Everyday Metallic Danger

Everyday Metallic Danger - student project

This is my first graphic so I am playing it safe. I am not used to using Photoshop this way, a far cry from my photo manipulations :)

So I decided to illustrate the danger in cosmetics because of loose or insufficient laws, especially outside of Europe. I am a makeup artist and I constantly tell my clients and students to read labels and ask questions.

I found this old study on my computer, it was done in 2011 in Canada. I don't know if it's still accurate and I am only using it as a pretend article so don't rely to much on the info here.

I will take the executive summary and create a one page editorial about it. Let's see how this goes!

First, I decided on my layout. I discovered it uses the golden ratio which is perfect for beauty magazines, I think.

Everyday Metallic Danger - image 1 - student project

Then I blocked the shapes 

Everyday Metallic Danger - image 2 - student project

I noticed I can use 3 images at most so I create the moodboard considering a color scheme I use a lot.

Everyday Metallic Danger - image 3 - student project

Now, I took a loooong time picking fonts and eventually settled for serif+san serif, a very common approach in fashion magazines. Still not loving the body font.

This is where I lost track of time and had to stop 3 hours in to get some rest :) Will continue soon but for now this is my editorial piece.

Everyday Metallic Danger - image 4 - student project

i'm back at it, went ahead and just pieced text together, then added some color. This is the final page and I am very proud of myself for doing this, learning to use Photoshop this way. I feel the task was big enough without additional pages this time. 

Everyday Metallic Danger - image 5 - student project

And I couldn't resist a good mockup, of course :)

Everyday Metallic Danger - image 6 - student project

I am open to any advice!