Wednesday, 29 April 2009


final school magzine

this is my finished school magazine cover

that i created through the tool photoshop.

ysing the researcha and techniques that i have learned.

school magazine deconstruction and evaluation

studentsSchool magazine examples

Masthead well presented. Extenuates the schools name and draws the on lookers to the page.
Although the use of colour is good it may not be such a good attribute, as the use of vibrant colours may distract the reader.
Very positive representation on their students

The school logo is also very well presented and the composition of the page manages to include it nicely and manage to make it flow within the layout
The style of both the masthead and the lower print helps emphases the text and make it stand out more. It also helps attract people.
Also the background is very bright and eye-catching, the colours they use are very loud however this helps draw people in. the other colours in the page are also very vibrant and bold which gives the whole page a good flow and positive attitude.

Nice big, bold simple head mast.
Stands out.
Nice, moderrn, colourfuly, imaginative display.
However they include a lot of information which may distract or hinder someone from wanting to read it.

I like the way the magazine cover includes the school, pictures of some of the students which I think portrays a good mixture of different people and shows the place to be a fun, interesting place. This factor may influence people into reading the brochure/magazine or think about attending a school or college.

At first instance the cover is very intricate and eye-catching.
The blending and use of many different colours is used well to make the page flow from top to bottom.
The mast head and underline text is clear and well laid out. Its
Also the different sub heading are used well, they give information about what is included in the magazine and the important issues within.
The magazine clearly has its own unique style and I think it gives the magazine a very positive feeling or look. The style of the cover is very imaginative original and attractive and modern.
Some criticism could be that the actual layout is too simple and more may be needed.
Also people may argue that the colour could distract the reader instead of attract.

how to use photoshop?- casting notes and location- school magazine

How to use adobe Photoshop

These are a few links in order to give you a good idea and understanding of the program adobe Photoshop and some tips and tricks to help. Adobe Photoshop is a program to edit, change and create different sorts of media.
Adobe Photoshop, or simply Photoshop, is a graphics editing program developed and published by Adobe Systems. It is the current and primary market leader for commercial bitmap and image manipulation, and is the flagship product of Adobe Systems

Casting notes and location
I aim to take a picture of a group or single 6th form or year 11 student for the cover of my newspaper/school magazine. I will take the picture either in or outside the 6th from block as there is good lighting around the area. Outside in the mourning watching everyone entering the school or in the school grounds on the field or in front of a building or crowded area would show the activities and groupings of the students and if the picture will be taken outside I will try and introduce some lighting either by just using flash or up against a canvas or background.
The students I will probably use are;
Daniel Ashfield, dale Stewart, trey Dunbar, Joe taphouse, Ryan butler,
Tina rugiwa.
I think these people are good representatives for the schools as the are hardworking but still enjoy themselves and have fun. They dress smartly and I think these people will give the magazine/newspaper a good positive laid back feeling. I will be taking a good medium-close up group shot of the group or perhaps separate students. There maybe a possibility of some extras from year 11 to be decided and then included.

print-ideas and maintask


Preliminary exercise; using desk top publishing and an image manipulation program, produce the front page of a new school/college magazine, featuring a photograph of a student in medium close up plus some appropriately laid out text and masthead. Additionally candidates must produce a mock up of the layout of the contents page to demonstrate their grasp of desk top publishing
Masthead- from them- through us- to u
Slogan- we found it- we made it- you want it
Then picture of a group of students next to title in medium close-up
Write at least a 48 word statement to tell them wat its about, includes and headlines

1. Little things
2. Recent news and issues
3. Outside the grounds-what’s going on
4. Interviews- beardy yes or no?

Main task

The front page, contents and double page spread of a new music magazine. All images and text used must be original. Minimum of four images
Include events about reading fest, new bands, recent news and interviews