Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with color and tonal adjustments, part of Designing a Magazine Cover.
If you've chosen wisely, your cover image shouldn't require too much in the way of color or tonal adjustment.…That said, you may want to warm up or cool down the mood of the image by adjusting its…color temperature, or white balance. Or perhaps you want to make minor adjustments to the…shadow and highlight detail.…If you're the photographer, hopefully you've captured the image in the Camera RAW file…format, or perhaps the image has been supplied to you in the JPEG or TIFF file format.…Either way, you can make changes non-destructively using the Photoshop Camera RAW plug-in.…
So here, I'm beginning with a JPEG, but if I want to do some minor editing to this in…Camera RAW, I can come and click on this icon right here, or from the File menu I can choose Open in Camera RAW.…Since this is a JPEG image, there isn't as much data as there would be had the image…been a Camera RAW file format, but I still have the same tool set.…I'm just going to make a few very minor adjustments here.…I have my Highlight clipping turned on and my Shadow clipping turned on, and I see in…
- 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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