The 35 Best Poster Design Tutorials for Adobe Photoshop

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Posters as a concept have been used for many centuries, in traditional art years, poster design is 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.

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Create a Remarkable Poster with Decorative Elements

Create Remarkable Poster photoshop Decorative Elements

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.

Create Abstract Poster Effects

Create Abstract Poster Effects

Create an abstract poster with strong but simple shapes and bold colors using Photoshop and Illustrator.

How to Create a Dynamic Nature Poster in Photoshop

How to Create a Dynamic Nature Poster in Photoshop

Create a dynamic nature poster using stock images, vectors, and brushes in Photoshop.

How to Create a Retro Aesthetic Poster in Photoshop

How to Create a Retro Aesthetic Poster in Photoshop

Blend a stock image with shapes and a pattern, and then add lightness and color to get a nice retro poster – all in Photoshop.

Wild Western “Wanted” Poster

Wild Western Wanted Poster

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.

Superhero Movie Teaser Poster

Superhero Movie Teaser Poster

In this tutorial, you will 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.

Realistic Vintage Ticket Stub

Realistic Vintage Ticket Stub

Retro-Space Typography Poster with Colorful Lights

Retro-Space Typography Poster with Colorful Lights Photoshop Tutorials

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

Colorful Retro Futuristic Poster

Colorful Retro Futuristic Poster Photoshop Tutorials

In the tutorial you will learn 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.

Awesome Grunge Music Poster

Awesome Grunge Music Poster Photoshop Tutorials

This tutorial uses a variety of techniques to create a grunge music poster.

Worn Vintage Beach Ad

Worn Vintage Beach Ad Photoshop Tutorials

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 free Photoshop brushes, editing colors, using filters, masking and a whole lot more.

Create a Zoomed In Effect in Photoshop

Create a Zoomed In Effect in Photoshop

This tutorial walks you through the simple process of giving a zoomed-in effect to your illustrations. This can be used in numerous ways, but primarily for designing instructional visual material.

iPhone Gift Ribbon Photoshop Tutorial

iPhone Gift Ribbon Photoshop Tutorial

In this tutorial you will be creating a gift ribbon, consisting of various app icons, wrapped around an iPhone. This effect can be easily achieved with the Photoshop Warp transform tool.

The Avengers Poster

The Avengers Posters

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.

Raw Horror Movie Poster

Raw Horror Movie Poster

This tutorial creates an old-school style horror movie poster.

Man Of Steel Movie Poster

Man Of Steel Movie Poster

This tutorial creates the Superman Man of Steel movie poster using Pen tool and certain textures.

Judge Dredd Badge Design

Judge Dredd Badge Design

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.

Dark Knight Rises Stencil Effect

Dark Knight Rises Stencil Effect Photoshop Tutorials

This tutorial creates a Dark Knight Rises stencil and spray effect using basic filters and some brushes.

Create an Artistic Vintage Poster

Create an Artistic Vintage Poster

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.

Create a Super Cool Retro Poster in 10 Steps

Create a Super Cool Retro Poster in 10 Steps

In this tutorial you will be shown how to create a very cool retro poster in just 10 steps. You will, of course use Adobe Photoshop, and also Illustrator.

How to Create a Vintage Radio Poster

How to Create a Vintage Radio Poster

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how simple it is to create a vintage poster using different brushes, blend mode, adjustment layers and some very simple filters in Photoshop.

Soul Rebel Poster Tutorial

Soul Rebel Poster Tutorial

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.

Design a Stunning Sneaker Advert

Design a Stunning Sneaker Advert

In this tut you will learn how to design a stunning sneaker advert, using a variety of lighting effects, inspired by the incredible works of Peter Jaworowski.

Intense Movie Poster

Photoshop Intense Movie Poster Design

Trendy Galactic Poster

Photoshop Trendy Galactic Poster Design

Design a Quick Perfume Ad

Photoshop Design a Quick Perfume Ad Design

Sleek Nature Themed Phone Advert

Photoshop Sleek Nature Themed Phone Advert Poster Design

Celebrate the Passing of Spring

Photoshop Poster Design Celebrate the Passing of Spring

Create a ‘Neo-Constructivist’ Poster

Photoshop Poster Design Create a Neo-Constructivist Poster

Retro Boxing Poster

Photoshop Retro Boxing Poster Design

Vintage Radio Poster

Photoshop Vintage Radio Poster Design

Soul Rebel Poster

Photoshop Soul Rebel Poster Design

Space-Helmeted Future Retro Illustration

Photoshop Space-Helmeted Future Retro Illustration Poster Design

Event Poster with C4D and Photoshop

Event Poster with C4D and Photoshop Design

Create an Amazing Nike Ad

Photoshop Create an Amazing Nike Ad Design


You might also like these Adobe Illustrator poster design tutorials, or even these free poster mockup PSD templates.