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Help with making flyers on the computer

Basically looking for a program that can make basic flyers/PDFs like the ones below. I'm a seasoned MS Paint and Photobucket user, but needless to say they don't get me the results I want lol. The only one that comes to mind is photoshop and from what I have seen, is very complex. I'm just looking for a program or a way where I can upload a pic, throw in a few basic effects, and type in different fonts.

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Basically looking for a program that can make basic flyers/PDFs like the ones below. I'm a seasoned MS Paint and Photobucket user, but needless to say they don't get me the results I want lol. The only one that comes to mind is photoshop and from what I have seen, is very complex. I'm just looking for a program or a way where I can upload a pic, throw in a few basic effects, and type in different fonts.

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There is about a 0% chance you can replicate that on MS Paint...

Those are a combo of Photoshop and Illustrator.
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Yeah I spent about 5 min trying and then gave up LOL.
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InDesign. It's part of the Adobe package.
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Adobe CS5. It includes photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc. They're sweet programs. I'm half way decent at them, but my problem is I'm not that creative.

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..... my problem is I'm not that creative.
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Microsoft Publisher is included with Office 2007 small business. Not sure which version of 2010 has publisher.

otherwise photoshop Elements works better than paint on the cheap.

As with most stuff Garbage in, Garbage out....

decide what you want to do and leap.
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how much is it worth to you? I have the number of an out of work graphics artist I can send ya.
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GIMP is a nice, free version of Photoshop. Play around with it and good luck.

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how much is it worth to you? I have the number of an out of work graphics artist I can send ya.
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This sounds like a good option for the op.
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Yeah, hire a pro and they can knock this out quickly/cheaply.

(what is WITH all these people trying to do everything themselves these days?)

But if you must use it yourself, I highly recommend using Lynda.com Photoshop CS4 training for their photoshop tutorials (and other programs).
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