:24

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

  5. Lynn 11 March, 2012 at 23:53

    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!

  6. Lynn 12 March, 2012 at 00:03

    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.

  7. Graphire 12 March, 2012 at 12:38

    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, You can download the pdf file here,

  8. Lynn 13 March, 2012 at 01:51

    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.

  9. indesing 18 March, 2012 at 04:09

    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.

  10. Brian 21 April, 2012 at 07:21

    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?

  11. RayGraphix 15 May, 2012 at 14:21

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

  12. Dana 16 June, 2012 at 23:29

    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

  13. Jack 23 June, 2012 at 23:17

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

  14. Kirstie 13 September, 2012 at 11:11

    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.

  15. marketing 17 September, 2012 at 10:36

    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!

  16. Luz 3 October, 2012 at 03:03

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

  17. Akansh 4 February, 2013 at 20:18

    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/

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