Magazine Spread Project

The first step for my Magazine Project Spread was to create a story, then sketch out possible layouts, and create a shape map.   This was helpful because I was able to draft different ideas that I felt would enhance the story I wanted to share. I brought my sketch to life by creating a shape map in Adobe Indesign.  The black areas are where my images will be placed and the placeholder text is where my text will go. I added notes for my fonts and color scheme.  Once the shape map was created I was able to easily go in and place the elements into my shape map to bring my magazine spread to life.  Here is my final project so far. 

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Here is my final project as you can see it is a little different from my sketch and shape map.  I  moved one of my images and changed my typography to make it more visually appealing.  When I interred the images, it just didn’t flow the way I liked it to so I made changes as necessary.  I feel that the colors and images go well with my story.  My audience is anyone needs help trusting in Heavenly Father’s plan for them but I wrote it with the Ensign in mind.  This was a lot of fun!

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Critique: I critiqued Megan Kraft, Emmanuel and Rosemary.  I was critiqued by Rosemary Vincent, Carrie Scvozil and my Instructor Sister Peterson.  I was advised to watch for widows, make changes to some of the images, balance out the columns and fix the spacing or indents.  I took the suggestions given to me and made some changes. I feathered one of my images, changed the typography, and made sure I had no widows and orphans.  I followed most of the advice given to me but there were something that I left the same. 

Fonts:  Header Bell Mt (Old Style) Subheader: Brush Script MT (Decorative)  and Body: Minion Pro (San Serif) 

Image Sources:

Hand and Clock

Pathway

Pathway Program