Create Amazing Flyers As You Learn Graphic Design


Step 09: 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. To change this Text to Drop Shadow, right click on Filter1 and select Rename.

Type in "Drop Shadow".
Inkscape Filter Renamed
Inkscape Filter Renamed


Step 10: Add Effects

Inkscape Filter Effects Window - Add Effect
Inkscape Filter Effects Window - Add Effect
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 11: 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 12 : 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 13: Merge Connection

Inkscape Merge Connection
Inkscape Merge Connection
Connect the First Merge Triangle to Offset and the Second Triangle to Source Graphic.






Step 16: Apply Drop Shadow

Inkscape Drop Shadow Filter
Inkscape Drop Shadow Filter
Click on the Select Tool, click on the Text, then go back to the Filter Effects Window and select the check box for Drop Shadow in the Filter Column.
Inkscape Easter Title Text with Drop Shadow
Inkscape Easter Title Text
with Drop Shadow


The result should look like this:




Step 18: Add Images

Inkscape File Menu - Import
Inkscape File Menu - Import
To add the Images go to File > Import. Select where the file is located, click Open.

Use the Select Tool to move the images into place. Resize if necessary.



Step 19: Arrange Images

Be sure to make use of these buttons
Inkscape Arrange Icons
Inkscape Arrange 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 20: Save File

The completed flyer will look like this.
Inkscape Easter Egg Hunt Flyer
Inkscape Easter Egg Hunt Flyer

Go to File > Save.

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

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