As a follow up to my earlier post on quality free graphic design software, I thought I’d let you know about top-notch free publishing software. Scribus is useful after you have your diagrams and outlines drawn and photos edited. It manages page layout for you – so you can create a professional look for your brochures, or magazines, or kit instructions, or fliers, or posters (like the poster below).
I haven’t had a chance to use it yet myself, but I found this page of links to Scribus tutorials. My impression is it’s slightly confusing when you start out, but it does a very professional job. And the tutorial on making the poster to the left is here.
Anyway, I know some of my readers publish their own designs, so perhaps this will be helpful!