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    • First I started to look at different fonts on Adobe Photoshop Cs3. I came across several fonts that I liked for the contents page, however, I thought it would be best to stay with the same masthead font as the front cover. Moreover, I stuck to the same font because I knew my magazine had to have a house style (the same style and themes of fonts, colours, layouts. Etc.) running throughout the magazine. I used the font ‘Genuine’, it was the same as the front covers and it was relevant and it linked into the music genre of the magazine; it reinforced the dance feel and genre.
    • Moreover, the mastheads for the contents was of the same font and colour gradient as the front covers, to add to this I also used the same splat logo underneath the masthead; giving the magazine a cool and funky feel which links to the genre (Dance). For both the Front cover and the Contents, I applied a ‘drop shadow’ and an ‘inner shadow’ to make it stand out to my target audience and to make it look more professional and modern.
    • Image manipulation This is one of the images I took at my photo shoot, I used this for one of the images for my contents page. I opened it on Photoshop, erased the background with the magic wand tool, then I added a gradient background and then I cut it out with the ellipse tool. To add to this, even though it took me a while to get to this point I never liked the look and I though It wasn’t very professional and didn’t look part of the magazine.
    • I then edited the images slightly differently, I used the same backgrounds but cut them out with the square tool instead; it looked better and had a greater impact on the audience. In addition, I added a square block background and I added a purple overlay to make to carry on the colour themes of the magazine. Moreover, I used a inner shadow on the purple block to make them look more 3-D and for them to stand out more.
    • I used the same type of background as the front cover to carry on the house style and colour themes; the black to grey gradient allows the text to stand out. To add to this, I also added a inner shadow as I did for the front covers background.
    • As I constructed my contents page I looked at other real contents pages for inspiration and make sure I was following the codes and conventions of magazines. Furthermore, I looked at how the other magazine had an ongoing housestyle and how it used the same colours, layouts and fonts.
    • For my contents I created a logo by using a brush of Adobe Photoshop. I liked the brush because it linked into the dance lifestyle of the magazine, the turntable gives an appealing look to the target audience. Moreover, to make the logo stand out I added another brush beneath the turntable to make it part of the dance magazine; it looked appealing and carried on the colour themes.
    • First I thought about having the logo beneath the images at the corner. However, It looked out of place and wasn’t relevant to the house style of the magazine. Therefore, I thought about having on the corner of a subheading.
    • I added some subheadings and placed the logo on top of them, it looked appealing, it targeted my audience and was relevant to the house style.
    • Moreover, I added the same colour and effects to the square block behind the text ‘FEATURE’ as I did for the bottom strip. To add to this, I used the same fonts and colours to carry on the house style and I moved my images to different places so I could fit it text; without the text going over the images.
    • Here I made the block smaller and placed it behind the number, it made the number stand out; it made a contrast that allowed the number to be seen more clearly.
    • In addition, as I went along I looked back at my flat plan making sure I was using the same type of language; the same words that grabbed the audiences attention, for instance, ‘Exclusive’ and ‘Preview’.
    • As I added my text to my contents page I kept it the same font and colours, also, I duplicated the layer that had the small blue block so I could have it under all the other numbers. What is more, is that I was very pleased with how far I had come in constructing my contents, it looked professional and I could compare it with real magazines (I will do so in my final magazine evaluation).
    • I added another subheading, with the title ‘EVENTS,’ I kept the same blue block underneath it to keep the to the same colour themes and I also kept to the same font. Furthermore, I added text below the 2 nd subheading with text like ‘Brit Awards 2010,’ this was a enticing hook that would appeal to the audience that like to go beyond the magazine and go see music and events for themselves; the aspirers and followers would want to go to the events, clubs and ‘see all the backstage interviews and after parties with the stars.’
    • This is my nearly complete contents page, it looks appealing because I have used a variety of colours, images and fonts. However, I only used a specific variety to keep to the same house style and themes that run throughout the magazine. Also, I added text to the bottom strip to make it look similar to the front cover; audiences would know that this contents page is part of the rave magazine.