Magazine Article – Part 2

Step 1: The article will be 3-4 pages. You are following the style of the magazine.

Create a topic that is within the scope of the magazine:

  1. Gather images that you need.
  2. Bring a ruler to measure margins, etc.
  3. Decide on a title & subtitle
  4. We will use ‘Lorem Ipsum” for the body copy

Identify the fonts being used by the magazine:

  • What kind of font is being used?
  • What is the stress in the font?
  • What kind of serif?

Step 2: Sketch

  • Make a sketch of your layout using something similar to those in your magazine.

Step 3: Indesign layout

  • Size will be no more than 2 spreads – each page is 8.5″x 11″
  • Margins: use a ruler to measure the margins
  • Follow the general layout placement in the magazine, i.e. size & placement of images.
  • Don’t forget the page numbers or info on bottom or sides.