Wrapping the spine on a yearbook is a cool effect and easy to do.
Wrap Effect for a Hardcover
Step 1. Determine the width for your wrap graphic.
From the chart below determine the width of the spine of your hardcover book.
For each joint on each side of the spine add 0.562. For example you have a 150 page hardcover yearbook you will calculate the dimension like this:
0.620 + 0.562 + 0.562 = 1.744
This is the dimension you will use for the next steps.
Step 2. Add a Rectangle Shape Graphic to the Page
- Select the Graphics tab on the right
- Select Editable Shapes in the drop down menu.
- Drag and drop the Editable Rectangle on to the cover.
Step 3. Size & Position the Graphic
Position the rectangle over the spine matching the calculated dimension for the width. Make sure the rectangle is bleeding off the top and bottom of the yearbook. Select the color and the style and effects for the spine. The spine has been wrapped.
Wrap Effect for a Softcover
For a softcover book you can use the same steps above, but use the calculation below to determine the best size.
You will divide the number of pages in your book by 372 and add 0.03125. This will give you the size of the spine in inches.
Calculation for a 72 page softcover book:
72 divided by 372 = 0.19355 + 0.03125 = 0.22480
For each joint on each side of the spine add 0.25. For example, for the 72 page softcover yearbook you will calculate the dimension like this:
0.22480 + 0.25 + 0.25 = .725