Photos are key to most school publications, but arranging them can be tricky! A photo collage or creative layout is a clever way to add extra pictures to a page and create an exciting spread.
There are many ways to create a successful layout, and it all depends on what style you want. In this article, we’ve gathered some designs from our clients to show what is possible!
Share memories from camp or a school event with a simple photo collage. This yearbook spread has a thin border around each overlapping image to retain structure and definition.
Front & Centre
Sometimes simplifying your imagery is the best choice. For a professional and bold page spread, select one high-quality image to take centre stage.
Paint & Patterns
Add texture and dimension with some artistic elements. This Waitakere College yearbook includes illustrated patterns and borders that bring colour and energy to the pages.
Stories With Photos
Display some small photos alongside your content for more of a scrapbook look. This style is perfect for an informal yearbook or leavers’ book.
Circles & Squares
Photos don’t all need to be the same shape. This yearbook spread for Howick Intermediate includes both circular and square images. Each image has a thick white border to add contrast and make the photos pop!
Include your school motif in your photo spread. This Long Bay College yearbook includes the school’s wave motif, bringing movement and energy to the design.
Square & Structured
If you wish to use lots of photos but want to maintain a sophisticated design, try out a grid structure! Uniform, well-spaced images keep the page looking orderly and uncluttered.
Here is a creative way to make sure you include all your students in the yearbook! This yearbook incorporates small coloured images of students along the bottom of each page.
Choose a unique format for your text with photos to match! Here, the images help to frame the written content and reinforce the angled structure.
A circular photo spread brings a softer look to your design. This leavers’ book includes circular images that complement the botanic theme.
Photos don’t have to be square or circular, so why not shape them to suit your design theme? This yearbook includes cartoon bees and a honeycomb photo layout to match!
Bold & Geometric
This yearbook spread includes photos in a variety of geometric shapes. There are no set rules for your images, so play around and create something truly unique to your school!