Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Placing and positioning the masthead, part of Designing a Magazine Cover.
In this movie we are going to look at two scenarios for getting a magazine masthead…onto a magazine cover. Firstly, just a quick recap.…This is where we are going, this is the finished version, and this is where we're at.…So, in this, the cover_inprogress document, we want to place the masthead.…I'm going to switch over to Illustrator. This is the masthead.…The masthead has been converted into Outlines. The actual font used is Dido Bold.…
But so that there is no possibility for missing font problems to occur, the text has been…converted to Outlines to vector shapes.…So, the first approach is to place this vector file which is saved as a native AI file,…Adobe Illustrator file, to place this in InDesign, and I can do this using drag and drop through…Bridge, or as I'm going to do it this time, File > Place, or Command+D or Ctrl+D, and then…in my Exercise folder, here we have the masthead.…
Okay, having done it this way, if I want to edit this--as I will want to, because I'll want…to change the color of the masthead according to the color palette that I'm using, from…
- 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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