Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up the Illustrator document, part of Designing a Magazine Cover.
I've created the magazine cover in InDesign, I created the same magazine cover in Photoshop,…and now I'm going to create it again in Illustrator, pointing out the differences that are necessary…in approach as I go along.…So here's the finished version in Illustrator, and just as I did in the other two applications,…I've created it using layers.…We have the cover image, barcode, the masthead, the cut out that crosses over the masthead,…cover lines, and the extras, the flash, the sticker, and the price and date line.…
And I also have some guides.…I don't have the guides on a separate layer, but I can turn those on and off by pressing…Command or Ctrl+Semicolon.…So I'm going to create a new document, and my document size is going to be as it has…been before, 8inches by 11 inches.…Points are my current default unit of measurement.…I can leave them at Points.…That's fine just as long as I explicitly state my dimensions in inches, and I can express…a Bleed here which is going to be 1/8 of an inch, which is 9 points, and I want that to…
- 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
Designing a Magazine Layout (2009)with Nigel French3h 25m Intermediate
Photoshop for Photographers: Portrait Retouchingwith Chris Orwig6h 4m 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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