I am fairly new to WordPress and need help.
I am using the Magazine theme (Genesis) and would like to set my blog up just like the demo page(http://demo.studiopress.com/magazine/). I'd like the slider, followed by the "featured celebrities" and "featured music" row (a picture with an excerpt, side by side)...followed by "MORE featured celebrities" and "MORE featured music" (a list of two-three posts without a picture)...followed by "featured sports" (a thumbnail followed by an excerpt, NOT side by side; rather one after another).
Right now I have the slider, but whenever I post, the posts come in just like the "featured sports" -- a thumbnail with an excerpt, one after another.
How do I change how the posts appear on the homepage? How can I get some to come up with pictures side by side, and some to come up with no pictures?
I appreciate any and all help you can give me. Thank you for your time.