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Arts and Humanities
Basic Yearbook terminology
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Extending picture beyond the edge of the page on one or more sides leaving no external margin.
The standard size is 1/8 inch, and is usually used to allow for movement the paper during printing, then trimmed by the printer.
A line that gives credit to the author of a story. It can appear either at the beginning or end of copy.
The type of font selected for the body copy-usually 12 point set in one face/font.
Plain or ornamented frame around any page element.
Photos that are captured without posing your subjects or distracting them from what they're doing. They're great for capturing everyday aspects of school life.
Explanitory copy indentifying who, what, when, where, why and how of a picture. Also tells something extra to amplify the message.
A style of headline where th first letter of the first work of the healine is lalrger or styled to stick out from the rest of the headline.
Copy, headline, artwork-anything to be put on a layout.
The element on a page that immediately attracts a reader's attention.
Page number and spread identification, usually positioned in the bottom corner of a page.
Photographic image printed lightly to forma background for other elements.
Seris of horizontal and vertical lines in a non-reproducible blue ink printed on a layout form to help align coy and photographs
The fold between 2 pages where the pages are bound to the cover.
A line of large type used to tell the reader what is to follow, introducing the topic and main point of interest.
A diagram of the spread by spread planning of the yearbook, showing what wopic will be covered on each spread.
A design plan for a page or spread in a yearbook. It accounts for the size and position of all elements on a page..
Essentially, the yearbook equivalent of a sidebar. It is a smaller amount of text with accompanying photos that supports a page's main story.
A a phrase or quote pulled from a story and used as a graphic element. It highlights a key topic or point in a story and is usually placed in larger, more distinctive type.
A simulated version of a page showing copy, pictures and artwork which is used for editing putposes prior to printing.
Unit of measurem in the priting industry. one is equal of 12 points. there are 6 of these to an inch.
The space between two letters that are next to one another. You can adjust this to avoid gaps in your text (for example: if character pairs are spaced too far apart).
The Golden Ratio
A mathematical rule that's used to repeatedly create visually pleasing designs. In yearbooks, you can use it to create different layouts, and it's best to visualize it as a rectangle with its length (side B) being roughly one and a half (1.618) times its width (side A).
Portions of a yearbook devoted to a particular topic (ie, sports, etc.)
A sheet on which yearbook pages have been printed. After it has been folded,, pages appear in correct sequence. This is made up of generally 16 pages.
Facing pages which are linked conceptually as well as visually.
is a set of standards used to create consistency in your yearbook. It can be used for typographic, graphic design, and copywriting.
A page or spread having a preset format, used as a starting point for a particular page so that the format does not have to be recreated each time it is used.
The central idea or concept; the narrative or pictorial thread that unifies the various parts of the yearbook.
Blank area of any page that is not covered by tape or pictures.
a word, part of a word, or a small line of text that falls at the end of a paragraph on a line by itself. These "hangers" (if you will) create unwanted white space and are distracting to readers.
Rule of Thirds
This is a guideline in photography that encourages a photographer to move the primary subject of the photograph away from the center.
A a word or line of text that sits alone at the start of a column or page. They're distracting to readers.
The space between lines of text. You can adjust the leading of a text block to increase its readability or to squeeze more text onto a page. (Rule of thumb: The more space there is between lines of text, the easier that text is to read.)
Fonts that have equal width for each letter. They can be serifed or sans serifed.
The introductory portion of a news story; usually the first sentence or paragraph. It relays to the reader the most essential information. In traditional journalism, it is spelled "lede."
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