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How to Make a Band Flyer in Photoshop

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What You'll Be Creating

Concerts are back and are bigger than ever. And what better way to promote your newly formed band than with a flyer? Learn how to make a gig flyer with this step-by-step tutorial. Throughout this tutorial, you will learn how to make a grunge-style background and a music band flyer.

Need more time to practice? With this band show flyer template, you'll be able to create a professional-quality music event flyer in just minutes. At the end of the tutorial, I have compiled a collection of downloadable band gig flyers that is sure to have your show rocking. Or if you want to try a gig flyer maker right in your browser, visit Placeit's music flyer maker as well!

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What You'll Learn In This Band Flyer Tutorial

  • How to make a grunge background for a music band flyer
  • How to make a band flyer

What You Will Need to Design Your Own Music Gig Flyer

1. How to Make a Grunge Background for a Band Show Flyer

Step 1

Let's start with this punk gig flyer! Open Adobe Photoshop and create a new document (File > New). Change the Width to 8.75 in and the Height to 11.25 in

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Step 2

Create four guides by going to View > New Guide Layout. Change the Top, Left, Bottom, and Right Margins to 0.125 in.

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Step 3

Open the wrinkled paper image in Photoshop. Drag and drop it into the gig flyer design.

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Step 4

Open the noise23.jpg and noise12.jpg from the Noise Overlay Textures zip file in Photoshop. Convert both of the noise images to Grayscale by going to Image > Mode > Grayscale. Invert both images by adding an Invert Adjustment Layer. Select the Invert and Noise layer in the Layers panel and Right-Click > Merge Layers.

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Step 5

Drag and drop the noise23 and noise12 layer into the gig flyer design. Change the Blending Mode to Multiply.

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2. How to Make a Band Flyer in Photoshop

Step 1

Select the Rectangle Tool (U) and create a frame for the band photo. Use 2380 px x 3185 px for the dimensions. Right-Click this rectangle layer in the Layers panel and select Convert to Smart Object.

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Step 2

Double-Click the black rectangle thumbnail in the Layers panel. Open the rock band photo in Photoshop and place it inside the black rectangle smart object. Change the color mode to RGB by going to Image > Mode > RGB Color. Right-Click the rock band photo and select Convert to Smart Object. Apply a Reticulation Filter by going to Filter > Filter Gallery. Use these settings:

  • Density: 12
  • Foreground Level: 40
  • Background Level: 5

Note: Make sure the Foreground Color is set to #000000 and the Background Color is set to #ffffff in the left toolbar.

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Step 3

Save this rock band smart object file (File > Save). Go back to your band flyer. Now you should see the filtered band photo in the rectangle smart object. Open the 12.png textured frames and borders file in Photoshop. Drag and drop it into our flyer. Resize the frame (Command-T) so that it fits around the edge of the band photo.

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Step 4

Press Command and click the black grunge frame thumbnail in the Layers panel. You should now have an active selection around the black frame.

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Step 5

Use the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) and make a selection in the center of the band photo so that it looks like the image below. Make sure Add to Selection is selected in the top toolbar. The area shown below in pink should be where you add to your selection.

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Step 6

Select the Band Photo layer and add a Layer Mask at the bottom of the Layers panel. Make the Frame layer invisible by selecting the eye icon. 

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Step 7

Grab the Type Tool (T) using Asphalts Display and type your band name with these settings:

  • The: 77 pt, All Caps, Faux Italic, -20 Tracking, #ed2024
  • Dropouts: 168 pt, All Caps, Faux Italic, #ed2024
  • On Tour: 38 pt, All Caps, Faux Italic, -20 Tracking, #ffffff

Select all three text layers, go to Edit > Transform > Skew, and change the Vertical Skew to -5 in the top toolbar.

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Step 8

Add the rest of the information for the event, including the date, location, and address. Use the font Noir Pro Bold.

  • Date: 67 pt, #ffffff
  • Album & Address: 15 pt, #ffffff
  • Location: 48 pt, #d7e480
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Step 9

Open the Douglas Collection PSD badge file in Photoshop. Drag and drop the badge into the band flyer. Change the Fill to #d7e47f.

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Step 10

Apply a Drop Shadow Layer Style to the green badge by double-clicking the layer in the Layers panel.

  • Blend Mode: Multiply, #000000
  • Opacity: 46%
  • Angle: 90°
  • Distance: 0 px
  • Spread: 0%
  • Size: 54 px
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Step 11

Add the rest of your ticket information and website address at the top of the band flyer using the Douglas-Calgury and Noir Pro fonts.

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Encore! Now You Can Design Your Own Music Gig Flyer!

You know how to make a band flyer in Photoshop, so now it's time to hit the road and promote your gig! Become the talk of the town with your band show flyer, and don't forget to use this awesome gig flyer design mockup from Placeit's band flyer maker online! Keep exploring this gig flyer maker to create amazing punk gig flyers too!

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5 Must-Have Band Gig Flyers From Envato Elements

The day has come for you and your band to perform your hit single at the local pub. Suddenly, you remember that you need to promote your band. You can with this list of five rock-worthy punk gig flyers that are ready to customize on Photoshop or Illustrator. Or you can visit Placeit's band flyer maker online to make one in your browser!

1. Retro Music Festival (PSD, AI)

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Looking for something bold, edgy, and unconventional? This gig flyer maker template is a must-have to promote your next tour. Whether you're a musician, an event organizer, or just want to support the local scene, this flyer is perfect.

2. Indie Music Flyer (PSD)

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Our rock band flyer template is fully editable, so you can customize your message and promote your music. An eye-catching layout and vibrant colors will help you get the word out.

3. Hip Hop Music Flyer (PSD)

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Whether you're promoting a concert, a new album, or a tour, this rock band flyer template can get the job done. Simply change the text and colors to match your aesthetic and start promoting your music.

4. Music Battle Flyer (PSD)

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This music flyer maker template is perfect for promoting your upcoming tour. With a modern but fun design, this flyer template is great for punk and emo bands. Add your own custom text to create the perfect promotion for your band.

5. Concert Tour Flyer (AI, PSD)

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This classic rock band flyer template is an easy, affordable option for marketing your gig. Great for punk bands and concerts, it's the perfect way to get out the word about your upcoming tour.

Find the Resources You Need for Your Next Gig!

These rock band resources are perfect for promoting your upcoming tour. These carefully curated assets will help you generate hype for your event, promote it to the local media, and get the word out to your fans on social media.

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