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Are you preparing for Black Friday campaigns for your company or brand? Here we’ve made a simple tutorial on how to make a Black Friday banner for Twitter posts in free Lunacy software. Check and try!

Recently we shared simple tutorials on how to make custom Instagram imagesFacebook banners, Halloween banners, and memes in Lunacy, free design software. Today, we are up to share another simple guide by Icons8 designer Margarita: learn how to make a custom banner for a Twitter post devoted to Black Friday and share a piece of fun and style with your friends or readers on social networks. You can use the software even if you have zero design background. What’s more, Lunacy has a huge library of built-in design assets such as photos, icons, and vector illustrations, so for most cases, you won’t need to get distracted to find them elsewhere. Check the set of simple steps that will allow you to create a Twitter banner in no time with our free picture editor.

So, let’s get started. Here’s the banner we wanted to get.

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

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And here’s how to make it, step by step.

1. Create a new project. Choose an artboard for Twitter Post in the right panel. Zoom out by holding Ctrl (Cmd) and scrolling the mouse wheel.

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

2. Now we will find an image for the background. Click on the search field in the right panel to see the drop-down menu.

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

3. Select the line Background.

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

4. Find a texture that you like and click it.

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

5. Stretch it all over the artboard.

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

6. Select the Rectangle Tool.

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

7. Draw the rectangle exactly the same size as the artboard.

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

8. Click on the color swatch in the right panel to recolor it.

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

9. Choose the white color (FFFFFF).

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

10. On the top of the right panel change the size of the white rectangle. In order to do so, click on the text field next to H and type “-100” after the numbers that are already there. Then press Enter. Do the same for the text field next to W.

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

11. Align the rectangle to the center of the artboard using buttons on the top of the right panel.

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

12. Create the second rectangle using shortcut Ctrl (Cmd) + C, Ctrl (Cmd) + V on your keyboard.

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

13. Change the size of it using the numbers at the top of the right panel again. First, click on the text field next to W and type “+20” after the numbers that are already there. Then press Enter.

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

14. Then type “+20” after the numbers at the text field next to H. Press Enter.

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

15. Align the second rectangle to the center of the artboard using buttons on the top of the right panel.

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

16. Remove the fill of the second rectangle using the button in the right panel.

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

17. Add the stroke to it in the same panel.

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

18. Increase the stroke width.

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

19. Click on the color swatch.

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

20. Recolor the stroke to white (FFFFFF).

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

21. Select the Text tool in the left panel.

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

22. Draw the text frame on the artboard.

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

23. Type in the text and adjust font and size in the right panel.

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

24. Align the title to the center of the text frame by clicking on the button in the right panel.

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

25. Then align the whole text frame to the center of the artboard on the top of the right panel.

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

26. Select Line Tool.

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

27. Draw a line across the composition. Hold Shift in order to make it perfectly horizontal.

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

28. Increase the stroke width in the right panel.

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

29. Click on the color swatch.

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

30. Pick the eyedropper and choose a color from the texture that would be dark enough to be visible on white.

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

31. Select the Text tool in the left panel.

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

32. Draw the second text frame on the artboard.

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

33. Type in the text and adjust font and size in the right panel.

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

34. Click on the color swatch to recolor it. Use the eyedropper to pick a color from the texture.

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

35. Recolor the big title too.

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

36. Select both text frames and the line, align everything to the center of the artboard using the button on the top of the right panel.

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

37. Make the final adjustments. Tweak the size and positioning of the elements until you are happy with the result.

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

38. Select all the artwork by pressing Ctrl (Cmd) + A on your keyboard. Then click on the plus button next to Make Exportable in the right panel.

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

39. Finally, click on the Export Selected button and save your picture.

lunacy tutorial twitter black friday

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That’s it!

The flow shown above allows you to make you any custom designs and cool images with Lunacy for your posts on any social network; it can be effectively used as a free banner maker or image editor. What makes it different from basic online image makers is:

  • the ability to work offline
  • the direct access to the huge libraries of photo and graphic content integrated into the editor
  • the much wider variety of options to play with fonts, sizes, and combinations.

The guide can be helpful for social media managers, content makers, bloggers, writers, educators, and just any people who share their experiences, fun, and lifestyle to the world via social networks. Feel yourself a designer even if you’ve never tried it before!

Also, welcome to the collections of stylish shopping clipart and ecommerce icons in different styles.

Got any questions? Welcome to the comments here. And don’t miss new tutorials on how to design in Lunacy graphic design software, they are coming soon!

About the author: Margarita Ivanchikova is one of the lead designers for Icons8, who finds time to not only create icons, illustrations, and animations but also share her experience with other designers in tutorials and guides. Check her video tutorials on morphing graphics in After Effects and making animated icons in After Effects and simple guides on making custom social media images and original memes in Lunacy.

 

Try tools for creators by the Icons8 team:

Icons8 Icons8, a library of about 130K+ icons and clip art images
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Background Remover Background Remover, AI-based online tool for removing background from any photo
Mega Creator Mega Creator, online tool for creating visual content from pre-made elements
Fugue Fugue, royalty free music for videos of any kind
Lunacy Lunacy, free graphic design software with built-in design resources
Smart Upscaler Smart Upscaler, image upscaler to enlarge and enhance images using AI
Generated Photos Generated Photos, unique, worry-free model photos generated by AI
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