Examine all the components of a magazine cover—the page that brands and sells a magazine to readers.
- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Nigel French. Welcome to Designing a Magazine Cover. In this course, we'll be looking at contemporary and historical examples of magazine covers. We'll identify the common parts of a magazine cover and their purpose. Using a fictitious example, we'll go through the steps of creating a magazine cover. From choosing and preparing the cover image, to adding the different cover elements, to preparing the file for print. So let's get started with Designing a Magazine Cover.
- 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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