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What makes a good magazine cover? Author Nigel French examines the design of magazine covers, dissecting the cover and explaining the purpose of the different components that make up the whole design. He then covers the design process from start to finish in Adobe InDesign, going on to show alternative workflows that exclusively use Photoshop and Illustrator. Each workflow shows you how to place and scale your image, position the masthead, add cover text, and package the end result as a print-ready PDF.
And so the title on Designing a Magazine Cover comes to a close. I hope it's given you some food for thought when designing your own magazine cover. And I'd like to leave you with some resources. In the lynda.com online training library, there are essential training titles for InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. So if you're not comfortable with the basics of these programs, these titles are a great place to start. Once you have mastered the basics, you might want to drill down to more specialist titles like InDesign Secrets, InDesign FX, and my own title InDesign Typography.
I also have a title called Designing a Magazine Layouts which complements this course. And lastly, a couple of book recommendations, Magazine Covers by David Crowley, and 100 Years of Magazine Covers by Steve Taylor. So goodbye for now and thanks for watching.
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