this was hard and time consuming because i had to start over but i got it done and it looks ok.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
Posted by Diane Johnson at 2:23 PM
This is my magazine cover. I chose baseball because I love it and it is my favorite sport. I chose the headline of "Players Making History" because I hope to make baseball history someday. The quotes I put on the side are personal quotes of mine. The white one is a general personal modo. The blue one is strictly a baseball term. The picture I put on there is my baseball gear I use every game of my own.
Posted by Diane Johnson at 2:05 PM
This is my magazine cover. It's called Betta Fish, because I have a betta and I like them. I took the picture myself, but it's not of my fish. The fish actually belongs to another teacher. I tried to base the color scheme of off the rocks in the fish bowl. I used mainly Adobe Illustrator to create it, but I had to use Adobe Photoshop to fill in the color for the background.
My name is in the top corner on the left side.
Posted by Diane Johnson at 1:48 PM
This is my magazine. I wish I could have done a better job on the Einstein Rosen Bridge but I couldn't figure out how to warp a straight line, I did learn some cool new tools on Ai and Ps tho so it worked out. The background is the best part of this it is suppose to look like atoms in a molecule, it started off as octagons in Ai then I took it over to Ps and played around with it it their and that is what resulted.
I know I should have filled it up more but I couldn't figure out what else to put in.
This is the background in Ai before I took it into Ps.
Posted by Diane Johnson at 12:40 PM
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Posted by Diane Johnson at 2:09 PM
Monday, April 22, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Music- no idea what this thing is called
Children/ Elderly- some random kid
Sun Set- my backyard
Nature- my front yard
Point of View
(Its actually a reflection off of a window)
Transportation- my older brothers car
Animals- my puppy
I enjoyed this project very much and found it really easy. We had to take pictures for 8 different categories.
Posted by Diane Johnson at 7:40 AM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Elements of a Magazine Cover
Adapted from http://www.magforum.com/cover_secrets.htm
The ingredients Use on front cover
Masthead (logo) The name of the magazine displayed in a specific typeface. This is the visual branding of the title and is often done in a specially designed typeface to be very recognizable and unique. The masthead is usually used on the contents page inside as well as the front cover, and as a logo for advertising and branding purposes
Dateline Month and year of publication, often with the price. Note that a monthly magazine usually hits the newsstands the month before the cover date
Main image The front cover features a single image. The image is used in a classic way, it is big enough to stand out on the newsstand.
Main cover line This is very large - taking up almost a quarter of the magazine cover.
Cover Lines Cover lines are distributed around the main image without detracting from it too much. A mistake often made with cover lines is that they run over an image that has a lot of color changes, rendering the words invisible.
Left third The left third of the magazine cover is vital for sales in shops where the magazine is not shown full-frontage. The title must be easily recognizable in a display of dozens of competitors. The start of the masthead is important here, as are short cover lines that are easy to read Bar code Standard bar code used by retailers.
Selling line Short, sharp description of the title's main marketing point or perhaps setting out its editorial philosophy
Student will create a realistic magazine cover using:
* individual Black & White or Color photograph
* graphic design layout principles
* typography styles
* color & visual image psychology
The magazine cover will contain the following:
* The magazine cover design will be an imagined periodical and be appropriate for the classroom, you create the Title and theme.
* Identify yourself on the magazine cover by first and last name in a story title or photo of yourself.
* Make up the title, story subtitles and any other identifying features (price, volume, barcode, date)
STEP 1. Magazine Cover Dummy by hand
Select a magazine title and individual photo of yourself and draw a "Dummy" or blue-print plan on an 8.5 X 11 inch plain white paper. Refer to the references above for selecting your layout format, type style, and color application. Use colored pencils or markers to color in your magazine dummy. Turn in your magazine dummy to Ms. J. for approval.
STEP 2. Images
You have to be the photographer or the images you use except for images of yourself
STEP 3. Photoshop Design
Using the Adobe Photoshop software create and print your magazine cover:
* Open Adobe Photoshop. Under the File Menu click on "New." Create an 8.5 X 11 inch canvas at 100 dpi resolution. Fill the canvas with background color of your appropriate choice.
* Open your image. Make any adjustments: Levels, Size, Erasing, etc. Use the move tool to place your photos on the cover or Select (Apple key-A) Copy (Apple key-C) and Paste (Apple key-V) your image onto the magazine cover background (you won’t be able to move it around with this option).
* Think of borders vs. no borders, add bar code, price, date, etc.
* Select the "T" in the toolbox and type in your titles and teasers. To move the text, select the arrow in the top right box of the toolbox.
* Be prepared to identify the Type style, type category and your reasoning for the choices you made (I liked it or it was just what I was looking for won’t work here)
* Be aware of spacing. Flush right or flush left, not both. Centering of article titles is rarely used.
Posted by Diane Johnson at 2:03 PM