Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: Designing a Magazine Cover

Learn how to design a captivating and timeless magazine cover in Adobe InDesign with the help from author, educator, and graphic designer Nigel French. French begins this online course detailing the history and elements of magazine cover design. He then moves to the process of choosing your cover image, how to adjust the colors and tones to polish and refine, placing and positioning the masthead, and positioning and cropping the cover image. The course also contains information about creating a color palette, adding cover text, creating sticker effects, printing options, and alternate workflows including Photoshop and Illustrator. Create the perfect and memorable magazine cover with the help of French’s quick tutorial.

Topics include:
• An overview of magazine cover design
• Planning the cover
• Creating the cover in InDesign
• Preparing for print
• Alternative workflows: Photoshop
• Alternative workflows: Illustrator

Level: Intermediate
Length: 2h 45m
Release Date: October 8, 2012

Here is a preview of the tutorial to give you a good idea of what the tutorial is like:

Designing a Magazine Cover | by Nigel French

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