Online Design has a Tag Photo feature that enables you to attach names to your images, simplifying caption writing and improving your ability to track student appearances in the book.
In 20 years when you open your yearbook, you’ll want to flip through pages that truly reflect what made your high school experience unique. Although many things are the same at high schools, each one provides its own experiences in a typical day that make it different.
Whether you have an image that is underexposed (too dark) or overexposed (too bright), you can easily correct it by adjusting the overall tone, or variance of light and dark in the image.
You may like the way photos appear on your computer monitor screen – bright and vibrant. However, you cannot trust your monitor – what you see on your screen may not be what your images actually look like. Think about calibrating, or color balancing, your computer monitors.
You can add a simple effect, maybe one that works with your theme, by changing the corners of objects. InDesign provides several options to easily make the change.
I believe Yearbook Angels are everywhere. These are people who cherish their yearbooks and want to see one in every hand.
After an unsuccessful year in 2012, the new yearbook class and I, the new adviser, faced many obstacles in 2013 in creating and selling our yearbook. The changes made started with a new yearbook publisher, a full-color book, and me, a biology teacher, as adviser leading the staff to implement many new tactics to increase sales and awareness and to change the attitude toward the yearbook.
Most students and parents own cell phones, many of them smartphones with cameras capable of taking amazing photos. Think of all those cameras clicking away at sporting events, dances, club meetings, vacations, restaurants and all the myriad of places that students go. Sometimes if you want something, all you have to do is ask. And Walsworth’s Community Upload lets you do just that.
Let’s face it, anyone who has advised, been editor-in-chief, or worked on staff knows that making an even “mediocre” yearbook is a ton of work. So why not strive for something great? A middle school yearbook can be just as good — or better — than a high school one.
Taking the reins of a yearbook staff is scary, and reorganizing the staff sounds like the worst idea coming into your role as editor-in-chief. But change can be your friend if you approach it confidently and trust your team.