Does anyone have a good recommendation for software to create a flyer?
I am not sure how often I am going to be making flyers, so I don't want to spend too much money. I am just looking for a simple, cost effective (or free) tool. Thanks.
I use photoshop, but I spend most of my time using it so it's second nature to me. You could also use GIMP which I recommend in my training sessions as it's free. But before you start check with your printers, they might prefer a set format and colour space, and could give you help setting up.
I agree with Cathie. Hire a professional. You can find one with a fair price, and often they will work with you. You'll spend a little each time you hire them, but you are then getting a product that speaks to your brand and your customers in a much more professional way. And Mary-Alice, you're obviously smart enough to know that your time is valuable and better spent.
Good luck with your project!
It mainly depends on the quality of the flyers you want to make and whether your target would not mind a shoddy looking flyer. If you want good flyers, I'd say get a professional to make you a template. If you don't mind you can use from Microsoft Powerpoint, CorelDraw, to Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. I hope I have helped.
Absolutely inDesign, which is easy to use (once you get the hang of the basic functionality). I have created several leaflets for my business using this. Another one is Mailchimp for producing flyers. They have some easy to use templates and easy enough to design and email to your clients.
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If you're looking for something free than I suggest:
OpenOffice - https://www.openoffice.org/
Also worth considering is Gimp which is a free photo manipulation software as well as Inkscape which is the free equivalent of illustrator.
Gimp - http://www.gimp.org/
Inkscape - http://www.inkscape.org/en/
Good Luck and hope this helps.
I don't know any software about this. but i am web graphics designer and social media manager. I can help you out by designing a simple, cost effective, and good flyer in just $30.
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You can actually do it in either PowerPoint or even in Microsoft Word. Just insert photos and play around with the arrangement and fonts, which is easiest in PowerPoint. Then print from that program or export the ppt file to PDF.
But I agree with everyone, illustrator would be best or InDesign....but those are expensive and complicated to a novice, I suggest going the Microsoft Office route.
Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop are the best software & being used for many professional graphic artist. Good Luck!
A free, but not too easy to use (at least at first) is Scribus (www.scribus.net), which can be considered as an alternative to Adobe InDesign.
It has an option to export PDF ready for print, so I think it might be a good choice.
I use it to design flyers, catalogs, brochures, etc.
I hope that helps.
You can download a 30 trial of Adobe Illustrator at adobe.com for free. It is just for 30 days however. Not sure you can learn to use it and create a flyer that quickly. You can watch some tutorials and see if it is something you can understand. Truth is doing graphic design is at the very least a learned skill over time. Good luck.
As I looked thru some of the answers you received I would suggest taking Cathie George and Al Shultz' advice. When using free software or for that matter MS Word, MS Publisher or Pages (for mac) there are various issues that arise when printing. For example I have a client who gave me a project to print from "pages" the limitation there is the colors, as she was not able to assign Pantone colors in her print file (I don’t use pages so not sure if there is an option or upgrade), but to print and attempt to match a color consistently is an issue. Word and Publisher have their own issues as well. So if it is for print, and you care about the finished product, use Adobe Creative Suite products (In design or Illustrator) you can get a free demo of that software... Or speak to your Printer or Graphic Designer... And don't do Kinko's or Staples... If you’re going to spend money then get it done right from the beginning...
InDesign is the best program to use for designing flyers. As Cathie has already mentioned, the Adobe Creative Suite is not cheap, but as creative professionals it is essential to to have this.
With InDesign, you can set the desired size of the brochure dimensions you need.
There's DL, A5, A4 tri-fold/bi-fold etc
You can use the built-in templates in MicroSoft Word.
Powerpoint is a good program to make flyers, you can import pictures, and Illustrations, you can also create images in powerpoint, you can change the page setup, to landscape or portrait, and it comes with "Microsoft Office". If you want to do a real professional type of flyer, I would suggest Illustrator, Photoshop, or InDesign.
Photoshop or Illustrator depending on your needs. Hands down the professional way to go.
Adobe creative cloud is $9.99 - $60 a month.
Keep in mind these programs are not easy and require a bit of training to know how to use effectively. If you used adobe before you have nothing to worry about!
I'd follow Jeremy's advice it's good advice. But what you really need is creative suite you can download the trial version test it and then create an account if it works for you use it for a month then cancel the subscription when you are done I think it's about $46 per month but go to adobe and see you might just want to have it for the year and it's kinda cost effective in the long term and wont put you out of pocket. For free stuff Jeremy is bang on the money all those software that he mentions are pretty good for just a quick flyer or two but dont give you the creative control that Adobe does
You can use Page Maker(Adobe), Popwer Point (MC) or Pages (Apple), but if you want it look good and professional ask Oleg Morgunov to help you. He works at Invision Pro (my company). We match images (no problem with copyright, becuase we buy them) and follow corporate style. He is professional Graphic Designer. We can use FTP to exchange files.
If you are on a Mac, iWork is an affordable option, which includes Pages, a very user-friendly, and graphically superior (to Word) word processing program with which you can create attractive flyers.
Look at what your competition is doing. If their fliers look home-grown, then maybe you can do it yourself. But if your top competitor has really sharp, professional looking brochures, you'd better do the same, and hire a pro -- unless you don't mind having your business look amateurish or second-rate!
And by the way, it's not just the design. It's also getting the right message across in the best, highest-impact way. So exactly what you say and how you say it is critical.
The buyer always has a choice -- you, or the other guys. And your brochure is one of the important places where he/she makes that choice.
Al Shultz alshultz.com/