Inkscape Easter Egg Hunt Flyer Tutorial
This Inkscape Tutorial gives you the illustrated step by step instructions to create a Easter Egg Hunt Flyer using the Open Source Vector Graphics Editor - Inkscape.
01: Document Setup
02: Add Text
03: Text Properties
04: Modify Text
05: Type All Text
06: Modify Color Palette
07: Fill and Stroke
08: Filter Effects
09: Rename Filter
10: Add Effects
11: Gaussian Blur Connection
12: Offset Connection
13: Merge Connection
14: Gaussian Blur - S D
15: Offset - Delta X and Y
16: Apply Drop Shadow
17: Royalty Free Images
18: Add Images
19: Arrange Images
20: Save File
Step 01: Document Setup
Upon opening Inkscape, locate the Menu Bar.
Select File > Document Properties.
This will open up the Document Properties Window.
You will notice tabs for Page, Guides, Grids, Snap, Color Management, and Scripting.
On the Page Tab where the Default Units is set to px, select the Down Arrow and choose in for Inches from the drop down window.
In the Page Size section select US Letter for
8.5" x 11".
Orientation will be set to Portrait by Default.
To close the window, simply click on the x in the upper right hand corner.
Now you can move on to creating your document.
Step 02: Add Text
Select the Text Tool on the Tool Box and click anywhere on the canvas to start typing your blocks of
(Flipped horizontally for the purpose of the Tutorial)
In this case we will start with the address for the event and then everything else. Make the address:
"Adrienne's Recreation Center
495 Aiden St.,
Atlantis Place, Atlantis 34332
Step 03: Text Properties
Go to the Command Bar, select the Text Properties Icon.
This will open the Text and Font Window.
Here you can change the Font Family, Style, Size, Layout and Line Spacing.
You will also be able to see a Preview of your modifications.
Step 04: Modify Text
Change the Font Family to "Segoe Print", a free Font that was downloaded at FontFreak.
Style is Normal except for the company's title which is Bold and the Font Size is "28".
For the rest of the Text set the Font Size to "24".
Layout is Center.
This is what the modified Text will look like:
Step 05: Type All Text
Continue typing the remainder of the Text.
The "Easter Crafts Egg Hunt" Text and the "Date" Text are of the Font Family "Advert" which I also got from
Set the Size for the "Date" Text to "32" and the "Easter Text" to "90". Center all Text.
This is what all the Text on the page will look like.
Step 06: Modify Color Palette
Now we will add Color and a Drop Shadow to the Easter Text.
Go down to the right side of the Color Palette and click on the Arrow.
This will bring up the menu for changing how the colors are displayed.
Here select Blues.
Step 08: 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.