Question 7 -Looking back at your preliminary task [the school magazine], what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?
Looking back at your preliminary task[the school magazine], what do you feelyou have learnt in the progression from it to the full product? By Ta ny a McDon a ld
School Magazine Front CoverThe main factor which has changedbetween the beginning of the year whenI created this magazine and the endwhen I finished my music magazine ismy improvement with using Photoshop(which I went into detail about in theprevious question).This front cover was my first realattempt at using Photoshop. I triedmany editing techniques andexperimented with different texts andthe arrangement of the page-it was goodpractice for the real thing!
When I created my school magazine it was myfirst time learning to use the clone tool, whichI found very useful to clean up the backgroundof the photo. I used this tool many times in mymusic magazine when I was editing figures[photo below] It was very useful to edit hairbecause it was easy to draw hair with the exactcolours of the original.
This is the before and after of my school magazine. I actually started with a photo which Iloved, so there wasn’t much editing to do on the actual photo, the majority was in the text.
The main and most noticeable difference between my two A factor which has been brought up a lot in my Evaluation is magazines is the fact that I used just a photo for my that I should have used an outline on my music magazineschool magazine and a figure on a colour background for front cover masthead, which I did actually use on my school my music magazine. Because of this my first magazine magazine. When I outlined the Masthead of my school can look slightly more professional in comparison magazine I intended for it to represent the school colour, because my music magazine is very bright and colourful when I was experimenting on my music magazine I tried so looks like it is aimed at a younger audience. outlining the Masthead but I felt it was slightly overdone because I had outlined so much of my other text. Another noticeable difference between my magazines is the volume of text used on each front cover. On my school magazine there is much less text, and because of that the page can look quite spacious, however, it still looks okay because of the interesting photo in the background- having so much space on my music magazine wouldn’t work because of the plain colour. My music magazine has much more text, which fills the space and makes it more interesting to look at.
I didn’t use a banner on either of my magazines (the white bar on the school Another difference between my magazines is magazine is a mistake made when saving it). Having banners could have that I used smaller photos on my music improved both of them, however, it probably would have worked better on magazine, which could have been used to fillmy music magazine-the main mistake I made was having a white banner at the space on my school magazine. I also used the bottom of the page when I should have made it black and changed the smaller bits of text like the Japanese writing colour of the text. Because the banner is white it is very hard to see and it and ‘chances to win’ to fill the smaller spaces of makes the figure look like her legs have been suddenly cut. my music magazine. In a strange way the arrangement of the masthead and the date on my school magazine looks much neater and more professional on my school magazine. Because of the illustrated cherries on my music magazine, the date and issue number ended up looking slightly messy, however, I wanted my music magazine to be bright and fun so it was worth it to make the page look slightly messy overall.