Graphic Design Tips

Make Your Theme Stand Out

Your yearbook's theme is what brings everything together, much like how slogans define brands. Here are four ways to ensure that your yearbook's pages keep people engaged:

  1. Browse through Boogie Yearbook or Google to discover graphic elements that align with your theme.
  2. Select a colour palette inspired by a word or concept linked to the theme. Decide on a primary colour, secondary colours, and accent colours.
  3. Choose a font for headlines, subheads, and body copy. We recommend using a maximum of three fonts throughout the entire yearbook.
  4. Incorporate the theme into headlines and subheads by reusing key words or concepts.

Grids are a staple of graphic design. Use the same grid layout in different sections to establish consistency and give the yearbook a cohesive look.


We Are Our Choices

The idea behind this theme is that our decisions are what make us who we are today. The headlines for each section should reflect this idea. For example:

  • Headlines for pages about clubs and student groups should focus on student involvement: They chose to get involved
  • Headlines for faculty pages should refer to career choices: They chose to teach us
  • Headlines for pages about the graduates should reflect their essence: We are the graduating class/We chose to preserve these moments

Why not add some inspirational quotes from renowned individuals in keeping with the theme? Consider these examples:

  • For teachers, you could include a quote from Albert Einstein: “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”
  • To acknowledge how hard the grads have worked, you could use popular lyrics from inspiring songs.
  • For athletes, you could include quotes from legends like Michael Jordan: “Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.”
  • For artists, numerous quotes highlight the power of creativity, such as Pablo Picasso's words: "I do not seek. I find."




It's Our Time to Shine

Your high school graduation is a one-time experience. This theme pays tribute to this significant rite of passage. The headings should celebrate students' achievements, capturing the joy and thrill of the moment.

  • For the faculty section: They helped us shine our brightest!
  • Success stories: In the Spotlight
  • Describing an exceptional student: A Rising Star
  • For a collage of baby photos: A star is born

The tone of the headings and text should evoke nostalgia and flatter the people on the page.





The definition of this term offers a fantastic starting point for this theme. "Memento" is described as "Something kept in memory of a person or thing; a reminder of past events."

What's our preferred method for preserving memories? Photographs!

The headlines and text should center around capturing these precious moments. Here are quotes from famous photographers to inspire you:

  • “What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” - Annie Leibovitz
  • “You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at the picture for a second and think of it all your life.” - Joan Miró

Remember, life is a collection of moments and these are yours to cherish. It's these everyday moments that make the best memories.

The key to Laurentien templates

Use the black areas for your primary colour or texture and the grey areas for your secondary colours.

Starting with a Blank Page

Start with the biggest elements

When creating a page, it’s best to start with the biggest elements first, such as the background and the photos you want to feature. Then concentrate on the finer details.

Less is more!

For pages with a lot of pictures, it’s best to use fewer shapes and colours so that the photos are the main focus.
Keep it simple—pictures need room to breathe.

How Odd!

Incorporate an odd quantity of photos and supplementary elements to make your pages more visually appealing.

Shortcuts for Boogie Text and Boogie Yearbook


Description MAC PC
Cut the selected item and copy it to the Clipboard Command + X* Ctrl + X*
Copy the selected item to the Clipboard Command + C Ctrl + C
Paste the contents of the Clipboard Command + V Ctrl + V
Undo the previous command Command + Z Ctrl + Z
Redo the previously undone command Shift + Command + Z -
Select all items Command + A Ctrl + A
Find items in a document Command + F Ctrl + F
Open the printer's dialog box Command + P Ctrl + P
Save the current document Command + S Ctrl + S
Boldface the selected text Command + B Ctrl + B
Italicize the selected text Command + I Ctrl + I
Underline the selected text Command + U Ctrl + U
Find the next occurrence of the item previously found Command + G Ctrl + G
Find misspelled words in the document Command + Semicolon (;)* -
Move to the beginning of the line or paragraph Control + A -
Move to the end of a line or paragraph Control + E -
Show the Character Viewer Control + Command
+ Space bar
Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph   -   Ctrl + Down Arrow  
Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph - Ctrl + Up Arrow


*Note: In the Boogie Yearbook app, the shortcut is only available for text.