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Design Guide: Magazine Article

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Give your research or essay a polished finish by laying it out like a professional magazine article. Incorporating images and a balanced layout will engage and excite your readers. This webpage is full of tips and resources to help you design a magazine article that will grab the attention of any reader.


Template

If you're a new InDesign user, laying out a magazine article from scratch may seem overwhelming. This template opens up an InDesign file with the basic content of your article already laid out. Simply fill in the content boxes with your images and text!

Using the Template - these step-by-step instructions will show you how to use InDesign to create your magazine article.

Tutorials

5 Tips in 5 Minutes | Design Lab tutorial | 5m 33s



Graphic Design Foundations: Composition and Layout | Lynda.com Tutorial | 01h 35m



How Magazine Design Engages and Entertains | CreativeLive | 04m 23s

Get Inspired

with examples from The Scientific American


Tools

InDesign

Difficulty: 


Design Assets

Images

Find images for your title spread and for your article interior

More info on citing and reusing media ethically

Color Schemes

Tools to help you choose a color scheme

Fonts

Customize your magazine spread with unique fonts that match your article's tone and purpose


Need Help?

Ask at the front desk of the UL or make a design consultation.

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For Instructors

Special thanks to go Tiffany Friedman, who created this assignment!


 

  • Last Updated: Sep 25, 2020 12:54 PM
  • URL: https://guides.lib.unc.edu/magazine