Recently we shared simple tutorials on how to make custom Instagram images, Facebook banners, and memes in Lunacy, free design software. Today, we are up to share another simple guide: learn how to make a custom event banner and share a piece of fun and style with your friends or readers on social networks.

If you are looking for free and easy-to-use software to make custom images for your personal posts, blog articles, or social media marketing goals, Lunacy editor is the one to help. Again, let us show instead of telling about it. This time the Icons8 lead designer Margarita has prepared another simple design tutorial demonstrating how to make a custom media for an event banner of a Halloween party. 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 custom banner in no time with our free picture editor.

So, let’s get started. Here’s the banner we wanted to get. It offers people to attend an online Halloween party.

Facebook Post halloween banner design

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1. Create a new file. In the right panel, choose the artboard Facebook Post.

lunacy halloween banner tutorial

2. Zoom out holding CTRL and scrolling the mouse wheel. Now we will change the background color. You can either change Artboard Background directly in the right panel or with a Rectangle Tool on the left.

lunacy halloween banner tutorial

3. If you choose to draw a rectangle for the background, adjust its color in the right panel.

lunacy halloween banner tutorial

4. After that, we will search for illustrations on our topic. Choose the Illustrations tab in the left panel.

lunacy halloween banner tutorial

5. Use the search field to find images on specific topics.

lunacy halloween banner tutorial

6. Place an illustration on the artboard.

lunacy halloween banner tutorial

7. Now select the Text tool on the left.

lunacy halloween banner tutorial

8. Draw a frame for the title somewhere on the artboard. Paste or type in the text.

lunacy halloween banner tutorial

9. Adjust font, size, and color in the right panel.

lunacy halloween banner tutorial

10. Click on the color setting and use an eyedropper to make the text the same color as illustration details.

lunacy halloween banner tutorial

11. Adjust the position of the title.

lunacy halloween banner tutorial

12. Using Text Tool draw more text frames. Type in the captions.

lunacy halloween banner tutorial

13. If there is only a couple of lines in the caption that should be of different size, I prefer drawing a separate text frame for each string.

lunacy halloween banner tutorial

14. Adjust the font, size, and color of the text in the right panel just as you did for the title.

lunacy halloween banner tutorial

15. If gaps between separate characters seem too large, you can adjust kerning manually. For this select those exact characters and correct the space between them at the bottom of the right panel. Alternatively, you can place the text cursor between those exact characters and adjust kerning the same way.

lunacy halloween banner tutorial

16. Now we can add more illustrated details to the image. Discard search results in the left panel and choose the preferred style. In this case, we are looking for Arabica style illustrations.

lunacy halloween banner tutorial

17. Scroll down until you see separate elements of illustrations and place one of them on the artboard.

lunacy halloween banner tutorial

18. Hold ALT and drag the element to make a copy of it.lunacy halloween banner tutorial

19. Rotate, resize, and move the elements until you are happy with the way they look.

lunacy halloween banner tutorial

20. Then select everything by a shortcut CTRL + A. At the bottom of the right panel click on the plus button next to Make Exportable.

lunacy halloween banner tutorial

21. After that click on the button Export Selected and save your Facebook post image. Enjoy!

lunacy halloween banner tutorial

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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 in 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 download our freebie with fall and Halloween graphics and check the collections of stylish Halloween stock photos and Halloween clipart 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
Offline app icons8 Offline app and plugins to drag’n’drop icons and clip art to any design tools
Moose Moose, the big collection of high-quality stock photos
illustrations Ouch! , a library of vector illustrations and collages
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
Also, get the lists of free vector software and free photo editing software.
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