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Are there any easy to use free programs for building ads?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Tallencor, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. Tallencor

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    Hey guys and gals.
    Question in title kind of. My boss sent me an email this a.m. stating that he would like me to design an ad to place in a local flair flyer. The ad is to be 2.5"x 3". Thing is I have no flippin idea what program to use and I really don't want to head to Staples. I have logos and such for our business. I just need a program that will allow building text and placing images in a few diff layouts. It would also need to be viewable to the people that are placing the snip it in the flyer.
    Any ideas?
     
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    Might be overkill, but something like GIMP would work. It would have plenty of export options for sending off.
     
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    Is this just image editing software thou? I don't seem to be able to set up a template layout.
     
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    yeah it's image editing. use microsoft word if you already have it, otherwise, I would use libreoffice write and look for templates on that.
     
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    I was thinking you wanted to design the whole thing. You'd have to download a template to use with GIMP, yeah.
     
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    I have also heard good things about serif`s pageplus software. you can get a free trail and pay to unlock the features.. so not quite free.
     
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    I don't disagree craigo that those are the top pro apps used, I use indesign myself. however for a one off project where he wants to use templates anyway, I think a word processor would be much EASIER to use.

    that being said you can't go wrong with a trial of indesign and a template, it will look 10x better it's just some more work.
     
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    Thanks everyone. Ended up using word. It wasn't awesome but it worked.
     
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