Potch Studio Workshop – Cover Competition – Closed

It was great to see such a big turn out for the Potch Studio Workshop organised by Emil Wessels and Graham Robertson Photographic. A great time was had by all who attended and many many photographs were taken. It sometimes felt like we were at a rave with the amount of flashes firing at the same time.

PhotoComment is running a competition for the attendees of this workshop. Below you will find a link to download the PhotoShop template for the cover of PhotoComment Magazine. You can use this template to create your own limited edition cover of PhotoComment. Use the guidelines provided to create your cover and submit it to the Photo Gallery which will be open from Tuesday 10 May. Check this post again for the link once the gallery is open.

We look forward to seeing how you did!

The gallery will be open for entries until 31 May 2011 and voting will be open until 30 June 2011.

Guidelines to remember for creating a cover for PhotoComment:

  • The main title should not be changed in any way or moved from it’s position
  • You may place a cover image over the main title as long as it does not cover more than 15% of the title and the title is still easily readable
  • The banner at the bottom of the page can be moved up or down to accommodate the cover image but the bottom edge of the banner should always be within 15mm of the bottom of the page.
  • The banner at the bottom of the page’s text should not be changed
  • You can however change the opacity and colour of the backgorund of the banner
  • The article title ‘Potchefstroom Studio Workshop’ can be changed in any way and placed anywhere on the page you feel appropriate.
  • There are 2 sets of guidelines in PhotoShop file you will download.
  • The first shows the edge of the page. You will not however that the canvas is bigger than the area that is indicated for the page, this is because the you need to leave a minimum of a 3mm bleed area around the page. Your image should be sized to fill the page and the bleed area, remembering that the bleed area will be cropped off during the printing process. why do we have a bleed area? It is to allow for slight movement of the printing plates during the printing process, if the edge of the image was right on the edge of the page and the printing plate moves by 0.1mm you will have a 0.1mm white edge on you final printed page.
  • The second guideline is referred to as the ‘Copy Safe Area.’ All important elements including all text and titles should be included inside this area.