Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you havelearnt in the progression from it to the full product?
• In my preliminary task, I created a college magazine front cover and contents page. I created this on Photoshop cs3 which took me a while to work all the features. The preliminary task helped develop my skills so I could produce my music magazine more efficiently and of higher quality.
• As my skills have developed so has the quality of my magazine. My masthead which was created through Dafont, shows the genre of my magazine through the worn out effect of the title, which contrasts to that of my preliminary task as the masthead is very simple and slightly boring: more informative than exciting. I was also able to use drop shadows and outer glows to make the fonts stand out more.
• In my music magazine, I have been more creative with the colours used, fonts and layout to attract my audience. I have also included more information about what is featured in the magazine and is clearly set out with the page numbers in bright red and the information in white to allow it to stand out more.