If you are using photography your images must
be of the highest quality. This means that if you
blow them up to A3 size no pixelation should
This means large file sizes.
It is important that all images are in sharp
focus and that colour saturation is neither
underdone nor overdone. In fact any image
that looks less than professional should be
avoided unless your magazine is specialising
in real life, down-to-earth stories where
some quality loss is allowed.
Everyone should work in Serif and their
magazine, cover should be worked on
at A three size.
It is important that you measure
carefully the actual magazine that
you are using as a template.
Serif incorporates rulers round
the margin to help you to be accurate as to the size.
If you are using a photographic portrait of a person
as the central feature of your magazine
it is important that the photograph
be in a style appropriate to that magazine.
If the model is usually smiling in your chosen
magazine then it is important that your
photograph should be of a smiling model.
If the eyes of the model are well lit and
bright then your models eyes should also be
well lit and bright.
Serif offers you a vast array of fonts; be
wary using too many different fonts or
using fonts which are rarely if ever used
in mainstream magazines.
As always have your template close
by and you won’t go far wrong.
If your magazine template majors in
carefully co-ordinated colour choices
then you must do the same.
The trick is to make your magazine
indistinguishable from the
real thing in the real world.
This must impress an
Examiner while anything that makes
Him/Her think this is not really like a magazine
in a real book shop or stationers will make him think of
Having a friend, mother, brother, sister,
continually monitoring your work in progress
is a very wise procedure.
They may well say that colour is not right, or
, I’ve never seen type that big, or even,
where is your barcode?