I designed this magazine cover using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator as a personal project. This project took me about 3 hours to complete. The most time consuming portion was cutting out the model. The inspiration for this project came from a YouTube critique video I recently watched. It discussed various projects that are usually assigned to design students, and the magazine cover is one of the most common ones. I thought it would be interesting to give it a try, and I wanted to add some variety to my portfolio.
Overall, I’m happy with the outcome of this project. I would like to improve my choice of cover models for the next magazine cover so that I can get a more refined cutout. I would also consider basing my next cover on a more youthful, or a more masculine magazine. I’m most pleased with the flow of the headline text. I think it looks very traditional, and I’m looking forward to working on a cover for a design magazine. I think it’ll be very challenging, but fun..