Attention Magazine is a lifestyle magazine created in SecondLife. This blog is made in support of those efforts. Attention is fully owned by Athena (athenaisc) and Brunella Voelisa (voelisa). Our motto is: If you can do it in SecondLife and it's not a violation of the Terms of Service, we want to cover it.
As promised in my previous post, I'm going to share how to make a title page in Attention Magazine.
This is not going in the magazine. It's a sample and done tongue-in-cheek. Having said that, this is kinda/sorta how I make a page, with several steps left out. I launch Photoshop and create a blank page. Out of habit, I always start with a blank, white sheet of paper. I drop in the picture I've selected for my title page. I'm using one of my own because I can. I stretch the picture to fit the page. All double pages of Attention Magazine are at 6:4. If a photographer gives me something that isn't at 6:4, I either have to stretch/crop it or use a background, generally black. Add a title. I've used two different fonts: Blacksword and Times New Roman Bold Italics. We've been using Times New Roman fonts since the beginning. It's a nice serif font, simple and easy to read. Friends don't let friends read crappy fonts. I've drop-shadowed the …
I thought I would write a behind-the-scenes post about the creation of Attention.
Right now, the staff and I are hard at work creating the November issue. Over a period of the last few months, we've settled on a routine that works for us.
During the month of September, while the October issue was being created, we were already collecting interviews and photographers for the November issue. Every time a staff person would come to me with a pitch for a story, I would create a folder for it on my hard drive. Once the October issue was put to bed, I sent a notecard with a list of everything that had been greenlighted, as well as those holes that needed filling.
By the tenth of October, the full outline of the November issue was set. As I type, content is being created and sent to me. (The cover is finished and it's gorgeous!) I have received text and pictures and have been turning them into articles. Models are being hired, outfits sent out, etc. Some of the staff pre…