February 25th, 2014
Everyone likes to think that when they take their picture for the yearbook, it comes out as flawless as it does in their head. Unfortunately, crooked smiles and weird positioning tends to happen on pictures, so follow these Photoshop tips to ensure their pictures and your yearbook design comes out as flawless as possible.
When it comes to smiling, some people hate their smile, others refuse to smile and some don’t want to show off their teeth. Whatever the case may be, you can use Photoshop to create the perfect smile. This impressive tool is the perfect way to ensure your customers will be more than satisfied with the results of their picture.
To use this tool efficiently, highlight the area around the mouth the Polygon Lasso tool. Then go to Select-Modify-Feather and enter a radius of 10 pixels. After you confirm, clock on Layer-New-Layer via Copy (or you can press Control/Command + J) and then Edit-Puppet Warp. You will now see a layer of mesh over your previous selection.
You can now control the size of this mesh by going to the Options bar and choosing the “Expansion” value. Increase the density to “More Points” for increased precision and then press Control/Command + H to hide the mesh. Set the first pins to the corner of the mouth and then ass more pins to distinctive spots. Now you can click and drag the mesh to create the perfect smile.
When you work with Photoshop, you may notice that it tends to position elements of your picture on its own; when it does this, it’s just trying to help you align an element that’s by itself with the outer edge of the picture or another object. If this tends to bother you, you can temporarily deactivate the automatic snapping by holding down the Control/Command key as you position.
If you would like more information on using Photoshop, feel free to browse our Entourage Yearbooks website or give us a call at 1-888-YBOOKS-1.
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.