How To Design Poster In Photoshop : 45 Great Tutorials

In this post, you’ll find top-notch tutorials for creating posters. Not only will you be learning specific procedures for creating posters, but also Photoshop and general design practices such as photo-composition, illustration, coloring processing, typography effects, working with custom shapes, using Filters in unique ways, and much more.

Creating a Spectrum Poster Design in Photoshop

In this tutorial, new WeGraphics contributor, Jonathan Wong walks you through how to create a Spectrum Poster design using Adobe Photoshop. So pull up a chair and join in as Jonathan takes us on a trip through his creative process.


Design a Vintage Style Swissair Travel Poster In Photoshop

Follow this step by step Photoshop tutorial to create a modern, clean, travel poster design for Swissair, and then learn how to transform into vintage poster design. We will use useful techniques related to patterns, visual organization with Photoshop guides, grunge texture to give a distressed look to the composition and adjustment layers for final retro touch.


Creating an Enticingly Beautiful Poster in Photoshop

In today’s digital tutorial I will be showing you how to make use of simple elements and combine them to turn it into a awesome looking poster. Everything in this tutorial is simple and easy to follow and you are guaranteed a unique outcome at the end of the day. With the unique outcome you can make use of poster printing services and get yourself a new wall decoration. Let’s not beat around the bush and get down to business. Check out the tutorial below.


Music Poster Design in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a rocking Music Poster.


Classic Photoshop & Illustrator Tutorial: Create abstract poster effects

Make your mark with strong but simple shapes and bold, read-my-lips colours: Danilo Rodrigues shows you how.


How to Design a 1980s Movie Poster in Photoshop

In this article, we’re going to start by looking at a few inspirational movie posters from the 1980s which we’ll use for inspiration.

Then, we’re going to use Adobe Photoshop to create a 1980′s style movie poster for our fictitious film titled “The Designer’s Mansion.”


How to Create a Retro Sci-Fi Computer Game Poster

Combine stock photos and design resources to create an awesome retro sci-fi themed game poster that takes inspiration from Atari games of the 80s. By mixing up bright and vibrant cosmic designs with old, distressed and grungey textures we’ll create a retro futuristic poster design for ‘Galactic Attack’.


Gigposter Design: The New Sex

This tutorial requires NO drawing talent… so don’t trip folks. You will however 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 forgive me if I lose you guys during any part of this.

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Trendy Geometric Lines Design Tutorial

Starting with the design application of Adobe Illustrator create a group of vector based geometric lines at dynamic 45 degree angles, then follow the walkthrough to rough them up with brush textures in Adobe Photoshop resulting in a cool and trendy design style.

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Create sci-fi poster art

The traditional space movie poster is a highly polished but formulaic affair, featuring characters that loom out of the darkness, brooding intergalactic clouds, some gleaming chrome effects for the text, and then a smattering of lens flare to add a little realism.

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Annapurna Expedition 1970: Design Beautiful Retro Poster in

Combine stock photos, triangle shapes and textures to create an awesome retro poster that takes inspiration from climbing expedition to Annapurna in 1970. By mixing up simple shapes with old and grungey textures we’ll create a retro poster design for “Annapurna 1970″.
Let’s not waste any more time and get started!

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How to create a Ying Yang Inspired Poster in Photoshop

Today we will create a poster inspired by the all-known symbol, Ying and Yang. We will try to create the same balance from the sign in a more elaborate illustration.

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How To Create The Expendables Winged Skull Poster Art

The design is a homage to the original The Expendables poster. It features a sinister skull surrounded by an array of rifles, pistols, knives and bullets which form a pair of detailed wings. The Expendables movie itself looks just as bad-ass! It pays tribute to the action movies of the 80′s and early 90′s and star just about every action movie veteran there is.

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Create a Refreshing Beer Themed Poster Design in Photoshop

When you create a print advertisement, it’s important that all the elements of your composition are geared towards selling a product and promoting a brand. Today, we will demonstrate how to create a refreshing beer-themed poster design in Photoshop.

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Combine Stock Photography to Create an Abstract Poster Layout

Today, we will demonstrate how to combine several stock photos to create an abstract poster layout. Let’s get started!

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Create a Futuristic Portrait Poster in Photoshop

Super sweet tutorial that explains in detail how to create a futuristic looking portrait poster. Learn how to combine a good set of techniques to create a crisp piece of art ready to be printed!

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Design a Stylish Retro Game Boy Poster in Photoshop

This tutorial will walk you through the process of creating a vector Nintendo Gameboy in Illustrator and then using it to produce a cool retro poster in Photoshop.

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How to create a mysterious poster design with 3d text

Today we will learn together how to realize a marvelous poster design using Photoshop and Illustrator. I’ll show you some useful IIlustrator tricks to create the 3D text effect of the piece, then we will switch to Photoshop to complete the scene with textures and color corrections. This tutorial is very simple to follow, so I suggest also to beginners to give a try.

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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.

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Design the Pirates of the Caribbean Movie Poster

Movie posters and films are great sources of inspiration for graphic designers. With the success of Tron Legacy and its awesome light effects, we have seen several tutorials on how to realize these effects in Photoshop. Today I decided to reproduce the logo of one of my favorite film series: Pirates of the Caribbean. We are going to see the 4th chapter to the cinema, so let’s celebrate captain Jack Sparrow and his friends with this cool photo manipulation!

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Design a Stylish Poster mixed with displacement effect in Photoshop CS5

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to combine layer masks with custom brushes and adjustment layers to create eye catching poster mixed with displacement effect, using simple but effective techniques in Adobe Photoshop CS5. Layered PSD file included. Let’s get started!

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Flying Person Poster Design With Photoshop

First off I opened the original image resulted from the shooting with the main purpose being isolating the character and the shadows on the floor. First thing I noticed was that his face was not expressive enough for what I had in mind.

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iPhone Promotion Poster Design

iPhone Promotion Poster Design

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How to create a dynamic nature poster in Photoshop

In this tutorial we will create a nature poster using stock images, vectors and brushes.

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Create a Distressed Vector Typographic Poster Design

The Spectrum poster takes inspiration from the old ZX Spectrum computer of the 80′s, the feature of the design is the custom made abstract type, which is mixed with a full spectrum of colours then grunged up to the max with textures and muted background tones. The overall theme is a cool mix of 80′s retro and modern day grunge.

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Design a Grunge Vintage Poster in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial I’m going to explain how to easily create a vintage poster design. We will use some useful techniques related to patterns and visual organization with Photoshop guides. Also we will play with a texture to give an old look to the composition and will deal with adjustment layers for final touches.

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Create a Hellboy Poster in Illustrator

Before we begin, I must say this is going to be a more advanced tutorial, you won’t need to know how to draw, but with you know it will be a lot simplier. The basic requirements is to be good with the pen tool and blending modes, so let’s do it buddies.

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Create a Colorful Aged Poster With Special Lighting Effects

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use texture and adjustment layers to create an aging effect on a colorful abstract poster design.

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Design a Grungy Minimalistic Poster in Photoshop

In this tutorial we will be making use of simple but very powerful Photoshop tools to create a grungy minimalistic poster. We will be combining triangle shapes, textures and lots of blending modes to create what you see below. Let’s not waste any more time and get started!

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Create a Grunge Snowboard Poster for the Winter Olympics

In this tutorial we’re going to put together a cool grungy poster design for the upcoming Vancouver Olympics. We’ll go over several basic Photoshop techniques and combine some basic image manipulation with some grunge text treatments to create some cool effects. This is an easy step-by-step tutorial that even Photoshop beginners should have no problem with.

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Inception Poster with Repousse in Photoshop CS5

A few days ago I went to the movies with Amanda (@amlight) to watch Inception, the new Christopher Nolan movie. I left the movie theater completely blown away. The story is simply amazing and the director leaves us confused all the time, especially in the end. Anyway I’m not here to talk about the movie, but instead about how it inspired me to get on Photoshop and try something. Then I saw the posters of the movie and boom, there it was, a really cool effect to create a tutorial about 🙂

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How To Create Abstract hyperspace poster using Photoshop

Today we’ve got a really nice and simple tutorial demonstrating how to create hyperspace photo manipulation using Photoshop shapes, brushes, clouds filter and Blending modes. Layered PSD file included.

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Create a retro sci-fi movie poster in Photoshop

I’m a great fan of sci-fi art, as WeGraphics friends may have noticed from my works. After played for a while with a type treatment, some paper textures and light effects, I’ve created a nice design that could be used for a movie poster.

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Create An Amazing Diamond Advertisement Poster in Photoshop

In this tutorial you will learn a few techniques that might be very useful for you and give you some great ideas when you start creating an advertisement. Before you go on and start the tutorial I would like to thank the photographers for their amazing stock images and for giving e permission to use the images:

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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!

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Create a Retro Urban Gig Poster in Photoshop

Digital graphics are largely dependent on the software used to create them. Given the clean, pixel-perfect nature of Photoshop, artworks always risk looking too perfect therefore it’s important to learn how to bring nature’s random variations into our digital creations. In this tutorial we’ll create an atmospheric poster for a dance party using the textured, retro look that’s so popular nowadays.

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Create a Dark and Surreal Poster Using Your Own Portrait

Today’s tutorial was inspirited by digital artist Rob Shields who graciously granted permission for us to use his work as inspiration. I chose his work titled “Keep me in the dark.” In this illustration it is essential that you use a tablet; especially for the doodles and the white strokes that will give the portrait a more detailed effect. Let’s get started!

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Create Blood and Milk Typography Poster in Photoshop

Today we show you some Photoshop techniques, how easy with few basics steps you can create awesome typography poster. With this technique you can create interesting flayer for dace club or you can use in advertisements. To create this typography poster we will use some paint splashes, custom fonts and few stocks from Deviantart and of course your knowledge. Indeed in this tutorial will be used basic Photoshop tools, so do not be afraid and start to learn these techniques.

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How To Create a Tessellating Geometric Poster Design

The design we’ll be creating is based on a series of tessellating cubes which together form a cool repeating pattern. When mixed with grungy textures and a range of colour overlays it creates a cool retro style geometric design.

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How To Create a Fun Cartoon Style Poster Design

The design I’ve created is a mini tribute to the Sloth character from the Goonies. The quick doodle depicts the basic form with just a few simple doodle lines. All the linework, including the outline of the text is given a rough texture to create a hand-drawn feel, then everything is brought to life with a muted colour palette and a mix of texture additions in Photoshop.

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Create a Remarkable Poster with Decorative Elements

I am going to show you how to create various decorative elements including geometric shapes, halftones, ribbons, 3D stars, and 3D text in Illustrator and then merge, compose, enhance, and texturize them in Photoshop. The overarching goal of this tutorial is to learn how to use both of these powerful tools for their strengths for an unmatched workflow that takes advantage of both vector and raster graphics.

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Design a Space-Themed Poster with Photoshop

In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, we are going to design a poster with space as its central theme. We’re also going to have a high emphasis on creating beautiful typography to match our theme. I will show you how to develop consistent lighting, re-coloring the scene to help set the mood, and many more Photoshop techniques. The tutorial’s final product is a poster/ad for a mythical TV show called “Space”.

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Create and Then Shatter a Grid, while Making a Typographic Poster

Let’s get our own share of typography with this dark and grungy poster. No, this is not your typical design, as we’ll be ‘breaking the grid’ in hope of creating a dynamic and exciting layout. So grab the usual tools of the trade, Photoshop and Illustrator, and follow these steps into creating your own solution.

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Design a High Impact Gig Poster Suitable for Screen-Printing

Screen-prints are a great way to exhibit artworks or advertise a gig. Creating a high impact poster suitable for the screen-printing process can be achieved relatively easily. In this instance, we’re going for a stylized and coarse effect, rather than a photo-realistic halftone interpretation of a design. So let’s create a 3-color design that looks great on screen, printed from your home printer, or screen-printed using the silk-screen printing method.

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