Category: layout


I have now started to add text to the cover page as well as a bar code which I made on dafont.com. The text on the cover is Candara (mainly in size 37 and stretched to 125% ), I used the blue font to contrast with the hair, also the blue works well with the eye. I have decide to stick to the colours red, blue, white and black for general text on the magazine as they and bold and stand out. I also added a coloured circle with some text in it with a drop shadow to make it stand out, the text will have a special offer or the U.S.P. on it as having looked at other magazines I have noticed that they often will have a circle containing a special offer or something that they designer has wanted to draw the attention of the target audience to.

For the contents page I changed the background to black and using a similar technique that I used for my Photoshop fire experiments to manipulate the fire to the shape going behind the arm so that it looks as if I am dancing around the flames. Also by including the flames I am bringing the theme of “Inferno” back into the magazine, something which was previously lost.

The main change that I have made is the double page spread. Using a different picture from my photo shoot I cut it out and stuck it onto a dark background. I also adjusted the colour of the eye and removed the shadow from the nose as the shadow made it look unprofessional and made it obvious that I used flash and that the lighting had something to be desired. After that I added in the flame design so that the theme of flames was continued throughout the magazine. I also changed the basic layout of the double page spread, this is because the hand in the picture on one side was cut out and I couldn’t flip the picture back to front as the AC/DC on the shirt would be backwards so would look silly and make it obvious. I also changed the colour and size of the text, the text is now blue with a drop shadow on it to make it stand out more instead of looking flat and in the same Candara font as the cover.

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Now that I have decided on my cover picture I have also chosen my contents page picture. For both of the pictures that I have chosen so far I have cut out their original background as the wall behind doesn’t look nice and it didn’t add anything to the picture. Also most of the magazines I have looked at have plain backgrounds. The problem with the double page spread is that the picture and colours I have used work on their own but it has very little resemblance of the cover and contents pages and it doesn’t look like it’s from the same magazine.

 

 

Current Page Layout

Here is my magazine layout as it is at the moment:Music Magazine layout.

For my double page spread I had looked at NME magazines double page spread on Lily Allen. I like this layout as it is bold and simple and I something I think I would be capable of.