Looking back at yourPreliminary task, what do youfeel you have learnt in theprogression from it to the fullproject?
Technical SkillsI learnt many technical skills when I was making my College magazine (thepreliminary task magazine) when using Photoshop CS6. I learnt how to use themagnetic lasso tool to crop around my photos of Holi where I didnt want theoriginal background. I learnt the effect that the opacity tool could do, whichwas to fade something out. I also learnt about downloading fonts from theinternet that I could use on my magazine because I wouldnt of found a graffitifont on photoshop. I mastered how to take good digital photos consideringnatural lighting and spacing around the photos. Also how to edit the picturesaccording to the effect I was going for by using iPhoto.
Codes and ConventionsI looked at several other magazines such as NME, from my research Ilearnt how to structure my magazine in terms of where to put each bitof information. I looked at other Grime magazines and learnt how to setmy magazine up in an interesting and organized way that still lookedfunky. I used a brick wall background to indicate the edginess androughness of my magazine. We usually find Graffiti sprayed onto wallsso I took this idea into consideration and made my contents page looklike its graffitied on.
BrandingBy doing this project I have learnt a lot about brandingin both aspects of the magazine and the the artist Theaim of my music magazine is to be able to get it soldand accepted by the target audience. Unlike my collegemagazine where I had no intention of getting it out thereand sold. Holi is an up and coming female grime artistand the point of my magazine is to get her out in theindustry and known by people that enjoy her genre ofmusic.