How to design?

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  1. giraffe326

    giraffe326 Virtuoso

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    If you design your own cutesy materials, what program do you use?

    I want to design my own back-to-school packet. Everything on TPT is so cute, and I get jealous!

    Plus, I want to have a banner done via Vista Print, but I have no idea what to use to design it (I don't like any of the templates for what I have in mind).
     
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    amakaye Enthusiast

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    I use Publisher, because that's what I have on my computer.

    I spent last night searching through all my computer files for my back-to-school packet, and can't find it anywhere!!!
     
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    I think having the right clipart goes a long way in designing eye-catching documents.
     
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    giraffe326 Virtuoso

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    Oh, I agree with you there!
     
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    Publisher for anything that combines text and graphics.
     
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    Are there any Mac programs? I have designed posters with Keynote but I don't care for their templates, either. And it is school issued, so downloads are limited.
     
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    I've been using the Open Office version of Publisher. I think they call it "Draw." It's a free download, and it works for Mac.
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    Don't be jealous of cutesy...deliver meaningful content related communications..especially at grade 5.
     
  10. BioAngel

    BioAngel Science Teacher - Grades 3-6

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    *Like* :)
     
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    The problem I have is that they don't read it :banghead:

    I'm not talking kindergarten cutesy, but something to jazz it up.
     
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    I use Scrapbook Factory Deluxe. Tons of what they call photorealistic graphics. I used it to make my expectations poster (through vista print) and my lab rules poster this year. Its good quality and your not stuck using clip art from microsoft.
     
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    BioAngel Science Teacher - Grades 3-6

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    Some of the blogs purchase their designs from artists-- you could try doing something like that. Or you could have even more fun and taking a graphic design class and learn how to do it :)
     
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    I like that. I may have to purchase it.....
     

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