1: Blank template
Open Pages and choose a blank page from the template chooser. First of all, we’re going to create the masthead so head up to the Shape menu.
Use the colour palette to give your shape a background colour and then use the Text box to create the text and the Font palette to format it.
Make sure the main text is big and the chosen font is legible, then add a small subhead underneath, such as the date and type of periodical.
4: Main story
All newspapers start with a big story, so create a big headline using the format bar to style the text, we’ve used the same font as the masthead but in bold.
5: Qualifier and body text
Add a short qualifier after the headline in smaller text, then add the body copy in even smaller text. Use the layout Inspector to add columns.
6: Add images
You need a big lead image for your front cover, so open the Media panel and drag your chosen image across. Use the guides to align each element.
Using the Graphic Inspector, give your image a frame for a more three-dimensional look . Go to Edit>Mask to change how the image sits within the frame.
Hold down the Command key and hover the mouse over a corner point to rotate the image inwards – this leads the viewer into the page.
9: Make it work
Make your story work harder by adding smaller images, picture captions and a pull-quote. All these elements help to capture the viewer’s attention.
10: Secondary story
Add a smaller, secondary story at the bottom of the page to add dynamism. Add a background to make clear that it’s a separate story.
11: More pages
From the Sections menu add a new blank page for your inside front cover. Adopt the same principles that we have used for the front cover.