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Magazine Cover Project with Sketch

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7 Lessons (47m)
    • 1. 01 Magazine Project Intro

    • 2. 02 Magazine Project Brainstorming

    • 3. 03 Magazine Project Gather Inspiration

    • 4. 04 Magazine Project Wireframing

    • 5. 06 Website Design Moodboards

    • 6. 05 Magazine Project Cover Design

    • 7. 06 Magazine Project Challenge


About This Class

Sketch is an amazing product that's gained popularity as one of the top tools for designing mobile apps, websites, logos and more due to its very intuitive controls and ease of use. If you’re looking to test your skills using Sketch this short course will provide you with a framework for tackling design projects and improving your skills.


1. 01 Magazine Project Intro: Hey, what's up, everybody? And welcome to this section back by popular demand. We're gonna take on a magazine design cover project, not something you would normally do in sketch. But it's a fun assignment, and I think you guys are gonna dig it. So why a magazine cover? Well, aside from the fact that it is a fun project and it's something out of the norm, you get to practice on fonts. You get to practice working with images, depending on the type of magazine cover that you designed. You can add some shapes in there, so there's a lot of different elements that you can add to this that gives you practice in a lot of different areas. So in the last course, the theme for that magazine cover was the color blue. So anything that you could associate with that color is what we designed. Based on this go round, we're gonna do it based on anything that you're interested in, or any hobbies that you have, so that should open it up to a wealth of possibilities for you. So, in terms of the process will start off even though you have a theme will start brainstorming ideas related to that theme just to see if anything else jumps out at you and I'll show you my process of brainstorming, which you could definitely use in the future. After that, the fun part will jump online and will gather some inspiration. This is a great way to get things that you like and pull from different areas. You'll grab quite a few different magazine covers, pull them in a sketch and just have some things to refer to to get your creative juices flowing. Once we have an idea of what we like, we're gonna create some wire frames just as a basic mock up to get the general overview and layout of our magazine cover. After that, we'll jump right into the design process, which is where the rubber meets the road. This is the fun part. We're going to start designing our magazine cover and bring it to life. After we go through that whole process, it's time for you guys to grab the ball and run with it. With student challenge, you'll go through the same steps and design your own magazine cover. Once you get done, you can post that in our Facebook group and get some feedback from other people and share your designs with everybody from the class. This is a great way to get feedback and to give feedback and kind of see how other people are doing it. All right, that's pretty much it. Let's jump in and get started with the brainstorming session. See you there. 2. 02 Magazine Project Brainstorming: Hey, what's up, everybody? And welcome back. This is the first step in the process to creating an awesome magazine cover. I'm gonna show you my process and number one, We're going to start with brainstorming, So I'm gonna walk you through a little bit about my process and give you some tips along the way. So follow alone. Let's go as a reminder we're going to be focused on the theme of hobbies or things that interest you. Now, for my topic, I'm gonna choose triathlon. This is a hobby of mine, something I've been doing for a while, and I'm I'm pretty deep into it really love the sport and competing in races. So for me, one of the first things I like to do is get some outside inspiration before I actually start jotting down words on paper and brainstorming topics. So traffic is gonna be my focus. So what I like to do is come out to Google and start by looking up about triathlon. I'll go into, uh, endurance sports and kind of scroll on down really quickly travel on nutrition. And I find that as I start searching for things, other topics and ideas start coming to the surface. So once I see something, all do a search on that one as well trapped training plans. And lastly, we come to travel on equipment. This, in and of itself is insanely populated with information in terms of what you can buy for traffic. It's a little bit overwhelming, but a really great resource in a way to get started. My next piece of advice would be to set a time limit for yourself. Do this because you want to help generate ideas quickly. And the more you do this, the easier it's gonna get. It might seem a little tough in the beginning, but I guarantee this is definitely the way to go, and it will prevent you from drilling down and focusing too much on topics. A lot of times when you're brainstorming, time can be wasted as you're writing things down and kind of focus on one thing for a little bit, too. If you have you a time limit set puts the pressure on and it gets you moving a little bit faster. For this particular assignment, I would set a time limit of 5 to 10 minutes and really stick to that. What I like to do next has use mind mapping technique for brainstorming where I start with the main topic, which in this case would be sports. And then I would write down the main related items or things that pop into my mind that it related in these bigger outside bubbles here. And when you're doing this, you don't want to limit yourself. That's one of the most important things. Whatever comes to your mind, you want to try and jot that down, regardless of whether or not it's related or not. If it comes to your mind, I feel like it should write it down just because it could spark something later on down the road that could lead to an even better idea than originally thought. Once I get a good amount of those, I start doing related ideas out here on the outsides of these guys. So for contact sports, you've got football, basketball, run, be soccer's things that are related, and give that a quick pass for each of these and try to come up with I would say, 1 to 2 you can go for if you come up with four ideas but 1 to 2 is probably good idea that move on. If you've got a lot, it's important to remember the manager time while you're doing this. Don't get focused on one particular item for too long or trying to come up with something and force if you can't come up with it and move on to the next one. Once you come up with a really comfortable list of items here, I would go back and try to see if you can come up with opposites for any of these items. It's kind of hard toe figure out opposites for sports, but I Maybe you could come up with sitting on the couch or playing board games, something like that. The point is, you want to try and spark even more ideas, and one of those could potentially lead to something that you used either in your magazine cover design or, as ah, magazine design cover as a whole. So maybe something you weren't thinking about. So last but not least, you want to go back and evaluate what you have. You want to try to pick out the winner, the one that you're gonna go with for your magazine coverages. Also, don't forget if you're sticking to a time limit, you want to break these things up into portions and decide how long you're gonna spend on each one. For example, you might spend the first few minutes doing research the bulk of your time doing the mind map exercise and then be sure to leave yourself a few minutes at the end to evaluate and decide. It's important for that evaluation and decision portion to be part of your overall time limit. So you don't spend too much time agonizing over your decision. Alright, so I've got my main topic here and I'm gonna speed up the video and go ahead and go through the mind mapping process. Enjoy the music here. All right, so now I got my main list of items around the outside. I'm gonna go back around and try to come up with related items for each of these areas. So there we go. I've got some related items on my list. Now. I'm gonna go around one last run through, and I'm gonna try to come up with maybe opposites or a couple more related things, but mostly I'll try to stick with opposites. You just for fun. I went back and added a little bit of color. But here's my mind map. And now I've got to go back and decide. Okay. What do I want to focus the magazine cover that I'm gonna design? What am I gonna use as my winner here and for me? I think I'm gonna go with the swimming portion. And in terms of other items, I can include on the cover. I can branch off into these areas here, talk about gear, open water, swimming the technical aspects and form of swimming and get into pool swimming. So coming up with the opposite in this case actually gave me one more topic to include as an article within my magazine. And you'll see that as we get into more, all right. And with that, I'm very excited to get to the next step in the process where we're going to start gathering inspiration. Very fun stuff. I will see you there. 3. 03 Magazine Project Gather Inspiration: everybody. And welcome back in this section, we're gonna be talking about gathering inspiration for your magazine cover design. One of my favorite processes. Go out, find some things that you like. Mainly. I look for magazine covers that have items that I want to include on my magazine covers or something that sparks on idea for either the layout or shapes toe add colors to use things like that. Let's go ahead and get started first. Gonna jump over in the sketch and I'm going to I don't want to lose this just in case. I want to refer back to it later. Just going to select it all and you get a group it call this mind. So we have that saved just in case we need to refer back to it. All right, So to get started, we're gonna jump into Google and just do some searches for different magazine covers. And for this one, I've got travel on magazine covers. Just go straight to the source. So I like this one to start off right here. Like the color scheme here like shape that they're using. I like the difference in the text sizing over here So I'm going to grab a copy of that back over in a sketch paste that in Let's go ahead and just scale it way down side. And I'm just going to start grabbing magazine covers, pacing him and sketch and get them all kind of surrounding what's gonna be my heart board later on, you might have to do some re sizing, but for now, just put him in there, get it resized. So you're ready once we jump in design. All right, Next up, this one right here. I do like the border that they used on the titles. That's going to back in a sketch resized this, like there. And this one kind of jumps out at me, too. I like the color scheme that they used here. Very simple, like the purple paste that in here size of it. Let's jump over to the next tab. And for this one I searched Mm. A magazine covers. Now you can search for different magazines. They don't necessarily have to be related to your topic of interest or your hobby in particular. Just other things that you might like and you might find. Some magazine could search time magazine coverage, Help anything that you read on a regular basis, Me Any other hobbies that you have? Something might jump out at you. You might see some design element, and I won't grab pull out here. But this cover right here, I like the shapes that they're using here primarily. So I'm just gonna grab that pretty close to the size of music. All right, let's jump back over into Google. And for this search, I looked up running magazines. I'm gonna go ahead and look here and see if there's anything that I like. Like this cover here. I like the Grady int that they applied to the shape and the text sizing within that. So I think when you grab that as well, so copy that, Bring that in and let's resize it that right there and let's jump over to swimming magazine covers it's gonna scroll down here, not seeing much up top that I like and looking over here, I kind of like the use of the photo on the magazine cover with the drop shadow Grab that bring it over a sketch faced that in resize it a little bits. You could see that We're just gathering little bits and pieces of a puzzle here. Inspiration, puzzle. Getting it ready for use later on, I'm gonna jump over to last section outdoor magazine, see if anything jumps out of me. All right, so right off the bat, I see two covers that kind of jump out of me this one year. Copy that. Sketch, Crume. And where did you get this one? Right here. I really like the the transparency that they put on the shape here. It's going. Grab that. Well, just something I may or may not use that and not every magazine is gonna be used. Not everything that you grab that is inspirational. You'll end up using. But if it sparks interest, grab it. Bring it over to go back over into chrome. And I want to say there was one more. This one right here with Stephen Colbert. I like the drop shadow on the text they use here in different colors on some of articles. Bring it in as well. All right, So for me, that's a pretty good amount of inspiration. You can absolutely grab more. You can get to a dozen, get as many as you like I wouldn't spend too much time just like we talked about before with brainstorming. You want to try to put a time limit on this and try not to exceed that time. So there's gonna for shooting zero in on the things that find inspiration in and items that you really like. And I would say that 5 to 10 minutes is probably a a reasonable amount of time for this as well. So I'm done with my inspiration. For now, we're gonna go ahead and push through and get to the next section where we'll talk about wire frame. All right, there. 4. 04 Magazine Project Wireframing: all right. And welcome back here. We're gonna be talking about wire frame. Wire framing is basically building out the layout that we're gonna use for a magazine. You can use this in website design, mobile app design. And you're not putting in graphical pictures or colors. Generally, you're just building kind of a skeleton framework of whatever you're building or whatever you're gonna design. And in our case, it's gonna be a magazine. So I'm gonna start off by inserting on our boards, will hit a on my keyboard for our board, and I'll choose from paper sizes. Here is gonna go letter. It looks like it's swallowed up some of my magazines. Let's go ahead and grab those and dragging back out. So what I'm gonna do now is just build out the framework of my magazine using elements from these design inspirations over here these covers and just picked little things that I like and try to build out the layout so I will go ahead and do that now and then I'll explain what I have and what I came up with. So just as a reminder, I'm building my own magazine layout here, based on my interests and the things that I like in these design inspirations, these covers. So when you go out and you do the same during the challenge portion and your replicating this process, you don't want to exactly duplicate what I have here. You want to find things that you like and add the things that you want incorporating your design. So this should be based on your likes, your dislikes, etcetera. All right, so after working through it and pulling things from my inspiration over here, this is the magazine layout that I came up with just the wire frame portion, kind of, Ah, rough mock up. Called it a low fidelity. Doesn't have any graphical images on it. But I've got my text up here. My title. It's nice and big. I decided to put a line of text at the top here. So this I pulled from this magazine over here on the left, with the same shape lay out on the back here. I did like that circle from this magazine cover here, so I kinda grabbed that did the border and have that there. And I have kind of placeholders for my titles items. I'm gonna put here? I'm not sure what specifically I'm gonna put there, but we'll figure that out. This I really like that photograph with Drop shadow. So I added that here. I think that would look kind of cool. And then lastly, this kind of cut out I don't know if I'm gonna keep it like this. Depends on what I'm gonna put a lot of. This is dependent on the image that I put on here, so I may have to adjust the length with text if things are kind of overlapping the image I'm gonna use. So if you do have an image in mind, it might be good to grab that. And we'll talk about that in the next lesson. Once I actually grab a photograph, we'll also talk text textiles more to grab those. Well, but for now, this is my very rough mock up. Not to say that for now, won't you? Let's get get design process is my General Leia next video. I really care about that. I want to add to it. So with this will be my starting point. My baseline for when I start creating the actual magazine cover. Okay, so I showed you guys where I got the inspiration from, but I quickly wanted to run through this and show you a little bit more of how I created some of these items to see. You have that knowledge and also you'll be able to find this file, which has the final product. It has basically everything we did in all these lectures in the Resource is section at the beginning in the first lecture. So be sure to download that. If you're having questions or you want to know how I did a particular thing, you able to jump in the sketch and kind of pick it apart yourselves. So starting with the title, I used a very large block font. I got this frown different dot com. This one's called the next five, and I just increase the size till I got it to what I wanted. Another option. If you're finding that your title is getting a little bit too big, maybe using a different fun, you can also increase the characters facing to the character. Spacing increases the amount of space between each individual character. You can effectively grow your text across the screen rather than increasing the size height wise. I also added a border around here, which was one of my inspirational elements. Next, in terms of the text, I didn't do anything crazy here. I just created texts and increased the size decreases size change the color here. The backgrounds here are just rectangles. So I drew out rectangles and then maybe drop the opacity down on some of these. If I want to see through it, nothing special there for this guy here. I just created two ovals. The first oval I created. Oh, keyboard here created the first oval, and then I went in and through a rectangle over the top. Here I did a Boolean operation to subtract to get that little cut away on the side. So then, for the inner shape, I basically just took a duplicate of this shape here. So we already have the cutaway, shrink it down a little bit by holding shift, and then in the inspector, I just apply to border, increased it a bit. And I think one thing I'm gonna do is if I don't keep it like that with the border, I'm going to throw in a dash. So for example, here we had a dash of like five, and then a gap of five. You can see here. We'll zoom in that There's a broken line here now. So it's a five pixel dash and then a five pixels gap, and you can play with that however you want. The text is basically just text times. Nothing crazy there for this shape here. Show you that real quick. So I drew out a rectangle. It started with that and then from the insert menu added in a triangle because there's no shortcut for Triangle. Hopefully one of these days they do that now. I can't rotate it yet. I can just draw it out. So what I want is kind of ah, longer rectangle, something like that. They're change the color. And then I rotated this about 90 degrees right along the side there. And it's important when you do that to get these edges right up against the corners here. So when I push it over, first of all, I want it centered. I want this point here centered in the middle of that rectangle, and I'm gonna push it over. So, like both of those shapes and then shoots attract. So now I have that little cut away. And if you need to, you can open it up in layers panel. If you wanted it to be a little bit farther over, could do that. You also have the option to double click. Let's see. Select that triangle on your layers panel. Click the edit button up in the toolbar and then you can further kind of play around with it if you wanted to become more if you want to come unless something like that And then lastly for this guy here, nothing. A big deal there. I just created a rectangle. I added a drop shadow to it. So drop shadow like a probably more than just to like for for the X and Y, uh, increase the spread just a little bit to make it come out. And then lastly, I just rotated it a bit. So click rotating the toolbar, Rotate that around, changed the fill color toe white. And then I usually add these exes when I'm doing wire frames just to denote a on image is gonna be placed there. All right, so I hope you guys enjoyed that little bit more information for you to help you out in your design process. Thanks for watching. In the next section, we're gonna go through the actual design phase of the magazine cover, which is really exciting. Now that you put in all that hard work for the brainstorming, the gathering of inspiration, the wire framing get actually draw from all that inspiration. All that work you've done to make the cover. All right, let's get started. I'll see you guys there. 5. 06 Website Design Moodboards: Hey, what's up, everybody? So before we get into this next video, I just want to give you a little bit of a heads up. This is a video on mood boards, and I originally included it in the website design section, which is at the end of the course. Well, I thought it was such a good idea in such a good resource for designing, I wanted to include it. Here is well, so you might hear the word website design. Even though this is the magazine challenge, I think you guys are gonna get a lot of good stuff out of it. And I basically I took the mood boards that we created in this video, and I based it on this lecture, actually for the magazine design, So check it out. I think you're gonna get a lot of good info from it. It's gonna be a great resource. You guys aren't starting from grants ground zero. So I hope you enjoy. And yes, that is a gingerbread house right there on that Christmas stocking. It's a couple days before Christmas trying to get this course out, so I hope you enjoy. Thanks for watching. Hey, what's up, guys. And welcome back in this lecture, I'm gonna be talking about mind mapping two point. Oh, So earlier in the course, we did a mind mapping exercise for brainstorming ideas for our magazine cover. And I encourage you guys to use this technique again for your website design. The reason I call it two point owes because I've been doing some research since then, and I found some good ideas that I think might also help one thing I would recommend in addition to going out in brainstorming ideas like we had talked about before. So getting your first iteration and then related words then maybe some opposites and things that are related. I want you to go back, and I want you to add words that represent how to best portray those words. So using swimming as an example here, one of the best ways to I represent form, at least in my mind would be strength. Something that shows maybe muscle strength for open water. Open waters pretty self explanatory. So I would do a search based on that also different. Think about different textures and colors, things that will best represent those words. Whatever it is that you think represents those words because you're gonna be using those later on to do your searches and try to come up with things. And I'll show you why in just a second here. So once you go through that process and you have it pretty dialed in with your topic, I want you to create what's called a mood board. So using the magazine project we did earlier, this would be an example of a mood board. And there's lots of different ways to do mood boards. They're structured. There's more chaotic. You could do it by hand if you want to, but generally you'd want to include things like color palettes, different textures, typography that you want to use within the site. This is would be the specific funt, different button and icon styles that you'd want to include in their website photos would be examples of different types of photos that she would want to include in your site doesn't have to be the actual photos, but just representations of photos that are similar to what you would want to include in your website and then under miscellaneous. This is kind of a catch all and for the magazine cover project I would dumping here maybe different shapes that I liked the border for the text or the border for the title that we used in the magazine or the border that I used in the title. And the way that you're gonna go about compiling this is using a lot of those words from your mind mapping. So I'm gonna grab those are doing Google searches for different textures, pick things that you like and paste them in here. When you're searching through Google, I'd recommend using Google Image search and just copying those images there. They're nice and small, and you can paste them right into sketch for other things you might have to do kind of, ah, screen capture. If you have font styles in mind that you want, including your website, including here doesn't have to be the final design of your site. But this should be a representation of things that you're interested in trying out in your site. So I encourage you to jump on may be different dot com, and this is a good way of laying it out. So once you put them all together, it gives you an idea of how these air gonna look within your sight and whether or not they kind of go together for the buttons and icons I would do. Google searches for Web site but styles or just button styles in general, if you see one that you like, maybe rounded rectangle buttons and look through their jump on Pinterest and just start copying things over and pasting them onto this mood board, and then this will act as the main reference point for your site on the topic of color palettes. I found this really cool site that I wanted to show you guys and reach up over here into Google. It's called coolers DOT CEO, and you jump on here because get to the tool here and I've already signed up for an account and the way that it works, it's going to display a default color pattern, and you just hit the space bar, and every time you hit the space bar, it's gonna change the colors. Once you see something that you like, you can lock that in so it doesn't change and then the other ones will change. And as you see more colors that you like. It's gonna display colors that go with, uh, this main selection on, like he's here with this guy and then keep it in the space bar until I find another one that I like. I've got that. You can also rearrange these. You can adjust the colors here, so increase or decrease of saturation and increase the brightness. If you want to just adjust it slightly. You have that option so really cool site. I encourage you to use this as a color palette picker. That's a great resource. Highly recommended. I also want to add that going through the process of creating a mood board is just gonna make you better prepared when it comes time to design your website magazine cover anything else that you're working on because a lot of the heavy lifting has already been done. You'll go through this process, which I consider to be fun, but I'm weird like that. But once you get to the point of creating whatever it is you're going to create, you'll have a lot to draw from that you've already decided upon before that project and will be specific for that project. So if you've ever gone to complete something like a website or a mobile app design, and you start with a blank canvas. You know that feeling of what the heck am I gonna create here? I have no idea what I'm gonna draw on. I'm gonna start doing my research now, but you have something like this to to refer to this is gonna be a huge asset for you. So highly recommend. So there you have it. Mind mapping two point. Oh, with the addition of mood boards, if you're not using mood boards, you're missing the bus. You need to jump on this. This is a great technique. Once you get to the point where you're ready to great mock ups, you have something to draw on with all of your inspiration in one place and it's ready to go. All right. That's pretty much it. Thank you guys. So much for watching. And let's move on to the next 6. 05 Magazine Project Cover Design: All right, here we go. We finally made it way. Brainstorm gathered inspiration. We created our mock up later, Jump over the group timeto found an image I'd like to use. I did some research. I looked up. I'm gonna start off by making found one of Lucy Charles. She was second place winner. Eddie out right here. So, world champion, she's selected right here. I'm gonna click Kona Better for Iron Man Command E one of the fastest swimmers out there. Reposition and get these side by side just so we can see them. And I kind of worked my way down the page. But first, I'm gonna go ahead and add an image. Let's jump over to Google now, before I show you the image that I selected from my magazine. I want to tell you a couple of resource is you can use when you're searching for photos. So picks obey is a really good resource. I just did a quick search on cooking. Find images here that you can use for your magazine cover. Pixel pixels is another one. This one. I did a search for soccer. If soccer, your thing should be able to find some images here that relate to that. And last, you can also just look up, whatever the name of your hobby is. And then wallpaper. One of my favorite things is using large scale images in my designs. Makes it look really cool. So if you're thing was mountain biking, you could search mountain biking wallpapers and find some really good stuff here. Lots and lots for me. I did some research and looked up particular people that are big in the sport of triathlon . This is Lucy Charles. She was second place winner at the Iron Man World Championships in Kona this year. So I really liked this photograph here. Gonna go ahead and right Click on this. Just choose copy, image. Jump back in a sketch here. I'm gonna click on this duplicated art board here. Just command V to paste that in. Let's resize this. Let's drop it down a little bit about there. Good. Come down at the bottom and resize it just a little bit more. Get it where I want it. That's gonna work. Right? So now, with that photo selected was gonna come over here to my layers panel on shoes, photo and rename. It's a main background. Gonna need to drop it down beneath everything. Grab this layer everything. I think I got just about everything except for these lines. I'm gonna take these lines out now. I'm going to start making changes to items on my page and I'll show you guys just a little bit of this. But for the most part, I'm gonna do the work and I'll come back and show you what I did with finished products. One additional thing I'm gonna do, Take out these lines here, and I'm gonna grab one more photo for this little square right here. Let's jump over to Google and I got a photo in mind. Copy this guy right here. Let's go back. So it's gonna be pretty big paste. I'm gonna resize this way down something like that. And now I need to find my square. Let's go ahead and hide this for a second. Choose my square. Let's call this small photo. That's why it's important to rename things in your layers panel when you go looking for it later. It's easier to find when you know what you named it. I am a violator of that right now, let's go ahead and bring that photo back. I'm gonna hold down command and choose both of those, and then I'm gonna mask it. So now I can still manipulate this photo. Come up here to combine item, choose the actual image and then just recited just a little bit. Come up here. Rotate to make that kind of the same angle there on, move it over there. Something like that, I think is okay. One more thing I want to do to this image before we're gonna select this and I want to apply a border. Go ahead. Over here. To the layers panel. Quick mask supply. A border wanted speed. Whites. No change there. Rather than being an inside border. I wanted to be outside border. It's from this up a bit like so. Now it looks more like a photograph. I think that would be much better. I've already got a drop Shadow applied. Put it on there when I was going through layout process. All right, now let's go for the big one. The magazine title. This you might find to be one of the toughest things in your design process is coming up with a really good title for your magazine. It's not a real magazine, but everybody wants to come up with a really awesome title myself included. So, going through, I just looked at key words that had to do a triathlon. Had to do with swimming, found something that I really liked. I'm gonna go with Threshold that there was going to resize this just a bit. Probably gonna change the coloring on this right now. I know what I wanted to be, but I do have the board around there, so that's gonna change. And then, lastly, I'm thinking about changing the shape right here. I like the way the shape looks, but I think it would look a little bit cooler. It changed the shape of it. Turned in a matchup with her arm angle. Here. It's good. So shape. Come over here in the layers panel. Drop this down. I used a triangle to create this shape. What I want to do is come up here in the toolbar and you that's gonna go down, manipulate this. Been like that. Like I think for me, that looks a little bit better. I like when shapes kind of mirror sum of the angles within your photograph. It looks really cool. Okay, so with that, I'm gonna drop off here, make some changes and updates to my magazine cover. I'll come back and show you guys the finished product. Okay, so here we are with the final product, and I'm pretty happy with it. I'll take you through it really quick. Mostly went through an added color for the title. Added that white border that I wanted Teoh add there and I think it looks pretty good. I've got some coloring here on my article titles. I've got the little background shape here. This little circle I'm pretty happy with rather than ah, solid border here. I did a dotted line, and if you look over here in the inspector, what that selected? I just have the border here. And then I added a dash of five and a gap of five. I'll give you that effect over here. I changed the shape which I think I showed you guys. I also created a duplicate of that shape and then just moved it down into the right a little bit, which gives it kind of that offset. Look here kind of a shadow and an upset look finished up the text. One thing I will say that I recommend that you pay attention to is the border or the gutter that you have going around the border of your magazine. You want to try and keep a consistent buffer there. So if you if you have, ah, buffer of 20 pixels make sure that you keep that 20 pixel buffer going all the way around with your text. Not as important with shapes like this, but ones that stick out right here. I would try to keep it consistent when it starts crossing over there. It looks a little dicey, probably one of the main areas of feedback that I gave students in the last course in terms of constructive feedback for their magazine designs. Lastly, I've got this little photo down here not entirely happy with it. I think it turned out OK. I'm not totally thrilled about it, but I think if I just get rid of it, the simplicity of just what's there right now look so much better with that taken out Sometimes when you're pushing too hard on a design concept that you really like, and you're trying to force it. Sometimes it's better just to take it out, see what it looks like. And if it improves the look of what you have, maybe just get rid of it. And in my case, I have to let it go hard to do. But it looks so much better without it. All right, so there you have it. There is my design for my magazine cover. I'm looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with. A swell. When you go through and create your own magazine covers, be sure you follow the same process. And don't skip this. It's a really fun exercise, and you get to post it on our Facebook site and get some feedback, which is always a fun thing. If you're not a member of the face of a group, please be sure to search for us. I'll flash a picture here on the screen of the name. Just send a joint request if you're not a member already and be sure to post that there. So you get some feedback from myself and your fellow students and just like I tell everybody, when I do via feedback going back in updating anything is totally up to you. It's not mandatory if you want to go back and make changes or make some small tweaks based on the feedback you get your more than welcome to otherwise leave it as is. It's your design anyway. That's it for now, and I will see you in the next section. Thanks for watching. 7. 06 Magazine Project Challenge: All right, everybody, here we are. At the moment. You've been waiting for a magazine cover project Student Challenge. So I've got two sections here, and I'm gonna walk you through it for the basics. For people that want to do just the basics of your magazine cover. Here's what I'm looking for. So, like we mentioned before, the theme is either a personal hobby or interest. Do you want to have? Ah, nice large title at the top here. You wanna have a photo background? So it's something that covers the span of your magazine cover. You want to use at least two article titles and some subtext, so you'll have a big kind of a big title for an article and then something underneath it that explains what the articles about So at least two of those I want to use at least one basic shape. So somewhere on here, I want you to add either circle square triangle plus something just a really basic shape. And then, lastly, I want to have some kind of color scheme. So if your magazine is predominantly red and green, black and white, try to stick to some type of color scheme. Now, if you want to take it a little bit further, we've got some stuff here for the overachievers. I want you to add maybe a couple different. A couple additional article. I want you to use one or two custom shapes, so something you can use some basic shapes. But I want you to also add in something customize something that you had to go in and manipulate somehow, whether it's a 1,000,000,000 operation or what have you something that you drew out after that. Let's see. Want to get creative with colors and or text sizing. So with your article titles, switch it up and don't use the same size font through Roger magazine. Get creative and use something a little bit bigger. Use different colors at in and mix it up a little bit. Next, you can include a bar code. That's something that CEO underneath this overlay here, you can add a barcode to the bottom right. Make it look a little bit more legit. And lastly, you can include anything else that you think would spice up your magazine cover design. All right, so that's pretty much it. Like I said before, be sure to share this with the group, either on Facebook or within a Q. And a section of the course would love to see this on the Facebook group. So we can all give some feedback and we'll give you a chance to see what other people are designing. A swell. All right, so good luck if you have any questions shooting my way, Otherwise I'll be looking forward to what you guys create. Thanks again, and I will see you in the next section.