In this task we were told to choose out of a selection of NME magazine covers to recreate one of them. For this task, I chose the magazine cover above, as I loved the style of it. This magazine cover become quite tricky from the start, as the exact photo was no where to be seen, therefore I improvised and chose a photo which I thought portrayed the same look. This is my copy of the magazine..
In this poster, we had a mission to replicate all the different areas of the music magazine. We had to find the right colours, font, spacing and photo. As I have said previously, the photo for this magazine couldn’t be found meaning I found another photo which portrayed the same look and I personally think that it looks very good. Some of the skills I learnt to use were:
- Transform tools
- Image adjustments
- and more…
These helped me to create a perfect replica of my artists music magazine. Previously in class we have learnt about all the different components used on posters and magazine covers. Below are all the components we had to use in our music magazine cover:
- Main Cover Star
- Cover lines
Overall, I think I accomplished a great front cover for my music magazine. There were definitely parts of this task which I found very challenging, but I have learnt how to fix these problems. I learnt how to find the exact right colour, which involved me making my own colour on Indesign. I also learnt how to change the height, width, and spacing of my text. This helped a lot as in my poster there was a big range of sizing within my text. Despite the struggles I faced, my conclusion is that I have learnt new skills for future projects, which I used in this task. Some videos that helped me were:
This video below explains about:
The video below explains about all the deeper and advanced techniques. This video should be watched after the other two as this is used for people who are already used to this program. This is a step by step guide to help out in future projects not only for one. This tells you about the work space and how to adjust it to your project you’re working on. These techniques are useful for easier and more efficient way to work.
This video below explains about 10 hacks which will help you with your Indesign projects. This will help you with jobs such as: Text, colour, styling options and more. This also covers more advanced techniques such as a drop shadow where you can use effects to make your Indesign project more professional.
This video below explains about all the basic tools and what they are used for. This is very important for those who are beginners and aren’t very sure on how this program works. This will be the perfect guide for absolute beginners.