What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product? Question six
Throughout the process of producing LIVE magazine I was able to use multiple technologies that I was both familiar and unfamiliar with during the start of this process. Through using these computer software's and camera equipment I was able to produce a finished media product that had professional finish.
IT technologies Production of LIVE music magazine was done using Apple Mac computers. This allowed for a professional looking design using the various programs. I used Adobe InDesign as the main production software for the front cover, contents page and double page spread. I used Adobe Photoshop to edit and cut out pictures and create a more professional looking finish.
This is an example of how I used Photoshop to cut out the cover stars bodies and place them in front of the LIVE logo and PUG as oppose to them being behind them as in the previous picture. Although I was previously not familiar with Photoshop I was still able to use it effectively numerous times throughout the production of LIVE magazine to increase the overall quality of the magazines finish.
I was also unfamiliar with the use of Adobe InDesign before the production of LIVE magazine began, However, I was able to pick up on the numerous uses of the program to enable me to enhance my production techniques. After firstly using the student magazine task to practice using the Apple Mac software I was then able to transfer the skills I gained from using InDesign during that task to produce a better quality music magazine. Double page spread picture here!
Camera technologies To produce the photographs that I would use in my music magazine I used the Nikon D3100 in a Photography studio . I also used soft box lighting within the photography studio to enhance the finished production of my shots.
These camera technologies enabled me to create the shots shown below. I used a photography studio and used a white screen background which I believe allowed me to produce the photos to a professional looking standard.