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I don't know how to make posters or flyers

Postby dukeharbison » July 26th, 2010, 12:52 pm

Hey AIC,

We can all agree posters and flyers are great ways to promote shows and put butts in seats. Are there any affordable options someone like myself or a new troupe has when it comes to making posters and flyers for their shows in Austin? Maybe have a list of willing designers, affordable print shops, great posting places, tips, etc within this thread. Your thoughts and input are greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

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Postby PyroDan » July 26th, 2010, 5:58 pm

I will submit myself for poster design, for modest fees/fair trade. (I am unemployed right now, but I own Photoshop) I have done a few things for my own groups, and would be willing to help those who need it.

As far as printing, I am unaware of anywhere, don't have many connections in Austin yet.

Just PM me and I can send you samples of work.

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Postby Jastroch » July 26th, 2010, 6:11 pm

printkeg.com is the best bang/buck I've seen so far.

I charge $40/poster, BTW :> In case someone wants to splurge. I'd go cheaper, but I need to eat!
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Postby Roy Janik » July 26th, 2010, 8:02 pm

Barring a legion of interns, Motorblade is a great service for distributing flyers.
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Postby Spots » July 26th, 2010, 9:37 pm

If you ever get a desire to learn to design:

Don't forget there are tons of free image manipulation programs out there. These are tips from my photoshop pals. At the moment I primarily use GIMP.

The GIMP image editing tool. Very easy to use. Layers like photoshop.
http://www.gimp.org/

ImageForge. Comes in both free and pay versions.
http://www.cursorarts.com/ca_imffw.html

Ultimate Paint. Has a free version with some functions missing (like Adobe plugins).
http://www.ultimatepaint.com/

Graphics Gale. The free version has some file formats disabled (.gif, .ico,.cur,.ani) but is otherwise fully functional.
http://www.humanbalance.net/gale/us/

Inkscape. Open source vector graphics editor.
http://www.inkscape.org/

Artweaver. A clone of Corel Paint.
http://www.artweaver.de

Synfig. An art program that uses vectors.
http://www.synfig.org/

Paint.NET.
http://www.getpaint.net/

ArtRage. Paint with oils, sketch with pencils. Comes in both free and pay versions.
http://www.artrage.com/

MyPaint. An open-source paint program that supports tablet features like pressure-sensitivity and has layers.
http://mypaint.intilinux.com

Aviary. A freeware paint program similar to GIMP.
http://aviary.com/
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Postby B. Tribe » June 16th, 2011, 8:33 am

Also find tutorials online and follow them. Do a bunch and you'll learn a lot. Even better is find a tutorial that's about making posters in the style you want. Do the tutorial, then follow the steps with your own ideas and images mixed in.
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Postby SarahMarie » August 2nd, 2011, 11:08 am

GINNY'S PRINTING

Has the very best deal for printing posters AND NOW PLAYBILLS! Pretty neato.

Sidenote: There's a tall drink of water working in the shipping department named Bryan and he loves seeing all the improv stuff going through. The Live Nude Improv Poster had everyone in Ginny's talkin'!
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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » August 2nd, 2011, 11:22 am

android lady wrote:GINNY'S PRINTING

Has the very best deal for printing posters AND NOW PLAYBILLS! Pretty neato.

Sidenote: There's a tall drink of water working in the shipping department named Bryan and he loves seeing all the improv stuff going through. The Live Nude Improv Poster had everyone in Ginny's talkin'!


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Postby B. Tribe » August 3rd, 2011, 8:03 am

android lady wrote:The Live Nude Improv Poster had everyone in Ginny's talkin'!


Bet they all loved the two-tone dude with the beard.
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