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Magazine Cover Assessment

The development of a Magazine Cover that involves generation of Ideas leading


to a Conceptual Design of a Magazine Cover. This is achieved through Montages,
Text of Inspirational Words , Exploration and Research of ( genres, and Age). The
outcome will be a Magazine Cover through Sketches in Prototypes and the Final
Product.
Key ideas

Research Magazine Structure: Masthead Single large image, Coverlines,


Smaller images, Date of Issue in Photoshop
Research Covers through Spiderscribe, Magazine covers,( Relating to
Gender and Age Group S
Experimentation: Using the Following Skill Sets: Move , Edit Transform ,
Layer Styles Text Font size, Colour for Contrast and Symbolic Meaning
Functional Modelling: Displays of Magazine Covers around the Room
Stakeholders : Myself and Mrs. Lomas
Display Transition of ideas in a Weebly Portfolio

Brief
Write a Brief that allows you to create a Magazine Cover catering for Personal
Tastes
Purpose: For Mrs.Lomas and yr 10 assessment.

Client: Mrs .Lomas and me

Stakeholders: Mrs .Lomas and myself

Opportunities: Learn how to use Photoshop and snipping tool, create my own
magazine

Needs: How to use photoshop and the snipping tool

Constraints : Etortor, not listening to instructions and getting easily distracted

Development. (Include Sketches )

Copy of Solution
Testing
How I could improve upon my Magazine Cover
Main Image
Fonts
Masthead
Fonts Coverlines
Smaller Images
Symmetry/ Balance
Contrast
Space / Objects do not look Cluttered

Make it bigger.
nothing
Make them eye-catching
Make it a little more relatable to the
Masthead
nothing
nothing
Take up space that is not needed

Criteria
Can Coverlines be read
Are Coverlines showing different Fonts
and Styles
Are Coverlines showing Contrast
Colours

Achieved
yes
no

Are the Coverlines relevant to the Type


of Magazine4

yes

Is Hierarchy shown where the


Masthead is a larger Font and shows
Emphasis
Is the Page balanced Symmetrically

yes

Are the Following shown


One large Image
7 Smaller images
6 or more Coverlines
Barcode
Masthead

Yes
no
no
no
yes

Sketches are shown of the Placement


of Objects on your page

no

yes

yes

Level 4 and 5 Indicators


Reflect on past experiences of Magazine Covers

Show Case examples and Prototypes


Test for Final Solution
Gather Client Feedback of how it addressed the main attributes of a Magazine
Cover

MASTHEAD
LARGE IMAGE

SMALL IMAGE

SMALL IMAGE

COVERLINE

COVERLINE

SMALL IMAGE

SMALL IMAGE

COVERLINE

COMAS

SMALL IMAGE

SMALL IMAGE

SMALL IMAGE

COVERLINE

COVERLINE

COVERLINE

BARCODE