You can design yearbook pages using Adobe Photoshop or Adobe InDesign.
Adobe InDesign users
Templates for InDesign are available for download at picabooyearbooks.com/downloads/
Please make note of the bleed line, wrap zone, crop zone and spine margins guides.
If using Adobe InDesign, export as PNG files at 300 dpi.
Upload the exported images into the appropriate section of your project. Once they are loaded in the Media tray, place them on the page as a background.
Adobe Photoshop users
Templates for Photoshop users and above are available for download at picabooyearbooks.com/downloads/.
Note: If you resize or increase the dpi to 300 AFTER you have placed any elements into your Photoshop document, the quality will be diminished. Click here to learn more.
Once your pages are finished, save each one as an individual JPG or PNG image file. There is a 16MB limit on file size when uploading images into our software. It is a good idea to save files as 8-bit rather than 16-bit to cut down on file size.
After that, open your Yearbook project and import those images into the appropriate section. Once they are imported, simply place them as the backgrounds on their respective pages within the application. If they were created with one of the downloaded templates listed above, they will fit perfectly.
An important note about the provided Photoshop and InDesign cover templates
Our cover templates are sized based on page count intervals. As the page-count goes up or down, the size of the spine width will change. So make sure you know how many pages your book will contain before downloading and using our cover templates.
Alternatively, we recommend exporting your cover artwork in separate layers and uploading them individually into our app. This will allow you to place artwork exactly where you would like it to appear.
Text on the yearbook spine
Our yearbook software allows printing of text (such as book title) on the spine of all hardcover yearbooks (and on softcover books of 70 pages or more).
As you add/remove pages to the yearbook, the width of the spine zone (identified with two vertical dashed lines) will automatically adjust.
If you choose to create your spine text with custom images (created in Photoshop or InDesign), we cannot guarantee that the text will be centered in production. The spine size varies depending on the book size, cover type and page count. Customers can choose to do this at their own risk. Please contact your Client Success Specialist for more information.