Free software to make your posters and flyers yourselves

You prepare a celebration, a party or event and you want to know? Visual, flyers, posters … eLaptopComputer invites you to discover some tools to communicate well.

New Year’s Eve, birthday, concert or conference, whatever event you are organizing, if you want to see people coming, we will have to make known. You can go through the social networks, but that is not enough. At some point, you’ll need to talk to people “in real life”, one way or another. And there, a good eye will be needed to attract attention.

We explored the offer of online services, applications and software and selected the best free tools to announce and showcase your events.

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Canva

Faced with software that takes time to install, online services can represent a simple and attractive alternative. Canva is one of them.

Sufficiently effective and flexible to do just about everything, it has the advantage of being easy to use, no need for special graphics talents to get something decent. After choosing the size of your document, the user accesses an interface where it can add images or text. Simply select the desired item in the box to the left of the screen, placing it in the right place, and finally, the format directly in the document. If ever the predefined templates and free items are not enough, you can import your own objects to be inserted in the text. Export is available in several qualities without limit for the web or print. It is nevertheless regrettable that most of the available items are paid, and the lack of available fonts for text.

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Lucidpress

If you wish to go a little further into details, or create dynamic visuals for the web and print both, Lucidpress a good alternative. It is also available online via any browser, but offers some more advanced options.

Users can from predefined templates or a neutral base on which we add text and objects. The difference is that these objects can be dynamic, like buttons, videos or drop down menus. Lucidpress can work in groups on a single project, and leave comments for the following editors. Nevertheless, we can blame the free version limits the realization of content to three pages, and not to allow export in PDF 300 dpi for printing. These options remain confined to the different paid versions.

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