how to create a poster from template?

It often happens that to create a poster or banner from scratch you haven't got enough time. In additional, poster designing requires certain skills to work with different graphic editors. But what if you have neither the time nor the necessary software? You can seek help from professional graphic designers, but it will cost you a lot of money.

So if you want to make your own poster in a few minutes without spending a lot of money every time and without wasting any time – try RonyaSoft Poster Designer.

RonyaSoft Poster Designer is professional software for creating posters, banners, display stands, certificates, informational and business signs. This poster designer program has an easy and intuitive interface. It also has all the necessary features to make beautiful and original posters and banners.

Poster maker consist of more than 300 templates in almost 20 categories. You can find different poster templates for your holidays, memorable dates, events, parties, meetings and other occasions.

Using these templates you can create great and unique posters to your taste, without having any experience working with graphics editors.

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In this tutorial we will show you how to create a magazine cover from a template in just a few minutes.

After just a few clicks of a mouse we can create a magazine cover! If you want to learn to do the same yourself then see below how easy it is to do!

The Magazine Cover

The Magazine Cover

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1) Starting and template choice

After you have downloaded and installed RonyaSoft Poster Designer, you must run it by clicking on the icon on your Desktop or in the Start menu.

After starting the program, a 'Startup Wizard' dialog box will open. To start to create magazine cover from a template select 'Start from a Template' option.

The 'Choose a Template' dialog box will then open.

Choose a Template Dialog Box

Choose a Template Dialog Box

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The 'Choose a Template' dialog box contains a list of included poster templates. It contains three sections: category list, templates and a preview.

Select the 'Funny' category and find 'Magazine Cover' templates. You can choose any of the three templates, we choose the second.

In the preview sections of the selected poster template you can see magazine poster in larger size together with information about its size and expansion.

2) Redesign poster template

If you want to create an original poster from scratch, first of all you should replace the background by inserting a photo or image that you prefer.

Click the 'Load' button in the 'Background' section of the 'Properties' window of Poster Maker. A standard Windows 'Open an Image' dialog box will open. Choose the desired image on your computer and click 'Open' button. The image will be automatically adjusted and cropped to the size of the poster template.

To insert a picture or photo into your magazine cover, click the 'Image' or 'Clipart' item in the 'Insert' menu or on the 'Objects' toolbar of Poster Maker.

After we have replaced the background and pasted our required photo, the magazine cover will take the following form:

The Step-changes

The Step-changes

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Since the title of the magazine cover and all the inscriptions do not match the necessary topic we can rewrite them. In the process of changing the name, size and style of the font, choose the desired color, alignment and placement in the created poster.

To add other text objects, click the 'Text' in the 'Insert' menu or on the 'Objects' toolbar. You can also add text objects with irregular shapes (Arc, Circle, Projective, Wave).

If you want to make your cover look like a real magazine cover, choose an apt name and add a few phrases according to your theme.

The Text Properties Window

The Text Properties Window

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If some inscriptions merge with the background of the poster, they should be placed on geometric objects. They can also be customized to the overall magazine cover design. Change the color, font, size and style of every word or object. In addition, you can add other effects such as opacity, gradient and outline. Here you need a little bit of imagination and creativity.

Inserting geometric shapes make your poster more realistic and interesting. With poster designer software you can add lines, rectangles and ellipses. You can also use 'pencil' for free drawing.

The Geometric Shapes Window

The Geometric Shapes Window

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3) Save your work

To save a poster, select the 'Save As…' item in the 'File' menu or on the 'General' toolbar of Poster Maker software.

You can also add to the templates package newly created poster. To do this select the 'Save As a Template…' item in the 'File' menu or on the 'General' toolbar. After saving, your poster will be added to the program in the 'User' category of the poster templates package.

4) Print magazine cover

To print a poster or banner click the 'Print Item' in the 'File' menu or on the 'General' toolbar of Poster Maker. A standard Windows Print dialog box will open. Choose your printer and set its properties if necessary.

The 'Printout Setup' dialog box will open. The left pane of the dialog box contains controls for selecting printing options. Select the desired settings and click the 'OK' button to start printing your magazine cover.

Printout Setup Dialog Box

Printout Setup Dialog Box

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That's all! The magazine cover is ready. It takes just a few minutes. Try, it is very easy and fun. You can also create other posters and banners, just experiment with the available poster templates, or try to create a poster from scratch.

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