Evaluation Question 7
Research & Planning
How have your skills developed and what benefit has this had on your work?
Did you manage your time better?
I think it would've been much more relaxed if I had set aside my own time at the start and mastered Photoshop so I didn't have to learn it along the way and waste time experimenting with Photoshop tools. However, by the end, I've set enough time to finish my work the day before the deadline and not worry of pulling an allnighter the night before
I made plans but I went against most of them as I realised that you can't exactly commit to them entirely. Especially when you take photos that take up a lot of space and adjusting it may look odd. For example, this plan I made with my ideal fonts didn't really happen because the masthead was not bold enough to be memorable; the plug font was nearly invisible against the backdrop and the anchorage is too large and takes too much space that it nearly covers the model.
Understanding of Other Professional Products
From my preliminary task, I didn't really have much knowledge of magazines that have the same style as I do. So, my time was usually spent experimenting and finding the right style. However, once I found a magazine that had the same style and approach to their audiences, I studied them more and adapted my work along theirs, so that I can create a less amateur product.
I think my preliminary task prepared me quite well with the skill of observation. I remember struggling to find "good" school magazines because there was only one well known brand. And I think this relates well with PBRB since there is no PBRB magazine. Because of that, I learnt how to be more observant of a lot of features found in the PBRB genre and incorporate them onto my work (lighting, style, language, etc)