Production Process FRONT COVER Ashleigh Ravenscroft
Step 1 • I started by opening a new document in Photoshop. • I set the paper size to A4.
Step 2 • I placed my chosen image into the centre of the page.
Step 3 • I decided to delete the images background to make the image look more professional; using the ‘Polygonal Lasso’ tool.
Step 4 • I made my coverlines, graphic features stand out by using different tools like: - A drop shadow - Bevel & Emboss - A stroke
Step 5 • I followed codes and conventions by having graphic features behind cover lines so they would stand out.
Step 6 • I followed the codes and conventions of music magazines when creating my magazine. For example I created a masthead that is placed in the top left corner. • I also added my cover lines around the image relating to my chosen magazine genre. • I also added the price onto the bar code so the readers will know how much the magazine will be.
Step 7 • I decided to change the image of my front cover in order to suit the Indie genre.
Step 8 • Then I decided to make the image black and white to make it stand out on shop shelves. • The black and white also avoids the clash of colours I was previously having.
Step 9 • To follow codes and conventions I made the image over the magazines name. • This was done by duplicating the layer and using the lasso tool to cut out the part covering ‘INM’.
Step 9 • I moved the coverlines so they where not covering the main part of the central, main image. • To make them stand out and look more professional I added a drop shadow.