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How to make a flyer in Photoshop?

Flyers are one of the most cost-effective advertising tools you can use to promote your brand, products, or services. They’re small, but they have just enough space for you to wow audiences with your design.

Thanks to Photoshop, anyone has the capacity to make their own marketing materials. Today, I’m going to teach you how to make a guide template in Photoshop for your flyers.

Step 1: Open a New File

Go to File, and select New. Start a new document, and name it Flyer. You can set its width to 4.25 inches, height to 6.25 inches, and resolution to 300 ppi. Of course, you don’t have to follow this. You can always enter the dimensions and resolution you prefer. However, if you intend to print your flyer using your desktop printer or from a service bureau, stick with the 300 ppi.

Step 3: Start Designing

Once you’ve entered the resolution and dimension, you can start working on the design. Go to File, and click on Place. Browse the Grunge Paper Textures set, and pick one. Let’s say you choose Stained Paper 5. You need to rotate it to 90 degrees counterclockwise and drag the corners to cover the blank canvas.

You can also fill the background with color. Go to Edit, and click on Fill Layer. From there, you can select a color.

Step 4: Add Photos

Place photos on your flyer. You can drag and drop them on the canvas using the Move tool. You can also use the Clone Stamp if there are any empty areas you need to fill in. But remember to rasterize the photo before using it. Press the Alt key to select a color from the image which you want to be cloned in the empty areas.

Step 5: Add Text

Click the Type tool to add text on your flyer. Using the Move tool, you can position your text anywhere on the canvas.

Step 6: Save

Once you’re done with your work, you can click on File, and save your project. Double check all the Layers and Color boxes. Make sure you selected everything before saving the file as .PSD. If you want to print your flyer in a service bureau, save it as a Photoshop PDF file.