In their quest to keep their yearbook relevant, this award-winning, veteran adviser’s staff has abandoned strongly held theme development principles to make an emotional connection with their readers.
Sometimes great things happen when you step aside and let your staff take off and run with something that initially sounds silly.
Like Photoshop, InDesign has many Layer blending modes to quickly create a special effect.
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.
Since only juniors and seniors can enroll in yearbook at my school, each year I have to train a new group of five talented individuals to ride this new bike around school, so to speak. So what kind of training wheels do I need to provide for these newbie leaders?
From movies to children’s toys, the use of 3-D images is everywhere. In just a few simple steps in Photoshop, you can create a 3-D image that will grab the attention of your viewer beyond your original image.
Cut out backgrounds are created in Online Design by using clipping paths. The tools are located in the Page Editor’s Edit Object window.
When I took over the yearbook staff, the book was in debt, the students were uninterested, and the school was not sure it wanted to continue to support a failing program. Which is why I developed these strategies to recruit and retain a new staff.
Choosing a theme can be difficult, but crafting a design around it, or just using design as an unspoken theme, can be even more trying.
If you have ever wondered how you can pack more photos and information into a spread, the solution may be as simple as a QRC.