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I used Adobe Photoshop CS3 to create my front cover and to manipulate all of my images. I found that this software is user friendly and can offer all the essential and professional elements to edit photographs and front cover pages. I developed a good understanding of the product straight away and feel as if I used this product to a strong degree and it definitely helped make my magazine what it is.
The use of Photoshop allowed my to take my images and compositions to a new level. Creating darker images meant I could associate my magazine with generic features and conventions of my genre. This wasn't the only element which helped my link genre in to editing; I used brushes to combine my double page spread images together, this was one of my preferred effects and I found it finished off my magazine in a stylistic way, however keeping inside my designated genre.
I used Adobe InDesign CS3 to create both my contents and double page spread article. This programme allowed me to position and insert images in a professional way which made all my pages look like proper magazines. Epically, using the drop caps on text this effect is easy to create using InDesign and it makes the pages look very sleek
I also found InDesign very user friendly just like the other Adobe product (Photoshop) it works well with photoshop and together the two programmes combined basically anything is possible in terms of graphics and print. InDesgn features such as easy drop caps, drop shadow and more effects makes editing time much faster and pleasurable to use. Without the two Adobe products my magazine would have been nothing the two work amazing together in creating magazine covers, contents pages and double page spreads.
I used blogger to record all of my works processes and developments. This method is brilliant and can ensure that you product is coming along in the right way. Using this product I enabled me to use other forms of internet software to upload and embed my work such as: Scribd, Slideshare, Prezi and YouTube. All these methods worked well and I did not have too many problems with uploading my work. The main point of using blogger which helped me was I had a continues progress report on how my work was looking which helped me on occasions to improve and adjust certain elements on the production/construction stages of my music magazine.
To conclude, I think that the software I have used throughout the whole of this process has worked well in creating the best possible magazine. Definitely InDesign and Photoshop, they have helped me amazingly to create a stylistic, sleek and genre/target audience attracting magazine.
Finally, presenting my work has been enjoyable and successful due to blogger and the other software formats you can use to make your work look even better in technology and style forms. Most predominantly Prezi, this software can make presenting work very interesting and appealing.