Get the look: Up, Up and Away!

Here at AllYearbooks, we absolutely love a themed book! So our lovely designer has come up with a cute new theme based on the office’s favourite Pixar film which will have you wanting to pack your bags and discover the world before you can say ‘Up, Up and Away’…

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With a cover as fantastic as this, of course your inside pages need to match!

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…and let’s not forget the font and colour schemes. We’ve created a colour palette which we think compliments the blue backgrounds perfectly, and we’ve even provided the exact colour codes!

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So let’s take a look at the final result!

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Speak to your coordinator today about using this theme for your book – the backgrounds are already available in the theme tab of your book, and you’ll find the cover in the cover area.

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Using professional images in your yearbook

While you are creating your yearbook your coordinator may mention that it looks like you’ve used professional images within your book.

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This is nothing to worry about!  For all Tempest customers – did you know we are actually partnered with Tempest Photography.  Which means, use of your Tempest photos free of charge, and no long copyright process.

Our process is simple to request your photos all you need to do is follow a link, complete the questions and once we receive your response we upload the photos directly to your yearbook for you to then organise with the correct student.

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If you are using a different company to Tempest for your school photos, speak to a member of the AllYearbooks team and we can advise on what you will need to do to organise copyright for your photos.

Did you know that you can have free use of Tempest Photography images in your AllYearbooks projects? Simply go to www.allyearbooks.co.uk/photos to fill in the request form and then a member of staff will be in touch with you shortly.

Happy yearbook-ing!

Designing your own cover – what you need to know

We’ve got a lovely bunch of talented designers ready and waiting to create your yearbook cover for you, but our dream team are more than happy to take a backseat and let you design your own cover if you wish!

Designing your own cover is a great way to create a totally unique book that is special to your year group. Our designers can work with you throughout the process, either helping to tweak rough drafts, or to provide some helpful tips and hints.

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There are a few things you’ll need to keep in mind while creating your design:

Size – Design your front and back covers to be a single sheet of B5 each. B5 is 17.5cm wide by 25cm high.

Image quality – Please ensure the photos you use are original images of good quality, and try to avoid downloading photos off social media.

School logo – If you are planning on using the school logo on your cover be sure to find a high quality image. We recommend speaking to your school’s graphics department to see if they have one available. Copying and pasting from the school’s website usually won’t be good enough for printing.

Design file DPI – Make sure your design document is created at 300dpi or higher.

Don’t delete the original file – When you save JPG versions of your cover, ALWAYS keep a version you can re-edit as it might need changing!

Your design can be designed in any program or hand-created on paper. If designing on a computer it’s best to save your design as a high quality JPG or PDF file to send to us, with any extra instructions needed. Scan paper designs at high resolution (300 dpi) and send it to us with any other requests.

Please leave the spine text blank, just let your coordinator/designer know what you would like the text to read as – we will then add this in for you.

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Take a look at some amazing covers our customers have designed in the past:

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To find out more about how our designers can help you create the perfect cover, head to http://www.allyearbooks.co.uk/design

Who’s Who: Creating a map of your school

We love unique ideas here in the AllYearbooks office and we’ve been thinking lately about different ways to list all your teachers in your yearbooks.

We often see pages which simply list teachers and their photos, but why not shake things up a bit by getting creative and making a map!?

Of course, listing all members of staff on your map may make it a bit crowded, but this layout is a great way of giving the behind-the-scenes members of staff their time to shine.

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We’ve layered several fill shapes to create a map outline and then added in text boxes and marker PNGs. Then, simply upload your teacher photos (perhaps crop them into a circle shape before uploading) and you’ve got yourself a map!

Speak to your yearbook coordinator today about creating this layout for your own yearbook.

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Happy New Year!

Hello 2018

Happy 2018 everybody! The AllYearbooks team is back after the Christmas break and we would like to wish all of our customers a very happy new year!

The beginning of the year is a great time to start creating your 2018 yearbook, and your yearbook coordinators are all ready and waiting to answer any questions you have about your project.

Feel free to give the office a call on 01736 751444, or email us at hi@allyearbooks.co.uk

Get the look: Minimalist yearbook covers

Here at AllYearbooks we have a lovely team of talented designers who are dedicated to creating unique covers for your yearbooks.

Whether you are wanting specific theme, colour scheme or have no idea where to start, our design dream team will make sure you have a perfect cover by your deadline date!

We are seeing a lot of 2017 and 2018 yearbook committees going for a formal, minimalist look when speaking to our design team – here are some of our favourite ideas around the theme:

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Speak to a member of the team today about getting your first cover draft created!

Do Your Thing for Children in Need 2017!

We love seeing all of your fundraising events in your yearbook, and the photos make for such fun and colourful pages!

Whether you’re holding a bake sale, a sponsored silence or maybe the school are holding a non-uniform day, be sure to take a few photos so you can make a funky collage in your yearbook.

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If you haven’t got many photos to fill your page why not get a budding reporter to write a summary of the day? This is a great way of filling up space and getting students involved with the yearbook process!

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