Poster Design

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Successful poster designs communicate a clear message, make you halt and look, then draw you into the finer details. Posters are large canvases that give designers plenty of space to make masterpieces. In this session, you’ll learn how to incorporate the right font for the needed text, compose an effective layout, mix your illustration and design skills, grab attention, and more.

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  • News
    Introduction: Creative Session on Poster DesignPreview
    Successful poster designs communicate a clear message, makes you halt and look, then draw you into the finer details. As poster design connoisseurs we appreciate an illustrative style that is designed so well it perfectly matches a message. Posters are large canvases that give designers plenty of space to make masterpieces.Read More…
  • Inspiration
    25 Inspirational Posters from 5 Outstanding Vector ArtistsPreview
    Having the skill to create a great piece of vector art is one talent, but being able to combine this into creating a captivating poster design is another. Consider the elements of the poster... being able to grab our initial attention, and holding it until you read all it's detail. The poster needs to match the tone and the purpose of the poster in order to sell you the idea or product.Read More…
  • Designing
    How to Create an Inspirational Poster DesignPreview
    Today we will create a poster in the style of PSA (Public Service Ad). These ads are intended to develop new social values. Philippe Patrick Starck, an iconic designer, said: "The designer can and should participate in the search for meaning, the construction of a civilized world." Well, let's participate.Read More…
  • Community Projects
    Community Project: Gig Poster Showdown!Thumbnail
    If your digital art-form was a band, what style of music would it play? Is your Vector style bright and crazy like J-Pop? Do you rock Photoshop harder than Death Metal? Are you more like a Super Group of Show Stopping Mixed Media? As part of this Creative Session, we’re calling on our readers to strut their stuff on the Tuts+ virtual stage and go head to head in a massive Battle of the Bands Posters! Read More…
  • Illustration
    Create an Art Nouveau Poster in IllustratorDesign and illustration
    Alphonse Mucha is notably the most influential artist from the Art Nouveau era. I'm going to gain inspiration from his work and show you how to create your own Art Nouveau poster using Adobe Illustrator.Read More…
  • Designing
    Create a Vintage Art Deco Poster with Illustrator's Grain EffectPreview
    You might not know the name A. M. Cassandre, but you've surely seen his work. His early 20th century French advertising posters have become iconic images of the Art Deco movement, and have inspired a new generation of designers worldwide. One of the characteristic aspects of Cassandre's work is the grainy texture used to shade objects. In painting, this technique is achieved by the artist using his thumb to flick paint off the end of a toothbrush. In printmaking, the grainy tone is created with aquatint. Illustrator users can keep our hands clean and duplicate this technique with various texture effects. This is a beginner tutorial, which starts with basic shape-building methods. More experienced users can skip ahead to the texture part. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Interviews
    Interview With Travis PriceThumbnail
    Meet Travis Price, freelance designer and illustrator from Australia. He also runs a kids label called Mister Mista. Travis says as a child he did a lot of drawing and was fascinated with skateboarding, graffiti and clothing design. Those early influences can be seen intertwined in his work. His style of illustration is versatile, having the ability to appeal to both kids and grown-ups. Travis also creates a lot of print posters. He tells us that posters are the perfect medium where you can combine typography and illustration. Let's have a chat with him.Read More…
  • Theory
    Creating Limited Edition Posters and PrintsPreview
    Have you ever wanted to make your own limited edition prints and posters, but weren't sure where to start? In the following article you will learn about various ways to print your designs and how to package and sell your creations. Let's take a look!Read More…
  • Illustration
    Create a Japanese Ukiyo-e Style PrintDesign and illustration
    In this tutorial we will learn how to create a landscape in the style of a Japanese Ukiyo-e print. You will get acquainted with lots of manual techniques, and learn how to make your job easier using the Art, Scatter, and Blob Brushes.Read More…
  • Techniques
    The Art of Choosing the Right PaperPreviewimage
    Choosing the right paper for your printed media can be tricky. Paper tells about the function of the product, it's feeling and quality. Therefore it's a crucial part of the overall experience of your final product. Best of all is to start thinking about the choice of paper even before you start your work on the computer, not only to get the feeling right but also because of printing issues and costs. You can then optimize the production and design according to the paper of your choice. Here are some of the things to keep in mind about the use of paper for your printed media production.Read More…
  • Designing
    Create a Variety of 3D Lettering Effects for Poster DesignPreview
    In this tutorial I will showcase three different approaches for creating simple 3D lettering effects in the context of poster design. Onward and upward we go!Read More…
  • Global Influences
    Create a Retro Style, Airline Destination, Travel PosterTravelposterpreview
    This tutorial takes a look at the design and style of 1950s air travel tourism poster design. We'll take a look at the typographic qualities and composition of late 50s posters, and then utilize modern digital rendering techniques to create an illustrated Australia tourism ad campaign.Read More…
  • Web Roundups
    25 Creative and Challenging Vector Poster Design Tutorials1 preview
    Jump into this roundup of some of the most creative and challenging vector poster design tutorials on the web. There is a large assortment of styles and approaches here to review, from spacey psychedelic poster design, to geometrically influenced poster design, to robotic stomping power, to retro aesthetics and more. Check out these inspiring poster design tutorials.Read More…
  • News
    Poster Design - Creative Session WrapPreview
    It’s a wrap. This session has covered a mix of poster design articles and tutorials. We’ve looked at various artist’s work and their workflows. We've viewed a heavy dose of inspiration from some top contemporary vector poster designers. We’ve taken a close look at the topics of creating limited editing prints, choosing the right paper, and professional poster design techniques. With these tips and tools you're armed, and well prepared, to fire off some awesome poster designs.Read More…