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
Photoshop for Photographers: Portrait Retouchingwith Chris Orwig6h 4m Intermediate
Designing a Poster with InDesign CS4with Nigel French2h 16m 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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