If you have been following the recent posts you will have seen that we have been talking about leaflet design and the content that is included, if you have now decided to create your own media, and that you have taken the advice from the previous posts, now is the time to put your thoughts into action.
I will assume that you will have a computer that has a reasonable specification, can either be pc or Mac format, many graphics based industries are Mac based though, but I believe that is a choice of personal preference. You will need software to perform the various tasks that will be part of the creation process, the design and complexity will determine how many different programmes that you will need.
The first and main function that you will need to perform is to create the actual page layup and design, so a programme for this will be needed. Secondly if you are to add some photographs to your page you will need a photograph editor to change setting such as image sizes and resolution, perhaps to change colour settings, or to perform any special effects that you choose. Most media design programmes will also be able to create graphics, for perhaps logos, or design features, if yours does not, that is another that you will need. Finally you will need to check that your main creation programme can output the produced file at the correct resolution and in the correct format. Now you have checked all these items, you are ready to go !
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