Create Amazing Flyers As You Learn Graphic Design


Step 14: Ungroup Images

Inkscape Ungroup Icon
Inkscape Ungroup Icon
On the Commands Bar click on the Ungroup Selected Groups Icon 2 times.

Click in any White Area to deselect the Images.

Inkscape Ungrouped Image
Inkscape Ungrouped Image

Select and move the Images needed for this Flyer closer together.

Inkscape Images with Blue Fill
Inkscape Images with Blue Fill

You can Delete the remaining Images.

Select all 3 Images and give them a Black Fill instead of Blue.

Inkscape Images with Black Fill
Inkscape Images with Black Fill

Place each Image in a Circle.

Inkscape Images in Circles
Inkscape Images in Circles



Step 15: Flip Images Horizontally

Inkscape Flip Horizontal Icon
Inkscape Flip Horizontal Icon
Select the Left Image and click the Flip Selected Objects Horizontally Icon from the Tool Controls Bar.

Inkscape Image Flipped Horizontally
Inkscape Image
Flipped
Horizontally
The Image faces the opposite direction.

Inkscape Image 2 Flipped Horizontally
Inkscape Image 2 Flipped Horizontally
Repeat for the Image on the Right.

Use the Scaling Arrows and your Ctrl Key to Resize the Images proportionally.

Now you can start adding Text to the Flyer.

Inkscape Larger Images
Inkscape Larger Images


Step 16: Free Fonts

3 Fonts are used on this Flyer.
Advert Font
Advert Font

The Advert Font was downloaded from FontFreak and created by Richard William Mueller.

Desyrel Font
Desyrel Font

The Desyrel Font was downloaded from FontSquirrel and created by Apostrophic Labs.

Arial Font
Arial Font

The Last Font is a System Font called Arial.

For a newly downloaded Font to be usable on your machine, you must first install it.

Any Font installed while Inkscape is open, will not be visible in the Font List.

To correct this, you must first restart the Inkscape Program after Font(s) Installation. For more information on Fonts and how to properly install them, visit the FlyerTutor Blog.



Step 17: Insert & Format Text

Let's start with the Title Text. Select the Text Tool from the Toolbox.
Inkscape Text Tool
Inkscape Text Tool

Click anywhere on the page and type "Yoga Class".

Inkscape Selected Text
Inkscape Selected Text
Double click over the word "Yoga" to select it.

Go up to the Text Tool Control Bar.

Inkscape Text Tool Control Bar
Inkscape Text Tool Control Bar

Click the Down Arrow on the Font Family List and scroll up to find the Advert Font and select it.

Inkscape Font Family List
Inkscape Font Family List

Inkscape Font Size Box
Inkscape Font Size Box
Right next to the Font Family Box is the Font Size Box. Type in 125 and hit your Enter Key.

Next highlight the word "Class", set its Font to Arial and Size to 110.

Inkscape Formatted Text
Inkscape Formatted Text

Inkscape Bold Icon
Inkscape Bold Icon
Then make it Bold by selecting the Bold Icon next to the Font Size Box.

Give the "Yoga" Text a Maroon Fill. Then select both words and give them a White Stroke.

Inkscape Colored Title Text
Inkscape Colored Title Text


Step 18: Add Drop Shadow

Use the Select Tool and click the Text. On the Menu Bar select Filters > Shadows and Glows > Drop Shadow.
Inkscape Filters Menu Drop Shadow
Inkscape Filters Menu Drop Shadow

This opens a Drop Shadow Window with settings for Blur, Opacity and Offset.

Inkscape Drop Shadow Window
Inkscape Drop Shadow Window

You can check the Live Preview Box to see a Preview of the Drop Shadow.

Set Blur to 2.0, Opacity to 80%, Horizontal Offset to 8 and Vertical Offset to 8. Click the Apply Button.

You don't only see the Drop Shadow, but also the White Stroke is now visible.

Inkscape Title Text with Drop Shadow
Inkscape Title Text with Drop Shadow

You see what this does for the Flyer.

Inkscape Background and Title
Inkscape Background and Title



Step 19: Add & Format Text

The Font used for the Bottom of the Flyer and the Red Circle is Arial, Size 32, Fill Color White, Bold.

Center the Text in the Red Circle by clicking the Center Icon.
Inkscape Center Icon
Inkscape Center Icon


"Relaxation" Text is set to Font Desyrel, Size 40, and Centered.

The words, "Mind, Body, Soul" are Font Desyrel, Size 64, Fill White, Stroke Black.

There you have created an eyecatching Yoga Flyer with Inkscape.

Inkscape Yoga Class Flyer
Inkscape Yoga Class Flyer

All that's left to do is Save.



Step 20: Save File

On the Menu Bar, select File > Save.
Inkscape File Menu Save
Inkscape File Menu Save

This opens the Select File to Save To Window.

Inkscape Save Window
Inkscape Save Window

Here you'll give your file a Name and click the Save Button.

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