You may have run across our awesome Graphic Design templates, and decided to use one for your business. Follow along to see how to customize a brochure and make it stand out with your own content!
Start with opening up the Graphic Designer. Then under the Templates category, head over to Brochures. Here you'll see several different variations to choose from.
Keep in mind, BeFunky can print at a maximum of 4080x4080 pixels. Our brochure templates all have dimensions of 3300px x 2550px (or 11" x 8.5") with a 300dpi. These templates are made to be printed out on regular printer-sized paper for best results.
Before you start customizing, it helps to have all of your images and copy ready for your brochure. Use the clearest and most relevant imagery you can to make your business shine. If you have images that are overly cluttered or busy, they may not be a good choice for your brochure.
Think about what you want from your brochure. Are you selling real estate, or a travel company, or your own services? What is your mission statement? Brochure copy should be brief, relevant and create a call to action.
If you have specific branding like logos and color schemes, have these prepared as well. If you’re following a certain color palette, have the hex codes for those colors ready to add into the designer.
Once you have your content ready you can get started! Look through the different templates and find one that suits your brand aesthetic.
All of these templates are filled with demo content that can easily be replaced with your own. In this example, we'll use Brochure #8. We'll turn this brochure on Bali into one for the Oregon Coast!
Start by opening up the Graphic Designer, then under Templates select 'Event Templates' and find the brochure template you like the best.
If you'd like to keep the basic look but just change text, colors and images, click onto a section to add your own content.
For images: When you click on an image, the 'Image Properties' section will appear. Here you can click the 'Replace' button, and choose an image from your computer to replace the same section.
Your other option is to use images in your Image Manager, and drag-and-drop them into the image area you want to replace. As you drag your image over the demo, you'll see it highlight. Release your image to see it populate in that area.
If you need to make some edits to your image after placing them in the Designer, click on 'Open Image in Editor' to take it into the Photo Editor. Once you finish your edits, click 'Back to Designer' to see your edited image populate in your design.
For colors: Click onto one of the demo graphics to bring up a 'Graphic Properties' menu, similar to images. Here you'll see the option to add a 'Color Overlay'. Do the same with any text you want to change, by clicking on the text and using the color selector to choose the colors you want.
If you have hex codes to use with your design, you can add them in the box at the top of the Color Selector dialogue.
Use the arrow buttons on your keyboard to nudge around text, images or graphics on your canvas. If they're enabled, you'll see snapping lines and distances appear to help you align your elements.
Once you're happy with your results, save your image to your computer or BeFunky. If you'd like your brochure to be double sided, look into double-sided printing with two templates. They're designed to fold like a traditional brochure and help get your business looking sharp!