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Software for Making your own Flyer's???

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by MrsE, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. MrsE

    MrsE BANNED BANNED

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    Anybody know of any good software for making your own flyer's???

    I'm looking for something that will be able to split a page, and make 2 flyer's on the same page...

    Should I use Microsoft publisher? Inkscape?

    What would you prefer??
     
  2. mil0x

    mil0x Power Member

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    Photoshop for all graphics ;)
     
  3. bourder

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    If I was to choose between the two you listed I would choose Publisher. Myself...well I would choose Photoshop.
     
  4. springer98

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    Use MS Publisher. There are tons of templates already available.
     
  5. MrsE

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    Do you gotta pay for Photoshop??... or can I get it for free??

    I'm looking for free shit :D
     
  6. crunch

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    photoshop is the best but has a steep learning curve...

    free?? torrents are ur friend
     
  7. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    To boosey:

    Yes . . . You can use MS Publisher for the task. Just create your 1/2 page in "Portrait" format (as opposed to "Landscape" format). Then select all, arrange, group, copy, paste and move the new pasted grouping to the bottom half of the page.

    Hope that helps. :)

    "Wiz"
     
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  8. bourder

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    Any torrent site will have a "free" version.:D
     
  9. doseph

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    ya, this isn't really a job for photoshop. You can prepare some graphics in photoshop to go in your flyer, but you should use publisher for the actual printing.
     
  10. bizzybee76

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    I've used Photoshop for years to do that stuff. I make biz cards, postcards, brochures, flyers etc all with PS. But if you don't want to pay...I don't really know what to tell you.

    Maybe if you can pay a little you could get Photoshop Elements. Or, go and buy PrintMaster. It is pretty user friendly, and you can easily make flyers with it. I don't think it's too expensive...not as much as photoshop anyway.

    Try ebay...people are always selling used copies of SW. Thats how I got PS CS.
     
  11. MrsE

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    @Wizgizmo- Good to see you back bro!! Haven't seen any posts by you in quite a while!!

    Thanks for the tips!!, i'm downloading publisher right now
     
  12. bumba

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    go to katz.to and download photoshop god cant believe some of you guys dont know about warez sites
     
  13. katobeats

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    Go ahead a buy Photoshop....it's cheap considering all the cool stuff you can do with it. You can probably talk to a student in one of the colleges around your area to get it for you at a really good discount...sometimes up to 70% off. Honestly, publisher sucks moth balls.
     
  14. bourder

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    Publisher doesn't suck, it will work fine for what he is trying to do.
     
  15. bavahz

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    Code:
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/CT101043031033.aspx
    Some MS templates
    Or get free Avery software and templates for cards and stuff
    Code:
    http://www.avery.com/avery/en_us/
    yet even more
    Code:
    http://www.mycreativeshop.com/
     
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  16. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    OK Guys:

    I have used Photoshop and MS Publisher for about 12 years now. I used to be a full-time graphic artist. I know both of those apps like the back of my hand.

    Yes . . . You can do really cool stuff in Photoshop. Lots of filters, bevelling, gradients, etc., etc. However, you are not taking two things into consideration:

    1) Boosey is not experienced with Photoshop or MS Publisher, and the learning curve with Photoshop is MUCH STEEPER than MS Publisher. MS Publisher is a Desktop Publishing app.

    2) Boosey only wants to make a flyer, and as long as he is using clip art or photos as the grahic elements, he will be able to accomplish the task in much less time. It takes at least a couple of weeks to even start to get the hang of Photoshop.

    'Nuff Said . . .

    "Wiz"
     
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  17. springer98

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    Great info Wiz. I echo what you say and PMd Boosey with some tips.

    Having been a self-publisher/printer myself for the past decade, (longer, actually) I've seen and tried a lot. Something like this is way too easy to get in over your head and waste a lot of valuable time and money.

    Simple is almost always better. :cool:
     
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    You could even use Word (I use it for this exact same thing
    every once in awhile, especially when I already have graphics
    etc handy and am too lazy to open PhotoShop) or if you don't
    have Word you could try it's free counterpart Writer:
    Code:
    http://www.openoffice.org/product/writer.html
    They both let you insert simple graphics and clip art. If you're making
    simple handouts where you get 2 per page just make your first one
    a bit less than half the page, copy and paste it to the second half of
    the page and you're done.
     
  20. dropzone

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    Publisher should work fine. Want something more - PhotoFiltre is a free Photoshop type prg...tutorials for it on YouTube.