Using simple Photoshop skills – 17/09/2010 When first using Photoshop I experimented with colours and ways in changing how the model looked. I used the move tool , the spot healing tool , pain brush and Gaussian blur. It also taught me a lesson in duplicating layers and creating new ones. AFTER BEFORE AFTER BEFORE
Photos taken : 20/09/2010 These were the original photos taken. My aim was to have not a great mise-on-scene because I was going on to put in a background picture. Therefore because white is the most basic colour and easy to erase I thought it would be best to capture it on a white background.
ANALYSING MAGAZINE COVERS : 24/09/2010 Mast head is in a bold font to attract attention and address customers to the magazine. The colour red is bright and clear therefore is understandable and easy to distinguish. All colours link to an eye flow. You ‘college’ in red then lead to purple with the models top then back to red for ‘Greek’ showing constancy and gently leading your eyes across the page . Date line Main Cover line , gives an idea of the what is going to be addressed inside Face is photo shopped to a clear and beautiful finish Naturalistic crops and background make it seem natural and connotes with easy reading and relaxation and freedom of being casual. Notice how the woman is centred in the middle and around her there is a build of cover lines surrounding her and creating and eye flow from left to right so people can follow everything. This head line is a confession story that gives a persons own personal point of view therefore appealing to real life and to the people reading it This red text also relates and blends with the title , keeping a current house style and overall constancy.
ANALYSING MAGAZINE COVERS : 24/09/2010 The masthead is small and unclear. Although the font style is used for effect it is vague in the sense that it is hard to recognise. The colours are also not that bold for example the text is , but the white background is not therefore it creates no contract , a bolder more extravagant colour would present and display the whole magazine better. The pictures are small and although they a line and connote with each other they are the same colours and give the same effect so this repetitive technique does not work in its favour. The effect of ripped paper is good because it shows the magazine has its own style and personality The rest of the space is empty and un useful. There should be cover lines and things that persuade and interest potential readers It is also not precise in the date.
This will be in a bold decretive font and possibly will be blue to match models clothing MASTHEAD This will be an incentive to buy the magazine. This will be a free gift ‘ tickets to the KOKO comedy club in Camden’. Date incentive The date will be small but visible in yellow or orange to attract but not distract from the main cover lines. ‘ need to succeed’ will be the selling line to advise and show what students need to do to make it in whatever they want to. It will be bold and a lot of resemblance to the other kicker. My model (chiara) will have a bright flowery top and will be smiling as she is what sells the magazine. She will have a casual natural pose to an easy yet fun magazine and attitude. Selling line explanatory Main image This will explain 1 way in which the article want to help students ‘succeed’. ‘10 ways to make it to uni’ will explain how easy and simple you can learn and it shows an easy and noted form of tips. This kicker will say ‘manage your money’ and will be a summary of one article. It is a sub heading that will be bold but in a different font and colour then the masthead to show it is a subheading and to be seen separate. KICKER explanatory BARCODE This will be used to explain what this article covers ‘ booze , revise and munch ‘ using slang to addresses the readers. It will be slightly smaller . Mock Up Idea 24/09/2010
Magazine Cover Start 27/09/2010 I have reversed this photo in order to fit my plan of where the kickers will go This was the original photo saved in an A4 format This photo has been edited. I have removed the background using the magic wand tool in order to edit and fix my other picture into it.
This is the background photo I am going to use. This is the background photo edited using colour transformations and blurs This screenshot shows the 2 pictures combined together. Chiara has been erased smoothly at all sides of her body so that she looks more 'apart’ of the background picture.
This is the cover with only some text This is the cover with all text
This is the final screenshot of my magazine cover. I believe that I have mostly stuck to my original plan but have experimented and worked more with colour , positions and overall format and view to readers.