Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Placing and scaling the cover image in Photoshop, part of Designing a Magazine Cover.
So I have saved the document that I was working on in the previous movie as cover1,…and we're now going to put the cover image into this document,…so I'm going to open up the cover image, and then just to make things a bit easier, I am…going to go to my Window menu, and to Arrange, and to Tile 2-up Vertical,…I'll then switch to my Move tool, and I'm going to drag that over into the cover document.…
We can now come and close that, and we can go back to Arrange and do that,…Consolidate All to Tabs, and so we're now just looking at the single document.…I want to make sure that this is actually beneath the crop marks.…So our next step is to scale this, and I need to scale it relative to the masthead.…So I'm also going to come to Illustrator, where we have the masthead,…I'm going to select this and copy it, and then come back to Photoshop and paste it.…
And I have some options here. How do I want to Paste it?…I want to Paste it As a Shape layer. I can then drag that up into position.…And because it's a Shape layer, I can very easily change its color.…
- 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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