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Now you know the different kinds of messages and how to write them, it’s time to design pages you can dedicate to them. Here are some tips and examples on how you can make your message page look stunning!

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1 – Design tips for written yearbook messages

Use an Autograph page layout which has space for written messages. Once the books are printed, you can share them around and write on them.

There are a large choice of layouts in Fusion. Simply apply, customise, and you’re done:

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2 – Design tips for typed messages

Design a message page, and paste all the notes from everyone into the page.

> Post it notes and paper

– Find notes or paper shapes in the Elements tab (left menu) in Fusion.

– Use stick note elements and arrange them on the page to create your messages.

– This creates a scrapbook-like effect.

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Login to Fusion. Open any page and type “Sticky notes” in the search bar. Pick up your favorite element and drag it on your page. Done!

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> Shapes

– Using the search function, find shape elements and drop them onto your page.

– Arrange shapes (and or photos) on a page to make space for messages.

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Same process. Type “Shapes” in the search bar.

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> Speech bubbles

– Find speech bubbles from the search bar.

– Use speech bubble elements and arrange them with the messages. Choose to pair it with a photo or not.

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Same process. Type “Speech Bubbles” in the search bar.

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> Text dedications

–  Select a page layout or use the text tool on the Fusion App.

– Make the page about a singular subject such as particular person or class, and ask everyone to write a piece about that person. Scatter the text around the page.

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> Full page message

– Use an article page layout or use the text tool on the Fusion App.

– Add in text excerpts from different people, or just a longer message from one person.

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> Message with photos

Creating these pages are almost the same as previous examples, but this time add photos to your message by using the photo placeholder elements in Fusion.

– Photo of the person giving the message.

– Photo of the people who the messages are to.

– Photo of events/memories that occurred between the group.

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> Actual photo messages

– Use the photo page layouts in Fusion.

– Take a photo of the people with their messages on a sign, a piece of paper, a wall, or board.

– Upload them and drop them into the layout – all done!

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Design something like this – Even without experience!

Ok you did it! Now that you have a few ideas to start with, here is the very last step before awesomeness: create your first yearbook message page and show your team how you’ve imagined them!

Start creating here

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