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Graphic design using PhotoScape

I’ve been using PhotoScape to do some graphic design to publicise a few events. It is fairly easy and very effective. You can not only tell people about your event but show them the location with a picture. Today, I’m doing a photo shoot to raise money for Birmingham’s Children’s Hospital and so designed a graphic to publicise it.

Photo shoot - graphic design

Graphic Design

Graphic design with PhotoScape is fairly easy because it’s an application that is fairly intuitive to use. I also use it for editing photos and adding a copyright notice. It’s a free download but there is also a paid version.

Information

I’m are trying to get across information with my graphic and so I keep the wording to a minimum and I try to give it impact. The picture conveys a lot of information and the words add the details. These graphics are ideal for social media like Facebook and Twitter.

CAR BOOT SALE

This graphic is to publicise our monthly car-boot sale and uses the bare minimum of information to grab the attention of the viewer. Facebook allows a description so a little more information can be added there.

Design meets art

Graphic design can be quite artistic because PhotoScape allows for the photo to be turned into a coloured pencil drawing and there are other effects that will change your photo into something eye-catching. It uses the fonts that are installed on your computer and you can find more free fonts online. I also put a shadow on the text of these graphics to make it stand out against the backgrounds. That allows me to use light colours on a light background. You can also design adverts for local businesses, just take a photo of their premises and add the name and address for a simple graphic.

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2 Responses

  1. Hi Mike, Photoscape looks like a great program for graphic design. I’ve been using PicMonkey which is very helpful for me to add text to photos. This can really help with photos posted on social media because when people share, the text may not be shared properly.

    August 29, 2016 at 16:48

    • Hi Carolyn,

      Yes, you can use any font on your computer and keep adding fonts. It’s great for Facebook and Twitter cover pictures too. PhotoScape has other useful editing features too and is easy to use.

      August 29, 2016 at 22:02

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