Create a layout with Image Size Templates

Before students create a yearbook with student photos, they should create a template like Quintus.

The easiest way to use the templates is to use the templates for Image Sizes file and simply copy and paste the size you want. Each size comes with a variety of ratios that can be mixed and matched.

Use image size templates to create the yearbook layout before you add photos.
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Use image size templates to create the yearbook layout before you add photos. The benefit of using image size templates include

  • Use the same layout on multiple pages.
  • Make images into precise sizes.
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Once you have finished the template layout, Duplicate that slide and use Replace image to add your personal photos.

Once you have finished the template layout, duplicate that slide and use Replace Image to add your personal photos.

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Duplicate Slide

Duplicate

  1. The film strip is on the left-hand side of the screen.
    Right-click on the Slide.
  2. This is a two finger tap on the Chromebook touchpad.
    Select Duplicate slide.
  3. Optional - Hold the Shift key to select multiple slides and then Duplicate.

Add, delete & organize slides

Individual student portraits

My school has over 600 students and a photographer program for individual portraits. We use the photographer's program to create the Individual Portraits. Those pages are then exported as a PDF and added to the yearbook as a separate file sent to the printer. We can even take that PDF and drop it into Adobe Photoshop to create a transparent background.

If Lifetouch software is not an option, use a SlidesYearbook template such as Quintus or creating a portrait layout of your own following the directions below. Use a 4 column grid to help with aligning the portrait templates and name holders. Learn more about grid lines here.

Quintus by SlidesCarnival Modified for SlidesYearbook

Directions for Creating a Portrait Layout

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Next Steps...

Now that we have a layout, how do we add yearbook photos?