Double page spread layout progression.
1. I chose this image as the establishing image, simply as I felt it was the strongest. After looking at an almost ridiculous amount of fonts I decided to use ‘Impact’ because it is bold and simple. I first chose a black font.
2. I decided the text was getting lost so chose a white font, yet I still wasn’t 100% happy.
3. Then I decided to add a ‘drop shadow’ to the text, which I think has helped it stand out much more. I didn’t want to do anything further to this as I felt it was simple and clean, and I didn’t want to add any clutter.
4. For the second double page this was my first picture layout idea.
5. I decided that the first layout was too difficult to add text into neatly, so I decided to use an whole page for one of the images (cropped), and enlarge the second image.
6. I then added the text layout, and I was happy with this layout. However, I felt that I could do something a little more with the layout.
7&8. This was my next (And pretty much final) layout. I decided to work with it, adding in my text, a simple line to separate the article and credit/website, and cropping the image, simply to allow room for the text (although I think it adds to the layout overall too. I also adjusted the horizontal scale on the text to 122%, as I felt impact was harder to read when the text is smaller as the letters are very close to each other. I also decided to add a ‘drop cap’ at the beginning of the article.
9. I felt that the page was still lacking, so added part of a quote from the article (writing this now I have realised I need to go back and add a drop shadow to this) and decided to add colour, using red to keep in with the subject matter (wine!), which I think works really well.