Creating handouts and flyers that work

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During this two-part workshop, learn how to create successful flyers in Microsoft Word. Individuals will leave the class with a flyer ready for distribution!

The course will cover:

Basics of Design
Psychology of Fonts and Colors
Photo Editing/Best Practices
Advanced Word Functionality
Between classes, attendees will work one on one with the instructor on their custom handout.

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Creating handouts and flyers that work

  1. 1. Diana Silveira Rachel Eichen
  2. 2. Agenda Introduction  Basic Design Principles  Photos & Clipart  Basic Page Settings  Refer to Word Handout: http://goo.gl/lzkYm
  3. 3. Before you begin, consider your.. Audience  Message  Resources  Time-frame  Format 
  4. 4. Don’t use clashing colors
  5. 5. Use complimenting colors
  6. 6. Color Scheme Designer http://www.colorschemedesigner.com/
  7. 7. Psychology of Colors http://fearlessflyer.com/the-psychology-oflogo-colors/
  8. 8. Red (Intensity & Energy)
  9. 9. Yellow (Cheerfullness)
  10. 10. Green (Nature & Tranquil)
  11. 11. Black (Boldness & Authority)
  12. 12. Purple (Sophisticated & Royal)
  13. 13. Be careful of overused or hard to read fonts Like Comic Sans MS And Times New Roman And Courier New PalaceSCriptMT Vladmir’s Script
  14. 14. Good Fonts Calibri Berlin Sans FB  Use crazy fonts for headings only, not for body text
  15. 15. Where to Get Fonts http://www.dafont.com/  http://www.fontsquirrel.com/  http://www.urbanfonts.com/freefonts.htm  http://www.google.com/fonts  http://openfontlibrary.org/  http://www.fontspace.com 
  16. 16. Downloading Font Tips Make sure: Commercial - Free and Not for "Personal Use”  Fonts will not display on computers they are not installed on  Save as PDF before you share (NOT .doc) 
  17. 17. Use fonts and emphasis to draw attention Paranormal Romance Book Club Can’t get enough of Edward and Bella? Seriously hooked on Sookie? If so, come join the Paranormal Romance Book Club! Meets Friday from 2 – 4 PM Room 103
  18. 18. Use fonts and emphasis to draw attention Paranormal Romance Book Club Can’t get enough of Edward and Bella? Seriously hooked on Sookie? If so, come join the Paranormal Romance Book Club! Meets Every Friday from 2 – 4 PM Room 103
  19. 19. Formatting Text Paragraph Spacing  Bullets/Number Styles 
  20. 20. Clipart vs. Photos (Clipart) Combination of shapes  No size limit  More “cartoon”-y  Difficult to create your own  Usually better for printing 
  21. 21. Clipart vs. Photos (Photos) Real people and places  Size limit  More professional  Bigger file size  Not as good for printing 
  22. 22. Be careful of low resolution photos… This picture might look good, small..
  23. 23. But it loses quality when bigger..
  24. 24. Resize Proportionally
  25. 25. Clipart can be resized
  26. 26. Not all photos look good in B&W
  27. 27. Not all photos look good in B&W
  28. 28. Get Clipart & Photos  Using the Toolbar on the side
  29. 29. Where to find free pictures Creative Commons  Library of Congress (might be down)  Office.com  Florida memory 
  30. 30. Page Setting Options Orientation  Margins  Page Size 
  31. 31. Tips A lot of tips will translate between Office products  There is ALWAYS more than one way to do anything with Office  Save Often  Refer to Word 2010 Handout: http://goo.gl/lzkYm 
  32. 32. Personal Project Assignments One clipart or photo  Two different fonts  Non-traditional page layout 
  33. 33. Diana Silveira Rachel Eichen diana@novarelibrary.com rachel@novarelibrary.com slideshare.net/adverb www.novarelibrary.com www.learnsurge.com
  34. 34. Diana Silveira Rachel Eichen
  35. 35. Agenda More tips and tricks  Pictures  Flyer review 
  36. 36. Picture Toolbar
  37. 37. Writing instructions? Stick to 1 process  Use numbered steps and action verbs (e.g. “1. Click on the red icon”)  Bold names of menu items (“Click on the File menu”)  Use screenshots 
  38. 38. Screenshots Alt + Print Screen for just a window  On a mac: Cmd+Ctrl+Shift+3 
  39. 39. Diana Silveira Rachel Eichen diana@novarelibrary.com rachel@novarelibrary.com slideshare.net/adverb www.novarelibrary.com www.learnsurge.com

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