Yearbooks are memories that most people are going to have forever, so it’s important that the yearbook design you choose is one that is original, beautiful and loved for years to come. If this is something you want to accomplish, then read on for tips on how to make your yearbook stand out from the rest.
Setting up your yearbook design is fun and exciting, but before you get into the good stuff you need to start with the basics, which include creating margins, grid and bleed. These basics have a lot of room for flexibility, but you should try to keep it simple if you’re not a seasoned yearbook design veteran.
A Beautiful Design is Everything
Next, make sure to have some fun with your photos; vary your photo sizes on each page spread to help tell the page’s story while also creating better flow and engagement from the reader. Help identify the main storyline by picking out the most important photo, and then making it the biggest picture on the page.
It really works with your yearbook design to get creative with your headers. Have some fun and play around by mixing and matching different font styles and sizes; choose a word or part of a sentence and make it larger than the rest of the title, make a few words bold, overlap text or put words at an angle. The possibilities are endless!
Another part you could mix up a little is the typography; less is always more when it comes to typography, and you should choose only two or three fonts to use throughout the yearbook. Selecting two fonts that are contrasting styles, such as script and san serif, can really make your design the best.
After all is said and done, it’s important to review and get feedback from other people. A second set of eyes, some objective feedback and honest opinions can really bring your yearbook design from good to great. Get opinions from all different types of people, and remember to try not to take it personally.
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