For part of my media assignment, i also had to create a magazine article, this article could be based on anything, from real-life stories to interviews with a celebrity etc. I decided to create a story, which would be real-life to the reader. I tried to make the article as effective and inspirational as possible. I wanted it to have a positive effect on the reader.
During the process
I started creating my article, by situating the writing into columns, as that is the most effective way to read an article and is also the most traditional way. I done this by:
- opening word
- situating writing into columns
- copying pasting article onto a fresh page on photoshop
- making sure the columns are in line on the article page
As you can see from my article page, i have kept it very plain and not busy compared to my magazine cover and contents page. I chose to do this because i want my reader to focus on the writing only, and not be distracted by too many images, colours or shapes etc.
I used a plain white background, to keep the article neutral and again to keep it as less-distractive as possible. I used a straight line to create a triangle shape on the top left hand corner of the page. I coulered it purple as that was the colour theme for this article page. I used a shape on the contents page, which i had also used on the contents page. I have used it so it can be seen as the magazines logo or signature to readers.
I used myself again as the model for this article page, as i used myself for the front cover of the magazine, i was posing as Lucy Smith on the front cover also. I cut the image using the magic wand tool on photoshop, then went gently aruond the edges with the rubber, to smooth them. The image looked abit squashed, so i widened the image. I thought it was appropiate to have a guitar in the image, as the music genre of my magaizne is Indie/rock. Also a guitar is mentioned in the story, so the image does relate to the story.