PHOTOSHOOT Magazine design Issue 25

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Creative magazine design using Adobe InDesign

I love graphic design, as you’re probably getting by now… well that’s assuming you’ve read my other posts of course!  My true love is magazine design… which is handy, being that I am the editor in chief of PHOTOSHOOT Magazine, a creative behind-the-scenes trade magazine.

I use Adobe InDesign for all my magazine designs, which I learnt when I worked at Maybe Magazine.  I find it such a fantastic tool and use it for all my graphic design work.

Below you will find some samples from my design work from PHOTOSHOOT Magazine 25.

The cover was by photography Peter Barnett with model Emilia. This was an easy image to choose as the PHOTOSHOOT team does love a bit of avant-garde. The complimentary colours used were black, silver and white for the design, which I thought really made the front cover pop.


Photographer Mike Hardley and model Charlotte with their ‘Emma Watson’ inspired shoot (with an uncanny likeness). This design was clean and simple using the main image across a double page spread. The text was placed inside the image to the right which really works for some images. This image is a great editorial example allowing space on one side for the text.

Magazine design using Adobe InDesign

Julie Holbeche-Maund

I love the colours that photographer Julie Holbeche-Maund has used. The image does not need any design work as it looks fantastic on its own. This was a double page spread with an element of text placed down the left and then a smaller image underneath. The main image had to be placed to the right so the spine did not obscure the image.

Magazine design using Adobe InDesign
Magazine design using Adobe InDesign
David Edwards and Miss Cuba Article design for PHOTOSHOOT Magazine

Hope you enjoyed reading this post. The next PHOTOSHOOT Magazine issue being designed is theVintage special. You can view the current issue free, all that you need to is subscribe to the newsletter (free) here.

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