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M5 - Graphic Design - Designing a Magazine Cover - Lesson 7

M5 - Graphic Design - Designing a Magazine Cover - Lesson 7

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  • Designing a Magazine Cover


  • 1. Designing a Magazine Cover
  • 2.
    • Masthead - magazine logo, easy to identify and read.
    • Feature photo - At least one main illustration or photo as the main image on the cover page. The image should be edited in Photoshop to best suit your magazine.
    • A selling line/slogan near the masthead which hints at the magazine’s theme.
    • At least one cover line. The cover line will contain information about some of the main stories or articles in your magazine.
    • A dateline/ price.
  • 3.  
  • 4.  
  • 5.
    • Mast Head
    • Cover Lines
    • Selling Line
    • Date Line
    • Main Image
  • 6.
    • In groups of 3 find some examples of magazine covers on the internet.
    • Locate on the cover:
      • Masthead
      • Selling Line
      • Dateline
      • Cover lines
      • Main Image
  • 7.
    • Today you will be working alone.
    • Create a magazine cover .
    • Invent your own magazine, do not use an existing magazine.
    • Who is your target audience ?
      • Who do you think will be reading your magazine? A magazine designed for professional business people will obviously be different to a music magazine aimed at teenagers.
    • What is your magazine about?
  • 8.
    • Requirements:
      • Size: A4
      • Final File type: .jpg or .gif
      • Include
        • Masthead
        • Selling line
        • At least 2 cover lines
        • Main image - photo or illustration
        • Date line
      • Layout
      • Colour
      • Text
  • 9.
    • Before you start your design brainstorm some ideas. Think about exactly what you want to put on the cover first.
    • I want this work completed and uploaded to English-Study by the 12 th August.
    • When you add your work to the website include some information about your magazine:
      • Target audience
      • Subject of your magazine
    • This work will count towards your after mid term grade.