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  • MY DOUBLE PAGE SPREAD ANALYSIS
    By Namibia McLean
  • My final double page spread
    This is the final product of my double page spread and overall I feel proud of it. This is because it took me a lot of time to do this page and I struggled a lot with how the layout of the magazine was going to look like but to see this is as my final product is an amazing achievement. I believe also that this double page spread is conventional to the rest of my pages because it carries on with the colour scheme and it brings a twist to what a normal hip hop magazine double page spread is suppose to look like. However I have included many conventions from real media products for example I have a standfirst and a masthead which I’ve seen magazines like Vibe and Hip Hop Connection have. I also have graphics to illustrate my article and I also believe that the graphics are of a good quality too.
  • Here are some of the steps I took to make my final front cover:
    STEPS
    This was my original flat plan idea and I chose to make it like this on the basis of hip hop magazine conventions. As you’ll see I have changed some conventions along the way of making the double page spread
    Not much has changed from the last print screen of my double page spread. However I have added page numbers so that it would be conventional like other magazines. Additionally I have made the ‘I’m not your average girl’
    This was my final double page spread for a while. I changed many conventions for example I didn’t include the shooting stars because I felt it was a bit childish and I felt that it wouldn’t appeal to my male audience therefore I took them out. Also I put the ‘Tiana’ title to the left and in the middle because I did the rule of three and realised that the my audience’s eyes wouldn’t divert to there first hence why I moved it. Additionally I took out the three graphics at the side because I realised that there would be too many graphics presented on the page and I wanted my audience’s attention to go to one main long shot graphic which is in the middle so I took them out. ‘Word up’ and ‘Meets’ have been moved to the middle so that it would grab my audience’s attention.
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  • Double Page Deeper Analysis
    Here are the main conventions I changed from my original flat plan to my final front cover:
    • The long shot graphic is now placed on the left – I did this because of the way I took the image. I realised that my model was quite short so to place her right in the middle would mean I would have to stretch the image a bit. Additionally I felt that the image took up too much of the page hence why I cropped the image a bit and then placed it nearer to the bottom. View slide
    • No three graphics at the side – Again no three graphics at the side as this would take up too much space and I wanted this page to be less visual
    • Background – I did originally want a background so this is not really a change however I was thinking more of a white or black background instead I used an image from Google. I did this because I generally liked the image, it went well with my article and with my colour scheme.
    • Button has been moved up – Originally I did place the button where it was suppose to be however it looked quite random and out of place there so I then moved it up by chance and it suited my article.
    • Image has been changed to a mid long shot instead of a long shot – Like I mentioned before the image was taken up too much space on the page and I needed space to put other things so I simply cut it to save space.
    • Edited graphic placed on the bottom right – I decided to edit around this image to show off my Photoshop skills and to show that I wanted to stand out from other Hip Hop magazines as they don’t do this convention. I placed it at the bottom left so that the audience’s attention doesn’t divert there first.
    • Glow for both pictures – I put a glow around the images to get rid the sharpness and to add more yellow to the page.
    • Word up and meets are at the top right instead of the top left – I changed the positions simply because I didn’t like it in the middle as I didn’t want my audience to see first so by placing it to the right it blends in with the pages.
    • ‘Tiana’ masthead and the pull quote has been moved to the left – I didn’t want to have text on this image because I think it would have looked messy and I wanted to make use of the space that was around that image so that’s why I moved it.
    • Black border– Black stands out better than purple and I was beginning to use purple too much for the double page spread so I replaced it with black.
    • No shooting stars – Again as mentioned before it looked childish and it wouldn’t have appealed to my magazine.