Create Amazing Flyers As You Learn Graphic Design


Step 12: Change Star's Color

Inkscape White Star
Inkscape White Star
Use the Select Tool to select it then go down to the Color Palette and right click on the color "White" and select Set Fill, this will change the Star to White .

Repeat these steps and set the Stroke to "White" as well.

Then drag the Star to the appropriate place on the document.

It should look like this:


Step 13: Change Star's Opacity

To the bottom left of the screen is the Fill and Stroke Box.
Inkscape Fill & Stroke Box
Inkscape Fill & Stroke Box
If you double click on it, the Fill and Stroke Window will appear.


Inkscape Fill and Stroke Window
Inkscape Fill and Stroke Window
While the Star is still selected, set its Opacity to "33.5" instead of "100".


Step 14: Filter Effects

Inkscape Objects Menu - Filter Effects
Inkscape Objects Menu - Filter Effects
Next we will add the Drop Shadow.

To do this, go to the Objects Menu > Filter Effects.

This will open the Filter Effects Window.


Step 15: Rename Filter

Inkscape Filter Effects Window
Inkscape Filter Effects Window
To create the Fill Effect, click on New. In the Filter Column, you will see Filter1.

Inkscape Drop Shadow Filter
Inkscape Drop
Shadow Filter
To change this Text to Drop Shadow, right click on Filter1 and select Rename.

Type in "Drop Shadow".


Step 16: Add Effects

Inkscape Add Effects
Inkscape Add Effects
Then move over to the Add Effect Button, select the Down Arrow and select 3 Effects, Gaussian Blur, Offset and Merge, clicking Add Effect after each one.


Step 17: Gaussian Blur Connection

Inkscape Gaussian Blur Connection
Inkscape Gaussian Blur Connection
Click on the Little Gray Triangle on the right side of Gaussian Blur, while holding the left mouse button down, drag a line to Source Alpha.



Step 18 : Offset Connection

Inkscape Offset Connection
Inkscape Offset Connection
Click on the Offset Triangle and drag to Gaussian Blur if this one is not already done for you.


Step 19: Merge Connection

Inkscape Merge Connection
Inkscape Merge Connection
Connect the 1st Merge Triangle to Offset and the 2nd Triangle to Source Graphic.



Step 20: Gaussian Blur - Standard Deviation

Inkscape Gaussian Blur - Standard Deviation
Inkscape Gaussian Blur - Standard Deviation
Then select the Gaussian Blur Effect and set the Standard Deviation to "10.5" in the Effect Parameters Tab.





Step 22: Apply Drop Shadow

Inkscape Drop Shadow Check Box
Inkscape Drop Shadow
Check Box
Click on the Select Tool, click on the Star, then go back to the Filter Effects Window and select the Check Box for Drop Shadow in the Filter Column.

Inkscape Star with Drop Shadow
Inkscape Star with Drop Shadow
The result should look like this:





Step 24: Import Images

To add Images go to File > Import. You can then select the file location and click Open. Using the Select Tool, Resize the Images as needed. Next create a White Border for each Image.

To do this, select the Rectangle Tool
Inkscape Rectangle Tool
Inkscape
Rectangle
Tool
. Draw a Rectangle around the Image. Set the Stroke of this Rectangle to "White" and the Fill to "No Fill". In the Fill and Stroke Window, select the Stroke Style Tab. Change the Width to "0.04" inches.


Step 25: Give Image Border

Next Group the Image and the Rectangle. Select both by holding down the Shift Key and using the Select Tool.

Then go up to the Command Bar and select the Group Button
Inkscape Group Button
Inkscape
Group Button
. While still selected, go to the Filter Effects Window and select Drop Shadow. Repeat these steps for every Image, then place on the document in the desired location.



Step 26: Arrange Images

Be sure to make use of these Buttons
Inkscape Arrange Order Icons
Inkscape Arrange
Order Icons
on the Tool Control Bar.

They are "Lower to Bottom", "Lower one Level", "Raise one Level", and "Raise to Top". Use them to Lower or Raise your Images where necessary.


Step 27: Save File

Inkscape Digital Phogography Flyer
Inkscape Digital Phogography Flyer
This is what the finished document will look like.

Go to File > Save.

It will be saved as a Scalable Vector Graphic (svg) file by default.

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