Celebrating Red Nose Day

As Red Nose Day approaches, be sure to take lots of photos of your fundraising events so you can add them into a yearbook collage!

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Why not use a fun font (we’ve used Flavors) with a red spotty background? A few well-placed PNGs can also liven up the page while showcasing the achievements of the school.

Whether it’s a sponsored bike ride, fancy dress day, or a charity bake sale we love seeing all your pics online – be sure to share them with us on Twitter!

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Trip pages

Why not dedicate a page within your book to your school trips? Whether it was a day out at the local farm, or somewhere a bit more exotic, getting members to upload and label their snaps will make putting together a collage a breeze.

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Once you’ve got your photos sorted, be sure to take a look at our travel-themed PNGs. While scrolling through our clipart gallery you’ll be sure to find the perfect addition for your page.

We‘ve added a text box on top of a plane PNG to create a unique heading, while layering fill shapes and text boxes to make a cartoon passport and boarding pass.

Speak to your yearbook coordinator today for some ideas about jazzing up your trip pages!

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World Book Day 2017 ideas

With today being the 20th World Book Day, we’ve been thinking about plenty of ways to incorporate the world of books into your pages.

One idea we have come with up is to mix up your World Book Day photos with a personal book journal. This idea will be great in primary school yearbooks as it encourages students to keep a record of what they are reading. Just set out a few questions on the page and leave spaces so they can hand-write their answers when they get home.

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If you’d rather focus on adding photos to your pages, a quote can make a wonderful centre piece for your collage. We’ve gone with a classic Dr Suess quote, but the possibilities are endless!

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We love seeing all of your fancy dress photos, they get more and more inventive each year! Keep up the good work and let us know if there is anything we can help you with.

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Finding the right colour scheme!

If you’re struggling to find inspiration when choosing your yearbook’s colour scheme, don’t worry – we are here to help!

Take a look at our pre-made colour palettes which you will find in the ‘Theme’ menu, and if nothing is taking your fancy feel free to make your own using some of our tips below.

Be bold

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Don’t be afraid to experiment with bold colours, especially if you are looking to create an eye-catching page. Think yellow and black, neon pink and turquoise, purple and lime green!

Be relaxed

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If you’re thinking about a more chilled-out look, pick out some neutral colours for your palette. Pale blues, summer yellows and cream tones will leave your year group feeling calm and peaceful.

Be Sophisticated

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Rather than opt for white, why not try a creamy background colour with a selection of purples and pinks. These colours look great when paired with a handlettered font, and gives the page a sophisticated feel.

Be Experimental

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Why pick just one bright colour when you can pick five!? Contrasting colours such as pink and red can look really effective when used sparingly. Throw in some yellow, green and blue and you’ve got yourself a stand-out colour scheme.

If you’d like any help choosing a colour palette, or want to use one of the above, our yearbook coordinators are more than happy to help! Click on the support tab within your book and let us know.

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Baby Photo Games

 

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this is such a classic yearbook page type it has to be said. We see these pages in at least half of the yearbooks we make and if it’s not on a page like this, those baby photos have been incorporated into the profiles themselves! If you’d like to include a guess the baby photo page like this, you can find a full tutorial here 🙂

Making a confessions page…

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We’ve all done something we shouldn’t at some time or another in our lives and when you get to the end of your school days, you can open up and admit to the year group ‘it was me’. Confessions are always hilarious pages so if you’d like to include them, why not follow this easy page tutorial:

Step 1: Choose your theme. Are you working with a consistent theme throughout your yearbook which you want to copy over or are you going to bold individual pages which are themed by contents? Your decisions on theming will help you get started with selecting fonts and backgrounds…

Step 2: Add a title. This page is bound to capture your reader as everyone naturally wants the juicy gossip! Click onto the add icon and then choose add title text. Position your text as you wish and why not go for a big bold font to really steal the show 🙂 If you plan to add your page title across a double page spread, be sure to leave a little gap in the text so it doesn’t get lost in the spine of the book when it’s bound.

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Step 3: With the Add menu still open, you can now add other text boxes to the page for your various confessions. Be sure to choose a mix of fonts and colours for your text boxes to keep the page looking bright and interesting.

Step 4: Embellish! Have a good rummage through the PNG selection to find all sorts of post it notes, frames and doodles which could add to your theming.

As our system is so flexible, you can really create some interesting designs. Perhaps you’d like to incorporate some photos for a magazine look….

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Or maybe frame those secrets using frames from your PNG selection in the graphics and clipart area….

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Free printable photobooth props

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Hey everyone, how are you getting on?! Many of you are starting to talk about yearbook photos at the moment so I wanted to deliver a special gift for you to enjoy. We’ve made a fun photobooth prop printable set for you to use as you wish. Whether you want to spice up your profiles, create a fun photobooth collage or let your teachers show their fun side, all you need to do is download and print the prop set onto some card and attach to some wooden skewers or straws.

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Ready to get started?! Just click this link to start your free download 🙂

Have fun,

the AYB team