Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing a cover image, part of Designing a Magazine Cover.
In this movie I am going to use Adobe Bridge to help choose my cover image.…Bridge is especially a useful tool for evaluating images.…Using Bridge, we can evaluate images, both technically and aesthetically.…Here I am in Bridge, and I am in the Essentials workspace, and here I can change the size…of my thumbnails, and if I click on any of these images, I can evaluate the dimensions…of the images using the Metadata panel, most importantly the image's dimensions in pixels.…
If I switch to the Filmstrip workspace so I have a nice big Preview window and moving…into the Preview window, I can click with my magnifier and then move this magnifier…or Loop around the image to evaluate its detail. To dismiss the Loop, I simply click inside it.…Switching back now to the Essentials workspace, a photo shoot will likely yield several images…that are very similar, as is the case with this group before right here, and we can use Bridge to stack these…images, and thereafter we can expand and contract this stack as necessary.…
- 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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