As a group we decided to take a pictureof a canvas and then Photoshop the imageof the band members on it.
We decided to use a low angle shotof the band members because thiswould make them look dominant andpowerful. We put Jordan in themiddle in order to emphasise that heis the leader singer and therefore wealso made him look into the camera.We placed the band against a wallbecause we wanted the backgroundto portray a natural look.We made the colours of their clothinglook brighter by increasing the levelsof lighting. The reason why we didthis is because we wanted them tostand out. Also it would tie in withthe other colour schemes on thecover. In addition, we lightened upthe area around their face as in theoriginal picture it was quiet dark andwe were not able to see theirexpression.
We made the typography look simple in order to put moreemphasise on the band members and therefore we also made thebackground dark so that the image on the canvas would stand out.We chose to write the bands name and album name in big boldwhite letters with using a shadow effect behind it.
Our first idea was to use the same image of the front cover for the music magazine because it would be easier for audiences to recognise the image if they want to buy to buy the album. We wanted to use floating quotes in order to show that audiences that the CD is worth buying because it has been rated by well known music companies and given 5stars.However, we decided to change the magazine layout slightly becausewhen asking opinions from audience they told us that the magazinedoes not really look like a music music magazine advert. They alsosuggested that we should add typical magazine advert connotations i.ewebsite of the band, face book and twitter links, record label etc. On thefinal cover, we decided to use the same image that is on the back coverof the CD because we wanted to upload the image of the front cover sotherefore if we used the same image for the magazine it would haveoverlapped too much. We tried to keep the same colour schemethroughout in order to show the continuity between our products (froncover, back cover and inlays). We also toke our audience feedbackserious and applied typical magazine advert conventions ie we placedtheir facebook and twitter links as audiencesmight want to find more information about them.