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How to Create an Oktoberfest Flyer Template

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What You'll Be Creating

Are you ready to add a fun, festive touch to your Oktoberfest celebrations? Look no further! In this InDesign tutorial, I'm going to show you how to create an easy and eye-catching Oktoberfest flyer template that will make sure your party stands out from the crowd. Learn how to use design elements like Oktoberfest fonts, colors, and graphics to create the perfect flyer for your event. Get ready for an unforgettable Oktoberfest celebration!

Before we jump into the tutorial, check out this Oktoberfest poster. It's the perfect way to get your friends and family together for some good ol' beer and fun.

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What You'll Learn in This Oktoberfest Flyer Tutorial

  • How to create an Oktoberfest flyer background
  • How to choose the best fonts for an Oktoberfest invite
  • How to design an Oktoberfest template

What You Will Need to Create an Oktoberfest Template

1. How to Create an Oktoberfest Flyer Background

Step 1

Open InDesign and go to File > New > Document. Set the dimensions to 8.5 in x 11 in. Change the Margins to 0.5 in on all sides. Add a 0.125 in Bleed on all sides.

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Step 2

Create a New Color Swatch in the Swatches panel. Click Add, then Done.

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Step 3

Select the Rectangle Tool (M) and Fill the background with the gold swatch.

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Step 4

Open the Vintage Book Textures AI file in Adobe Illustrator. Copy (Command-C) and Paste (Command-V) the third texture in the second row into the InDesign document. Resize it so that it covers the gold background. 

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Step 5

Select the texture layer and go to Object > Effects > Transparency. Change the Mode to Darken and the Opacity to 10%.

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Step 6

Open the Painted Rhombs file in Illustrator. Select the black rhombus and Copy and Paste it into the InDesign document. Change the layer Mode to Screen, with an Opacity of 23%.

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2. How to Choose the Best Fonts for an Oktoberfest Invite

Choosing the right Oktoberfest fonts for your project can be a daunting task. With so many options available, it can be hard to decide which font is the best fit for your project. A key tip when selecting the right fonts for your flyer is to factor in readability, style, and personality. I will be pairing rounded sans serifs and script fonts for this Oktoberfest invitation. We will be going for a fun and festive look in our Oktoberfest graphic.

Step 1

Create a New Color Swatch using C0 M100 Y100 K44. Grab the Type Tool (T) and type out the word 'Oktoberfest' using Bernard Wacker. 

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Step 2

With the Oktoberfest text frame still selected, change the Rotation Angle and Shear X Angle to in the top toolbar.

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Step 3

Add another text frame on top using Blang Yellow, Black swatch, and 21 pt font.

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Step 4

Grab the Pen Tool (P) and make a curved path on the right side of the page. Make sure your Fill and Stroke are set to None in the Swatches panel.

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Step 5

Select the Type on a Path Tool (Shift-T) and hover over the left side of the path until a + sign appears. Click on the path and type the month for the Oktoberfest event using Bernard Wacker 25 pt.

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Step 6

Continue using the fonts Blang Yellow and Bernard Wacker to fill out the rest of the information for your Oktoberfest invitation template.

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3. How to Make an Oktoberfest Template

The best way to make your flyer one-of-a-kind is to add some Oktoberfest graphics. Whether you're designing a poster, flyer, or Oktoberfest invitation template, festival-themed graphics will add that extra bit of excitement and energy to your design. 

Step 1

Open the Beer glass3.psd file from the Beer Illustrations folder. Change the document to CMYK (Image > Mode > CMYK Color). Save this file as a TIFF on your desktop.

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Step 2

File > Place this beer illustration in the middle of your Oktoberfest flyer.

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Step 3

Add more Oktoberfest graphics from the folder, like hops, leaves, and malt grass.

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Step 4

Open the Line and Arrow Decoration files and add dividers to make the Oktoberfest design appear more organized.

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Step 5

Open handbadges03.ai from the Vintage Badges file. Copy (Command-C) and Paste (Command-V) the first badge into the Oktoberfest invitation. Change the color to Paper in the Swatches panel.

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Step 6

Use the Ellipse Frame Tool and the Type on a Path Tool (Shift-T) to type out the "voted" information.

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Time to Party!

You've now learned how to design an Oktoberfest graphic. But do you still need to figure out a way to show off your Oktoberfest flyer template in the most realistic way? Placeit mockups have got you covered! With Placeit's easy-to-use mockup generator, you can quickly create a realistic mockup of your flyer and share it with others.

So why wait? Start creating your own flyer mockup with a colored background today and make sure everyone knows about your amazing Oktoberfest festivities.

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5 Professionally Designed Oktoberfest Invitations

Celebrate Oktoberfest in style! With colorful and eye-catching designs, you'll have no trouble getting the word out. Create excitement in your community and make this year's celebration one to remember by using one of these Oktoberfest invitations.

1. Oktoberfest Flyer (PSD)

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Looking to make your Oktoberfest event stand out? With this Oktoberfest design, you can quickly and easily create a custom flyer that will help draw attention and make your event a success.

2. Oktoberfest Beer Festival Poster (AI, EPS)

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Get ready for the biggest event of the year! This design is easy to edit in Adobe Illustrator, so you can make it your own. Whether you’re hosting an event or just want to show off your favorite beers, this Oktoberfest poster is the perfect way to get everyone excited. With its bold colors and unique designs, it’s sure to turn heads and get everyone in the mood for a good time.

3. Oktoberfest Celebration Flyer (PSD)

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Make everyone excited for the upcoming celebration by adding your favorite beer brands, colors, and typefaces. And don't forget to invite all your friends. Put your own spin on the design and make it unique with Adobe Illustrator.

4. Oktoberfest Flyer Template (AI)

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With an amazing design and attention to detail, you'll be sure to create a flyer that stands out from the crowd and encourages people to join the party. So get ready for a great time by downloading Oktoberfest Flyer Template today.

5. Oktoberfest Event Flyer (AI, PSD)

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Get ready for the best Oktoberfest celebration ever. Spice up your event with this unique and eye-catching Oktoberfest flyer template. Perfect for any beer or food festival, it's sure to draw attention from far and wide.

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