When you've scored a big item for your fundraiser or party, let potential winners know about raffle tickets by advertising with a flyer. Flyers are quick and portable promotional materials; they're standard sheets of copy paper that may have pictures, graphics or just a few lines of text. With your computer, you can make flyers in just a couple of minutes' time. You'll soon be ready to head out and paper your neighbourhood, recruit raffle ticket buyers at an event or send them to your mailing list.
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Things you need
- Microsoft Publisher
- Digital image
- Adobe Photoshop
- Microsoft Word
Open Publisher, click the "File" tab and select "Change Template." Click the "Home" link, which brings up Publisher's most common quick templates. Click once on the "Fliers" link. Scroll through the available flyer templates and double-click one. If the "Change Template" box pops up, click "Apply template to the current publication" and click "OK." After a few moments, the flyer appears in the Publisher workspace.
Click into the placeholder headline on the flyer. Type your words directly in the box over the original ones, such as "Chance to Win a New Motorcycle!" Click into the other boxes on the flyer and type over the text with information on ticket prices and deals (such as 6 tickets for £3), how and where to buy tickets, when the drawing will be held and any other event details.
Click the "Insert" tab and click the "Clip Art" button. Type a word or phrase into the "Search for" box that goes with the item being raffled off, such as "motorcycle," "tropical island" or "cake." Click "Go," scroll through the images and double-click one to add it to the flyer. Another option is to search for "tickets" or "raffle." If you have a photo of the item being raffled, click the "Insert" tab, click "Picture," browse to the item on your computer and double-click the file name, which adds the picture to the flyer.
Click the "Page" design tab at the top of the screen. Scroll through the blocks of colour and double-click one to recolor the flyer. Experiment with the colour options until you get one that goes with your cause or organisation, or simply choose colours you think will capture your audience's attention.
Click the "File" tab and select "Save As." Type a name for the flyer and save it to your computer.
Open Photoshop, pull down the "File" menu and click "New." Name the file "RaffleFlyer" and set its dimensions as 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Click the "White" button under the "Contents" menu and click the "OK" button to open the Photoshop workspace.
Click "File" again and select "Open." Browse to a digital photo of the item being raffled or a picture of a coil of tickets. Double-click the file, which opens the picture on the screen. Press and hold down the "Ctrl" key and drag and drop the picture onto the "RaffleFlyer" box. To resize it, pull down the "Edit" menu, click "Transform," click "Scale" and shrink it to size.
Click the "Type" tool, which looks like a "T" on the "Tools" palette. Select a font, size and colour for the headline of the flyer. Click the top of the flyer and type the headline, such as "Win a Trip to Cancun!" Reduce the font size, move your cursor below the flyer and type additional raffle information, such as who benefits from the money, where to buy tickets and when the drawing will be held.
Click the right-pointing triangle icon or the three-line icon at the top right of the "Layers" palette and select "Flatten Image." If you don't see the "Layers" palette, pull down the "Window" menu and click "Show Layers."
Pull down the "File" menu, click "Save As" and save the flyer to your computer.
Open Word, click the "File" tab and select "New." Click the "Available Templates" section and select "Flyers." Open one of the folder categories for the flyers and scroll through the available designs. Any flyer may be customised with your words and images. Double-click a flyer and it opens in a new Word window.
Highlight the placeholder headline on the flyer and type over the words with your own, such as "Buy Raffle Tickets, Win £65!" Repeat this to add the rest of the raffle ticket information on the other text boxes on the flyer. Change the appearance of the text by highlighting the words and using the ribbon at the top of the screen to change font, size, colour, position and style of the words.
Click once on a placeholder graphic on the flyer and press the "Delete" key to remove it. Click the "Insert" tab and click the "Picture" box to browse to a digital photo to add to the flyer. If you don't have a picture of the item being raffled, click the "Clip Art" box and search for a word or phrase that defines the item, your organisation or raffle tickets. Double-click the item to open it on the flyer; repeat to add more pictures to the flyer.
Give the flyer a background colour by clicking the "Page Layout" tab and pulling down the "Page Color" box, which is in the middle of the ribbon in the "Page Background" section. Click a coloured box and the flyer instantly changes to the new colour. (Don't do this step if you're printing your flyers on coloured paper.)
Click the "File" tab and click "Save As." Give the flyer a name and select a destination to save it to on your computer.
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