Skills for Struggle: Designing flyers and posters using free software tools

12 June 2020

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Venue: Common House [online location]

Organiser: Cliff Common House

Come join us and learn how to use community developed image editing software to produce ace flyers and posters while bypassing corporate software (with its hefty price tags). This session is an introduction for people who are new to image editing tools, or who want to go from commercial programs to free and open source graphic programs (known as ‘Libre Graphics’).

There are a range of Libre Graphics programs available. We’ll be focussing on two popular tools for this session: Inkscape and GIMP (Gnu Image Manipulation Program). They are a great pairing for making flyers, posters and web graphics. We’ll explain the differences between them, and show you how to get the most out of using them together.

Inkscape and GIMP are both available for Windows, Mac and Linux. To get the most out of the session, please take a moment to download and install them in advance:

Inkscape

GIMP

{Image is a remix by ch of Libre Graphics Mag Cover vol 1.2 by Manufactura Independente based on images by Flickr user fdctsevilla. Image under a CC Attribution Share-Alike license}