Designing a Magazine Cover

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Designing a Magazine Cover. Introduction. When you pass by the magazine rack at Wal-Mart, what makes you want to pick up a magazine and read it? The cover. Objectives. By the end of this lesson, youll be able to: - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<ul><li><p>Designing a Magazine Cover</p></li><li><p>IntroductionWhen you pass by the magazine rack at Wal-Mart, what makes you want to pick up a magazine and read it?The cover</p></li><li><p>ObjectivesBy the end of this lesson, youll be able to:Describe at least 3 design elements that should be considered when designing for a specific audience.Choose proper photos/clipart for the intended audience.Choose an appropriate color scheme for a stated audience.Design a magazine cover for a specific audience.</p></li><li><p>Design ElementsFontColorLayout</p></li><li><p>FontsDont overuse fontsNever use more than 4 fonts.ReadableSizeTypefaceUse Bold and italics instead of different fonts</p></li><li><p>Common FontsTimes New Roman best for large blocks of textArial Good for titles: very cleanComic Sans MS whimsical and informalScript Small and ElegantGeorgia classyTrebuchet Very clean</p></li><li><p>ColorsAs always: Use a Color SchemeStereotypical colors work!Gender (pink, blue, pastels, gray)Industry standards (Cat yellow, John Deere Green) Age groupsCountry/Ethnic colors</p></li><li><p>Pictures/GraphicsCatch the readers eyeSimplicity usually works bestSimple clipart Nothing ComplexLimited subjects in picturesDont over-enlarge small pictures</p></li><li><p>MimicryWhen in doubt, borrow!Dont steal designs, but borrow from design elements you like</p></li><li><p>******************</p></li></ul>