Front Cover 1) I opened up a new A4 page on photoshop and then made a duplicate layer of it by right clicking on the original and selecting duplicate layer from the options. 2) I deleted the original layer and used the copy of the background by clicking and holding it, and then placing it in the bin. Tools used: Duplicate layer Delete (bin) 3) Using the bucket tool I selected an appropriate theme colour for my contents page and front cover, which will allow pictures and text to stand out. Tools used: Paint Bucket
4) Then I inserted pictures that will be onthe front cover and typed the text whichwill be on the front cover. I had to use the‘lasso’ tool in order to cut out a portraitwithout the interference of thebackground.Tools used:lassoThis is the final result of my front cover formy preliminary task containing all theimages and text. I have used matching fontsand background in order to make it moreconsistent and fit for purpose. I made themasthead larger than the rest of thetext, therefore it is the most attractiveaspect of the front cover alongside themain image.
Contents PageSimilarly to my front cover I also kept the same font styles andcolour in order to keep consistency. I have added a few pictureslinked to the contents of the magazine.
What I learnt from my preliminary task• I learnt how to use the photoshop software, as this was the first time I used the program.• I learnt that consistency is one of the major aspect of designing a magazine as it portrays professionalism and fit for its purpose.• I also learnt that there are many tools in photoshop which come in very handy when developing a magazine, for example the lasso tool helped me to cut out the part of the image very accurately.