Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up the cover document, part of Designing a Magazine Cover.
Once we've chosen our cover image, it's time to create the magazine cover document.…I'm going to do this in Adobe InDesign.…While a case can be made for using Photoshop, or Illustrator as your creative hub, it's…my opinion that InDesign offers the most fully featured and flexible suite of tools for this purpose.…That said, I will be demonstrating in later movies a Photoshop and an Illustrator-based workflow.…I'm going to create a new document, single page document, Print will be my Intent,…do not need Facing Pages.…
My page size is going to be 8 inches by 11 inches which is a popular magazine size.…I am in picas as my default unit of measurement currently.…I don't need to change that.…I can just type in the values in inches, so long as I'm explicit, 8in, 11in.…I will have a single column, preferring to set up a Layout Grid using Create Guides in the next step.…I want the margins to be uniform but a lot smaller than they currently are, just to define…a safe area, an area in which I want to keep all of my content so that it doesn't get too…
- 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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