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Magazine advert/cover

How to make a magazine cover

  • -Choose a size. Start by selecting a size and layout for your mood board. 
  • -Choose a theme that aligns with your content. Themes are a great way to start the design process. ...
  • -Drop in a compelling image. ...
  • -Your magazine cover needs text. ...
  • -Download for printing and sharing.

Don't forget to have a good plan and layout before you start!

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Task 1: Investigating Digital Graphics:

Find a suitable magazine advert/cover and analyse it for colour, layout, image resolution, images used, denotation and the connotation of these images, fonts and logo’s used, you must also discover what the dimensions of a poster will be.

Task 2: Planning your digital graphic - You need to organise your time and resources so that you can plan the creation of your digital graphic. You will need to generate the ideas for the digital graphic, taking into consideration any external restrictions on what you can use or produce. Your client and the target audience You need to: • consider the client’s requirements and how these are specified • consider the target audience for the digital graphic • decide on a visual style and composition of the digital graphic. Creating a work plan for the project You need to: • identify what activities must be completed to create the digital graphic • estimate how long each activity will take • identify the workflow sequence, needed to create the digital graphic • describe the assets and resources you will need to create the digital graphic. Producing ideas You need to: • produce a visualisation diagram of the digital graphic. Legal restrictions You need to: • explain any legal issues and restrictions that need to be considered when creating the digital graphic to be used in a commercial context.

Task 3: Creating your digital graphic - You will need to produce the digital graphic, using a range of tools, techniques and assets to ensure it is suitable for its intended uses. Obtaining assets for use in the graphic You need to: • obtain the assets required for the digital graphic • re-purpose the assets to ensure their technical compatibility with the digital graphic. Create the graphic You need to: • use a range of tools and techniques from the image editing software to combine the assets into the final graphic • save both versions of the digital graphic in suitable formats as specified in the brief • submit both digital graphic versions in an electronic format. Present your evidence in an appropriate way.

Task 4: Checking and reviewing the digital graphic. Now the digital graphic has been produced, you need to consider whether you have met all the requirements of the initial brief. You will also need to review the overall quality of the digital graphic and identify any improvements that could be made. Reviewing the digital graphic You need to: • review how well the digital graphic meets the clients requirements • identify how the digital graphic could be improved • describe areas for further development, giving reasons for your choices. Present your evidence in an appropriate way.