M5 - Graphic Design - Magazine

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  • Designing a Magazine Cover
  • M5 - Graphic Design - Magazine

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

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