(Closed) Program for making DIY invites

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve never used it, but I know a lot of people who don’t want to get photoshop use gimp, I’ve heard it’s one of the best programs you can get for free http://www.gimp.org/

You shouldn’t have to upgrade your OS I don’t think, not positive though…also Adobe gives 30 day trials of their programs so you could play around in gimp and then use the free trial when it comes time to do the final product.

Post # 5
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Honestly, I use publisher (which on newer macs it is just combined with word, you just have to pick “publishing format”. Its free if you have Microsoft Office Suite.  If you want tips on how to use it, let me know!

Here are some things I’ve designed on publisher:

Post # 6
3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

I would recommend GIMP — it is what I am currently using to design things.  However, I will say that there is a bit of a learning curve to it, as of course certain functions are not the same if you are familiar with Photoshop.  If you do go with it, google is your friend — if you can’t figure out how to do something, google it and there will more than likely be a tutorial or a FAQ out there somewhere explaining it.  Good luck!

Post # 7
8463 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I personally use Photoshop and InDesign, I have no idea how much these programs are though, however if you want help with anything just PM me.  Here’s some examples (these are for a boudoir scrapbook, so I just put one of our E-pics there so you could get an idea of placement)

Post # 9
1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@carolyn.sp.79:  Did you purchase fonts?  My main gripe with using office is just that the fonts all suck.

Post # 10
535 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014


For fonts, check out dafont, fontspace, fontsquirrel, & 1001freefonts. Tons of free ones, including knockoffs of some famous ones. Also, google Pinterest for fonts and you’ll find more links than you can eve hope to look at. I’m such a font hoarder that I have several thousand installed, and more saved to a flash drive.

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