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Best way to create great looking flyers?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by digitalpower, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. digitalpower

    digitalpower BANNED BANNED

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    What is the best way to create great looking flyers? What about banners? I recently got the CS4 Suite but haven't touched anything but DW.
     
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    Best is adobe illustrator and corel draw ^_^
     
  3. jasonac2

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    Hire a designer
     
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    you might like to start at gomedia with your endevours... if you can give me more info on the type of flyers... i can point you in the direction of free brushes, backgrounds, templates, and other valuable premade resources, such as tutorials that you can bring together and create some real masterpieces

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    http://www.gomediazine.com/category/tutorials/photoshop/
     
  5. wakkaoaka

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    i saw a home biz op promoting ceo income possibilities on the side of an extremely busy road going from mission bay to auckland city. the design was just red and black text on a plastic sign stuck to a street light. Dunno if they got permission, but must be good money. something basic might work best :)
     
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    I would suggest hiring someone, that knows what there doing cheap and a lot easier
     
  7. yazo80s

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    Since you have the Adobe Suite, go with the combination Photoshop and Illustrator, you can't wrong with the Industry Standard.

    Going with Adobe Products means less problems with printers.
    I know this since my printers try to avoid files designed by Corel.
    Nothing against Corel, but most printers i come across prefer Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Indesign, etc.

    my 2 cents..

    :D
     
  8. jazz99

    jazz99 Regular Member

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    You can find some good graphic designers on DP that will do this for $10 quick.

    But if you want to do it yourself, google some PSD flyer templates, look at some well designed flyers to get some ideas and jump into Photoshop and Illustrator and bust the shit out!
     
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    As the previous poster noted, it's easier if you just higher one.

    Since this is what they do for a living, they know what the printers require.

    Like anything its a learning process.

    If you need a low cost quality graphic design PM me.


    Peace:23:
     
  10. vegasvillan

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    If you know a little about photoshop you can go to http://www.heroturko.com/index.php

    Its like BHW for graphic designers. They got PSD sections and alot of good web templates you Like

    @digitalpower - If you see a PSD file you like let me know and I will take care of you...I owe you a favor anyway...lol
     
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    i know it's easier if you hire someone, but it's really cool to do stff for yourself every now and then.

    The best thing i can recommend is the following:

    download training vids on how to use adobe (like lynda or total training)
    grab some flyers and use them as models/templates
    be creative: ads/flyers/and other media is supposed to convey a message in a creative way...so there really is no 'right' or 'wrong' way to do it :)
     
  12. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    MS Publisher is perfect for flyers and brochures. It doesn't create the artwork, but it is a great layout program. It also comes with a bunch of templates for various things like business cards, etc.

    Cheers! - "Wiz"