To begin my magazine layout project, I came up with ideas, drew sketches, then chose one to create as a shape map in InDesign. The shape map helped with the basic frame. It showed me how to improve my ideas by making a few changes from my sketch. I created boxes where the images for the images. My story text will be replacing the placeholder text. I added my title and a place for a quote from my story.
The final project is shown below for a story in the Ensign. I kept my layout fairly similar to the shape map. Once my text was in the columns, I made a few changes to make it fit better with the layout. I wanted the images to help portray the message of God’s love. I used a monochrome color scheme with the blue color.
Critique: Ben (my tutor) was the first one to critique my project. He suggested changing my font for the title and body copy to match better. I changed the font and added a blue color behind part of the title. I Skyped with Lauren on December 3 before 7 p.m. MST. She liked the quotes with the text wrapped around it.
Fonts: Title Header – Edwardian Script ITC (decorative) and Bookman Old Style (old style; Body Copy – Bookman Old Style (old style)