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Graphic Design

Some Free (and Freemium) PDF Editing Software for Nonprofits

Adobe Acrobat Alternatives We’ve done the research for you and rounded up great suggestions for image and document-related programs. This four-part blog post series will cover these four types of applications: PDF editing software, publishing and typesetting software, vector editing software, and finally, photo editing software. We’ll share two options for each product: one advanced application for the designer pros, and one easy-to-use option for the novices and “aspiring” designers.

Blogging Tools that Save Me Hours Every Day

Blogging Tools to Save HoursA great blog can help your nonprofit connect with stakeholders, generate funding, and influence public opinion. However, it takes time and energy to craft posts that will resonate with your readers, and those are resources in short supply for many nonprofits. Having been a blogger for years, I’ve found ways to shave down the amount of time it takes to prep, publish, and share my posts. Here are some of the tools I use that can help save you hours every day. 

Winners of the Celebrate Creativity with Adobe Contest!

Celebrate Creativity with Adobe invited nonprofits, charities and libraries in the Canada to showcase their most creative materials that were designed in any Adobe program. The community then voted on the submissions they believed were the most creative and inspiring, and we were incredibly impressed with the results!

Celebrate Creativity with Adobe!

Adobe and TechSoup Canada teamed up to bring you a Facebook contest where your creative material (e.g., posters, brochures, any marketing collateral), designed in any Adobe program, can win your organization up to $2,000 CAD.

Creating an Event Invitation Using Adobe InDesign

You've been asked to create an invitation for an event or fundraiser, and you'd like to make it look extra spiffy. But you're not a graphic designer by training, and you don't yet know how to use Adobe InDesign. Don't worry, we've got you covered.

Design, Create, and Inspire with Adobe Creative Cloud

TechSoup Canada is proud to announce two new additions to the Adobe donation program: Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps Plan and Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan. Now you can tell your story through a variety of media using Adobe Creative Cloud!

Photoshop for Nonprofits: Part 5

Ready to wrap this up? Great! The only thing left to do to complete our poster is to add the nonprofit organization's logo. This logo file was available in part 1, but for the sake of convenience, you can download it here, too.

Photoshop for Nonprofits: Part 4

Welcome back! So far we've cleaned up the image and added our header text. Now, we'll add the body text and the white box behind it. But first, let's talk about layers.

Photoshop for Nonprofits: Part 3

Let's dive right in. You've no doubt picked up everything you needed in Part 1 and cleaned the image in Part 2. (If you haven't, go ahead. We'll wait.)

We now move on to adding the header.

Photoshop for Nonprofits: Part 2

Welcome back! This guide will walk you through the first steps of how to create the poster from Intro to Photoshop for Nonprofits: Part 1. We've included screenshots for each step, too.