Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a color palette, part of Designing a Magazine Cover.
The colors you choose for your cover elements should relate to and enhance the colors in your cover image.…It's a simple and an effective technique to sample colors from the image and then apply…these colors to your cover elements.…There are a few different ways we can go about this.…Before I sample colors from the cover image, I'm going to go to the View menu and choose…Display Performance > High Quality Display so that I have an accurate representation…of the colors that I want to sample.…
I'm then going to press my I key to choose my Eyedropper tool.…In the previous movie, I locked the cover image layer.…I'll now need to go to that layer and unlock it so that I can sample colors from it.…Let's zoom in so that we get a closer view, and I want to get a nice gold color from this dress.…Now with color, context is everything, so the color that you sample may end up looking…a little bit different when you see it as just a flat color swatch.…
I could try again because that's not quite what I'm after, so I'm going to come to the…
- 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
Designing a Magazine Layout (2009)with Nigel French3h 25m Intermediate
Photoshop for Photographers: Portrait Retouchingwith Chris Orwig6h 4m 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
Goodbye and next steps1m 11s
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