My Tour Poster

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This is my finished Tour Poster which I have created using Indesign and my poster star that I have edited using Photoshop, I am happy with the end result of my poster as I incorporated a variety of techniques which I used to create certain things for example including a drop shadow on my image and text which adds depth to my poster, the text spacing which I have implemented as well as the image placing on the poster which I am happy with which looks sharp. I used my Lick&Stick Mock up to help me come up with some ideas for my poster and gave me a better understanding on where features go well on a poster, and how it would look better

Here is my tour poster self assessment :

My copy of professional magazine front page

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What worked well on my magazine was the background the color scheme which I was happy with as it was similar to the original magazine which I was copying. Another thing which I was happy with was the color scheme of the text and I achieved the similar color to the original magazine which I was copying. Finally, another thing which works well on my magazine was the stroke and how it highlights and emboldens the text and makes it stand out which I was happy with.

The area which I would like to improve is the text and the fonts which I used and aimed to use more accurate fonts to the original magazine which I was copying. Another area which I would like to improve is the image, I would’ve liked to get a more centralized pose image which would’ve been similar to the original magazine which I was copying. An area I would like to improve on is the general use of Indesign and to get my head around using it.

Photoshop is for pixels however Indesign is for page layout, text on indesign is much better in contrast to Photoshop you can format and do much more things with text on Indesign rather then Photoshop, what you can do on Indesign however which can’t you do on Photoshop is set out a professional accurate magazine front page with everything which is needed on a front page can be done in indesign but not on photoshop.

Here are 3 youtube videos and links which will help me improve my use of Indesign and help me use the program effectively when making my own music magazine.

The Camera Talks

These are the images which I have taken to communicate a meaning behind each one.  I have used hashtags to summarize each image, these will help me by knowing how to compose the images that I take from now on, for example taking into consideration the rule of thirds, the angle, the type of shot and what I’m trying to communicate through the image in the back of my mind whilst taking my picture. The picture that I like in particular is the one of the character above the stair case and looking into a unknown direction and nobody knows what’s beyond the image as a result makes somebody think in there mind about the image more and implying the mysteriousness behind the image.

Lick & Stick mock-up

This is my Lick&Stick mock-up, I have used the front cover on the left and recreated the poster with the elements of a front cover labelled to show what they are on the poster, this is the NME magazine which I will be copying. This will be useful for me when I will create my music magazine as I will have extended knowledge on the front cover elements.

Technical Camera Terms

These are the images that I have taken and have put it on a contact sheet. Some of the camera techniques that I have used are the rule of thirds, medium close ups, close ups, long shots, I know understand that it’s not only mise-en scene, facial expressions, body language, that tell a story but also the way that I use the camera in terms of angle, positioning and framing. I know for my music magazine for insets that an image can communicate much more than what you see.

My image that uses mise-en scene for meaning


My theme is Indie Folk and my image is my character dressed up in a the indie folk theme, the meaning which is being portrayed is the indie folk theme being implemented with the use of mise-en scene being costume in this case and the props in some of the images which I have used to imply the feeling of indie folk, in addition to the use of lighting from each side of the image.

Print media that communicates meaning

Annotating this media front cover portrays to me that each feature on this poster has deeper meaning, it’s more than what you actually see, each feature has different connotations in order for people to buy tickets for example, the black, white, red and gold the colours in particular give the class look to the artist and suggests how he is a person and the poster is set out in a clear, clean and dynamic fashion as a result catching the audience eyes and attention and will then look at the poster.

This analysis will help in my own media in the feature for example if making a media poster I will know what things to put on the poster to show what I’m trying to connect with the audience, I will know how colour schemes are important in creating a overall picture, this was also help me in how to layout a front cover in clean style whilst getting the audiences attention technically improving myself.