October 2020 ‘Front Cover’ competition instructions

This month’s competition is for a magazine front cover shot – Simon Rogerson has kindly agreed to judge the entries for us. Have a look at some diving magazine covers to get an idea what he’ll be looking for. It’s not essential 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 – note that you’re at liberty to move or resize the two headlines to suit your image. You may find Yo-Han’s video or the following instructions helpful:

In Photoshop Elements:

  • Open the template in Photoshop (double-clicking on the template should do it).
  • 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 (double-clicking on the template should do it).
  • 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; entries should be submitted by Sunday 11th October. If you don’t have Photoshop or are having difficulty with it, please send your chosen image(s) in JPEG format to competition@nupg.org.uk .

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