Advertisements and posters are one of the principal markets for graphic designers. Posters must be eye-catching, proficient, and communicate an significant message about a product, service or occasion, all while maintaining the viewer’s interest.
Today, we have a review of 47 tutorials for creating professional posters and ads. Whether you’re a apprentice in the field of graphic design, or you’ve been doing it for years, there is a tutorial in this list for you.
A special thanks goes to all the endowed designers out there who take the time to write a tutorial and split their astuteness with the rest of us!
How to Create an Ice-cold Poster with 3D Text
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to combine stock images and 3D text into a cool poster. We’ll use an icy theme for it and color it the way we want. You’ll see it’s not that hard to create a simple appealing poster with effective use of text and imagery.
Sony Ericsson G900 Ad Tutorial
As announced on the deviation, I’ve created a tutorial of the Sony Ericsson G900 picture. I’ve tried to create it as easy as possible that you can understand every step. All right, lets start !
Creating an Old Collage Effecft Poster
One of my favorite ‘looks’ is the sort of old-collage feel of old photos and old paper. It’s a favorite because it lets you work images and text together really easily. In this tutorial we’ll put together a poster where there is a main photograph and a lot of text using the old-collage feel.
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Creating a Grunge Rock Poster
You will need a beautiful guitarist from Mjranum Stock, Vector Speakers from Thegoldenmane and New York Sinatra from Antoine Mallet.
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Click here to download Vector Speakers.
Click here to download New York Sinatra.
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How to Design a Rockin 80′s Party Poster
In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to design a poster for an 80′s song of praise party. All the way through this tutorial, we’ll produce some textures for background, influence a photo to give it a stylish look, and make some color variations. Let’s jump into this super rad tutorial.
Gig Poster Design Tutorial
A lot of people are making them. A group of people suck. We don’t suck, and neither do you. This tutorial requires NO drawing aptitude… so don’t journey folks. You will though need Adobe Photoshop 7.0 or higher and Illustrator CS2 or higher. My name’s Dave, and this is my first ever solo tutorial. I’m very unorthodox and direct… so pardon me if I lose you guys during any part of this. I’ll do what I can to answer questions for people who think my tutorial is too confusing.
Create a Poster Illustration With Floating Floral Elements
we will be working to make an attractive Poster-size illustration with flowery rudiments. This tutorial is enthused by a proposition0 from Zach on our Tutorials Suggestions/Request page. He required to know how one would create a design like the flowery ingredient in the Version App header. I’ve taken a look at that, added a few of my possess ideas, and run with it to create a cool poster design.
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Make an Inspiring Artistic Poster with Drawn Elements
we’ll create strained rudiments, use design brushes, carry them into Photoshop, and amalgamate them into a distinctive poster masterpiece that feels hand-made, stylistically combined, and tailored. The techniques here are pay attention on creating an original inventive illustration. Let’s see how this poster design was created.
Creating a Sci-Fi Poster
The customary space movie poster is a extremely elegant but prescribed matter, featuring characters that emerge out of the darkness, brooding intergalactic clouds, some luminous chrome effects for the text, and then a modicum of lens flare to add a little pragmatism.
Given the right photography, then, any half-competent designer could knock up a absolutely ample space movie poster design in minutes. The only problem is that, as it’s in space – and consequently impossible – such photos don’t exist.
A Muscle Car Poster Tutorial
In this tutorial we’ll blend an image of a Muscle Car and an image of a Hot Hatchling into one cool retro postcard design. Be taught some brush, texture, and layer techniques to create a characteristic image everyone wants to get a hold of.
Create an Impactful Child Welfare Poster
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Creating a Grid-Shattering Typographic Poster
Let’s get our own split of typography with this dark and grungy poster. No, this is not your characteristic design, as we’ll be ‘breaking the grid’ in hope of creating a dynamic and exhilarating layout. So clutch the accustomed tools of the trade, Photoshop and Illustrator, and follow these stepladder into creating your own solution.
Create your Own Crazy Movie Poster
So anyone who knows me knows that I love movies. That said, I recently was overcome with inspiration when I saw the new Pirates of the Caribbean Posters. They are pretty sick.
When you look at the POTC Posters (That will be Pirates of the Caribbean and NOT Passion of the Christ from here forth….you know you were thinking it!) they all follow a general theme: A collage of imagery along the bottom, a bunch of enormously large heads along the top, and the classic parchment paper logo with a title slapped across it. Oh and some hot chick but we wont be using one of those for this. Boo.
Create A Retro Poster Step by Step
Creating a Stencil Effect Poster
Digital artist Ian Keltie reveals how to composite elements in Photoshop and create a poster that deploys stencilled art to promote your message. For many, the humble stencil has been a part of a personal history from when we used them as children to trace out basic shapes of houses, cars, and cats using cheap, plastic stencils.
And for most, stencils have remained firmly in the realm of playgrounds and classrooms, as we abandoned our stencilling ways and learnt illustrative and design crafts.
Designing a Portable Gaming Device Poster
In this intermediary Photoshop tutorial we will be walking through the making of an appealing, creative advertisement poster. This is what I would consider great for advertising your latest product, or just getting some design perform. I will not be amplification the function of every tool in Photoshop used in this tutorial, instead I will be walking through the design procedure (if you could call it that, anyway).
Create an Inspirational Vector Political Poster
This tutorial is inspired by Sheppard Fairey’s famous political poster series for the Obama campaign in the US. We’ll be showing you how to create this style of design. We’ll start with basic image editing techniques in Photoshop to get our guide layers setup, and then we’ll jump into Illustrator. You don’t need any fancy equipment to do this. I used an older mouse that still has the rubber ball.
Creating A Quick Grunge Poster
This tutorial will show you how to change your images into a cool dirty grunge design, which could be used for posters, prints, CD covers, etc.
Creating a ‘B’ Movie Poster
This burlesque movie poster design is a uncomplicated but efficient way of tackling those graphics challenges where there seem to be too many opinions to fit in: it enables the designer to merge slogans and other textual rudiments with the bare bones of a storyline and conspicuous images, all bound up in an iconic format that everybody will distinguish.
Of course, it doesn’t have to be the classic 1950s B-movie style that you adopt – the entirety of cinematic history is at your disposal. Take your pick from gangster movie, romantic comedy, war film or chick flick.
In this tutorial, Mark Mayer shows you how to combine 3D renders with stylized photography, text and smoke to capture all the camp horror of an alien invasion.
Creating a Grungy, Retro Poster
In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a sort of grunge poster. We will be taught how to make some rudiments look a bit dirty, create textures, and add some depths to the elements using shadows and intermingle modes.
Creating an Awesome Music Poster
This tutorial uses a variety of techniques to create a funky music poster!