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TDU Central Mag - Halloween '07

Discussion in 'TDU1 - General' started by Speed, Sep 22, 2007.

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Landscape or Portrait?

  1. Landscape

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  2. Portrait

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  3. Not Bothered

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  1. Speed

    Speed Can You Feel It?

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    With the start of the school term, and the run up to Christmas etc, many of the writers are busy at the moment which is why we are not looking for an October 1st release this month. However I would like to release the next issue of the magazine on Halloween, 31st October, so I have made this topic just to let anyone who wants to contrbute aware of this. This gives us 38 days including today to write enough pages to fill a magazine :) Also with the run up to the October break, this should be plenty of time for anyone who wants to, to contribute :)

    I know the magazine was very popular last time, so I hope this has made you consider the possibility of contributing this time :)

    This time the page size needs to be 1000 width x 1200 height.


    Posted below will be the review list as before, so if you're writing something, let me know so I can post it and noone else will do the same :)
     
    #1 Speed, Sep 22, 2007
    Last edited by Speed: Sep 26, 2007
  2. Speed

    Speed Can You Feel It?

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    Templates: If you're using an eleborate background image then you don't need to include the 2 smaller photos unless you want to. However in the comparisons, am image of each must be included :) Thanks.

    Review: __________Comparisons:
    -- OLD IMAGE REMOVED (imageshack) -- -- OLD IMAGE REMOVED (imageshack) --

    Font: I am not worried about what font anyone uses, as long as it is readable! I like custom fonts and most of my pages will be include them and as it would be ridiculous to expect everyone to download the same fonts as me, I feel it's better to just choose your own font, to put to your own style of writing :)

    Cars Currently Being Reviewed:

    Issue Two/ Halloween '07:

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    Ducati 999 R/ Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R/ MV Augusta F4 Tamburini - Speed
    Ford GT - Speed
    Audi RS4 - SuperHyperTDU
    Ferrari F430 Spyder - Mb
    Mercedes Benz SL 65 AMG / Ferrari 288 GTO - Iced_Bullet
    Jaguar E-Type/ Maserati 3500 GT - buttsneeze

    360-
    Mclaren F1 - Diablo (Maybe)
    TVR Tuscan/ TVR Sagaris - Pherelas (Iced_Bullet)

    PS2/ PSP-
    N/A

    Custom Pages -
    Police Evasion - Zarano
    Credits/Thanks - Speed
     
  3. Mb

    Mb The Photographer

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    I'll do a Corvette C6 Z06 review :)
    Do we have to make our own background and stuff or will you guys take out the text and pictures?
     
  4. Speed

    Speed Can You Feel It?

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    Make your own background if you want/ have time to.

    If not we can take your text and pics and put them into a page for you like before, just better this time Lol. No mirrored images this time, well maybe a few ;)
     
  5. Diablo

    Diablo Administrator
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    I think it would be a good idea to have a uniformed design for the magazine thus the pages will flow better and it will take you less by surprise when turning pages. Also stick to black text, don't go all colour coded and such, pick a font and stick to it, continuity is always a good thing with publications. :)

    Just some suggestions is all.

    I'd like to do a review also but I'm not sure of what, McLaren F1 maybe! :D
     
  6. Speed

    Speed Can You Feel It?

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    Yes a uniformed design does sound good. So for now, until I make one up or find someone to make one then if you're eager to do a review, just do the text and find some good pics for now, then when I get a layout together we can use that and throw it all together, Thanks Diablo :)
     
  7. Mb

    Mb The Photographer

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    Oh, can you swap my Z06 for a F430 Spider?
    I got all the information and the photo's for that one already and i'll try to make a good looking design on it :)
     
  8. Mb

    Mb The Photographer

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    I tried something out:

    Page size: 1024 x 768
    Font:
    - Title: BankGothic Md BT (72 pt)
    - Text: Arial (18 pt)

    Then i took a overall shot of the car as background, photoshopped some parts and then i got this:

    -- OLD IMAGE REMOVED (xs.to) --
    I think the sizes are quite cool for a magazine, not to large but still good readable.
    And also fonts look good together :)
    So if this is ok i'll go on making my review :)
     
  9. Speed

    Speed Can You Feel It?

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    This time the page size needs to be 1000 width x 1200 height.
     
    #9 Speed, Sep 22, 2007
    Last edited by Speed: Sep 26, 2007
  10. Iced_Bullet

    Iced_Bullet Cheese=Milk's Death Route

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    Pherelas' review on TVR's will be designed by me

    And I'd like to do a review myself on the mercedes benz sl 65 amg / ferrari 288 gto (I havnt decided yet.) Sorry.
     
  11. Mb

    Mb The Photographer

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    So it's ok if i use the 1119 x 750 one? :)
     
  12. Speed

    Speed Can You Feel It?

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  13. Mb

    Mb The Photographer

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    But don't all the pages look different then? As my pages are wider then yours?
     
  14. Pherelas

    Pherelas I'm Going Slightly mad

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    I'm going to try and do another one but probably won't be able to, way to busy at the moment. Will put more effort into it that the TVR one and do the page layout aswell. No idea, will think about what I can do and get back to you somewhen.
     
  15. Speed

    Speed Can You Feel It?

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    Yes they will, but I can't think of any other way to have both landscape and portrait pages in the magazine, unless we choose one or the other, which is bound to upset half the people who want to write reviews :( So for this issue we'll just have to try to use the sizes above and see how it comes out... :)
     
  16. buttsneeze

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    I'd like to write a comparison between the Jaguar E-Type and the Maserati 3500 GT (PC)
     
  17. Diablo

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    You really need to choose one or the other buddy and stick to that size and that size only. Get some ideas put in and have people test them and see what they think about it then those who wish to work on the mag have their dimensions set and can get to work on their reviews or features. I started work on a mag cover idea last week and will be showing it later tonight, it's not the sizes you've depicted but it can be changed as I'm just playing with ideas right now.
     
  18. Mb

    Mb The Photographer

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    The 1119 x 750 is really great i think as there is lot of space, and it's a normal size in width for a PC to work with. So everybody will be able to read it :)
     
  19. Diablo

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    OCT 07 mag proposal

    This is what I have ended up with, original was 1200x1000 so that aligning of images (original sized) and text etc can be done easily and then the one you see below is resized to 750x900. 750 wide means those with resolutions of 800x600 (why though who knows!) won't have any issues with scrolling and will be able to read it fine.

    I do like the idea of 1119x750 also as it gives it an almost Calendar/Annual like look to it.

    Anyway let me know what you think, was about in total 90mins work. Thanks!

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    #19 Diablo, Sep 22, 2007
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  20. Baldy

    Baldy Wibble Wobble

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    I like that a lot, it's a great effort, Thumbs Up!!
     

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