Yearbook designers can find inspiration anywhere, even in other schools’ yearbooks. But when the source of the inspiration is so similar to the final product, it can be hard to tell whether a designer is being inspired or simply stealing an idea.
When a photographer working for any student media operation takes an assignment, it is more than just an opportunity to go shoot a few snapshots and visit with friends. It is a job. It is an agreement to document history. And the work begins before snapping any photos.
Recently there has been a significant increase in yearbooks that cover school events in chronological order. Some of the advisers who oversee those yearbooks say their chronological coverage books are here to stay for several years.
The Eyedropper tool is more versatile than you think. Use it to copy type attributes such as character, paragraph, fill and stroke settings, and then apply those attributes to other type.
Duotones are images in which two colors are used. Sometimes the colors are blended so they appear as one hue. Using Image Editor, Transparency and Colors, you can create this effect in Online Design.
Never use real adhesive tape on your photos. But by using InDesign to add graphics of tape to the corners or edges of images, you can give your yearbook spread a candid look.
Photoshop offers a wide range of filters, including sketch filters, but to make an image resemble a hand-drawn piece of artwork takes a bit more creativity. Regardless of your artistic level, you can create a faithful representation of hand-drawn art — digitally.
Regardless of how many times you have told your staff how to properly manage their document files, this duplication or similar confusion of files is bound to throw a wrench into even the most organized of staffs. Google Documents has a solution for this problem, and solutions for a myriad of others.
The occasional offbeat request from a parent is a reality for yearbook staffs. It helps to have a ready explanation – namely, that the yearbook is about what the kids in their school experience.
Few high school journalists have a keen understanding of libel law, but not knowing may put your publication and reputation at risk. Do study up on libel, but you can also use these five tips to remember the main points of how to avoid libel.