Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Combining the cover image and the masthead in Illustrator, part of Designing a Magazine Cover.
Next step, we're going to the image with the masthead to achieve this commonly-seen effect…of overlapping the model's head with the masthead type.…Here is where we left off cover2, and to do this it's a bit more like how I did it in…InDesign than it is in Photoshop.…So it has probably more in common with the InDesign pen path technique than the Photoshop masking technique.…And I'm going to go about like this.…I am going to duplicate the cover image layer, drag that layer above the masthead layer,…then I'm going to twirl that one open, select the clipping path--or the clipping mask, rather--…that is at the top of that layer, and delete it.…
I'm now going to zoom in, choose my Pen tool, and draw my pen path around the top of hair.…Once again, we're now going to have the opportunity here to not include these trapped areas of…white space inside the curls of the hair so that the way you position the model relative…to the masthead is going to have a big influence.…
Now what I'm going to is I'm going to use that new path to be the clipping mask for…
- 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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