35+ Photoshop Tutorials for Designing Your Own Posters
Creating posters with Photoshop can be a lot of fun and there are unlimited opportunities. In these tutorials you’ll learn some new ways to enhance your Photoshop skills while creating posters for all kinds of purposes. A lot of different styles of design are represented, and each one takes a different approach to get to the end result. You can follow some of the tutorials step-by-step, or browse them and find parts that you want to use in your own design projects. Either way, you’re sure to be able to learn some new skills and techniques if you’re interested in improving at Photoshop and poster design.
This poster has an awesome textured watercolor effect that looks great and is pretty easy to accomplish.
This is a beautiful space-themed design that could be used for a variety of different purposes.
Another space-themed retro design with some nice light effects.
Through this tutorial you can learn how to design this trendy flyer/poster.
This tutorial shows the process of designing a beautiful poster to promote a band’s gig.
This space-themed poster design can be created rather easily by following along with this tutorial.
Learn how to create this awesome poster with a lot of color and abstract design elements.
This tutorial covers the process of using both Photoshop and Illustrator to create this poster design.
This tutorial leads you through the process of creating an awesome poster with a great sunburst background. This type of approach could be used for creating posters for a wide variety of purposes.
Gig Poster Design (Uses Photoshop and Illustrator)
A nice textured, grungy poster is the result of this tutorial. Again, a sunburst background is used.
This retro poster would fit right in with actual gig posters from the 60′s.
Create an Inspirational Vector Political Poster (Uses Photoshop and Illustrator)
Inspired by the Obama campaign, this poster tutorial shows you the process to duplicate the popular style.
This textured poster has a retro feel thanks to the color scheme and the lines.
With this tutorial you’ll use images, textures, text, and colors to create the sample poster design. Nice techniques that you can use to design other posters as well.
B-Movie posters have their own unique look and feel, and this tutorial shows how to duplicate it.
Ever wanted to create your own Indiana Jones-style poster? If so, you’re in luck. Use a photo of yourself and you’ll feel like a movie star.
A great tutorial that shows how you can create an authentic looking movie poster.
The sunburst backgrounds are back, and this time incorporated into the woman’s hair. You’ll learn how to easily design a poster with a nice retro style.
Abstract Poster Effects (Uses Photoshop and Illustrator)
Wow, this tutorial leads you through the process of creating a colorful post in Illustrator and Photoshop! It’s an abstract style that could be used for plenty of purposes.
Here you’ll learn how to create a unique political poster.
A sepia poster with a large photo blended into another photo. An interesting technique that you could use with your own photos.
The simple spider web creates a nice poster,
A fun poster that could be used for fun.
This tutorial combines a lot of different graphics and images (including a sunburst background).
A sunburst background with some drippy spray paint effects.
This tutorial shows how to create an awesome poster with lighting effects to replicate the movie poster for Jumper.
Grunge typography is the primary design element of this poster. Learn how to use it in your own designs by following along.
By following this tutorial you can create a dark poster inspired by Sin City.
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to design a poster with some awesome abstract design elements.
This case study walks you through the steps of creating this chilling poster design.
This poster would be ideal for a horror movie or for a Halloween event.
This movie poster can be designed by following along with this step-by-step tutorial.
This abstract design uses a lot of color and could be useful for a lot of different types of posters.
Typography is the focus, but this poster design also features plenty of color and some abstract design elements.
Here you’ll learn how to create a great movie poster.
This is another useful tutorial for those who are looking to design their own movie posters.
This tutorial shows how you can design a poster for advertising purposes.
This tutorial includes lighting effects and texture to create a nice poster design.
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Published January 20th, 2014 by Steven Snell