15 Photoshop Movie Poster Design Tutorials

Movie posters are an important element in the film marketing mix for big film studios and independent productions, so what’s the big deal about some artwork? Below, you’ll find 15 Movie Poster Design Tutorials which might help you will have all of the skills neccessary to make your own hollywood style movie poster in no time. Enjoy !

How to Design a Great Movie Poster

A question I asked myself a couple of weeks ago was how do you design a great movie poster? Recently you might of noticed from my posts that I have been involved in movie poster design. Below is one of my latest creative works which, albeit isn’t as detailed as some of my other designs. However, I thought I would take you through some tips of good poster design with the steps, inspiration, resources and techniques used to create this poster from scratch.


Create a Professional Romantic Comedy Film Poster in Photoshop

Movie posters are often amazing pieces of art. What we see as a seamless design however is often a combination of several different images carefully blended and manipulated to produce a desired result. In today’s tutorial, we will demonstrate how to create the key art for a romantic comedy movie poster using a handful of photographs. Let’s get started!


Create a Fun Horror Movie Poster Design in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, I will take you through the process of creating a fun horror movie poster design. We will be mixing up stock photos and brushes with old, grungy textures to create a horror movie poster design for “Dark Castle,” a fictional movie. A full moon, a spooky castle, a mysterious caped silhouette in the distance, and bats — you’re going to have fun with this one.


Create a Cool Movie Poster in Photoshop

In this tutorial you are going to learn a few good techniques and tips for color correction. Hope you like it. Hopefully this tutorial can benefit in your pursuit of becoming a better designer.


Designing a war movie poster

In this tutorial I will show you guys some simple but efficient techniques that will help you make great movie posters.


How to Create an Intense Movie Poster in Photoshop

In this tutorial I’ll show you how I created my Invasion movie poster in Photoshop. For quite some time now I wanted to create an action-movie poster tutorial and I thought this would be the best time to do so. It is a lengthy tutorial and I have worked a few days on this tutorial so I really hope some of you find it useful! Continue reading to see the final image and learn how you can create a movie poster from just a few images!


Making a Superhero Movie Teaser Poster

In this tutorial I will give you an example of how to create a movie teaser poster. It will show you how to draw a mask for your character using the pen tool , blend modes and textures


How to Create a Medieval Movie Poster in Photoshop

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a 3D grunge metal movie poster title in Adobe Photoshop CS5 by using the Repousse tool. Every movie poster needs a spectacular title whether it is in a grunge, metal, typographic style. Due to the release of Creative Suite 5, we are finally able to create 3D titles within Photoshop without the use of complex and expensive 3D software such as 3DSMAX, Maya or Cinema4D.


Inception Poster with Repousse in Photoshop CS5

So in this tutorial I will show you how to create the effect of one of the Inception posters, the one with the word Inception made of buildings on an aerial photo of a city. To create this effect we will use the new 3D tool in Photoshop CS 5 called Repousse and an aerial photo from Pixelcase (http://www.pixelcase.com.au/).


Create a Gritty, Action-packed Movie Poster

In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through the process of creating a visually striking design using a limited color palette. First, you’ll assemble a collage from various source files, then use some grungy, real-world ink stains and brushes for added grit. Next, you’ll work in tandem with Illustrator – using a combination of Live Trace and Pathfinder commands to create the distressed movie title.


“John Rambo” Movie-Poster Tutorial

Today we are going to recreate the original movie poster from the recently released (or let’s say unleashed) movie “John Rambo”. This poster is very simple but effective at the same time. We will use an original picture from the movie, which also the poster-designers seem to have used.


The X Files – I want to belive

Well if you’re a movie buff of any bearing you would be aware of the looming release of ‘The X Files – I want to believe’. Let’s create nice wallpaper.


How to Create a Hannibal Style Movie Poster

Here is our second ever photoshop tutorial! This one is a bit more simple, but still tuns out a pretty decent end result. This tutorial wills how you how to create a movie poster similar to that of the original Hannibal movie poster. Its not an exact replica like my Planet Terror Poster Tutorial, but it is still pretty cool. I tried to make this one a little easier to follow, but I am still learning how to write tutorials, so let me know what you think!


Create incredible B-movie poster art

This spoof movie poster design is a simple but effective way of tackling those graphics challenges where there seem to be too many thoughts to fit in: it enables the designer to combine slogans and other textual elements with the bare bones of a storyline and striking images, all bound up in an iconic format that everybody will recognize.


Create a dark, creepy movie poster

In this tutorial we are going to create a movie poster based closely on the movie poster from The Last House on the Left. This tutorial will show you how to create a simple yet effective movie poster with a photo and some typography.

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