How To Create A Magazine Ad Layout

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I recently came across an awesome truck by ford so I decided to take the vehichle as an inspiration for and magazine layout and/or desktop wallpaper.

Begin by opening a new document to 1920×1080. Double click the background layer to convert it to layer 0. Now add a dark gradient, set the starting color to #000000 and the ending color to #222222.

Make a new layer. Then make a Diamond shape with all the point 50 pixels from all sides. Fill the selection with #333333. Then add a 40 Pixel Gaussian Blur. Set your layer fill to 50%.

Make a new layer. This time make a smaller more narrow diamond toward the bottom of your first. Fill the selection with white. This will serve as the ad floor. Add a 25 pixel Gaussiam Blur. Finally set your fill to 20%.

Next download Asset-01 here and add it to our document. Scale the SVT Raptor to your liking and make sure it fits on your white floor.

Next duplicate the truck layer. Then using your warp and perspective functions manipulate the one to serve as a shadow from a 45° angle. Once you are satisfied with the shape add a gradient overlay starting with #000000 and ends in #111111.

Now download Asset-02 here and add it to our document. Scale the ford logo to 40% and place it in the left top corner. Then add a drop shadow. Set the drop shadow distance to 10, the size to 0, and the spread to 35.

Then grab your text tool and select the “AvantGarde Md BT” font style and set the size to 40 pixels. Then type out “Drive One.” just next to the ford logo. Then add a drop shadow. Set the drop shadow distance to 10, the size to 0, and the spread to 35.

Then we need to download Asset-03 here and add it to our document. Scale the Raptor SVT logo to 60% and place it in the right bottom corner. Then add a drop shadow. Set the drop shadow distance to 10, the size to 0, and the spread to 35. Lastly add a gradient overlay. Set the start color to #F1F2F3 and the ending color to #B1B2B3.

Then grab your text tool and select the “Galaxy BT” font style and set the size to 60 pixels. Then type out “Not all Predators go Extinct” just next to the ford logo. Now add a Gradient Overlay, set the starting color to #B0B1B5 and the end color to #B9B9B7. Then add a drop shadow. Set the drop shadow distance to 10, the size to 0, and the spread to 35. And your done!

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