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The Psychology of Fonts

When creating text communications, the words you’re sharing is only half of what you’re sharing with the world. The rest comes from the visuals of how you present your information. So what is Font Psychology? Simply put, it’s the study of how we perceive fonts to have certain emotions or associations. This can be broken […]

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What Bradley Wilson Keeps In His Camera Bag

Every four years, we get the honour and excitement to print a book for the Association of Texas Photography Instructors. We were on hand in February for the launch of Volume V of the Best of Texas Scholastic Photography and managed to catch up with one of their Senior Consultants. Dr. Bradley Wilson is currently […]

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Providing Accessible Journalism by Katie Moreno

Yearbooks are a form of journalism as they document the events, people, and atmosphere of your school. Student journalists work tirelessly to capture the spirit of their school year with words and photographs, so it is important that student publications are accessible to all audiences. Through meticulously compiled stories and images, the yearbook captures moments […]

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The Argument Against Senior Quotes

Senior quotes are a bad idea for yearbook staffs – here’s why One of a senior’s most anticipated traditions can become a yearbook adviser’s worst nightmare Flipping through the yearbook at the end of the year is one of the many things that graduates look forward to and senior quotes are a time-honored tradition many […]

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Mirrorless vs DSLR Cameras

Have you given any thought of going mirrorless? I don’t mean to suggest that you should break your mirrors. Not in your home, and not in your camera. Actually, don’t break any mirrors, not a good idea and nobody wants to clean that up. Ok, there is a point to this, so please keep reading! […]

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Pantone Colour of the Year: Viva Magenta

“WELCOME TO THE MAGENTAVERSE” Pantone announces in crisp, white text, overlaying an incredible image of what looks to be bark swirled into a shape that resembles a face. It’s that time, wherein the work of multiple secret meetings across Europe, involving some of the greatest colour experts the world has to offer. Since the year […]

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Adobe: What’s the Difference?

So you’re preparing to design your pages, and you’ve been hearing about the incredible number of files Adobe has for all your creative endeavours. You may wonder then: what does each program do, and which ones do you want to use? Photoshop Photoshop is a raster-based* graphics editor. While it’s the best known out of […]

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How a Yearbook Cover is Made

So your yearbook has content, but do you have a cover? Do you have a cover idea, or even a sketch on the back of a napkin? Some schools begin work on the interior first and then design their cover partway through the year. Does that work? Is it the best plan? These are questions […]

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You’re a Yearbook Advisor! Now What?

Welcome back to school! Classes have begun and you’re preparing for your next yearbook. That’s awesome! So…What’s Next? Here at Friesens we want to help, so here’s a list of some things you can do to make sure that you and your yearbook team have a wonderful year. Start Taking Photos Right Away You want […]

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Copyright and Yearbook

Building a yearbook is an incredibly full task, with pieces that span everything from photography to marketing to team management. One of the last things you want to worry about are legalities, but it’s a good idea to have the resources available to you when you do have questions. We’ve gathered some places for both […]

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