Started out with choosing the name and colours I wanted to base it on:
Name: El Gazette – Inspired from the series ‘Gilmore Girls’
Colours: 2 dark hues of purple and black (as I wanted it to be almost black)
Choosing the fonts (I have listed them down to use the same fonts in each page):
Newspaper Main Title: Chunky Five Print (http://www.1001fonts.com/chunkfive-font.html)
Price Bar: Font – Minion Pro Bold | Size – 23
Article Titles: Font – CHUNKY FIVE | Size – 30
Text: Font – Minion Pro| Size – 12
100th year edition: Font – Ananda Black | Size – 40
Sub titles + Quotes: Font – Minion Pro | Size- 20
Main keyboard shortcuts that were handy:
E – To be able to re-size a photo
CMD + D – To insert an image
W – To show or hide guidelines
Pre-starting designing the layout on indesign I have sketched some on a journal (which I will hand-in in class)
Designing the Newspaper:
The guide lines where so more important than I would have thought as I wanted to be very precise with having each column equal .
Creating page 1 ( I merged two of the pages I had drawn on my journal however I got stuck here)
Since it was the main page I wanted to have it showing what articles will be presented in it.
I decided to create a text in form of a cake as I wanted it to be artistic and be a special edition.
Creating Page 2: (This was aimed to be filled with text and here I decided to have my newspaper to be four columns as I had previously thought about doing three.)
I decided to enhance this as I thought it was to plain and had no effort added to it so I included another article for which the photo I didn’t edit.
Creating Page 3: (The main design after this page was done to have the picture in the middle over a coloured square – everything else revolved around it – keeping the 4 column layout)
I added the quotes to make it look more eye pleasing.
Creating page 4: Since this is the closing page I wanted it to look quite simple