When I started creating my Music Magazine, I started the format of my front cover. My friend model for my magazine so I wanted to use her on the front cover, contents and double page of my magazine. I took my main images in a studio and used a fan to make my model’s hair look wavy. After taking them I edited them to make sure they looked the best they could possibly look. When editing my image, I used the Magic Eraser Tool to get rid of my beige coloured background. The Magic Eraser Tool helped the background of my image look transparent. To my model’s hair look wavy and layered visually, I used the Eraser Tool to erase the beige background that was shown on the edges of my model’s hair. This made my image look better as it made my image look more original.
The Clone Stamp Tool, helped clear the spots on my model’s face. Making sure her face looks radiant and clear. With her skin being clear, this helps focus your eyes even more on the bright pink dummy and the eye shadow above her eyelids and round her eyes.
To make my background for my music magazine, I had to make it in Photoshop first. By doing this I chose the colour of my background. I wanted the colour to be something different to white, so I decided to a pick a pale yellow beige colour, because I wanted the background to be different and original (compared to other music magazines). I then saved my design as PNG, so that I can use it as a background on the front cover of my music magazine in the software program of InDesign. The selling line ' Music Magazine of the Century ' over exaggerates on how good the magazine is to the target audience/readers of the magazine . The masthead ' Quality ' emphasises the quality of the magazine. The bold blueness of the masthead goes with the theme of the model’s jumper. The main image of the artist is large, this is to represent that the main magazine issue is based on the model who is in the main image. The big bold texts, shows the main feature of the magazine issue, which is international superstar Lola Parmar ' .
When applying more text to my front cover, I changed the colour of my text because I wanted my magazine to have a colour theme to it. At the bottom of my front cover, I also have another feature in the colour of white. As you can see the ‘barcode’ matches the colour scheme of the feature at the bottom. On the left, you can see purple text with the words ' Lola Parmar ' . I wanted to make my text more 3-D, so I experimented and right clicked into Effects and clicked Bevel and Emboss. This helped make my text look more 3-D. Right-Click on Mouse I liked the effect of Bevel and Emboss so much, that I also used it for my masthead of my magazine ' Quality ‘. The reason for this was that I wanted the masthead to look bold, big and 3-D. I also used Bevel and Emboss for the masthead of my double page spread article, so that it was clear to the readers who the main article was about.
To advertise another feature on the front cover of my magazine. I wanted it to be on a shape, so I chose a basic shape, which was a circle. When painting the circle with the Paint Bucket Tool, I wanted to go with the colour scheme of the front cover of my magazine. I wanted it to be a purple but more of a bolder purple so that the target audience could see a different variety. When I finished painting my circle, I saved it as a PNG to re-open in InDesign, to put on my front cover. When opening the purple circle in InDesign, I added a light shadow to make it look effect. I also added text to my circle to add another feature to the front cover of my magazine. So I made sure that the feature was something that music readers would like. V.I.P. backstage passes to the 53 rd (2011) Grammy Awards just may be a once in a lifetime opportunity and a dream come true for most readers, because the Grammy Awards is the biggest awards ceremony in the music industry. I made the colour of my text white, but I didn’t want it to be a block colour, so I added a little of Bevel and Emboss to the text so that it looked more silver, than white.
When editing the images of my model, I made sure that every part of my model looked professional. One of the main things I edited on my image was the lips, teeth and skin. When doing this I used the Clone Stamp Tool. I found the Clone Stamp Tool easy to use since it got rid of spots and blemishes easily. It also helped produce straight teeth as you can see at the bottom of the bottom, my model didn’t have perfect teeth. So I used the Clone Stamp Tool, and as you can see, it worked perfectly on my model’s teeth. I also whitened my model’s teeth by highlighting it with the Magnetic Lasso Tool. Then as you can see on the right it shows how I whitened my model’s teeth. By going into Image, then Adjustments, then Variations. When I arrived in Variations, I clicked the lightener in which they became whiter.
When editing my images, I always made sure that every part of the mage looked perfect, including the eyes of my model. Since my model hardly had any make up on, I used the Variations Tool on her and it made her eyes and used a lime/dark green/dark purple effect, so that it went with the theme in the double page spread article. As you can see on the left it shows the full image of what my model looks like with the edited work of the Variations Tool, in which my model looks like a true music artist
When producing my double page spread, I noticed that there was a lot of white background behind the text, so I decided to feature different varieties of the iPod Touch (as it is mentioned in the article/interview) in which they would look quite transparent. In doing this, I took the image of my friend’s iPod and edited it then on Photoshop, by using the Variations Tool. In the first image it shows the original cropped image of the iPod and as the arrows direct you, it shows you what they look like after that had been edited, in which the colours are now mainly purple, orange/red and green/dark red. I used the coloured iPods as part of the background of my double page spread, but I made then really transparent so that they weren’t overtaken the colour of the text in the exclusive interview/article.
As you can see, it shows the development of my contents page and I how my contents page began and where it finished In the first image, it shows my model in a white background in which the image is on a pale yellow background, but I realised that it didn’t look right since the white and pale yellow were looking irregular, which leads in the second image. I decided to take off the white background of my image, and leave the pale yellow background as it is. This too looked unusual, so I took off the pale yellow background so that my background was now white. With this, I thought it looked much better and more clear of what the audience was going to see in the contents page
On this slide, it shows the detailed lead up, to my double page spread article. In the third and fourth image, it shows the development of the text and how the text was formed to have a glowing light shadow on it. These slides, are the main formats of the development to my Music Magazine, in which they were a lot of detail to the different elements of my Music Magazine. In the first image, I had to go to Layout and Margins and Columns so that I could set the limit line, when setting up the background for my double page spread article, which links to the second image.