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Free Poster Design Video Tutorial - Create Your Own Posters

This free video workshop, "Secret Knowedge of Poster Design" will show you how to layout a professional looking poster on your computer. Scribus is free professional layout software you can use for any purpose, not just posters. The workshop focuses on creating poster layouts using some really great free graphic design resources, which will save you time as you make your poster and yield good results. 

The video is over an hour long. If you don't have an hour to learn how to make a poster right now, you might want to bookmark this page instead.


Free Graphic Design / Layout Software Download

You'll probably want to download the software we're using, so that you can follow along with the workshop. 

Scribus is free. It's works great. It runs on a Mac. It runs on a PC / Windows computer. It runs on Linux. You can download it for free from

Install instructions are here.

What is Secret Knowledge?

We're a really rad nonprofit which helps creative people succeed at what they do.

Secret Knowledge was founded in 2013 by creative empowerment luminary Noah Kleiman to help creative people in Portland grow their working livelihoods amid rapid city growth and looming gentrification. We help creative people redefine success; connect with and support one another; develop necessary entrepreneurial skills; find and access resources; and we provide the direct support creative people need most as they strive to grow their creative careers.


We offer free video lessons, like the one featured on this page; each year we host The Secret Knowledge Conference, a full day of professional training and community connection for creative people; and we offer other community events throughout the year.

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5038 NE 29th Ave

Portland, Oregon 97211

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