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Author Archives: Shayleah Funk

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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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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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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2021-2022 Trends: Photography

The first permanent photograph was made in the mid-1820’s, and in the two centuries since, technology has changed drastically, allowing for not only more detail, but granting the opportunity to capture images of incredible new places, from the depths of the ocean, to stars thousands of light years away. Like denim jeans and the controversial […]

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

This summer, the Government of Canada has passed legislation making September 30th the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.  Over a period of more than a century, 150,000 First Nations children endured unimaginable conditions in an environment designed to strip them of their cultural heritage in the Indian Residential School System. For many Canadians, this part […]

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Reviewing A Yearbook

As you start to build the 2021-2022 yearbook, it’s a good idea to take some time and review the previous year’s book with your staff. Reflect on how the year went, look at your yearbook and take notes on what changes you’d like to make for this year. Here are some pieces to keep in […]

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5 Design Trends for 2021-2022

Whether you want your yearbook to be on the cutting edge of design, or if you prefer to keep the pages looking like the classic layouts of years past, paying attention to current design trends can help a great deal when creating your yearbook. However, tracking what’s in vogue can be time consuming. Below are […]

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What To Expect When You’re Expecting…Your Yearbooks

You’ve just gotten the email – the Yearbooks have left the printer’s and are on their way to you! Congratulations – now what? It often feels like the last bit of work you need to do for your publication is letting your Print Consultant know that the book is approved and ready to go, however, […]

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Telling A Story

Making the Most Out Of An Interview Here is the most important thing to know about reporting: there are NO stories about homecoming, or football, or English class. Oh, you’ll have spreads devoted to these, but the page ladder is about structuring your topics, not the story-telling that readers will find on each spread. All […]

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