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As the tableResearch & Production Evaluation shows, I usedPlanning more technology inPaint Paint the research and planning stageGoogle Google than theYoutube Youtube production stage.Internet Internet This is becauseExplorer Explorer the production stage was mainlyComputer Computer Computer based around Photoshop CS3.I have used a lot of software to produce my musicmagazine, this is because ways of presenting work have This was when mybecome more virtual so everything is based on the skills in usingcomputer. This is an advantage as it enables me to be Photoshopquicker whilst producing the work, meaning I can get more increased as I wasdone. This came in when I was at the research and planning able to try newstage as I had a period of time when I had to do as much things to be ableuseful research as possible, to make sure my music to get the effectsmagazine would have a target audience and compare it to I wanted so thatothers on the market already. I have learnt many thingsthrough using different types of technology, and my skills my magazinebuilt up whilst I was creating my final pages. looked like other professional ones.
The internet has played a big part in the wholeprocess of designing my music magazine, from thestart when I was planning and during the productionof the pages. This is because I used the wide rangeof information about other existing magazines togain ideas and inspiration. I then was able to takethose ideas and use them for my own magazine anddisplay my work on an online Blog. I have learnt how aBlog works and found it very simple and interestingusing it. I found that with this technology, I was ableto update my Blog anywhere through my smart phoneor anywhere I had internet access. It enabled me toupload photos, videos and text to explain my work inmore detail. At the start of the project, I thoughtthat using a Blog would get confusing and my workwould be hard to keep track of but I have found itto be very easy to maintain as all you have to do issave it and make sure it is backed up on a memorystick.I have used a memory stick at all stages of theproject incase the computer systems failed and I lostall my work, fortunately this didn’t happen but it wasuseful to keep copies of my work anyway.