Instead of This, TRY THIS – Planning Your 2021 Coverage
Planning your yearbook coverage is a whole new ball game this year. Previous years may have allowed you to take last year’s ladder and tweak it for the upcoming year, but some schools are completely reimagining their coverage approach. That may sound scary, but it’s actually a great thing!
Journalism, whether written word or photographic image, cuts a window in which to see clearly the dark complexities of our world. Truth is the frame around that window. Without truth and the trust that derives from it, the noble profession and service of journalism in high school or society as a whole becomes a wasted exercise in killing trees.
Advisers need to set the tone for ethical standards on publication staffs, whether they use Photoshop or not. They need to work with editors to print a guidebook that sets the bar for legal and ethical issues.
You know you have seen them — those artistic photo edges that decorate photographs and illustrations in magazines. These edges help focus the attention on the subject in the image rather than the distracting background.
The vintage, or retro, look is in, partly because there are many apps and filters available to help you modify your everyday photos. However, you can get that look in your yearbook, and do it more professionally, since Photoshop can help you make precise adjustments.
One of the most popular visual building blocks of modern yearbook design is the cut out, also known as a cut-out background or COB. While a majority of cut outs seen in yearbooks are a full extraction of a subject from its background, just a little creative imagination can add spice, variety and interest to this technique.
It’s a little brown icon. Nondescript. Overlooked. Ignored. A powerhouse of file management, Adobe® Bridge® should be an integral part of any staff’s work flow. Bridge is a program that works like Windows in terms of viewing photos, but is able to do so much more.
Branding or burning an image into a background texture is a fun technique to create texture in items on your pages. In a few simple steps you can learn how to apply this effect to graphics, such as headlines and charts, to add a cool look to your pages.
Photo illustrations can be created to represent a change. Nothing shows a transition from old to new better than blending a photo of a past scene into the photo of the scene in its current state. In a few easy steps, you can create such an illustration.
Changing a layer from the Normal blending mode setting to a different blending mode can have a dramatic effect on the appearance of an image. You have seen this effect in InDesign on the previous page, now play with them in Photoshop.