How to Make a Poster in photoshop

How to Make a Poster in Photoshop ? In everyday life, of course, you have often come across such thing as a poster. Poster is a work of art or graphic design product made with the aim of visualizing a certain message. Generally, posters will always be made with the best possible design to attract the eyes of many people.
Besides being attractive, of course the poster must be made in language and writing that is easy to understand. Even the images that you want to include must also be clear so that people can easily imagine what the message from the poster is.
Nowadays, there are many graphic designers who open poster making services. The costs that must be incurred for making posters are also not kidding. This is because the poster is an individual, which requires a mature concept to be made.
Well, if you don't want to spend a lot of money on making a poster then you can make it yourself by looking at this tutorial. Poster making can be done through various software such as Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw, and so on.
But this time we will only explain how to easily create a poster in Photoshop. Before that, let's first look at the meaning of the poster below.

Definition of Poster

A poster is an information in the form of a picture or writing which is usually attached to a wall or other flat surface with the aim that many people read it. The pasting of the poster is of course open in a quiet place, but in places that are crowded with people.
Posters are still often used as promotional media or as the simplest medium to convey information among the public. Posters can be said to be very effective in conveying information. This is because by using posters, people can read them whenever they see them.

Why Should You Use Photoshop?

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As we explained above, apart from using Photoshop, there are still many graphic design applications that can be used to create posters. But making posters using Photoshop software is certainly not without reason. The following are various reasons why you should use Photoshop to create posters:
Making posters using Photoshop is much easier when compared to other software.
  • There are so many tutorials on how to make a poster using Photoshop so you won't have any trouble making it.
  • Photoshop is one of the most popular graphic design applications.
  • Photoshop menu navigation is easier to understand.
  • Photoshop has been known to be simpler and simpler.
  • With Photoshop, you can create poster templates at will.

How to Make a Poster in Photoshop

The next discussion we will explain how to make a poster with Photoshop. In this tutorial we will use the CS3 version of Photoshop software. Here's how to make a poster in Photoshop that you can easily follow:
1. Create a New Worksheet
First you must first create a new worksheet to create the poster you want.
  • Please open the Photoshop application on your laptop or PC.
  • Then create a new worksheet, the trick is to press CTRL + N or you can also click on the file menu and then select the New menu.
How to Make a Poster in photoshop
2. Make the Poster Size You Want 
Next you have to determine the size of the poster you want to create. The size of this poster can be adjusted in advance with the type of poster and the purpose of making the poster. Here is how to make poster size in Photoshop application that you can follow easily.
  • Please press CTRL + N, then a dialog box will appear containing the details of the poster size you want to create.
  • You can fill the poster size according to your needs. Some of the details that you must fill in are: 
  • Name: Please fill in the name of the poster you want to make, for example the poster for the President of United Kingdom. 
  • Present: Please select the international paper that suits your needs. 
  • Size: Fill in the desired paper size yourself, for example we use A3 size. 
  • Width: The size of the paper width. 
  • Height: The height of the paper you want to use. 
  • Resolution: The resolution of the poster image you want to make, we recommend using a resolution of 300 pixels/inc so that the poster image will not be broken later. 
  • Color Mode: Don't use the CMYK color mode to match the printer so that later you can get the same design results as the print outs. 
  • Background Content: The content of the background you want to use.
  • If everything is filled in, just click OK.

create new layer poster 

3. Prepare the Illustration Image
Please prepare an illustration image that is used for the background behind the poster you want to make. The images are free in any format. However, you should prepare illustration images according to the context of the poster you want to make.
For example, you can prepare an image of a crowd of people at a concert if the poster you want to make is about a music festival.

4. Create the Poster Background Color

Then you can set the color on the background to the color you want. The method is as follows:
  • Please click on set foreground
  • Then a color dialog box will appear as shown above.
  • You can choose and click the color you want.
  • If you have chosen a color then you just click the OK button.
  • Thus the background color will immediately change.To remove the lines on the poster's color paper, the trick is to press the ALT + DELETE keys simultaneously.

Create the Poster Background Color 

5. Create a Rectangle

You can create a rectangle on the poster you want to create in the following steps:
  • Right click on the rectangle tool
  • Select then click the rectangle tool.
  • If you have clicked directly on the poster work page you want to make.
  • Click hold slide.
  • You can adjust the size according to your needs.
  • Adjust the color as well as the size.If it is appropriate then you can make 2 the same size and then placed overlapping.

Create a Rectangle 

6. Create a Circle

How to make a circle on the poster design that is being made is almost the same as how to make a rectangle, namely:
  • Right click on the rectangle tool then select the ellipse tool.
  • Click hold and drag directly to the location you want.
  • If you have lived, adjust the size and color to your liking.
  • You can place the circle right in the center of the rectangular box.Just set the problem of color and position.
Create a Circle
7. Insert Illustration Image

If the background has been created, then you just need to enter the illustrations that have been prepared previously. The method is as follows:
  • Please click on the file and select open.
  • Then all you have to do is select the image you want to put on the poster.
  • Click open.All you have to do is adjust the image with the created poster.

Insert Illustration Image 

8. Adding Text
After the poster design has been created, you can directly enter the text on the design in the following way:
  • Please click the type tool menu with the letter T symbol.
  • Click the type of text that you want to create. For example, we select the horizontal type tool.
  • Then click on the poster worksheet and enter the text.
  • Arrange the writing as you wish.

Adding Text photoshop 

9. Save Poster

If you are satisfied with the poster design, the last step is saved. The way to save it is as follows:
  • Please click on the file then select Save As.
  • Then specify a page or place to save it.
  • Finally you just click Save.
That's a tutorial on how to make a poster in Photoshop. Hope it is useful.

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