Firstly, I had to find out how to download a font onto the computer for future editing. By asking around, a fellow companion from my group was able to direct me in how to succeed in downloading a font. (This tutorial is made for fonts from www.dafont.com ) 1. 2. Find a font you like then click “Download” As shown above, click “Open”. This will open the font in a specific folder.
3. 4. 5. File Extract all. This will enable you to extract the file into a folder of your choice. The next two steps are simple, click next both times as there is no need for any change.
The fonts will then appear in an unzipped folder, which enables you to copy them into a folder of your choice. Once again, no need for change so click “next” 6. 7.
Now, Help Help and Support Centre then type “Fonts” in the search bar. The computer will then search for all requests about fonts. 8. 9.
Click on the “Full-text Search Matches” followed by clicking No. 5 – Add a new font to your computer then click No.1 and open the fonts folder then you’re almost done. 10. 11.
Last two steps. File Install New Font. Then once you have located your folder of where you’ve saved the fonts in, click on the “True type”, un-tick the box at the bottom and click ok. Congratulations the font is now installed. 12. 13.
Using the scale tool, I was able to skew my graphic to become a final design. Create a box graphic Insert text and choose font and colour Edit the text and graphic with a drop shadow and glow Final design.
I wanted to get the image to be in front of the masthead. To do this I had to make a copy of the image and cut out the head, then insert the head as a new layer to overlap the masthead. I used the lasoo tool to cut out part of the image which I then copied. I pasted the new image as a new layer which overlapped the masthead. I slowly cut out the black that I didn’t need which just left the head so the image looked as if it had never been edited.
To create the signature, I simply downloaded another font of www.dafont.com by using the previous tutorial Firstly, I created a box using the rectangle tool. I then added the text “Cover Story” and edited the graphic with a drop shadow and a black outline.
By adjusting the transparency, I was able to maintain the image’s appearance in the background without it being too distorted. I adjusted the image to keep the continuity of the house style. To do this, I had to crop the image, and then with the Scale tool, flip my image in a mirrors reflection.