Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding more cover lines in Illustrator, part of Designing a Magazine Cover.
Our next step in creating our magazine in Illustrator is to add the cover lines.…So I am going to start out--and I must mention that since you last saw this document I've…added the barcode down there. I placed that, File > Place, it's an AI, an Adobe Illustrator…file, and I have put that on its own separate layer.…So now what I am going to do is I am going to switch to my text file, and I am going…to copy that, switch back to Illustrator, Create a new layer, which I will call cover…lines, and then click to make an insertion point. I am using Point Type here and not Area Type.…
Illustrator makes the distinction between the two. Point Type means that my line is…going to be as long as I type it, so it could conceivably go on and on, way beyond the edge…of the page, beyond the edge of the pasteboard.…I am going to force the line breaks with Shift+Returns, and I'm working with very short lines anyway.…So if I were working with paragraph text, Area Type would be more appropriate.…But in this scenario, Point Type gives me a bit more flexibility.…
- 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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