Start learning with our library of video tutorials taught by experts. Get started
Viewed by members. in countries. members currently watching.
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.
If you're a Premium Member of the lynda.com online training library, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this title. Exercise files are in the Exercise Files folder. If you're using a version of InDesign earlier than CS6, then use the files in the CS4 to CS5.5 folder. If you're a monthly or annual subscriber to lynda.com, you do not have access to the exercise files, but you can still follow along using files of your own.
There are currently no FAQs about Designing a Magazine Cover.
Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.
Search within course videos and transcripts, and jump right to the results.
Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.
Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.
Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.