Presentation software like Microsoft PowerPoint, Keynote, or OpenOffice Impress (free software)
Print and digital publishing software like Adobe InDesign
Document preparation systems like LaTeX (free software)
Set the size of the slide or canvas to the actual dimensions of your poster.
If you create a smaller poster & print at a larger scale (e.g., 300%), the text & images may become blurry & pixilated.
3. CREATE: your poster
Graphics programs are helpful for drawing figures and other illustrations.
Adobe Photoshop or GIMP (free software). & insert your images into the poster.
Create graphs with spreadsheet applications like Microsoft Excel.
Download UC Berkeley logos and seals at: http://identity.berkeley.edu/downloads/
Edit and Evaluate
Print your draft poster to letter size paper.
Share with colleagues for editing extraneous or confusing content.
Make sure your work follows your presentation requirements.