I got my ideas for the travel page by doing a Google search. I searched for the most beautiful landscapes. I found a page called ‘30 Most Breathtaking & Beautiful Landscape Photography‘. This is where I got the idea to make the travel article about Cinque Terre. I’d never heard of these villages before so hopefully others would enjoy discovering them.
I was going to use this photo as the title photo but when I put it on the page it looked a bit blurred so instead I used it in a smaller size and it looks fine like that. It’s an amazing spectacle and the lights look like stars.
Here is the photo I used for the title. It worked well as it has quite a lot of sky in it so there is space for the title.
I realised that the first question everyone would ask would be ‘where is Cinque Terre‘ so I decided to use Illustrator to make a simple map. I looked at some maps online to help me. I used the pen tool to make a path around the mainland.
The path of the mainland was good but it was too big. I only needed the coast line really, not the rest of it. I decided to use the path finder palette to make it smaller.
This image turned out to be the one I used to get the outline of Italy. I used image trace to get the path of the outline.
For the right hand side column I thought it would be good to have an article about Madeon, a popular French DJ. I got this picture from YouTube. I thought the lights on his equipment would be eye-catching.
I put it on the page next to the picture of Cinque Terre and it overwhelmed the picture and was too distracting. So I looked for another DJ and I remembered that djmag (http://www.djmag.co.uk/top100) had ranked Armin Van Buuren number one DJ in the world so I decided I would make the link about him. I used this picture so it wouldn’t overwhelm the picture of Cinque Terre.