Design a poster for an upcoming event.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
Gather poster ideas
Plan your poster
First, write down the important information that should be on your poster. For example, if your poster is about a music performance, you’ll want to include the date, time, and location.
Next, use a smartphone or camera to take a photo of something related to your poster topic. For instance, if your poster is about a pet adoption event, take a photo of a cute cat or dog.
The last step in planning your poster is to sketch what you want it to look like. Write the words giving the important information. Sketch out a spot for the photo you took. Are there other symbols or shapes you’d like to include?
Open Vectr. Click “Use Online.” First, add a background. To do this, choose a shape from the toolbar on the left. For example, you could choose a rectangle and click and drag on the white workspace. If you need to resize it, you can click and drag on any of the little white squares in the corners of the rectangle. Then you can change the color and border of the shape using the menu on the right side of the screen. You can also add other shapes, like a circle, on top of the background.
If you need help with shapes, click the help button (“i” in a circle) at the top right corner of the screen. Then click on Lessons. Next choose the Selections lesson. Watch the video and follow the direction in the interactive part of the lesson.
Add a photo
Now upload the photo to the computer you’re working on. Save the image to the computer. Make sure you know where you save it and what you named it!
Next, return to your project in Vectr and click the Upload Image button (cloud with an up arrow) on the left side of the screen. Select your photo and then click Open. Move the photo by clicking on it and dragging it. You can resize it the same way you resized your shape for the background. You can also add a border or a shadow using the menu to the right.
Add text, export, and upload
Now it is time to add words to your poster. Click on the T icon in the menu to the left. Then drag a box on your poster where you want the words to go. Next start typing. Finally you can edit the size, style, and color of the text using the menu on the right.
When you are happy with your design, export it by clicking on the icon with a rectangle and an arrow pointing up; it is in the upper-right corner. You must change the file type to from svg to png using the drop-down menu on right side of the screen. Then click “Download.”
Demonstrate how to add text to the poster by clicking on the T icon in the menu on the left. Then drag a box on the poster where you want the words to go. Next start typing. Finally you can edit the size, style, and color of the text using the menu on the right.
When members finish designing, tell them to export their work by clicking on the icon with a rectangle and an arrow pointing up; it is in the upper-right corner. The next step is very important. Members must change the file type from svg to png. Then they can click Download.
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