If you go to view, down to show and select grid, a grid will appear over your background.The purpose of the gridallows you to put yourwork on your page, andmake sure it is straight.Because it is notprofessional to havewriting and pictures not
I found a font of textthat I wanted of‘dafont.com’ and pastedit into my Photoshopdocument. I then foundan Image of a Splash Inwater and placed this onmy document also. I placed my image behind the writing that I have chosen and made sure that the layer of the splash image was behind the writing.
By making the colour of thewriting green it is a brightercolour and is easydistinguishable in comparisonto the colour in thebackground of the writing.When I select colour range Iam able to take a sample ofthe green and select thewriting that is green.
After the words areselecting, they willappear to have‘marching ant’s aroundthem, which areflashing lines to let youknow that it ishighlighted. After this,put the splash imageover the writing andwhen you copy andpaste, the image willhave copied the splashinto the shape of thewriting.
I have to put abarcode in thebottom right handcorner to make themagazine look moreprofessional and Ihave chosen abackground colourthat contrastsstrongly with thecolour of themasthead and I’vealso made it thiscolour as it will suitthe theme of themagazine nicely as itis aimed towardsyoung girls into popand boy groups.
I have placedthe image ofthe boy groupover the frontcover. Theyare individualimages ofeach memberin the groupand I haveplaced themover eachother to makethe most ofthe room Ihave availableon my frontpage.
I have added coverlines onto thefront cover toinform the readerof what isfeatured in themagazine. Theyhave been put inbright colour thatwill go nicely withthe house styleand are bright andnoticeable.
I have added a banner at the bottom of the page which will make it easier to read the extra cover stories featured. Normally the most exciting headlines would be in a box like this at the bottom of the page.I have also added a price at thetop of the page. This makes itlook more professional as anynormal magazine would beexpected to have a price on thecover.
It is important that allthe lines of the storesand pictures are in lineand not in differentsections as this makes amagazine look lessprofessional so if you gointo view at the top ofthe options bar ofPhotoshop and clickextras, a grid will appearwhich will make it easyfor you to line yourimages and text up.
Once an appropriate colouris selected for my contentspage I can then start toadd images onto it. But, itis important that the colourscheme stay as relevant aspossible on your contents toyour front cover. This iswhy I chose a bright blue. Ithen began to addappropriate image to mycontents page, these wouldhave to be images thatwould relate to the storiesthat will be featuredthroughout the magazine.
It is often a nightmare when you decide what images you want together as a group, but when you want to slightly move them, they all move apart from each other. It is easy to fix this so that the images are bound together so they move together and can still be separated if you change your mind later.This can be done by holding control and selecting each piece youwant to link. Then by right clicking your mouse and selecting ‘linklayers’, these images are now bound together to move around as onelayer.
I have added bars onto the page to separate the images and the information. This will also give the page a sense of a structured layout and look more professional.I have also added the title‘contents’ so that it is easyto see what page it is andwhat purpose It serves.
I have also added a sub heading ‘features’ to separate the sections of the contents as to whether the stories featured are something that are regular or a feature to the magazine.I am now starting to addimages to the contents page.These will have to berelevant to the stories thatare featured in themagazine. It is importantnot to overload the contentspage with too much text ortoo many images.
I am starting to add more images to the contents page which will be matched with the stories throughout. I have also put two darker blue boxes on either side of the main image. This is to break up the page and make it more professional. I have divided the page up more so that there isanother area now just for the cover stories. This will make it easierto navigate around my magazine. Each picture has a number in one ofits corners, this is so that when the readers see the images, theywill know what page it is on without having to read through all the
I can now start to addstories, headings anddescriptions into mycontents page. I wouldideally place thepictures near to therelevant stories, andmove them intoseparate categories tomake it clearer andmore professional. Allthat is left now to do,is to organise theimages and writingaround the contents.
For the front cover of my musicmagazine I have taken a photo ofthe made model who is going to beheavily featured throughout mywhole magazine. I have taken aclose up shot of the artist as it israre that you would see a magazinewith her legs and body shown, thisway, it means that we can focusmore on the face of the artist andsee her facial expressions more. Ialso think that this makes the imagelook more personal and it is gettingup close.I have stolen the theme to the wellknown magazine ‘Vogue’ and used thesame style and design with mymagazine. I added the words, music,lifestyle, and fashion to mymasthead to outline what kinds of amagazine it is. Hopefully, having amasthead like this will add a senseof sophistication to the magazine.
I have added a bar code, price and issue number to the magazine in the bottom right hand corner, this will make it look more professional. I would not be acceptable to not have a bar code on my magazine. It has to be small but not hidden so this is the ideal place as it is the only thing featured on the right hand side of the front cover.I have added a banner to thebottom of the page to makeit easier to read up stories.It is normal for a banner tobe either at the top orbottom of a magazine frontcover and because I have amasthead positioned to thevery top of the page, so Idecided to have the bannerat the bottom of the page.
I can now begin to add the stories onto my front page. It is important to have the names of the artists in bold and in a bigger font than the rest of the writing, and the name of the artist featured on the front page should be the biggest. I have made sure that none of the writing goes over the face of theartist pictured as it is very unprofessional to have writing covering thefaces of artists.
For my contents page I have added an image of the main artist of my magazine in the centre of the page. I have feathered the edges of the picture to make it look less harsh and sharp and make it blend in with the background.I have started to add the otherimages on my page now andpositioned them around the pageaway from each other. It wouldnot look professional if all theimages were lined up right next toeach other. I have also put aborder around each of theimages, this is make them lookmore interesting and more eye-catching
I have added lines to separate the different sections of story. This will separate what is a feature, and cover story, or a regular. It also makes it look professional if the areas are clearly sectioned off and breaks up the page making it look less boring.I have also made a ‘follow us on’box, so that it is professional,and is something that you wouldnormally see in a real magazine.I have made a Facebook,twitter, and MySpace wedaddress so it looks genuine.
Next, I made subheadings for the regulars, features and cover stories. They are in three separate areas on the contents page. This makes it easy for them to be easily distinguishedNow I can put in the stories. Iput the stories that were on thefront cover in the section forcover stories on the right handside. I put in the regulars in theleft, e.g. things like reviews.And then features, includingthings like fashion advice, andinterviews with artists andbands.
Lastly, I added pagenumbers and captionsinto each of thepictures, this willgive people an insightinto what to expectfrom that pagebecause it willnormally include aquote,
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