Create Amazing Flyers As You Learn Graphic Design


Step 07: Adjust Line Segment

Inkscape Y Coordinate of Selected Node
Inkscape Y Coordinate of Selected Node
Select the Right Node. On the Controls Bar set the Y Coordinate to 6.2 Inches.

The Node will be moved higher than the other Nodes on this Line Segment.

Inkscape Line Segment Adjusted Y Coordinate
Inkscape Line Segment Adjusted Y Coordinate

Select the Left Node. Set its Y Coordinate to 3.2 Inches.

Inkscape Nodes Moved
Inkscape Nodes Moved

This Node will be moved lower than the other Nodes on this Line Segment.



Step 08: Curve Line Segment

Select the 3 Middle Nodes.
Inkscape Selected Middle Nodes
Inkscape Selected Middle Nodes

Inkscape Make Selected Nodes Smooth Icon
Inkscape Make Selected Nodes Smooth Icon
On the Tools Control Bar select the Make Selected Nodes Smooth Icon.

The Line Segment Curves.

Inkscape Curved Line Segment
Inkscape Curved Line Segment

Set the Y Coordinate of the 2nd Node of this Line Segment to 4.7 Inches and make its X Coordinate 2.6 Inches.

Drop the Y Coordinate of the 3rd Node on this Line Segment to 4.3 Inches.

Inkscape Make Selected Nodes Auto Smooth Icon
Inkscape Make Selected Nodes Auto Smooth Icon
Select the 3 Middle Nodes again and click the Make Selected Nodes Auto Smooth Icon.

Now we have a new Custom Shape.

Inkscape Custom Shape
Inkscape Custom Shape


Step 09: Create Duplicates

Let's create 2 Duplicates of this shape. Select the Maroon Shape and hold down your Ctrl and D Keys together to create 1 Duplicate, then repeat.

Another way to create a Duplicate would be to go to the Menu Bar and select Edit > Duplicate.

Inkscape Edit Menu Duplicate
Inkscape Edit Menu Duplicate

Inkscape Duplicate Icon
Inkscape Duplicate Icon
A third way would be to select the Duplicate Selected Objects Icon from the Commands Bar.

Even though its not easy to see, know that your Duplicates have been created.

They have been placed behind the Original Shape. Move 2 of the shapes away from each other.

Change the Fill and Stroke Color of the First Duplicate to White. Set the Second to Black. Use the Color Palette at the bottom.

Inkscape Original and Duplicates
Inkscape Original and Duplicates


Step 10: Arrange Order

Inkscape Lower Selection One Step Icon
Inkscape Lower Selection One Step Icon
Select the White Shape. Go up to the Select Tool Controls Bar. Select the Lower Selection One Step Icon.

This places the White Shape below the other 2 Shapes.

Inkscape Black and Red Shapes
Inkscape Black and Red Shapes

Next select the Black Shape.

Inkscape Lower Selection to Bottom Icon
Inkscape Lower Selection to Bottom Icon
Click the Lower Selection to Bottom Icon.

The Black Shape becomes the Bottom Layer.

Inkscape Black Bottom Layer
Inkscape Black Bottom Layer


Step 11: Insert Circles

Inkscape Circle Tool
Inkscape Circle Tool
Select the Circle Tool from the Toolbox.

Inkscape Draw Circle
Inkscape Draw Circle
Draw a Circle on the page.

The Circle has 3 Nodes (2 Squares Nodes for adjusting Height and Width and a Circle Node to create the End Points for an Arc or Segment).

Click the Select Tool, and set the Circle's Width to 2.96 Inches.

The Circle will have the Last Colors used for Fill and Stroke. So in this case, that Color will be Black. Change the Fill to White.

Inkscape Command Bar
Inkscape Command Bar

Inkscape Fill & Stroke Icon
Inkscape Fill & Stroke Icon
Select the Fill and Stroke Icon from the Command Bar.

This opens the Fill and Stroke Docker.

Inkscape Fill & Stroke Docker
Inkscape Fill & Stroke Docker

You will see Tabs for Fill, Stroke Paint and Stroke Style.

Select the Stroke Style Tab.

Set the Width to 0.06 Inches and hit your Enter Key to see the change.

Inkscape Circle with White Fill & Black Stroke
Inkscape Circle with White Fill & Black Stroke

Create 3 Duplicates of this Circle.

Inkscape Circles on Background
Inkscape Circles on Background

Change the size of one of the Duplicates to 2.02 Inches.

Set its Stroke to 0.05 Inches.

Place this Circle in between the larger two.

Set the Last Duplicate's Size to 2.3 Inches, with a Maroon Fill.

Inkscape Red & White Cirlces on Background
Inkscape Red & White Cirlces on Background

Place it in the desired location on the Flyer.

Next we can add Images to the Flyer.



Step 12: Royalty Free Clipart

The Royalty Free Clip Art in the Yoga Class Flyer was downloaded from Clker.

The Clip Art is called Lots of Yoga Poses.

Yoga Clipart from Clker
Yoga Clipart from Clker

When you go to the Clker website to download this Image, click on the SVG Link below the Image so that you can save the SVG Format of the file.

Once the Image has been downloaded, you will need to place it into the Yoga Flyer.



Step 13: Import Image

To Import the Image go to the Menu Bar and select File > Import.
Inkscape File Menu Import
Inkscape File Menu Import

This will open the Select File to Import Window.

Inkscape Select File to Import Window
Inkscape Select File to Import Window

Locate the File that you wish to insert in the document, select it and click Open.

This file will be large and will completely cover the Yoga Flyer.

Go to the bottom right corner of the window and click the Down Arrow on the Zoom Box until you can see the Arrows that surround the Image.

Move your cursor over one of the Corner Arrows, hold your Left Mouse button and your Ctrl Key and drag inward until the Image is more manageable.

Inkscape Smaller Image
Inkscape Smaller Image