Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding cover lines, part of Designing a Magazine Cover.
The cover lines are for an enticement to what's inside the magazine, and in an increasingly…competitive marketplace, it's become common to surround the cover model with as many cover…lines as will fit, giving the impression of a magazine brimming over with exciting content.…So I'm in the cover_inprogress4 document, and on the Pasteboard we have a text file.…That is the cover lines.…Now, your cover lines should be short and they should be to the point. The wording of your…cover lines is essential, finding the right tone for the magazine and the right length…to fit the available space. It needs to be very carefully considered.…
I'm going to concentrate here on the typographic choices,…the typeface, its size, its color, its type style, and other attributes, like its letter…spacing and its leading.…So I'm going to zoom in here and select the text for what will be my main cover line.…I'm then going to cut that from this text frame and click and drag to make a frame on my page.…I'll turn on my hidden characters. I'm going to press Delete so that I bring…
- The history of magazine covers
- Choosing a cover image
- Making color and tonal adjustments to the image
- Placing and positioning the masthead
- Positioning, scaling, and cropping the cover image
- Creating a color palette
- Adding cover text
- Creating a peeling sticker effect
- Preparing for print
Skill Level Intermediate
1. An Overview of Magazine Cover Design
2. Planning the Cover
3. Creating the Cover in InDesign
4. Preparing for Print
5. Alternative Workflows: Photoshop
6. Alternative Workflows: Illustrator
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