Media Magazine Cover and Contents Front Cover In this first part of the task I focused on just getting all the basic writing in first. I did it this way round because I find it much easier to create the right effect for the magazine. For the title I used outer glow to create the red outline. I then used drop shadow to create the black background. I did it like this because it creates a very striking and forward way of getting the attention of the customer. The same sort of method was used for the cover lines. I just made an outer glow to create an eye catching effect. This will make the customer want to read down the page when it is on a shelf. This makes the magazine more likely to be bought by customers if they want to read the cover lines in the shop. I also made sure to put the price on the top as well as an offer for all the magazines for the year. This will make the customer want to subscribe and get more money in instantly. This will create a more solid base of income from a few lines on the front cover. This Magazine targets college students. All the cover lines attract the students as they are all things that they will want to read about and be part of.
After getting all the writing down I can then focus on the imagery. I chose a basic photo from around the college. This will make the students feel more part of the magazine. I also added a barcode to make the magazine look much more official. All these features make the magazine look much more official and worth people investing their money in.
Contents For the title of the contents page I did exactly what I did for the front cover to make the two styles match. This creates a style which will be continued through out the magazine.
For the writing of what is in the magazine and a small description I used the same technique which I used for the cover lines on the front page. Again for the same reasons as above.
For the final part of the contents page I added a note from the person who made it. This gives a personal touch which all college magazines had when I did my research.
Published on Nov 6, 2009
This is a basic outline of how i made up the College magazine. This project was created on Photoshop CS3 which allowed me to play and experr...