Evaluation Question 7 Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?
How have you developed your skills and knowledge since you constructed your preliminary task?
I have developed skills on how to create professional design ideas and have developed a great understanding on how magazines are constructed and designed. I have also learnt skills on how to use programmes such as InDesign and Photoshop. From my Preliminary task, I have developed knowledge about music magazines and how they are constructed to appeal to its target audience.
InDesign This programme has helped me to design my contents page and double page spread. It h was a suitable programme to do this as I was able to import text from a cord document by converting it to a PDF file then saving it as a Jpeg.
Photoshop I used this programme to create my front cover. This was suitable as I was able to choose various effect and edit my image. For example, I was able to remove the red eye from my main image. Also I was able to use various fonts and designs to make my cover appeal to my target audience.
To show that I have developed the knowledge of the codes and conventions of magazines, I have compared my preliminary task to my main task. This shows the skills I have developed and shows that I have understood the conventions of magazines. Also it shows that I have understood the technology used by professionals to create a professional magazine.