Once I had opened Photoshop I placed my picture in the position I wantedit in.
I then added the Masthead, Strapline. I wanted my masthead and straplineto standout therefore I added a drop shadow and bevel and emboss thisgave them a 3D effect. I then added my skyline I decided to put a blackbox with white writing in it as I thought this would stand out and would alsogo with my colour scheme for my magazine.
I wanted to create an effect to make it look like Josh had shattered theword EXCLUSIVE I did this by using the polygonal lasso tool to split thebox up, I then added a drop shadow, inner and outer glow and bevel andemboss to make it have a 3D effect, and I finally skewed some of thepieces to make them look like the were shattering outward. I also addedmy main feature article that links with my main image, I decided to put thisin white writing because I thought this stood out.
I added the date, issue number and price and placed it above the masthead.After looking at different examples of magazine cover I thought this was thebest place for it to be as a lot of the examples I looked at placed it there.
I then added the other cover features, I used size 18pt and 24pt as I wanted themto standout.
I decided to put black boxes with white writing for the main part of thefeatures titles, I did this so that it stood out more, but I also think that it linksin well with the colour scheme and design of the magazine.
I finally decided to add a website link underneath the masthead, mostmagazines have a website link somewhere on there front page, I chose toput it underneath my masthead because when the reader looks at themasthead they would then see the website.