Looking for program to design posters

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by MrEnergie, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. MrEnergie macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2011
    Hi MacRumors,

    I'm not sure whether i'm writing the right place, but I need some help.

    I'm looking for a program where I can design posters and that kind og stuff.

    I am both looking for free ones and paid ones (but not too expensive).

  2. Unggoy Murderer macrumors 6502

    Jan 28, 2011
    Livingston, Scotland
    Sounds odd, but Pages (Apple's iWork software) has some really good sample poster designs. They're obviously basic, but you might find something.

    Otherwise, try a good old Google Search for sample poster templates, you never know what might turn up =]

    Hope this helps!
  3. YESimBLUNTED macrumors member

    May 25, 2011
    In my cubicle somewhere in this rat maze
    What type of posters? Would you be using photos, illustrations, or both? There is so much that can go into something like a poster.

    I would say InDesign is probably your best bet when it comes to layout, typesetting, and print. You can easily import pictures and all that fun stuff.

    When I make a poster for a client, I usually end up using a mix of Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Although the bundle is not the cheapest you are going to find, it will handle just about anything you are trying to do. :D

    I can't help you with free programs as I have not used freebies in a long time :(

    If money is an object, than you can buy InDesign as a standalone program and you will be able to accomplish your basic poster design within it.
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Virtually any software that can be used to create and edit a printable document can be used to create a poster. You need a large-format printer and print driver.
  5. MrEnergie thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2011
    Thanks for the replies!

    What i am looking for is a program to design posters and flyers.

    I do not need a program which can print it or something like that, just designing.


    And I wanna use pictures and a text.
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    A poster is just ink [or toner] on paper. The design is within you and your skills. The application is just a way to get the design from your head onto paper. No application can design a poster for you if you lack the skills. Any application that can be used to design the post will be allow it to be printed. Your File/Page Setup... dialog box establishes the geometric size of your document.

    When asked what kind of posters did you want to design, you responded by saying "posters and flyers." This is not useful information. The question was about your content. A poster may be a 'NO HUNTING" sign or a full-color ad for a calico kittens and border collie puppies. In the former case, Text Edit is more than adequate. In the latter, Photoshop and/or Indesign can be used.
  7. TheGenerous macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2010
    I'm an Austronaut
    I think you can use an online graphics editor on google. Sort of an illustrator googleapp
  8. cool11 macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2006
    I want to make a poster from a single image, that will be separated in the printout in several A4 pages, so that I will collate them to compose the whole image.
    Any application to do it?
  9. THX1139 macrumors 68000


    Mar 4, 2006
    Illustrator can do that.

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