Preliminary Project – Research & PlanningHow did you think about target audience?Before I started my magazine I done some research on my target audience to gain abetter understanding on their requirements that I would need to in cooperate in mymagazine.How did awareness of that audience impact upon your visual design and choice oflanguage?Because I researched that audience, I was able to gain a better understand of what issuitable and unsuitable. That impacted my visual design and choice of languagebecause I ruled of types of language such as formal and the types of images usedwas all associated with my audience i.e. prom images instead of wedding photos.What key points did you learn about Adobe Photoshop and InDesign in constructingyour artefacts?Key points that I believe I learnt about both Adobe Photoshop and InDesign includedediting a magazine by using tools such as Lasso & Pologonal Lasso as well as thedifferent elements of a content page i.e. columns and grids.
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Reflections & FeedbackWhat would you do differently next time?If I were to do it again the thing that I would do differently is make a ruff designbefore I start as I found it hard to think of cover lines on top of my head making mymiss my deadline. I would also do some more research on varies of magazines andnot just student magazines so I can clearly identify the difference that eachmagazine has and how they fit the needs of their target audience. Lastly, I would usea variety of different types of tools and play around with them a bit more to havemore of an effect on my magazine.What kind of feedback did you get that might influence you?One of the feedback that I received was that my front cover image was misleading.Some people agreed that my front cover can also be interpreted as a fashionmagazine. For future references I will ensure that my chosen main image representsthe genre of the magazineWhat aspects of your understanding of Adobe Photoshop & In Design do you need toimprove?The aspect of my understanding of Adobe Photoshop & In Design I believe I need toimprove in my knowledge of all the different tools in order for me to be able to usethem effectively.
My Music MagazineThe genre of my magazine is Gospel. The magazine will be ainbased on gospel music but also will in cooperate the Christianfaith as that is where the music originated from. I decided tomake the title of my magazine “United Voices” as I believe itrepresents my magazine as a whole and the audience it is aimedat. The word united has many different connotations attachedto it but in this context it represents becoming one voice singingpraise. This magazine will consist of images that reflect happy,joyful, calm people. The mise en scene, setting and location ofthese images will also reflect gospel music. The style of thismagazine be very mature and simple as it is for the oldergeneration and through the research I conducted I found thatwas a common attribute to gospel magazines.
So I researched this genre of musicpublication and studied:Model 1 Model 2
What I learned from this was…..Cover Design Cover LinesFrom the cover designs I learnt that One thing that I realised about themost gospel magazines keep there cover lines is that it is not all aboutfront cover very simple and tend to the music but it is also about theuse warm colours to reflect the music religion behind the music. Thethey are representing. I also learnt cover lines tend to incorporatethat the main image always tends to things that are currently occurring inbe of a famous artist or an upcoming the Christian religion as well as theartists. The main image most of the gospel music industry. From thetimes seems to be a single shot magazines I researched I foundimage from the shoulders up of the that they are very formal due theirartists or it normally tends to be an target audience. I also learnt thatimage of an artist/s performing. The no matter what the cover lines maycolour choice of the front cover be about thy never over powernormally tends to be warm colours anything else on the magazine butsuch as orange and brown and the instead complements it. There wastext and the image normally has also different front sizes andsomething in common in terms of colours which also complementedchoice of colour. the rest of the magazine.
For my music magazine….Target Audience:I decided to make my target audience from 30+. I have chosen this age in particular as from myresearch people that normal tends to be in gospel music in todays society are from the oldergenerationFrequency:Once a monthCover price:I decided to make the price of my magazine £2.95 because I feel that the age group that I am aimedat will be economically stable to afford the magazine at that price.Publisher:IPC - I choose IPC as I’ve researched their company and found that they are a well establishedcompany that has many experience with distributing magazine to a large audience. I thereforebelieve my magazine could benefit from being with IPC as I will be able to reach a larger audiencethat IPC can offer me. I also believe that my magazine is not like any of the other magazine they’veworked with and will stand out amongst the rest of their magazine. As IPC distributes NME a popularmusic magazine I have seen first hand the level my magazine is possible of reaching.Unique Selling Point:My unique selling point of my magazine is that I incorporate the Christian faith in the magazine, youable to read about the latest music and gain information about what is going on in the churches,what tours are coming, the new lines that are out and how you can win free tickets
This is the face of the magazineFront cover This is how it works The layout of my magazine represents the genre of my magazine this is due to the research that I done all the other gospel magazines had a simple and basic layout which may magazine also has. My main image is a clear indication of the genre of my magazine as it is off a man in a church environment signing praises. I also believe that my cover lines not only represents the gospel genre but also represents the Christian religion something I done to make my magazine stand out from the rest of the gospel magazines in the shops. I also believe that my strap line at the bottom of the page indicates that this magazine is a gospel magazine as it solely talks about events occurring in the Christian church . One thing that I believe make my magazine stand out from all the other gospel magazine is my masthead. I decided not make my masthead simple but instead bold. I did this because I wanted my magazine to stand out and not blend in with the other gospel magazines that are currently out there. I still incorporated the gospel genre in by adding images of people giving singing on top of the masthead