Throughout the production of my magazine, my design skills have definitely improved drastically and made me more comfortable with indesign and photoshop.
Skills I have learnt
- To make sure the colours I used were the same I use the eyedropper tool when allows me to click on the colour on the page then use that colour elsewhere even if its a shape or text.
- When adding text throughout my magazine that I want to make an impact and be seen, I use the drop shadow tool which creates a subtle but effective look on the text.
- To make my pug I used the ellipse tool but then added different point on it and made a unique shape of my own.
- To place photos on my magazine I would use the rectangle frame tool as well as the ellipse frame tool to correctly place the image when I could then proceed to reshaping the image.
Eyedropper tool in Photoshop
Drop shadow tool in Indesign
Ellipse tool in Photoshop
Rectangle frame tool in Indesign
The production techniques I have learnt
- I have learnt how to portray my magazine perfectly for my target audience.
- Expanded my overall understanding of production and designing a magazine.
What went well
- I was really happy how my front page and contents page turned out as I used the best design skills in these two pages.
- I liked how i stuck to the main colour of red throughout the magazine.
- I was happy with all the images I used.
Even better if…
- I would have adapted my contents page slightly as compared to the other pages, it doesn’t match the theme that well.
- I would have spent more time on my Double Page Spread as I don’t like the colours I used in these pages and I think it is too dark and also too simple with places that look incomplete.