Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing the magazine size, part of Designing a Magazine Layout.
Our first consideration is, what size is our magazine going to be? In reality, this is probably going to be predetermined and not something that you have control over. But in the case of our fictitious magazine, we can make it any size we want. Now because I live in Europe, this magazine is going to be an A4 size. If I would have created this magazine in the States, I would probably make it 8 3/8" x 10 7/8", the common magazine size. Magazines have become more standardized in their sizes of late and a case in point is Rolling Stone, which recently redesigned from its large format 10x12 inches to a more standard 8x11 inches.
There is no specific size that it has to be, but generally speaking of standard magazine size in the US is somewhere between 8 inches wide and 11 inches tall and this is so that the magazine can occupy a specified amount of space on a magazine rack and also for selling advertising which is not to say that every magazine has to be that size and famously, Interview magazine is a large format magazine. Although, even Interview has recently redesigned to a smaller, 10x13 inches, smaller than it was before, but still oversized. So let's now get into creating a document.
- Identifying the common parts of a magazine feature article
- Creating an efficient workflow using Bridge
- Designing with bleeds and crossovers
- Creating and applying paragraph, character, and object styles
- Designing and working with a baseline grid
- Preflighting documents
- Creating print-ready PDFs
Skill Level Intermediate
Designing a Business Card With Illustrator CS3with Nigel French36m 7s Intermediate
1. Document Essentials
2. Working with Images
3. Working with Text
4. Designing Page Elements
5. Proofing and Output
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