Resource Guide – How to make a Yearbook

The Guide to Yearbook Covers

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Yearbook covers? We’ve got it covered! It’s the very first thing your readers will see, so naturally, it’s a very important aspect of your project.

Your cover represents you.

We can’t help it: we all judge books by their covers. The well-known idiom is a wise piece of advice when it comes to judging people, but when it comes to books – it’s the cover that says it all. Despite what people tell you, first impressions are everything! The cover is the first thing people see – so it has to be appealing and engaging. Think about the time you were scanning a library shelf, browsing a book store or admiring a book on your friends’ coffee table. It’s just natural to go for the one that visually appeals to us.

Since taste varies from person to person, you’ll find different designs interesting. What makes a cover eye-catching or visually pleasing? What style should you go with? What are the do’s and don’ts? What should you include on your cover… or not? There are infinite ways to craft a cover and we’re here to give you the tools and guidance to make it happen.

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What you’ll find in the guide to yearbook covers:

Chapter 1 – Anatomy of a yearbook cover

What are the usual components of a cover and how to play with them to create something unique? How to use the right content to set the tone? In this first part, we’ll walk you through the essentials.

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Chapter 2 – Cover design styles and examples

We’ve organized hundreds of examples in categories to make it easy for you to discover all the current trends of yearbook design. Retro, academic, minimalist, typographic: whatever your taste is, you’ll find inspiration!

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Chapter 3 – Create your cover in 6 easy steps.

Once you have a bit of theory and loads of examples in mind, you’ll be able to start creating your own yearbook cover. These 6 easy steps will bring you to the next level. Enjoy!

How to use this guide?

If you don’t have the time to read now, or if you want to use this guide with your students, feel free to download the PDF version. It’s a 64 page ebook full of handy tips to create the best yearbook cover – 100% free!

Remember, our online yearbook software is free to use. If you want to save time on your yearbook this year, simply create your account and try our tips on the go. Now, let’s get started with Chapter 1: the anatomy of a yearbook cover. In a minute, you’ll better understand what a yearbook cover is made of.

NOTE: this guide is part of our collection How to make a yearbook. You’ll find more guides like this here.

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