Design Professional Brochures Using GIMP, Inkscape, and Scribus
Written by Steve Czajka, Edited by Sandra Livingston
This article will show you how to create professional brochures using completely free and open source software. This article uses a high-level approach to show you the overall steps to create a brochure, and some items to consider. Read this article and decide if open source can do the job for you. Keep in mind that GIMP, Inkscape, and Scribus are similar to Adobe® Photoshop®, Illustrator®, and InDesign® respectively.
This 26 minute HD video tutorial walks you through the basic steps to creating a brochure in Scribus while using GIMP and Inkscape for your graphics.
WANT TO LEARN GIMP AND INKSCAPE?
Check out a 5 hr 27 min Digital Arts DVD course. This course is designed for Photographers, Digital Artists, Illustrators, Industrial Designers, Graphic Artists and even Fine Artists looking to promote their work over the web. We have a special topic in this course to show people how to photograph / scan fine art, create blogging sites and upload their works. This DVD is available anywhere in the world and can be ordered on line using a credit card or PayPal. Click here for more http://steveczajka.posterous.com/digital-arts-course-dvd-gimp-inkscape or http://gimpmagazine.org/courses
DESKTOP PUBLISHING COURSE DVD – (SCRIBUS) COMING SOON!
The Desktop Publishing Course uses free and open source Scribus (http://scribus.net). Scribus is very similar to Adobe InDesign and MS Publisher. Learn to use free and open source scribus to create business cards, brochures, leaflets, full size posters, newsletters, magazine publications, and even books. I use Scribus to create GIMP Magazine and several other professional looking documents.
I have completed the course outline and am designing the exercises. I will update this post periodically. If you are interested in purchasing this DVD subscribe to this blog. I estimate a release in a few months from today.
CALLIGRAPHIC TYPEFACE CREATED USING GIMP
Like the Gothic Textura Calligraphic Typeface used in the brochure? I developed this authentic hand done calligraphy that was post processed using GIMP and Inkscape. I call this Textura Tall and Narrow, and it is commercially available at:
Check out other products created from Steve Czajka using GIMP / Inkscape