"Design & Inspiration"

A Color Theory Cheat Sheet

Wondering which colors to use for your yearbook theme, but not sure how to choose? Try your hand at a few basic color theory principles. Color theory is a guide to mixing colors, with certain principles dating all the way back to Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks. Modern color theory that we use today was adapted from A Color Theory Cheat Sheet

Categories: Design & Inspiration

Make Your Pages Pop!

Adding Art to your yearbook pages adds tons of character and allows for even more creativity in the artistic direction of your book. You may have already begun using some of the Art in our web app, but did you know you can make and add your own? In a nutshell, Art are shapes – Make Your Pages Pop!

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Use QR codes to launch video. How fun is THAT?

QR codes allow you to add a video link that is triggered by anyone with a smartphone QR reader app. For instance, you can include a QR code on the Drama Club page which links to a YouTube video of their annual performance. This provides astonishing opportunities to add rich video content to your yearbook Use QR codes to launch video. How fun is THAT?

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Get Creative: Using Student Artwork

The yearbook should be a reflection of the students at your school. It should show what life is like and what students are accomplishing both in and outside of school. One of the best ways to give your yearbook an authentic feel is to incorporate original student artwork into the book. Consider these ideas: Ask Get Creative: Using Student Artwork

Categories: Design & Inspiration, Personalized Yearbooks

Black, White, and ‘Read’ All Over: Playing with Color in Your Yearbook

Color choices in a yearbook are determined by many things, including printing abilities, school colors and standards, and budget. It’s important to consider the resources available to you and the rest of your staff when designing the pages of your book, as well as any preexisting rules and constraints. In many yearbooks, that translates into Black, White, and ‘Read’ All Over: Playing with Color in Your Yearbook

Categories: Design & Inspiration, Photography

Mixing the Old with the New: How to Incorporate Vintage Material into a Modern Yearbook

Yearbook inspiration can come from a variety of places, and it’s important to keep up on the latest and greatest trends. But, what about looking to the past? Odds are your school has a rich history of traditions and stories, and a yearbook is a perfect place to celebrate both the old and new aspects Mixing the Old with the New: How to Incorporate Vintage Material into a Modern Yearbook

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Break Out of That Design Rut

Even the most prolific designers get into a rut sometimes. If you, or your yearbook staff, find yourselves using the same page layouts and fonts over and over, it’s time to seek new inspiration and mix it up. Consider these tips to help your staff move past a creative rut. Take a break Working tirelessly Break Out of That Design Rut

Categories: Design & Inspiration