If you know nothing about designing a poster, don't worry. A list of suitable software applications for poster creation is provided in the resources section of this website. Depending on your own level of expertise, you can pick and choose which applications to use. A helpful downloadable pdf manual of the tips provided in this course is also available for you to read.
Throughout this presentation we guide you through the process of using tools that are common within all graphics and desktop publishing applications.
However, some tools are better than others
for the job, so try to best match your software choice to your needs.
For example, MS Powerpoint is a useful tool, but it is designed for low-resolution screen output, whereas creating a large poster is going to be easier and quicker
in an application such
as Quark Xpress, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Illustrator or MS Publisher.
If you do not have access to these applications, see the resources page for links to open-source and online (cloud computing) image manipulation software applications.