** REMEMBER **

Save your working files (files that aren’t done yet) to the Desktop,
then drag to Google Drive.

Save it like this:
From your program, go to FILE>SAVE AS and choose DESKTOP,
then drag from the DESKTOP to GOOGLE DRIVE and the Correct Class Folder.

Save your final file in Google Classroom.
Just add the file from Google Drive.


Before you start this project, talk to me about it! (That’s me, Johnson)

In this lesson, you will use InDesign and Photoshop to Create Your Own Magazine Cover!
Here are some sample magazine covers to give you some ideas.
Please don’t copy the covers you see here!
MAKE YOUR OWN MAGAZINE NAME!

Your Cover Should Look Like a Magazine You Would Find in a Store!

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OK, this is going to be a 2 step process.

The first step will be to Google some images of the types of magazines you like (school appropriate, please!)
to get some ideas for what you want to do.

InDesign is a program that works together with Photoshop.
You will take pictures you make and cut out in Photoshop, and put them into InDesign.
Then you will type and layout all the words and text with InDesign.


THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO REMEMBER IS:
YOU HAVE TO SAVE BOTH YOUR INDESIGN FILE AND YOUR PHOTOSHOP FILES INTO GOOGLE DRIVE!


What’s the most important thing?
You have to save both your InDesign file
and your Photoshop files into
GOOGLE DRIVE!


STEP #1
The first thing you are going to do is to sketch out an idea of what your cover might look like on a piece of paper.
Not on the nice paper, copy paper is fine, and I have some on my desk.
Just a rough pencil sketch will work.


STEP #2
Create your InDesign document.

First, Open InDesign by clicking the icon that looks like this:

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At the first screen you see, choose Create New Document.

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Click the Page Size arrow and choose Letter.

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Make sure that the Orientation is Portrait. Then click OK.

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This is your 8.5 x 11 “Canvas“, just like in Photoshop.
This is your “paper” that you will be working on.


STEP #3

So now what?

Check out the rough draft drawing you made.
Using the text tool (The same tool you used for the Song Lyric project)
Begin typing in the text that you want.
Change the size, change the font, change the color!

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Use the black arrow Selection Tool to move it where you want it.

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Lay out the rest of your text how you would like it. Use your rough draft drawing to help you figure it out.
Check out REAL magazine covers for ideas if you get stuck. Fonts, Colors, and Different Sizes help out.


STEP #4

So your text is all over the place. Now what?

You need a photo for your cover!
Your photo should be at least 2000 pixels in size (when you search for it.)

When you find what you want, click VIEW IMAGE, then CONTROL + CLICK and COPY IMAGE.

Open Photoshop, and choose FILE >NEW, then OK, then EDIT > PASTE.


STEP #5

You need to resize your picture to fit your magazine cover.
In Photoshop, go to IMAGE > IMAGE SIZE.

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If you want it to fit side to side, choose WIDTH 8.5 (Make sure it is INCHES) and 150 RESOLUTION.

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If you want it to fit top to bottom choose Height 11 (Make sure it is INCHES) and 150 RESOLUTION.

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STEP #6

Go back into InDesign.
With your magazine cover open, choose File > Place.

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Then click on your file on the Desktop. Click OPEN.

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Click in the upper LEFT corner. Your graphic should appear.

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Move your graphic with the black arrow selection tool to where you want it.
Be careful of the PINK BORDER LINES on the SIDES and TOP.
Your graphic and text will be cut off at this point when printing.

Hold down COMMAND + SHIFT and pull from the corners to shrink or enlarge your graphic.

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If you hit the “W” key, the blue border lines will go away and you can see what your cover is really looking like.

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STEP #7

Continue moving things around until you have a cool looking cover.
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Let me see it before you submit it.
When complete, export your magazine cover as a PDF file.
Go to FILE > EXPORT.
Choose DESKTOP. Then SAVE.
On the next screen, just click OK.
Keep clicking OK until it creates the file!


From your program, go to FILE>SAVE AS and choose DESKTOP,
then drag from the DESKTOP to GOOGLE DRIVE and the Correct Class Folder.

Save your final files in Google Classroom.
Just add the file from Google Drive.


Make sure you save all three PHOTOSHOP, INDESIGN, and PDF files!