Here I was used the gradient tool to create a circle like shape to create the bubbleeffect. This will add to the idea this picture is of her past – just a memory!
To make your magazine lookprofessional it is alwaysimportant to make sure thatit is on the displayperformance is at its highest.
Wording is important in magazine as this determine whether your audienceare going o read certain articles or not.At the top left hand corner I use a stand first ‘…despite downfalls, trip ups and falling over I AM going to get up & proveeveryone wrong!’ . This sentence shows that this is something to do with her life, the use of the exclamation mark showsthat this is a very emotional topic for her, ‘I AM’ being in capital shows how confidence she has in this coming to pass by- allof these techniques make the text more hard hitting increasing the likelihood of people reading it. The ellipsis at thebegging reminds the audience that this is taken out of context leading them to read the whole article to find out the fullpicture. I put this text on the grey side as this is meant to represent what she said in the past, when her life was dull, butthen later on in the interview she says “ & falling over God is going to” this creates a sense of irony, that although shethought she would pick herself up, God picked her up. ‘I AM’ is another name for God- you can reference this in exodus3:14 this adds to the sense irony as well. Unlike my case study I decided to not use serifs in my drop cap as this makes the text look more aggressive, ‘in your face’ and manly. Where this is a gospel magazine and a picture of an artist who is feminine. It is always important to represent you genre and feature even down to the choice of text.I used drop-cap at the beginning of the article this is to draw the eye to the article and gives theimpression that this is an article of importance. This supports the fact that this is an exclusive interview.Both the stand first and drop cap are placed at the top left hand corner as this is where people look firstmaking it clear for the audience to spot both.
I inserted grids and guides to make sure that everything is aligned so that the page canlook professional and there is a gap between word and the gutter/ border. Below in one of my case studies you see an example of there being space between gutter/borders and text.
Here you see how grids and columns make your page look professional. I added a coloured picture in the right hand corner of her laughing, these are both used to create the impression that now her life is full of joy. You see an example of this to the left.
First I made a circle, then by using the gradient tool making it darken the further it comes out ,then I made it transparent so I could create an idea that this picture represents her in the past thinking into the future ‘memory bubbles’. The use of 2012 being in the biggest circle adds to the idea of her looking into the future and creates excitement for the audience to found out what her life is like now, as it is 2012.At the bottom of each page I followed the house style of there being asymbol to represent the magazine. In this case ‘www.standard.co.uk’ bringsa link between the front cover and this double page, I inserted a number for Thisthe page as this is a point of reference for readers; making it easier to find representsthis feature from the contents page and easier to return back to the page ‘VIBE’later on.
I later deleted the bubble as it was going down instead of up, which is not how it is meant to look. People look up when their thinking not down.I deleted the ‘happy picture’ as when I did go back to my initialresearch- pictures by themselves have a greater impact thanvarious picture. More than one picture creates competitionbetween them as they all ‘fight’ for your eyes attentionlessening the possible impact of each picture. You can see an At first I did not want columns, to create a story like impression as this is the story ofexample of a one pictured double page below. her life. But referencing back to my studies this is one code that is always followed as it makes it clear to a reader the ‘path’ of the text.