In order to make the text for the title to stand out more and catch peoples eyes I right clicked on the layer, then clicked on blendingoptions which brings up the pop up below. This tool allows you to put a drop shadow, inner shadow, glows and contouring to makethe text look a little more 3D. I used this to obviously make it standout but too also make it look a little edgier and my target audiencelisten to indie/ rock music, therefore stereotypically like the edgier look.
To make the circle I used the ellipse tool, once you click on ityou can draw whatever size circle you want. To insert text inthe circle I clicked on the Text icon which then allows you to draw a little box that will let you type in. I wanted to put an insert on the front to cover as an advertisement. This is to catch the readers eye and will also make them want to buythe magazine as they have the chance to win something. It is also advertising tickets to a festival, reason being is that my target audience like to attend festivals so therefore this would appeal to them more. I also made it a circle shape as conventionally inserts are either star shaped or in a circle.
To draw the box I used the rectangle tool, by clicking on it the tool allows to draw a rectangle whatever size and where you want and then to insert text I clicked on the text tool which allows you to put text wherever you want. This created astrapline which I placed at the top of my magazine front cover, Iwanted to make one as its an obvious magazine convention, by creating one it makes it look more realistic, again it advertises festival line up as my target audience like festivals. I also changed the words reading and V Fest to red to make them stand out and to also fit in with the whole magazines colour scheme as throughout the pages the main colour used is red, this is so the audience will familiarize the colour red with my magazine.