Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Looking at the history of magazine covers, part of Designing a Magazine Cover.
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Magazines have been part of our cultural life for more than 150 years. Before television, general interest magazines were one of people's main sources of news and information. From the 1950s, television has compelled magazines to become more niche in their appeal. In recent years magazine publishing has faced a similar challenge from the web. In a world of online publishing, it seemed almost inevitable that printed magazines would fade away, and yet the web has not killed magazines, far from it.
Today there are more magazines than ever, each aimed at a carefully-targeted readership. Whatever your interest, there is a magazine that speaks to it .
- 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