Clan du Néon - Nationalgrain editStop designing websites, start designing posters « BoagworldDesign: The estimated time to read this article is 4 minutes Sometimes I think I am deeply conflicted. On one side I am always going on about how print is not like the web and web designers need to stick to conventions. On the other hand I feel inspired to be more creative in my work and take some risks. I am bored with the same old approach to websites. In one recent post I wrote: Too many websites look the same as their competition. How then can we be different and yet still ensure our websites are usable? Looking to the poster for inspiration One way to remain usable and yet be different, is to look for inspiration beyond the web. One example of this is printed posters. Posters have to be: Visually attractive in order to grab attention.Easy to take in at a glanceProvide more information to the more interested reader In other words they need to be… EngagingUsableScanableHave a clear information hierarchy Sound familiar? Take a look at these posters below. Using poster design on the web Samsung
Brigade AntiPub26 Beautiful Photoshop Tutorials on Designing PostersPosters are excellent examples of art with a purpose: an effective poster must not only show, but must also tell. With the following tutorials, not only will you be shown how to create beautiful digital art pieces, but also get to learn a hodgepodge of digital art techniques and methods that you can adapt later on into your design projects. In this article, 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. 1. Using some popular design trends (floral elements) and masterful use of the Burn Tool to amicably integrate them into the poster’s subject, you will learn several great Photoshop techniques by following along this well-written tutorial. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21.