January 9th, 2014
When it comes to making a memorable, top-notch yearbook, you’re only going to get back what you put into it. The key to putting out a yearbook that you’ll cherish for years to come all boils down to careful planning, being creative, and most importantly, having fun with it.
As one of your leading yearbook companies here in NJ, we here at Entourage Yearbooks are here to help ensure that your yearbook comes out looking absolutely fantastic. Your yearbook is yours to create, from the ground up, and while that might seem like a lot to take in, just remember to take a deep breath, relax, and enjoy the ride.
Right off the bat, one of the best things you can do is get the entire student body involved in the creative process. Obviously, the yearbook staff is the core force behind creating your book and you guys should have full control over the process, but allowing students to do things like submit candid pictures that they’ve taken of each other, art that they’ve done, and other creative projects can add some unique content to your yearbook.
If you’re hoping to create a yearbook that you’re going to love looking at well past graduation, you’re going to want to take some time to plan it all out. There are a number of different things you can do to make sure you’re yearbook comes out looking great, just remember to have fun while you’re putting it together!
While adding teacher pictures is a pretty standard procedure in yearbooks, adding teacher profiles can mix things up a bit and add a different dimension to the teacher’s involvement. You can also have some fun with these sections by having the students provide quotes from the teachers that they’ll remember, funny stories, and even teacher accolades that everyone can get in on and have fun with.
Creating a yearbook can be a fun and exciting experience, it’s all about how you approach the task. Our yearbook company is more than happy to help you come up with creative ways to really make your yearbook shine, so feel free to give us a ring at 1-888-926-6571 to learn more about what you can do to liven things up around the yearbook bullpen.
December 12th, 2013
In an effort to provide customers what they want, often times companies have to change things around or find a way to reinvent themselves. From updating a logo to offering a new website design, these changes can make a world of difference to both the business and the consumer.
As one of the country’s leading yearbook design companies, we here at Entourage Yearbooks are thrilled to present to our customers our brand new, redesigned website. Designed to be both aesthetically pleasing and ergonomic, we’re sure that our customers are going to love what we’ve done with the place.
One of the first big changes that our customers are going to notice is the new color scheme and layout. We’ve made everything easier to find, streamlining the top navigation bar and putting all the information you need up front easily available right on the homepage.
Often times, businesses need to find new ways to reinvent or rebrand themselves in an effort to keep up with their consumer demands. From little changes like creating a new slogan to big ones like completely redesigning a website, it’s important for companies to find ways to stay fresh and relevant in today’s fast paced world.
At the bottom of our homepage, you’ll see that we’ve proudly showcased a number of customer testimonials for new potential customers to take a gander at. If you’re interested in employing our services, feel free to click through and see what some of our previous and clearly satisfied customers had to say about their experience with us.
We here at Entourage Yearbooks are naturally, really excited about the new website, and encourage you to take a moment and do a little exploring, see how you like it. If you have any other questions about our services or our new site, give us a ring at 1-888-926-6571, we’d be more than happy to answer your questions.
December 2nd, 2013
Thanks to photo editing software like Adobe’s Photoshop, creating the perfect photograph requires only a few clicks and a basic understanding of the program. From cropping and adjusting backgrounds to altering the brightness and contrast, it’s all a breeze thanks to modern technology.
Even with the advanced digital cameras of today, simply setting the flash and lighting features to Automatic and snapping away can result in photos that might just be too light or too dark for your taste. Well, as one of your leading yearbook companies here in New Jersey, we here at Entourage Yearbooks have got a few tips and tricks that can help balance out your photographs before you put them into the pages of your schools’ publication.
There are a number of different methods you can use in Adobe Photoshop to lighten and darken a photo, but we’re going to go over two of the most basic. For both of these methods, you’re going to need to create a duplicate layer beforehand that will be Step 1.
Method 1: Shadow/Highlight
Using the Shadow/Highlight feature of Adobe Photoshop will allow you to change the darkness of the shadows that accent certain features of your photograph. This can sometimes be all you need to really make your image stand out without changing the contrast of the entire picture.
To start, click on Image>Adjustments>Shadow/Highlight; you’ll see that the default setting will be at 50%. From here, adjusting the brightness of your photograph’s shadows is as easy as sliding the marker either left or right to increase or decrease the shadows, and you can also use the Highlights slider to adjust the areas of your photo that are too bright.
Method 2: Brightness/Contrast
The most basic of the two methods is simply adjusting the entire photograph’s lightness or darkness by using the Brightness/Contrast tool in Photoshop. Begin by clicking Image>Adjustments>Brightness/Contracts, and then you can fiddle around with the slider similar to the Shadow/Highlight feature until you have achieved the desired brightness or darkness levels for your picture.
While our online software allows our shoppers to customize and tweak their photographs and yearbook layouts, being able to use editing software like Photoshop can allow you to really make a yearbook that you can be proud of once they become available to the student body. If you would like to learn more about what we have to offer as a yearbook company, please feel free to give us a call at 1-888-926-6571.