First Advert for my Magazine

I have chosen this advert because I have stated in my DPS that my stars are headlining at Love Box festival 2020 so I have included an advert of this to promote them going to the festival. This links to my target audience because in my dating profile I have said my target audience are Millennials who aged around 18-30 who love partying and going out with their friends so would love a festival scene.

Second Advert for my Magazine

I have chosen this advert because this links with what my target audience are attracted to. Using my dating profile, I have picked out that most of my audience are girls/women aged around 18-30 who love makeup and cannot live without it. Therefore, having a makeup advert in my magazine would really gain buyers and readers. This links in with the playful ideology of my audience through the lie detector test as it’s a fun aspect to the ad which links in with the fun personality of my personalised dating profile.

A New Improved Complete Magazine Draft

My Second Draft of my Complete Magazine

In this new improved draft I have made a few changes.

  • I’ve added a red background behind the text at the bottom of the front cover
  • I’ve removed the page numbers on the front cover in the cover lines
  • I’ve made the masthead bigger
  • I’ve changed the colour of the contents page
  • I’ve added in columns and different text for the cover lines on the contents page
  • I’ve changed the positions of the word ‘contents’ and changed the colour to red
  • I’ve changed the headline on the DPS to red
  • I’ve made the girls names stand out by adding in drop shadows
  • I’ve added in columns to my article
  • I’ve added drop capitals throughout
  • I’ve added some bold red lines at the bottom of the DPS to make the article stand out

Complete Magazine Draft

First Complete Draft

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This is my first draft of my complete magazine. In this I have shown a front cover, a contents page and a double page spread.

Below is the feedback i received from my teacher through an application called screen castify.

Feedback received:

Front Cover:

  • Look into photoshop to see if I can enhance some of the colours eg. lips or eyes
  • Make the masthead a bit bigger
  • Make the cover line ‘women in music’ all the same size
  • Could change the term ‘It Girl’ to her name
  • Could add an accent colour to the bottom

Contents Page:

  • Add a page number
  • Add in regulars and more articles (use more numbers rather than 2-10)
  • Make the ‘page 02’ etc in line with the rest
  • Work with the colours on the ‘page 02’ bit
  • Could change the background colour


  • Add a page number
  • Pick accent colours up in the drop capitals and use them consistently
  • Work with image on the right in photoshop
  • Add columns
  • Could use a bright primary colour for the headline instead of green


So.. How is it going?

A transferrable skill is an ability which can be used in many roles or occupations eg. communication skills, problem solving skills and self analysis.

Through the process of completing my music magazine and working on meta narratives in media to convey meaning, I have learnt many new skills. I have achieved all of these skills listed below.

New transferrable skills I’ve learnt:

  • Communication skills: I’ve learnt better how to communicate with peers who I wouldn’t normally have communication with and I have shared valuable information with peers in relations to group activities in class
  • Teamwork skills: I have worked well together with peers , showing them how to do some things on applications such as In Design and vice versa, them showing me skills which I have then understood how to do. I have worked well in groups, adding my bit to say to contribute to discussions and group essays.
  • Problem solving skills: I have solved issues I’ve had using certain applications and have found YouTube videos to help me or I have worked out how to do it by myself using perseverance
  • Self analysis: I’ve critiqued myself when working on my blog, fixing things I don’t like and listened to feedback well so I can further fix messy or bad work
  • Time management: I have worked in time with deadlines, getting all my work finished in the set time and have prioritised certain tasks which I need to complete ahead of others


Design Skills 2

Over the course of making my music magazine, I have acquired many new design skills and production techniques which can help me when designing further.

Design Skills I’ve learnt:

  • I have effectively used the drop shadow tool to enhance titles and words which are important on my magazine
  • I’ve used the rectangle frame tool to help make boxes to put photos in or to place text in
  • I have used the eyedropper tool to help me match my colour schemes to make my magazine’s colours work together

Below are the tools I have used in order to create my magazine.

Drop Shadow Tool

Rectangle Frame Tool

Eyedropper tool

Production Techniques I’ve learnt:

  • I’ve learnt how to portray meaning through the images I’ve taken and represent emotions through facial expressions
  • I can now show good designs for my music magazine through learning valuable design skills
  • I’ve learnt how to set out my work in order to make it look appropriate for each task

What went well: I was able to create my pages to a good standard using the tools I’ve learnt about. In each page you can see dedication to creating the magazine as they are eye-catching and use minimal colours to make the theme work.

Even better if: I could’ve taken some more photos for variety of shots to use as photos for my magazine. I could’ve also used more tools in order to make my work stand out even more such as using different effects around words or adding borders to enhance what is shown inside the borders.


A New Improved Contents Page

Second Draft of Content Page

Peer Assessment:

I have asked a peer the following questions in relation to my contents page-

How does the contents page work in tandem with the front cover?

  • Used the same colours such as black and white yet added accent colours which make it all stand out

Describe the images of the stars using adjectives.

  • The way I’ve framed the images make it look edgy which goes well with my genre
  • The fonts make the magazine look edgy too which compliments my genre
  • The actual image is very bold

Which cover-lines tempt the audience to read on and which ones stand out and why?

  • Likes the words I’ve used such as ‘exclusive’ and ‘the truth’ which is dramatic and makes her want to find out more
  • Likes how I’ve put the names in the colours of the clothing they’ve worn and compliments other pages

How do the cover lines reflect a music magazine? If they don’t, which ones need to be adapted?

  • The cover line with the word ‘exclusive’ in it as those are always included in music magazines
  • Advice and facts are usually always found- adds in something extra

Which areas/aspects have distracting areas of integration of copy and images?

  • No areas as it is well structured as it isn’t too busy so everything stands out that needs to

What aspects do you consider conventional or unconventional?

  • Got page numbers
  • Cover lines are split into columns which makes it easier to read
  • Editors introduction included
  • Involves a main image that is conventional to my genre

I believe that my contents page is conventional to my genre and I have taken on board all of the feedback I have received and will act on this main target.

  • Add in a little caption beneath each cover line to give more details about what is expected in that specific article.