At the start of the course, we were asked to make a front cover and contents page of a school magazine. Looking at this product next to my most recent music magazine project, I can see how much I have improved on my Photoshop skills.
For the school magazine, the colour scheme and theme was already picked out for me as I based it around the colours of the school logo. However for my music magazine I had to come up with my own colour scheme (red, black and white) and my theme depended on the genre of music I decided to base my magazine on.
My school magazine was targeting a niche audience whereas my music magazine targets a much larger audience and will compete with magazines such as Kerrang.