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In this video, Creative Ice Media Group shows you how to design a magazine front cover in Photoshop.
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Shit its recording, what’s good YouTube? It’s Dave from Creative Ice Media Group. I hope you guys haven’t missed me too much. I hope you haven’t been like carving my name in your table, write in my name with light, little tons of love hearts on your light piece of paper. Like when you doodle them because I haven’t made a video for so long. It’s been like two or three weeks. I know it’s been ages. It’s because I’ve been filming the photo tuition series which is out 25th of January by the way.
I decided to make a tutorial today because I felt if it I wasn’t in contact with you a lot. If that so on make sense, and because I was in the mood of making a tutorial that wasn’t first situation based because I’m getting kind of bored of recording them but its okay. Also, I make this tutorial be on how to make a magazine cover and I decided to make in on that because some people have requested it in the past but mainly because a friend of mine is doing a media course work and his stuff Stephanie, so hopefully this will help you and it will help all you viewers that are wishing to learn how to make a magazine cover because the techniques used in this which there aren’t many techniques as quite simple. You just need to understand sort of the techniques can be used in like book covers, CD covers, blah, blah, blah, on DVD covers, etcetera, so good guys, so yeah. I’m going to get at the tutorial right the second.
Even one and few things and number one thing is a plan. You going to want a plan what your magazine will look like because without a plan your work will look not good and without a plan of yours will look like mine because I made mine ten minutes without no plan, I just open Photoshop, made a magazine because I was in the mood of making a magazine tutorial. So, huh, I have no idea why I say huh but it’s okay.
So you’re going to want a plan, that’s the first thing and you want to have after that and if your images and basically as you can see I have this image of a woman in the water flicking her hair, beautiful water that will flick, so yeah, you going to want your image and the images you want have to be really big because you’ll see later on but they have to be really big. By that I mean like the dimensions height, width, and etcetera. And even a lot of good looking fonts, so head over to the font.com and start scavenging through their archive of fonts and you going to want layout images to backup your front page like as you can see I have the over lay and the little airplane and I have the bar code, okay?
So when you have all your resources that you think you need, you can tell what you all need by looking at your plan but what you going to do is go file new and we’re going to do on the preset, we’re going to change it to international paper and we’re click on A4. Now this will be 210 inches by 297 millimeters and that’s the exact size of an A4 piece of paper. The resolution would be 300, okay and the reason why it’s going to be fancier because it’s the highest quality print. We designer, photographers and etcetera whoever print uses resolution 300 because it’s the best for printing. As usual t-shirts, CD covers everything that’s printed 300. And if I could change it to pixels, you’ll see that 2,480 by 3,508 and you’re going to want an image relatively similar to that. You could scale up a bit but you risk your image getting blurred but you can always scale down if you’re image is too big. So you’re going to want a really big image.
However, if I do lower the resolution, like for example 100, it would change the pixels. It will no longer be too 2,480 or look smaller look, it hasn’t changed because it doesn’t refresh like that because I don’t know why but yeah. So when you have that all set up press OK and you’re going to want to—by the way I’m not actually making the whole magazine, I’m just going to show you one technique and that’s all you going to need.
So I’m going to drag in my image of this woman. I’m going to zoom off a bit and I’m going to scale her down. Okay, and by that I mean—I want to her to be similar size to our magazine. Okay, I’m going to go—I also and I’ve done that by pressing command T on the Mac or Ctrl+T on the PC and that enters a free transformer the way you can scale down or just press shift when scaling down to keep an equal aspect ratio. So yeah, it doesn’t pour in and I want to her to be facing that way. So I’m going to go edit, transform, and I’m going to click on flip horizontal, bang! You have her facing to the right now. And the reason why we in magazines, we do things face in the rights it’s because the black bottom right corner and then the right side is the last bit with of reader eyes look like and like for example let she before days like reach out to the page and flick that’s the last thing they see. So you’ll notice a lot of magazines on pages on the right button right screen of somewhere along the right around here, they’ll have some sort of product or advertisement because that’s the last thing about the reader sees. So and I guess stock in the readers head. So that’s one reason why we have things facing right. And now the reason is because it just looks better. Yeah. No offense left the right looks better. Yeah.
Now, if I looking at my example, we have to title and the title is made up to my example but it will be the title for magazines, so for example mine is called summer sizzle and I just wrote the official magazine only because I wanted to be that tiny bit extra and I just wanted it to look tiny bit about her. So I would in your shoes I’m not guaranteed because as you—I’m going to write summer, It will be nice if I could actually see one right in. Summer, a few nice as summer and just make you better. Yeah, it does. Summer and I’m going to changed to Rockwell. I’m going to not make it bold and not make 650 and we have summer. Let me zoom in, all right, just looking good.
What you going to do, walls in the text, walls like the text tool is selected click on this little what it’s called toggle character and paragraph panels. The character and panels this little button click on it and you’ll have this little thing box pop up. It’s really good because you can change the size of your font by dragging, simply like that. You can change the gap between each letter by dragging the AV like that and overseen my inner soul mate come closer. You can change the color of your text very easily. You can change the font very easily if you make it bold, italic. You can make them all capitals. It’s a really good typography little tool and it’s typography is really used a lot in magazines, so I recommend having this box open 24/7 in this little project because it will help you a lot.
So yeah, I’m going to go right sizzle with a capital. I don’t going to make it a lot smaller. At around 40 and I have it around that. Maybe going to bit just want to—let me see again, I think so much being capital perhaps. I don’t see how that was. Yeah, it wasn’t capitals. Or I think the sizzle should be in capitals as well. All right! Let me make some of that smaller. Actually I will go above it and make it look such as a waste of time. So there we have it, our little summer sizzle. We have our title now.
And let you all—I can't really tell you it’s really hard to tell you guys what to do because each magazine we, different—so you have to follow your plan. I’m just basically the main thing you need to know in magazine making and also it’s a book cover making is how to edit text and the edit text by using this little box I showed you for example. If I wrote, “Hello” okay, like as I showed you, this can make it--what’s called? All capitals, it can make it bold, it can make it italic. It can do sort of things and I’ll show you an example in how it can be effective, okay? I’m going to write, “Hello, my name is David”, okay? I know it’s about weird. I’m going to change the text to Arial, okay. So really basic text and I’m going to make this look decent, okay? I’m going to zoom in at a 100%. I’m going to make the text a lot smaller. Okay? There we have it.
Now we’re be viewing this 100% and what I’m going to do, I’m going to select “Hello” and I’m going to make it bold, okay? I’m going to write “My name is David”, sorry, in bold also but also italic, okay? I might even change the name to be yellow, okay? And the rest to be black maybe, to make stand out, so you guys can see because I’m not wearing my glasses and why it’s not really standing out and watch for me.
So can you see how—yeah, you can see it quite well? How the hello stands out, my name is normal and David is in italic and in bold. By editing text to me to look really good and in my example that’s all I’ve done. I let you if I zoom in and I hide these books, if you can see I wrote that and learn how to make your own sun screen. That’s all in italic in a different color, what to wear and what not to grab eyes on the beach is like using different fonts, different sizes, different angles, italics, non-italics, boldness, you can also like transform your text so you can like rotate it, etcetera by pressing command T or Ctrl+T. You can do all sorts of thing and it basically the text is the only main thing you know in magazine because it’s what you have to do everything else like these texts and layout at the main important things in the magazine because it’s what you do and it’s what is like the most walk on.
I recommend following the color skin. For example in my example here, my color skin was white and yellow and there's no point changing different like having a million colors because the reader will just look at it and get baffled too many colors for the human eye will un attract the reader and chances are they won’t buy the magazine, okay? So yeah, you just want to have a plan and follow that plan. Don’t copy over people’s magazine, you just have a good plan even like mess around of little things like the back or I just made it a little shape underneath and wrote summersizzle.cmg $3.99, I wrote the magazine reference number, I wrote all of rubbish in case number one summer magazine, we know it’s not number one summer magazine, we know it’s the number yearly magazine because I made it. Gosh and we know it’s not a summer magazine, we know it’s a porn magazine secretly, so yeah, going to check it.
So I just want you to play around with the text will make the text the typography actually called it. Typography can make a design look either really basic or really, really professional good looking. Mine is not the best because I rushed it but like even over here exclusive interview of BE babes. CMG David called, okay that is me but okay yes, I am a BE babe I do like nude modeling but really don’t—but you can see how like just messing with the bold and italic mix text stand out and look better than just being plain by itself. So just play around with the fonts, play around of all this and that if you only know the basics. Watch a few of my tutorials if you wanted to get some inspiration and what you can do Photoshop, if not just follow the plan, if you have any questions just comment and I will try to get back to you. That’s it really. I have not much to say photo intuition will be released in eight days, January the 25th, so I have an exam on that day science, wish me luck please. Wish me luck, wish me luck. So after the exam I’m going to like little run home just to see you guys, I’m not even swim home on the pavement. I will like lay on the pavement just pretend to swim home and start uploading all 25 videos I think it will be, maybe a bit less 23 or something along those lines and you guys will be able to jump in to that archive of video.
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