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Apr 02, 2024


For this job, I need you to create a FICTITIOUS Magazine Spread, including the Magazine Front Cover and a 2-page (facing pages) Inside Spread (the two pages in the center of the magazine), using a recent version of InDesign (CS5 or later) or "approved" alternate electronic publishing software (contact me if you are not sure) WITHOUT the use of any templates. You must submit the completed project file to your Assignments Folder in our CMST 310 LEO Classroom, following the directions included below:

1. Designing Magazines: Step 1 (Design Like a Pro - YouTube)
2. Designing a Feature [Magazine] Article (Design Like a Pro - YouTube)
These videos are just guides. Your setup will vary in some ways based on the requirements of this assignment.

Submission Requirements
Please submit the following:
1. Submit a PDF (Portable Document Format) version of your flyer to your Assignments Folder.
2. Submit the original file of your completed work (.INDD document if using InDesign).
3. Submit ALL images, graphics, photos, clipart, or text files used in creating your work.

InDesign`s Package feature places all the resources, including photos, images, clipart, and fonts, used in a document into one centralized folder. It also creates a PDF version of the document, which you need to submit to your Assignments Folder.
4. Project Reflection
Post an answer the following questions when you submit your assignments files.
a. Who is the audience of your magazine?
b. Why is your design appropriate (colors, fonts, style)?
c. What issues or challenges did you face creating this project?
d. What software programs did you use to create your redesign?
You can submit your reflection as a Microsoft Word document or just copy and paste your answers in your Assignments folder`s text box when you submit your assignment along with the rest of the required project files.

NOTE 1: Assignments created in MS Word, MS Publisher, or MS Works (or similar word processing software applications) will not be graded or accepted.

NOTE 2: You can not use a template or other pre-formatted design to complete your project, in whole, or in part. You must create your design from "scratch", starting from a empty page.
Your project must include all of the required elements listed below:


01 Page Margins: Set at 0.5 inches (or equivalent picas, points, etc.) on the top, bottom, left, and right. However, feel free to use bleeding if appropriate.
02 Page Orientation: Portrait (Tall)
03 Document Size: Letter - 11 inches (height) x 8.5 inches (width)
04 Pages: One page
Magazine Cover Elements:
_____ Magazine name (Masthead)
_____ Selling line (slogan)
_____ One Main Teaser (Cover Line)
_____ 4-8 Secondary Teasers (Cover Lines)
_____ Magazine cover page PHOTOGRAPH (11" x 8.5" - Photo must fill the entire page)
_____ UPC bar code
_____ Date line (Issue date and price)
_____ URL (web address)

06 Bleed Size: .125 inches (top, bottom, inside, and out)

01 Page Margins: Set at .5 inches (or equivalent picas, points, etc.) on the top, bottom, left, and right. However, feel free to use bleeding if appropriate.
02 Page Orientation: Portrait (Tall)
03 Document Size: Letter - 11 inches (height) x 8.5 inches (width)
04 Pages: Two facing pages
Magazine 2-page Spread Elements:
_____ Automatic page numbering (Placed on the Master Pages).
_____ Page footer containing magazine name, page number, and date (Placed on the Master Pages).
_____ ONE Feature article (spans and fills BOTH pages).
_____ Authentic text (YOU CAN NOT USE PLACEHOLDER TEXT FOR THIS PROJECT). This means autogenerated text and FILLER TEXT such as the Latin "Lorem Ipsum" or other placeholder text).
_____ Feature article Headline.
_____ Feature article By line (include your name as the author).
_____ Feature article Subheads (at least 3). These must logically fit into the article.
_____ Feature article Body Copy (Font Size between 10.5 -11 points).
_____ Feature article Photos (NO larger than 7x5 inches). Photos should not dominate the inside spread. NO more than 2 Photos on the entire Inside Spread.
_____Feature article photo Captions (all photos should have a descriptive caption).
_____ 6 Column Grid system (created using InDesign Column Guides).
_____ Your design must have 3 or 4 columns of text that fits within the 6 Column Grid system.
_____ One Drop Cap (applied at the beginning of the First Paragraph of the article).
_____ Body Copy Paragraph Indents set at 0.0625 inches (using Paragraph Styles).
_____ Body Copy Alignment (Left alignment)
_____ Body Copy Leading (15 points).
_____ Styles for (Body copy, Heading, Subheads, and Drop Cap)
_____ Article End Sign (placed at the end of the article - Page 2).
06 Bleed Size: .125 inches (top, bottom, inside, and out)

NOTE 3: All design elements must fit the purpose and theme of your project.

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Total: GBP120

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