Creating a magazine


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Creating a magazine

  1. 1. Things to consider when creating a magazine By Rebecca Pearse
  2. 2. The size of the text is very important as you do not want it to be too small for the viewer to read yet you do not want the text to be too large and space consuming as the viewer would think it is for children .
  3. 3. It is important not to use to many dif fer e nt fo nt s when creating a magazine as this may put the reader off and make them think that the magazine is not very professional. When creating a magazine it would be best to use no more then 3 different fonts on the front cover. It would also look professional if they use these same fonts throughout the magazine as to create a set house style for the magazine. Finally it is important to make sure you choose an appropriate font for your magazine. As you do not want to give the wrong impression. For example if you were to use a big curly bubbly font this may not be appropriate for a professional magazine.
  4. 4. <ul><li>Colour Red </li></ul><ul><li>Colour Blue </li></ul><ul><li>Colour white </li></ul><ul><li>Colour black </li></ul><ul><li>Colour pink </li></ul><ul><li>Colour yellow </li></ul><ul><li>Colour green </li></ul><ul><li>Colour purple </li></ul><ul><li>Colour orange </li></ul>The colour of text and backgrounds are very important as they are supposed to compliment each other. It is important to not have too many di ff er en t c ol ou rs as this will look unsophisticated and unprofessional. Although it would not work to have everything the same colour as you would be unable to read the text. A typical magazine will use two or three colours throughout, these are usually primary colours.
  5. 5. Colour Scheme’s <ul><li>Black white & Red </li></ul><ul><li>Dark Blue , Light Blue & white </li></ul><ul><li>Silver , Blue & grey </li></ul><ul><li>Pink , Purple </li></ul><ul><li>Cream , Orange & Brown </li></ul>Similarly to what was said earlier in this PowerPoint the colour is very important. Having the right colour scheme is essential in creating the right effect. Similar again, there should not be too many diff er en t co lo ur s as this could cause the magazine to look tacky and unprofessional. Using a sim il ar se t of co lo urs may look effective such as different sha des of th e sam e col our . White is a conventional colour on a magazine as this looks professional on magazines. The colour scheme may also relate to the genre of the magazine, for example a rock magazine may use the colours black and red . Whereas a gossip magazine may use pinks and purples to attract there target audience.
  6. 6. Language Lenguaje Langue The language should also be considered when creating a magazine as this should be appropriate for the set target audience. An example of this would not to use any big words in a children's magazine, and again the opposite way round. To make sure that the language is appropriate then it would be useful to ask someone who is of your target audience if they think that the language you have used is appropriate and change it if not. Depending on the type of magazine you should be careful when deciding to use formal or informal language as this could either attract the reader or put them off. In a more sophisticated type of magazine it may be more appropriate to use a formal language whereas if it is a more laid back magazine that likes to make a connection with their audience then they may choose to use a more informal language.
  7. 7. Masthead Masthead Main Cover Image Masthead Main Cover Image Main Cover Image Cover line Cover line Cover line Plug Plug Plug Plug Plug Plug Puff Puff Puff Puff Puff Puff Finally the layout is one of the main things to consider when creating a magazine as you should think about whether to follow the conventions of a typical magazine or to challenge them and go for something a lot more innovative. A conventional magazine will have the masthead at the top as so when on a magazine shelf the title can still be seen.. A typical convention would be to have the main image in the centre and the cover line underneath it to show they are together. Puffs and plugs would be shown around the edges of a typical conventional magazine. such as the layout style on the left hand side. The magazine layout in the middle and on the right may be some different innovative styles to think about although it is shown that the most popular and successful is the conventional layout. Layout