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10 Days to Publishing: Magazine Design

CLASS TOPIC: Creating a Magazine Using InDesign and Photoshop


Have you ever looked at a digital magazine and thought, "I wish I could do that!"? Just imagine the feeling of accomplishment as you swipe left (turn the page) of your own magazine. In this course students will learn various graphic design elements, such as typography (choosing the right font), editing photos, magazine layout, and cover design using InDesign and Photoshop. If you complete one video per day, you will have a 10-page magazine to proudly share with your readers for them to view on any web device, tablet or smart phone.

Those that are involved in meetups, boys/girls scout troops, organizations, etc., this would be an excellent project to do as a group to share events, member participation, and service projects with your family, friends, and community. Be sure to delegate assignments as needed. For example, you will need writers, photographer or someone to collect photos, an editor, etc. Once you complete the course, you will be able to add as many pages as you need for larger publications.

10 Days to Publication: Magazine Design


In this 10-video course, you will design and digitally publish a 10-page magazine that you can show off to friends, family or add to your portfolio. Each video takes you step-by-step from setting up your InDesign document, editing photos, organizing your content to placing ads and uploading your magazine for publishing.

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Unit 1: Get Started
Video 1: Introduction 
     Share. Post in the gallery your magazine title, target audience, and main concept (ie. sports, knitting, camping, etc.)

Unit 2: Key Concepts
Video 2: 8 Typography Terms to Know

Unit 3: Project Demonstration
Video 3: Setup InDesign Document
     Share. Post in the gallery the cover photo you will use for your magazine cover and 5-6 headlines.

Video 4: Design Magazine Cover
     Share. Post in the gallery your completed magazine cover PDF.

Video 5: Create Credits and Table of Contents Pages
     Share. Post in the gallery your magazine cover, credits, and table of contents PDFs

Video 6: Magazine Layouts (Article Pages)
    Share. Post in the gallery your article pages PDFs

Video 7: Advertisement Pages

Video 8: Design Magazine Cover
    Share. Post in the gallery your entire magazine PDF (from front cover to back cover)

Video 9: Digitally Publish Magazine FREE!
    Share. Post in the gallery your link to published magazine

Unit 4: Conclusion
Video 10: Viewing Magazine on Tablet/E-Reader, Smartphone or Desktop


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Example of magazine layouts

Finished Course Link: https://www.skillshare.com/classes/design/Creating-a-Magazine-Using-InDesign-and-Photoshop/1002286890


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