Öznur Altıntaş
Information Technologies Teacher

Magazin Cover Design Project

Project Published 9/19/15 Last updated on 6/3/19

Throughout their first year in high school and following years, our students are expected to prepare lots of infographics, posters, book covers or booklets for other lessons or student clubs. For this purpose, one of the topic we covered in 9th grade ICT lesson is desktop publishing.

Book Cover Design project is their first assignment in Desktop Publishing topic and students are given 2 x double period lesson time to finish.

First double period: Since our lessons are project-based, after the quick demonstration part to show how to use related tools (type, shape, etc.) and how to modify them, students start their projects. Students begin with deciding on their layout (famous magazine cover pages are shown and brief discussion is made about what are the features of a good magazine cover, what kind of information must be added and how to make them appealing), then they place/format image files, add some texts and shapes. By the end of the first double period, students are expected to type necessary information and place their images in high resolution.

Second double period: Students work on their Cover page design and complete their project by the light of given feedback and checking project rubric.

Students are encouraged to use copyright free materials in their projects, however using images from google search results is also accepted as long as they mention the source of the image in their submission.

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

  • InDesign

    Craft elegant layouts at your desk or on the go.

Age Levels
1+ Week
ISTE Standards
Students: Creative Communicator, Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Knowledge Constructor

Adobe Indesign

Copyright free high resolution images

CC License
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Tarek Bahaa El Deen

Posted on 8/17/16 12:09:02 PM Permalink

Really it's very helpful, thank you for sharing

Tarek Bahaa El Deen

Posted on 8/17/16 12:07:52 PM Permalink

Marie Smith

Posted on 10/28/15 2:19:59 PM Permalink

This is a very creative project that I could use with in my Freshmen computer class. The students are just being introduced to Photoshop and this project could allow them to express their creativity on their personal magazine cover.