Who can resist a yearbook with student artwork on the cover?
If you are having a contest for students to submit artwork for the yearbook cover, check out this article:
Once you have the artwork for the cover you will need to follow these steps to add it to the yearbook.
- Scan the page making sure it is 300 DPI or higher
- Save it as a JPG or PNG
- Upload the image to Treering as a photo
In Edit Yearbook, select the cover to edit. By default, bleed is shown on the cover. If you do not want the student artwork to bleed off the cover, turn off Show Bleed. More information on bleed is in this article:
1. Find the photo of the artwork in Content and drag it onto the cover. Photos which are landscape orientation can only be used for the full cover. If you want to use 2 different photos for the front and back covers, you will need to use photos which are portrait orientation.
2. Adjust the photo to the size you want. When you adjust the photo size and it nears the edge of the cover, the margins will appear. The outside line of the margin is the edge of the cover. If you move the photo into the margin, the bleed area will appear. If you do not want any of the artwork to be cut off during printing, make sure it does not extend past the inside line of the margin. If you do not want a border around the artwork, extended it past the margin and into the bleed area.
Select the # to turn on a Grid and to use Snap to Page. Use the Snap to Page feature to help you align the artwork. Move the photo and two yellow lines (a horizontal line and a vertical line) will appear showing when your artwork is completely centered. Check out this article for Snap to Page.
When a border is around the student artwork It can be left white or you can choose a color from the Background option. If you want it to be more fancy, choose a background image from our massive collection. Hint: Something with texture is always fun!
Note - If you are offering both covers for the yearbook, make sure to Copy to Hardcover.