photoshop creative
Mar
20

Cover crisis over!

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In Focus, by The Photoshop Creative Team
March 20, 2008

We think we've got our cover image now – we have a choice of two ideas so it's a case of waiting to see what the artwork is like when the freelancer has written the tutorial. In most cases we like the cover artwork to be something readers can create themselves in the magazine, so it has to look good, but also feel achievable too. Finding good cover images is a lot harder than it looks believe it or not, with lots of elements that have to be considered. Firstly …

We think we've got our cover image now – we have a choice of two ideas so it's a case of waiting to see what the artwork is like when the freelancer has written the tutorial. In most cases we like the cover artwork to be something readers can create themselves in the magazine, so it has to look good, but also feel achievable too. Finding good cover images is a lot harder than it looks believe it or not, with lots of elements that have to be considered. Firstly you have to find an image that is not too similar to previous issues both in terms of topic as well as colour. Next you need an image that is striking and has an obvious focal point to drawer the reader in. Thirdly there's the issue of composition – do all the important elements of the image fit in the space given? Finally you have to consider whether the image has enough space to place text. It's an exhausting process that involves a lot of stropping, huffing and puffing and jaffa cakes.We always get there in the end though! We'd love to hear your thoughts and ideas for the cover of Photoshop Creative. What topics would you like to put on there and which types of images do you think would work well. Click this link and let us know what you think- http://www.pshopcreative.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?p=12872#12872