Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Placing, scaling, and cropping the cover image in Illustrator, part of Designing a Magazine Cover.
Our next step is to place, to scale, and to crop our cover image.…I saved out the work from the last move as cover1.ai.…I didn't in the original, but I am going to here put my guides on a separate layer.…So layer 1, that I'm going to rename guides, and then I'm going to create a layer beneath that.…I'm going to hold down my Option and my Command key and come on click on Create layer.…That's going to create the new layer beneath the guides layer, and I'm going to call this cover image…and then go to File and Place.…
The image that we are after is in the Cover images folder, and that's the one we want,…and it should be linked.…So this is going to create a linked document in just the same way as links are created…in InDesign, and we can check out those links using the Links panel, right there.…We could go edit the original in Photoshop if we needed to.…So that same relationship that you're probably familiar with in InDesign exists here in Illustrator as well.…
Our next step, and this is unique to Illustrator, we want the image to be clipped to the bleed area.…
- 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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