Looking back at my preliminary task I think it is evident that I have learnt a lot about how to make a magazine look professional. I definitely think my music magazine ‘Loud’ looks more realistic than my school magazine, I think this is because I carried out research of other professional magazines before I started to create mine. On my school magazine the front cover looks plain and the content is not aligned, also I did use any photoshop features like drop shadows. I put more content on my music magazine because it shows readers the rest of the content and therefore attracts them. The same for my contents page, I didn’t use much photoshop features and the photos and writing are not professionally placed. From doing my preliminary task I have learned a lot more skills on how to use photoshop, making it look professional and how to appeal to my target audience. I also learned more on how to use media equipment such as a digital camera which allowed me to get better quality photos.