AS Media Unit G321 Preliminary Task Cover and Contents Page of a College Magazine Preliminary Task Evaluation1. In what way does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?2. What have you learnt about the technologies from the process of constructing this product?
My Front and Contents Page Of My MagazineFor my coursework I had to create a front coverand contents page of a college magazine. This is my finished product.
In what way does your media product use, develop or challenge forms andconventions of real media products?The Front Cover Similarities Price Issue Date Masthead Coverlines Header Central Image Similar colour schemes, my magazine colour scheme is blue and pink and so is Glamour magazines
Differences With The Front Cover I have used a male on the cover of my magazine, whilst Glamour magazine have used Eva Longoria who is a female. Although we both have a header my header is at the bottom of the page whilst Glamour magazines is at the top. My image is of Nikesh facing the camera, whilst Eva Longoria is facing sideward. Glamour magazine has the name of the celebrity on the front cover at the bottom but my magazine doesn’t. Glamour magazine has the websiteI have got a barcode of the magazine on the front cover.on the front cover of my However my magazine doesn’t have themagazine. website on the front cover.
1. In what way does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?The Contents Page Similarities Both of the mastheads are very big and bold, so that catch the audiences attention. Both of the contents pages have the website on the bottom of the page Both magazines have a colour scheme, my magazines colour scheme is blue and pink, the blue in the title matches the background. The red from Vogues title matches the colour the girls dresses.
Differences With The Contents Page My title is in blue, however Vogues title is in red. I have four images on my contents page whilst Vogue only have one image on their contents page. Vogue has the date of the issue on the contents page but I have it on the front cover. On Vogues contents page they have a little caption of what is going to be on each page whilst my contents page just says what is going to be on each page. The images on my contents page are slanted and on edge , but Vogues image is straight.
Software and Resources Used2. What have you learnt about the technologies from theprocess of constructing this product?
Software and Resources Used PhotoshopThis is my original image and This is the image after it had beenusing Photoshop I edited it so edited, and you can see thethat it is brighter. I took this image difference I didn’t really add anyand the other images form the other effect because I liked thecontents page with a camera. original image itself.
How I used the Resources and Software This was my original main coverline, but I didn’t think that It would stand out from the rest of the magazine so I thought that I should edit it, it using Photoshop. I used Photoshop to add a drop shadow so that there is a bit of a shadow to add affect and make it stand out. I also added a thick border so that it stands out from the rest of the magazine. This was my original masthead and I liked it because of the font and the colour. However I thought that I needed to change it a bit, so that you can tell that its the masthead because the masthead needs to be the thing that catches the audiences attention straight away. So this is what I did to my masthead to make it stand out from the rest of the magazine. I then added and inner glow, inner shadow and drop shadow, so that it stands out and looks more appealing.
How I used the Resources and Software InDesignThis was my second draft of Then I started creating my This is my final magazinethe contents page and I did it actual contents page on contents page, I then addedon Photoshop, I added all of InDesign, so first I added the all of the images onto thethe images that I wanted on it background colour and I page, and added all of theand I added the things that chose blue. I then added the things that were going to be inwere going to be in the title and chose the font and the magazine and changesmagazine. the colour of it the colour, font and size of it.