Posters as a concept have been used for many centuries, in traditional art years, poster design is a relatively new. It has only been in the last 100 years that poster design has been elevated and recognized as an art-form and has gained the kind of popularity that no other design category can rival.
Below we have rounded up our favorite Photoshop Poster Design Tutorials, ranging from, movie posters, adverts and events in a variety of styles.
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 tutorial shows how to use both of these powerful tools for their strengths and take advantage of both vector and raster graphics.
In this Photoshop tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a Wild West (also known as Old West) "Wanted" poster using some awesome Photoshop techniques. You will learn how to roughen and burn edges, how to create realistic nail heads (for pinning up the poster), how to mix different textures to reproduce aged paper and more.
In this tutorial you will learn how to create this typography poster called "Enigma", taking basic look into the 3D-Tool of Photoshop, how to texture and stylize your 3D Typography and how to make a shiny space background to create your own space-inspired text.
In this tutorial, you will be shown how to create a ticket stub for the imaginary Design Instruct Graphic Design World’s Fair, which was held in New York City in 1949, using fundamental Photoshop tools and techniques in the process of creating the ticket — brushes, using textures, the Burn Tool and the nifty Gradient Map adjustment layer, just to name a few.
In this tutorial, you will be shown how to create a stunning and high-impact retro-style typography poster that’s out of this world (literally). You will create the 3D text by combining the power of Photoshop and Cinema 4D, you’ll also learn how to create unique and detailed light streaks that give the typography poster its signature look. Finally, you will add some great textures that will give the composition an “out of this world” appearance
The theme of retro futurism combines digitally created graphics and abstract shapes with distressed and aged textures, giving that cool mix of old and new.
In the tutorial you will take a look at how to create your own bright and colourful retro futuristic poster with Photoshop, using dynamic lines, vibrant gradients and rough textures to build up the design layer after layer.
This tutorial will show you how you can create wavy scanlines using Illustrator using simple steps and bring them into Photoshop to make a beautiful piece of design work, making use of the Pen tool in Shape Layers mode to draw the vector girl.
Here you will be making use of simple yet powerful Photoshop tools to create a grungy minimalistic poster, by combining triangle shapes, textures and lots of blending modes to create what you see above.
In this Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to create a worn out, low-saturation-colored vintage beach ad in Photoshop, making use of some beginner to intermediate level techniques such as the usage of brushes, editing colors, using filters, masking and a whole lot more.
This tutorial shows how to create the shine effect employed in Avengers poster. It makes use of Layer Styles and the Brush tool in Photoshop.
This tutorial creates an old-school style horror movie poster.
This tutorial creates the Superman Man of Steel movie poster using Pen tool and certain textures.
This tutorial creates a Judge Dredd badge design. First up, it constructs the pieces using Illustrator’s Pen and Pathfinder tools, and following that, it uses Photoshop to give the badge a metal-like appearance.
This tutorial creates a Dark Knight Rises stencil and spray effect using basic filters and some brushes.
In this tutorial you’ll cover some of the basics of Daz Studio, such as how to load a figure, apply injection morphs and adds art props. You’ll then discover some great Photoshop techniques to recreate a stylised poster from a bygone era.
There are plenty of ways to create a Watercolor Effect in Photoshop. Some are very cheesy and you can easily tell that a simple filter has been used. In this tutorial, you will be using Layer Masking. It is one of the most fascinating and powerful Photoshop method, to use layer masks in your designs.
In this tutorial you will recreate an awesome illustration that can be printed as a poster to hang it on your wall. The author has written a very clear and defined step by step tutorial, so you can follow and understand exactly what I went through while making this piece, and you get to download the .psd at the end.
In this tutorial you’re going to attempt to recreate a Dark Knight poster (unofficial, mind you) that you can see here in all its glory. It’s a rather complex poster, but with this tut you should be able to create something similar.
In this tutorial you will be taught how to use basic tools and photo manipulation techniques to design a vintage looking horror movie poster similar to the classic Zombie film ‘Day of the Dead’ by George A. Romero.