Archives | 2019

November 06, 2019

Affinity Designer

Category: Books Blog

by Brad Schmidt Having worked at Friesens since the beginning of the desktop publishing era, I have seen many changes develop. An area that has always fascinated me is the variety of software packages that I have had the opportunity to work with. PageMaker 4 was my first exposure to desktop publishing software. Then came […]

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October 21, 2019

Interviewing

Category: Yearbooks Blog

Without writing, your yearbook is basically a photo album.  This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Pictures are worth a thousand words as the saying goes.  They will, without a doubt, be the first thing that students look at when they receive their books; but to really capture the history of the year you need information.  […]

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October 21, 2019

Answering the Call

Category: Yearbooks Blog

Due to popular demand a 2nd print run of Answering The Calls: A Child’s View of the 94 Calls to Action are fresh off the press! This book will assist all ages to further facilitate understanding of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action. Winnipeg School Division is pleased to offer the book […]

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October 21, 2019

Book Organization

Category: Yearbooks Blog

Now that you have set your theme for the year it’s time to decide what will be on each page.  The first question you need to ask is how you will be organizing the order of your pages. The theme you have chosen may dictate that order.  A sectional approach is where you divide your […]

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October 21, 2019

Why You should have Deadlines

Category: Yearbooks Blog

When you set up a deadline and work towards it, an almost magical thing happens: your book gets done.  It’s as simple as that. Deadlines help you to break down your yearbook publication into more manageable pieces.  This allows you to focus on different aspects of the yearbook, provides purpose and motivation and helps to […]

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October 21, 2019

Deciding on a Theme

Category: Yearbooks Blog

Deciding on your theme could take the whole year if you let it, you will need to decide and commit in order to move forward with your yearbook.  A theme will provide you with guidance as you move through the process of organizing and designing your book.  But before we go too far, we need […]

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September 17, 2019

2019 Pantone Colour of the Year

Category: Yearbooks Blog

Drumroll please…the Pantone Colour of the year is Living Coral!  In the words of The Pantone Colour Institute Living Coral 16-1546 is vibrant, yet mellow, that embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment. In reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding […]

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September 17, 2019

Classroom Organization

Category: Yearbooks Blog

 Organization is the key to making it through the year. It may seem overwhelming at the start of the year but with some simple tools, you can be well prepared and avoid the stress.  1)     Plan It! – Found in your yearbook kit allows you to keep all important information in one place. […]

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September 17, 2019

Fall Photography Tips

Category: Yearbooks Blog

The stunning beauty of fall can provide amazing backdrops for outdoor photos before the weather turns cold and activities and events move inside. 1.     Use a polarizer for richer colours.  Polarizers create richer colours, can add contrast to an image and can eliminate glare from glass and water.  You can control the level […]

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September 17, 2019

What is Yearbook

Category: Yearbooks Blog

The word Yearbook encompasses so much.  It is a project that spans the entire school year and is the only record of what took place.  Whether this is your first year or you have been a part of the yearbook team for many years, you have committed to creating a book that people will keep […]

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