LEFT PAGE After selecting the black layer, I placed the cut- up of the subject And then I added the information of photographer, makeup and hairdresser etc at the top left corner Afterwards I placed the headline at the top right corner and change the colour to yellow, as it stands out from the black background.
LEFT PAGE I then inserted a frame at bottom right corner for the fact file of the subject After rasterizing the layer of ‘Mister. Q’, I filtered it with texture and it automatically changed into this colour(which I didn’t expect, and is really pretty) However the name would be too plain on its own so I inserted a Victorian- ornament logo above.
LEFT PAGE I inserted all of the texts with reference on my final draft(and it’s just what I expect!) The subtitles are quotes in orange colour The colour scheme is simple in order to prevent the focus from being dragged away
LEFT PAGE Two extra cut-ups of them are placed on some particular space that I think is a bit too plain. The cut-ups are outlines in orange to relate to the general colour scheme of the left page and they will be spotted more easily.
RIGHT PAGE Instead of having the cut-up of subject(which has already been applied on the left page), I decided to place a cropped out photograph of the subject The white background of the photograph creates binary opposition and makes the right page slightly different, otherwise similar layout will make the double page look boring. I also slightly tilted the photograph, showing an edge, the page looks a lot better with this because it isn’t a fixed photograph which just placed along the edge
RIGHT PAGE Instead of the long paragraphs all put together, I separated them into smaller paragraphs I put them in a ‘step- down’ way, alongside the Rule of Thirds which has been analysed in my form research the subject is facing left, ‘looking’ at the texts, audience will follow his position and read the texts in a ‘stepping-down’ pattern
RIGHT PAGE Then I inserted another outlined cut-up - shows connection with the left page Beside there’s another photo of the other boy - informal (talking) - looks more realistic and comfortable in a friendly way Removing the sharp edges looks more comfortable which appeal to my target audience
Finally I added an ‘ultimate’ quote of them in response to the headline Some of the words lay on the photograph - this reduces the formalness of the strong colour contrast of the photograph