Wallpaper, notebooks, clothes… as an animal loving nation we can’t resist a bit of animal print. The good news is Yearbook Hub has everything you need to go wild with your yearbook design too! Animal Print Backgrounds Leopard or Zebra? Pink, blue or green? There’s plenty of choice to make your yearbook pages look
Thinking of sticking with plain block colour background in your yearbook? Try taking your leavers’ book design one step further by using patterned backgrounds. Patterns don’t have to be bold and ‘in yer face’ – subtle stripes and profound polkadots are more our bag. We’ve put together a few examples showing you how to use patterned backgrounds in
At SPC Yearbooks we love to see original artwork being used in your fabulous yearbooks - this is because it shows that a lot of time and thought has gone into creating that artwork, it shows off the wealth of talent in the year group and the yearbook will be completely unique to your school and your year. Whether you're making your own yearbook or submitting your content to SPC's team to design it for you, there are many ways to create your own original artwork...
Just like your favourite novels, yearbooks need a title too! Titles are a great way of introducing your yearbook and really putting that personal stamp on it. Be extra clever and think of a title that perfectly sums up your time in school or your year. Or you can choose a more traditional title for your front cover and/or title page of your leavers' book. Does your yearbook follow a particular theme such as sport, music, film or theatre? If so, tailor the title to fit your theme.
Student profile pages (which usually consist of each student's photo and a comment, arranged into tutor groups/classes), make up the bulk of most yearbooks. If you are pressed for time - or have a very large year group - then you could choose to have the student photos with names above or beneath only and no individual comments. You can then get a whole form group onto one double page spread - saving cost as the yearbook will have less pages. It will also take less time to put together as you don't need to collect in the individual comments. However, it does make the yearbook more personal if there is a comment written by each student to appear next to their photo and it's the perfect place to record people's aspirations for the future - there are several ways of presenting and collecting profile page comments.
If you are designing your own yearbook, or putting together a brief for us to professionally design it for you, here's another great yearbook theme idea - urban graffiti-style. Usually considered the art of extremists - graffiti is expressive, which is ideal for yearbooks as a yearbook is an expression of your time and experiences during school, college or university. There are no hard and fast rules for a graffiti theme design so your imagination is your playground. SPC Yearbooks' designers have put together some suggestions to help you with your graffiti yearbook theme design...
A very popular yearbook theme choice is music; you can put your own unique personality on this theme and really experiment with the design. In this post we are looking at music-related theme design tips and ideas - if you are designing your own yearbook or working on a brief for SPC Yearbooks to design it for you, then this post is perfect.
Looking for clever ways to 'jazz up' your do-it-yourself yearbook design? How about trying some frames and effects on your photos? You will need access to photo-editing software such as Corel Paint Shop or Adobe Photoshop, online options include FotoFlexer and Picnik (SPC's Yearbook Designer Live! and Yearbook Creator both include image enhancing and frame options for you to use).
In this third edition of yearbook theme ideas, we are looking at a movie-style theme. If you're planning to make your own yearbook or provide SPC Yearbooks with a brief to be professionally designed, then this is another perfect theme post for you. The ultimate in glamorous yearbooks - scrolling film, popcorn and a red carpet. Even if you're designing your school yearbook yourself, you can make a really fun and unique movie theme, there's plenty of inspiration - just visit your local cinema or movie theatre and take a look around.