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MASTHEAD
I got the font for my masthead
from a website called
www.dafont.com. Once I had
inserted the font onto
Photoshop,...
MASTHEAD
Once I had selected the different
sections of the font using the
‘Magnetic Lasso Tool,’ I then
had to choose the ...
SELLING LINE
It now shows the final masthead
after I used the same method for
each letter in order to change the
colour.
F...
SELLING LINE
I decided to have the date of
the issue for the magazine,
as well as the website, as I
thought this conventio...
SELLING LINE
I then used the same technique to
insert text for the selling line, which
is at the top of the magazine.
It s...
SELLING LINE
Once I had finished the format
of the selling line, I wasn’t
exactly pleased with it, as I
thought that bring...
SELLING LINE
It now shows the final
format of the selling
line, after I changed the
fill colour from yellow
to black, and ...
SELLING LINE
I then highlighted the
text that was inside the
text box, as it was
hidden due to the fact
that the previous
...
Magazine Front Cover - Creation Guide
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Magazine Front Cover - Creation Guide

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A student "how to" regarding the creation of a front cover for a magazine.

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Magazine Front Cover - Creation Guide

  1. 1. MASTHEAD I got the font for my masthead from a website called www.dafont.com. Once I had inserted the font onto Photoshop, I had to change the colour, as I didn’t want it to be black. In order to do this, I had to use the ‘magnetic Lasso Tool’ which would allow me to draw an outline of the letters, which I could then change the colour by filling it in. It shows opposite the steps mentioned above, and that I've chosen the correct tool, about go around the outside of each letter.
  2. 2. MASTHEAD Once I had selected the different sections of the font using the ‘Magnetic Lasso Tool,’ I then had to choose the colour that I want my masthead to be. I knew that I wanted it to be red, but I didn’t exactly know which kind, e.g. how dark etc. To do this, I clicked on the colour tool on the left hand side, and experimented with the different types of red they had. Once I had chosen the one I wanted, I pressed ‘OK’ which got rid of the box. I then pressed ‘ALT’ and ‘Backspace,’ for the colour to fill the selected space.
  3. 3. SELLING LINE It now shows the final masthead after I used the same method for each letter in order to change the colour. Furthermore, it shows that I created a shape above the masthead, which will be for the selling line of the magazine. I filled the colour with yellow, as I think this is an appropriate colour to use for the selling line, because its eye catching and bold, and will also go with the colour scheme of the magazine.
  4. 4. SELLING LINE I decided to have the date of the issue for the magazine, as well as the website, as I thought this convention is necessary, and also, it gives the reader more information about the magazine. I used the ‘Horizontal Type Tool’ to create a textbox, which I then inserted this information in to. I made it all in capital letters so that it stands out. The final font that I used for this was ‘Estrangelo Edessa.’
  5. 5. SELLING LINE I then used the same technique to insert text for the selling line, which is at the top of the magazine. It shows opposite the final positions for both texts. For the date of the issue, I placed it alongside the masthead, so that it stands out, and easy to find by the reader. I chose the selling line to be ‘THE UK’S LEADING R’N’B MAGAZINE’ as it makes the magazine seem unique and different from others. The font for both texts are different so that they distinctive in their own way. Furthermore, the colour black seemed to be the most appropriate colour to use for both texts.
  6. 6. SELLING LINE Once I had finished the format of the selling line, I wasn’t exactly pleased with it, as I thought that bringing yellow into the colour scheme would make the front cover look a bit busy. Therefore, I decided to change it to black, which I thought would be the best colour as the front cover would have other elements to it which consist of black, which would make the front cover consistent in its colours. It shows opposite that I changed the colour to black from yellow.
  7. 7. SELLING LINE It now shows the final format of the selling line, after I changed the fill colour from yellow to black, and the font colour from black to white. I thought that white would be the most suitable colour to use, as it stands out, and differentiates itself from the rest of the magazine.
  8. 8. SELLING LINE I then highlighted the text that was inside the text box, as it was hidden due to the fact that the previous colour was black, therefore, it was hidden with the background. Once highlighted, I changed the font colour to white.

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