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  • Skills Development Journal James Dooley
  • Front cover - Masthead These are my first ideas for my masthead design. I chose the top masthead for my magazine because it suits my dance genre. I used the website Da font to design it. I then cropped the masthead and placed it on a plain background. I placed it at the top to the left to make it look recognisable.
  • I then added effects to themasthead. The effects I addedare inner shadow, drop shadowand a bevel and emboss tomake it look more interesting. Ihad set the angle of theshadow.
  • I then added the photo ofthe model. I positioned themodel to the right so thatthe left third would bemore visible.I added a blur effect to thebackground to put morefocus on the model. I thendarkened the edges.
  • I used the spot healingtool to remove any spots.This makes the photo shotlook more professional
  • I then added the lead article. I typed itup in font Myriad pro. I used effectsdrop shadow and outer glow to makeit look bigger. I applied a white innershadow to make it look more clearer.I filled in the colours of the mastheadto go with the house style. I tilted itand used free transform also grid toalign it with the masthead.
  • I then added another articleand features at the bottom. Ityped it in the same fonthowever changed thecolours.The article ‘deadmau5 tourreview’ has effects dropshadow and glow. Used gridto align.
  • I added a few moreheadlines with effects dropshadow and glow. I usedthe same colours to suitthe house style.Added a created shapewith a red glow. Insertedtext with an added logofrom a dub step artist. Thiswas created by the shapestool.
  • ContentsI inserted a new backgroundby using the fill. Added mymasthead at top left andtyped in contents.I then inserted two linescorresponding and used gridto help me align parts of mycontents.
  • I then added two photoshots. I used another one ofthe main model and kept itoriginal with no effects. Usedthe grid to align the photos.For the photo below I usedlevels to make it darker andbrighter.I had also used curves tomake the picture look darkeron one side compared to theother.
  • The pictures have addedtitles with them alignedwith grid.Added all the featuresand regulars. All beentyped in gill sans MT.
  • Added a small caption of myfront cover. Added details nextto it.
  • Double Page spreadI had added a photo shot to fit A3size. No effects are added but Idone this to make it look moreprofessional.I used the website Dafont todesign the masthead then copiedto my DPS. I placed it top left andlarge with a added drop shadowto make it stand out.
  • I had added the pagenumbers in the corners. Ihad also copy and pastedthe masthead title andstuck it in the left cornerI had created a box in thebottom left corner. I addedshadow/ glow effects andput the opacity down low.This box is for a border ofthe text.
  • The pull quote is in Helvetica,italics to give it emphasis andattention. It is placed on rightshoulder to show it is themodel saying it.The layout is organised byusing the grid.
  • Pop splash skills developmentUsed grid to position themasthead. Created the starfrom shapes. Used the fillbucket to colour. I had maintained theimages aspect ratio byclicking the little lock at thetop. This doesn’t stretchthe image.Used the grid to align thephotos.