Design Skills 1

When in the process of making my magazine, I picked up a lot of new skills that will definitely help me when making other pieces of media in the future. I really enjoyed seeing my finished pieces despite some of the difficulty I approached in the making.

I am proud of my progress when using Photoshop and InDesign. I think I conveyed my intended star image, by making her look sexy and promiscuous, but elegant.  I used the quick selection tool on Photoshop to cut her out, and I had some help by watching YouTube videos, talking to others and simply looking for inspiration. Without these resources, I don’t think my finished pieces would be to the standard that they are.

Here I am going to show you the progression of my work in the making. In some of these images and screenshots, you will be able to see my progress, with the ups-and-downs, but also seeing that in the end, my hard work will have paid off.

Here I am showing the progress of my contents page. I was having some trouble when moving things in order to be able to see everything.

This is my finished front cover. After having a lot of struggle with Photoshop, I was very proud with the finishing piece because I was able to convey the genre of R&B by her looking slightly distant, yet approachable.

When I took this photo, I knew from the first time I looked at it i wanted it in my magazine. I used the quick selection tool to cut them out to create a focused mid shot of the characters to represent the narrative of their love affair for my star image. In all honesty, this was one of the easiest pictures to Photoshop. This was because I had become quite good at using it by watching video, and getting tips from other people.

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