Step by step front cover:
Opening adobe photo shop, select new from the file drop down and
then it will ask you for the paper size click on international paper
I then used the box tool and selected the colour gray on
the colour option tool I then dragged the box till it
covered the page acting as a grey back ground.
I then used the layers tool to ad more layers to enable the
freedom to moved objects, pictures and text freely around
the page, I do this for every new item on the page.
I then used the box tool again to great a background for
the mask head and logo, sizing them to the size I wanted
and using the colour tool to change to have different
Using the text tool I then added text to the masthead
and logo for the magazine. I changed the font and
colours to suit the magazine theme.
I then used one of the pictures taken from the shoot
and inserted it into photo shop on a separate page I
then used the quick select tool to remove the back
ground, to help to give a less jagged appearance I
then used the eraser tool with a low hardness to go
round and soften the picture after this I played with
the picture controls to give it a slight eye catching
appeal. Then placed the image in a location I
I then used the box and text tools combined
to great the title and the boxes with text in
them changing the controls on colour and
size, font to create a look to suit the
Again using the text tool and changing
the font size and colour to achieve the
look I desired these created cover
I then downloaded a PS brush tool that created
barcodes. I opened this brush into Photoshop
and used the PS brush into the location I wanted
it and clicked placing the bar code in the correct
Step by step Contents page
I opened a new photo shop document and again selected
international paper size A4 I then saved it as contents
To create the masthead and a sub heading, I then used
the box tool to create two rectangle blue boxers by
altering the colour settings.
I then used the text tool and altered the font, size and
colour settings to create the text for the sub heading and
I then used the text tool again to create the cover
line and other part again by changing the font size
and colour of the text.
I then used another picture from the photo shoot and
inserted the picture into a new Photoshop page, again
using the quick select tool to removed the back
ground and the eraser tool with a soft eraser tool to
soften the edges, I then dropped and dragged this
image into the window I was creating the contents
page in and placed it in a location I thought would
Lastly I used the box tool to create a white box to act
as a background and then downloaded some more PS
brush tool to create the stars and the musical notes
changing the size of the brushes.
Double page spread step by step:
Firstly I opened a new Photoshop page and selected the
international paper mode, selected the paper A3 and then
changed the colour to 16 bit RGB.
I then used the box tool to create a large black box to
act as a back ground.
I then used 5 addition images from the photo
shoot and used the free transform tool to size them
to the size I thought best. I then arranged these
images into a checkerboard appearance in the
corner on the double page spread. I then
downloaded some music style PS brushes off the
PS brushes site and selected ones I liked and sized
them, selected colour white and put them in
between the checker board style lay out.
I then used the text and box tools together changing the
size and colour of both and the font on the text to great
the headings and cover lines and then boxes of text for
Lastly I used some start PS brushes to give it the
stand off the page effect.