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This course addresses the multifaceted needs of the beginning journalism student by introducing them to all phases of yearbook production. Students will learn the skills of Photo Journalism, Layout & Design, Advertising, and Graphic Design. Students will acquire advanced skills in Adobe Photoshop and Indesign, the art of digital photography, and photo enhancement. Classroom activities are closely related to the real world of interviewing, reporting, meeting deadlines and producing widely viewed publications.
August Theme Exploration and Concept building
September Basics of Graphic Design – grids and layout, fonts and typography, photography and composition,
October Training on Adobe Indesign – document layout, settings, preferences, tools, text, organization
Software Practice - layout design - copy a layout as is (detail to detail. Print and post on board).
November Ladder of Events – page organization
Student ID and Class photos (Second Semester) / Training of students in class
Faculty, Admin, Office, Depts, Lunch room, Student Clubs, Organizations, Activities, Cleaning Crew and Drivers Photos
(Nov) 2 students Training in Illustrator/ 2 Organization of photos and categories/ 2 students - Seniors Info and childhood photos / 1 Photoshop outline of images (Save as JPEG and NOT TIFF – printing issues)/ 1 students - Design of Graphic Elements
Categorize photos and book sections / School wide - Correct student photo/name checks
Designing all pages – Minimum 4 spreads per student
March Cover design, text review, index review, tying loose ends of book’s design. Completion of yearbook
April Yearbook Committee Book Review: Final Editing
Prepare files for Print
May Send to Printers
Printer Proofs – Color Corrections, edits and finals – A printer always comes back with changes and recommendations quite a few times in the final stages of production.
Thanks to my Yearbook staff for all their hard work. Download the digital pdf here:
QISS Yearbook 2015-16