Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up the Photoshop document, part of Designing a Magazine Cover.
In this chapter we are going to look at an alternative workflow, and that is using Photoshop…rather than InDesign to create the magazine cover.…Why would we want to do this?…Well, two reasons, one is maybe you prefer Photoshop.…That's a pretty compelling reason, and the second reason maybe you don't have InDesign.…Maybe Photoshop is all you have.…So this is the same cover that we saw in the previous chapters, but this is all been created…within Photoshop, It's been created with layers.…
Let's just take a quick spin through it. I'm going to hold-down the Alt key or Option key…and click on the eyeball of the bottom layer.…There's the masthead, there's the cut out, barcode, our sticker, and our slash, the cover…lines, and then finally, you can't see them because the guides are turned on.…I'll have to turn the guides off for this, the crop marks.…Most of the aspects of designing this in Photoshop are very similar or the same to doing it in InDesign.…
The type conventions are broadly similar. The Character panel.…
- 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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