February 2019 “Front Cover” Instructions

This month’s competition is for a magazine front cover shot – This competition is going to be judged by Caroline and Nick Robertson-Brown. Have a look at some diving magazine covers to get an idea what they will be looking for. You do not have to have a person in the image although a lot of magazine cover shots do.

You will need to use this Photoshop template to assemble your entry. Here is Yo-Han’s video of how to use the template. The steps are as follows:

In Photoshop Elements

  • Open the template in Photoshop (I double clicked on the template and it opened in Photoshop automatically).
  • Open the picture(s) you want to use.
  • Copy/drag the picture onto the template.
  • Resize and move the picture around until you’re happy.
  • Go to LAYER, ARRANGE and choose SEND TO BACK.
  • Save as a JPEG file.

Alternatively in Photoshop CC

  • Open the template in Photoshop (I double clicked on the template and it opened in Photoshop automatically).
  • File – Place Embedded, select the picture you want to use
  • Resize and move the picture around until you’re happy.
  • Go to LAYER, ARRANGE and choose SEND TO BACK.
  • Save as a JPEG file.

Usual monthly competition rules apply. If you are having difficulty or do not have Photoshop then please send the image you want to use as a JPEG by email to competition@nupg.org.uk Closing Date: Sunday 10th February

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