Trends burst into the spotlight, and then their star power fades away. As an adviser, guiding teen staff members in using design trends can be scary, with pitfalls to be avoided.
There is no such thing as a perfect theme, but any theme can become a great theme. The trick is to develop the theme thoroughly and commit to it.
More teachers are taking on the challenge of earning certification with the National Board for Professional Standards, including yearbook advisers.
When cutting a single object out of an image, a wide range of tools are available to use. One tool often overlooked is the Pen Tool in Photoshop.
An Adjustment Layer in Photoshop allows you to make edits to your work without actually changing your original layer.
Journalistic writing style is different from writing done in English class and for business. To teach journalism style, you may incorporate the Associated Press Stylebook since it is the standard for journalists everywhere.
If there is a hint of conspiracy in our yearbook program, a method in my old-age madness, it is that the staff members do not know that I know much about computers.
When the time comes to begin planning your next yearbook, consider using master page elements for all of your division pages, for each section, for each grade level on your portrait pages, or even for spreads with feature articles.
In most schools, including yours, it is possible to improve the media staff/administration relationship, and, once established, it has to be nurtured. It takes work, and it takes time.
Here are some old magazine/feature writing tricks that might help those word nerds shave a few off the top and get to the fun.