A poster is any piece of printed paper designed to be attached to a wall or vertical surface. Typically, posters include both textual and graphic elements, although a poster may be also only graphical or text.
Posters are designed to be both eye-catching, creative as well convey information. Posters may be used for many purposes.
This article is the most ultimate collection of easy Photoshop tutorials to make movie or EDM type posters, flyers or just to create abstract amazing posters for a Photoshop practice.
50 Awesome Poster and Flyer Easy Photoshop Tutorials
Do you love 1900’s all the way to 1980’s style or forget about these vintage years even you’re in 2000’s? Nostalgic and old-fashioned look and feel in your design is one way to create the vintage and retro–inspired designs that you wanted. Mixtures of rich colors, grunge elements and various textures will make the perfect vintage and retro design for you.
In this part, I’ll be presenting 50 incredible vintage and retro easy photoshop tutorials for 2015.
We are going to create a retro-colored psychedelic background, which we are then going to apply to some text. The purpose of this tutorial is to learn how to mask out an image so that it just shows through the editable text, making it friendlier to modifications later on. We will also work with layering textures to create a grungy retro background.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a stunning and high-impact retro-style typography poster that’s out of this world.
Learn how to combine patterns, textures and typography to create a retro styled poster. You will also learn how to manipulate shapes and images, in addition to integrating blending options and layer masking.
Follow these simple steps in Photoshop to create an homage to Apple, combining the retro striped Apple logo with a range of soft grungy textures to produce a detailed design with subtle touches of colour and tone.
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. Let’s take a look at how to create our own bright and colourful retro futuristic poster in Photoshop, using dynamic lines, vibrant gradients and rough textures to build up the design layer after layer.
This tutorial will cover some really cool illustration techniques, exploring Photoshop’s vector capabilities as well as playing with textures and selection methods.
This tutorial will teach you how to design a mock-retro poster. Learn how to manipulate photos and achieve a grungy, textured look.
So in this tutorial I will show you how to create a very cool poster in just 10 steps. We will use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, but you may use other tools
Learn how to design a retro-futuristic space scene, using a variety of lighting effects and photo manipulation.
After so many days of inspirational article writing, I have come up with another of my typographic tutorials. I was searching for some inspiration in deviant art and balance when I stumbled upon a rather, good-looking typographic art.
Get inspired by this great looking retro poster in this great Photoshop tutorial thanks to UBL Tuts.
In this tutorial, we will learn some really cool techniques to help us achieve a few aspects of Retro Futurism. We will be learning a lot of concepts, tips and tricks in Illustrator. We all also learn how to add the futuristic look using Photoshop.
In this Photoshop tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a worn out, low-saturation-colored vintage beach ad in Photoshop. We’ll use some beginner to intermediate level techniques such as the usage of brushes, editing colors, using filters, masking and a whole lot more!
This tutorial will teach you how to recreate the Retro Cosmic designs made popular by James White of Signalnoise. All you need is a copy of Photoshop and some time on your hands. In this particular example we’re going to create a retro cosmic rainbow but the techniques explained can be used in combination with any shape and colour.
In this cool video tutorial you will learn how to create a retro typography design, you will learn the basics of typography and shape making in Photoshop.
In this creative tutorial you will learn how to create, a retro grunge Apple wallpaper, in Photoshop, just by following this 5 simple and easy steps. We will be combining Apple stripe logo with nice grunge texture and grunge brushes to create this beautiful wallpaper.
The two keys to this tutorial are to experiment and to have fun. There is no single, linear way to achieve this composition when so many variables are at work, so each small alteration can throw other elements into flux. I will offer you some guidelines and pointers, but it will ultimately be up to you.
In this tutorial, you’re going to learn how to create a vintage, retro-modernist poster in Photoshop. You’ll also learn some vintage coloring techniques, retro photo effects, and some cool 3d typographic effects. You’ll also need Adobe Illustrator to create vector paths that will then be imported into 3ds max. This won’t be a typical step by step tutorial, but more of a walk through of how I created this poster for a real client.
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a retro style poster. This is not an advance tutorial but you should have basic knowledge of Photoshop.
This tutorial will teach you how to create a Texture Based Vintage TV Poster using some paper and grunge textures. You’ll also learn some new tricks using the Wave and Motion Blur Filters.
In this cool Photoshop poster tutorial, you will make a beautiful, vibrant, Retro-Pop abstract wallpaper. You’ll also learn how to add some wonderful texture to your designs and make some abstract shapes!
this tutorial, I’ll show you how to design some amazing vector based Retro Rainbow Curves using Adobe Photoshop. These retro artifacts have become a popular trend in modern design!
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.
I’m going to call it Future Retro for the sake of this tutorial.
Creating a retrograde look is nothing new, but there are some things to keep an eye out for when mimicking Graphic Design from any decades past. We’ll be drawing inspiration from Poster Design from the 1960s, particularly Boxing Posters from that era. Let’s get started!
In this complex and long tutorial, we will be making this abstract photo collage. Lots of images are used with exciting effects. Along the way, you will be using different blend modes, filters and some advanced adjustment layer techniques.
In this tutorial I will show you how to create an abstract image for a poster using Illustrator and Photoshop. We will do all the vectors and shades in Illustrator then in Photoshop we’ll give to the image a nice retro style using some textures and brushes.
We will be using Keeley Hazell image again for this Retro Pop Art tutorial.
In this tutorial we are going to take a regular, boring photo and liven it up using with some effects to give it more of a retro feel to it. We are then going to take the photo and create a background for it to lie on.
In this tutorial, I go over how to create a fifties love letter with stamps, bent corner, and a retro border using the brush engine, rectangle tool, layer styles, blend modes, and several intermediate techniques that are sure to propel you skills to the next level.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a retro-style design or vintage collage style. We will use images from old ads, handwritten texts, patterns, and other things to give to our design a vintage look.
In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to design a poster for an 80′s anthem party. Throughout this tutorial, we’ll create some textures for background, manipulate a photo to give it a stylish look, and make some color variations. Let’s jump into this super rad tutorial.
In this tutorial we’ll fuse an image of a Muscle Car and an image of a Hot Chick into one cool retro postcard design. Learn some brush, texture, and layer techniques to create a classic image everyone wants to get a hold of.
So we’re going to make a gig poster! Subject matter: Def tones and The Fall of Troy in Cleveland, Ohio at the House of Blues on May 30th.
Serigraphs are silkscreen prints that, in the hands of artists such as Andy Warhol, Michael Schwab and Antonio Reboiro, can be exciting, colorful, high-contrast images. We’ll use Photoshop to create a serigraph-like look to a photograph.
in this tutorial I will show you how to create a very easy, but really cool, 3D and geometric effect in Photoshop. After that, we will go a bit further and create our own retro Atari-style video game cartridge.
In this tutorial, I show you how to mix cool retro geometric shapes into your photos to create this easy, but impressive Photoshop effect.
In this tutorial we’ll learn how to create a retro sunflower poster in Photoshop. We’ll use custom brushes, multiple images, different blending modes and applying different Photoshop techniques.
I get inspired by retro magazines and 70’s lifestyle. My works are powerful, stylish and full of bright colours. I love to work with vectors, I think vectors can create amazing images with a clear and modern look.
41. Retro Text – No Longer Available
Retro Text and Video Layers Retro text like this looks great but isn’t easy to create in Photoshop alone so here we use a mix of Photoshop and Illustrator, raster and vector to create some unique text. The second part of this tutorial explains video layers, something which is relatively new to most people. The final result will be an animated image that could be used for a web header.
In this tutorial we will be designing a cool retro text effect, which is growing more and more popular in today’s design. Today you will learn how to use the Perspective tool to create depth and how designers can use default gradients in unusual ways!
Today I want to explain a super-simple way to create a nice retro logo with an appropriate background. The final result, that you can see below, is adaptable for many uses in your web design works.
This tutorial aims to improve quality/time ratio, a decent design in few minutes (approximately 10-15 minutes).
In this tutorial, we are going to create a sort of old-world composition featuring a compass and making use of some awesome vector artwork from Arsenal.
I’ll show you how to design a simple but nice vintage pop art piece with some wear and tear. This is a basic to intermediate tutorial, so you don’t need to be a guru to work with this effect and get an awesome result!
In this reader tutorial Nikola Lazarevic aka Colaja from Nis, Serbia will show us how to create a very stylish vintage traveler diary in this easy Photoshop tutorial. We will mix brushes with stock photos and blend modes to achieve the effect.
In this tutorial I will take you through a few steps that will show you how I created this fun poster design. Use it as inspiration for good poster ideas yourself!
In this tutorial we will go through the few steps to create a vinyl record and design a retro sticker for the same.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to make a typographic face by using simple techniques. Using the Brush Tool and experimenting with light, you will get this amazing Typographic Space Face that looks like it’s created by letters and an amazing explosion.
Well done abstract and lighting effects can enhance your artworks exceedingly and this is very popular trend now in photo manipulations, backgrounds, website headers – definitely useful tutorials to be aware of .
You can add them to premade photos, or create whole new scenes from scratch. Photoshop gives you those abilities and allows you to express in all ways. In this section you’ll find 40 easy Photoshop tutorials around web to master abstract and lighting effects.
I know this is premium resource, but if you have a serious Photoshop project coming up this could be well worth the price for the knowledge you will gain to design a cool poster like this!
You can find more AMAZING quality video tutorials on GoMedia. When you open just go to Tutorials –> Sort By Popularity and there you will see all the best video tutorials, including the Making of Andrew Jackson :)
I included this mostly to show the contrast – you can keep learning from online sources. But if you want to speed up your learning process, you might want to spend a little money.
Nowadays myself when I am learning something I always buy a book or purchase a quality course, because I don’t want to save time and utilize 80/20 rule. Time for me is more important than money – maybe you will relate.
“In this 2.3 hour real-time walkthrough by Jeff Finley, you will learn how to create poetic and nostalgic images using a combination of Photoshop and Illustrator. You’ll learn how to create rich typography, creative portrait illustration, and vintage tricks and hacks.
Other topics are sketching, concept development, type treatments, retro lighting techniques, wacom tablet illustration and line art, graphic design composition and layout and photo manipulation. We guarantee you’ll learn something!”
In this tutorial you are going to put together a sunset image mixing some vector shapes and dusky lighting effects to produce a slick image that will make a nice album cover for a chillout mix.
In this cool Photoshop tutorial you will be shown how to create a space scene with some nice lighting effects in 10 easy steps.
In this tutorial, you’re going to create some really sharp-looking glow effects using a combination of layer styles, the Pen Tool and Color Blending. The end effect is quite stunning and you’ll pick up some tips effecting the tutorial.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create that effect you was able to see on the screen at the Macworld San Francisco. It’s basically some lighting effects with blurs and blend modes, but the effect is awesome.
In this tutorial, you’re going to see how to create the Windows Vista wallpaper effect yourself. This Vista lighting effect, sometimes referred to as the Aurora effect, can really transform an ordinary wallpaper to something extraordinary.
This tutorial will show you how to create a digital bokeh effect in Photoshop. The process is very easy and we will be using the super powerful Brush Engine, one of the coolest things in Photoshop.
In this creative Photoshop tutorial, you will try to mimic the nice abstract preview that Axeraider70 made for his Ultimate Brush Pack 3. This will give the beginners a better idea on how to use these great resources to create their own awesome posters.
Learn how to create realistic space scene from scratch using Photoshop.
This Photoshop effect tutorial covers the creation of several different light and glow effects in Photoshop. The effects in outcome consist of smoke, light trails, sparkles, stars and bokeh effects. Luckily it’s pretty simple to create each of these effects in Photoshop.
In this easy tutorial you will use some images and play with Blend Modes and Color Adjustments to create a really cool Nike Ad in Photoshop.
This tutorial will show you how to create an abstract space poster using geometrical shapes, masks and apply some filters in Photoshop. Layered PSD file is included.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a snow-themed large piece. You’ll learn how to plan the composition of the piece, to add elements into the composition, how to recycle the piece itself to generate more elements for the piece, how to incorporate pen tools into a design and finally how to finish off and fine tune the piece to make it look great.
This tutorial shows how to create a variety of light effects that can be applied to photography or illustration with equal impact. From sparkles, pixie dust effects, colored light spots and light beams, to using splatter effects as a form of lighting, it’s all here.
This tutorial will show you how to create an image using light effects and sparks technique. It basically mixes some techniques from different tutorials and takes the best from them.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn the essential process of achieving brilliant lighting effects in Photoshop. Using default brushes, blending options and a few stock images, you’ll learn step by step a variety of techniques that you can use in your own digital artworks to achieve professional results.
This tutorial teaches you how to transform a regular, every day photo into a real glamour shot. In this tutorial, you will learn how to retouch a model’s face and subtly manipulate her hair. In addition, you will enhance the canvas by adding attractive lighting and 3D effects. This tutorial requires considerable Pen Tool skills, but with perseverance and a passion for design, you will certainly be able to achieve great results.
Learn how to create beautiful “Buy me a coffee” wallpaper in Photoshop. You’ll be using basic brushes and some blending effects.
This tutorial will show you how to create a water text effect. Even though it might look complex it’s a very simple effect. You will need to use Illustrator for the text, then Cinema 4D to make it a 3D text and Photoshop to mix the 3D with some real photos to create a nice and realistic result.
This Photoshop tutorial will show you a simple technique that can be used to enhance any kind of subject with stunning light effects. You will use in particular selection tools, gradients and brushes to achieve the result.
In this tutorial, Pawel Kiec will take you though the steps of extracting an image, creating a background, and then making an electrifying glowing guitar that resembles pure neon light. You’ll learn how to manipulate blending modes to achieve color and light, and you’ll also learn how to extract images with the pen tool, and even create flowing lines in Illustrator to compliment the Photoshop work.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create some energetic lines you can use to create more lively digital creations. Effects such as this are great for enhancing abstract compositions.
Previous tutorial was not available so we found another one, graphic is not right, but tutorial is awesome!
In this tutorial, you are going to recreate the northern lights effect, otherwise known as “Aurora Borealis”. Using a combination of filters such as Render Clouds and Motion Blur, you then transform the combined effect to form the shape of an aurora, with a touch of perspective.
This tutorial will show you how to create glassy text effect using a series of shapes with different transparency and color effects.
Follow this walk through to recreate this detailed design with nothing more than gradient and pattern effects.
In this tutorial you will be creating abstract shapes using the Pen Tool and Shape Tools in Illustrator and then using those shapes to produce an abstract wallpaper in Photoshop using various color blending techniques, textures and transformation tools.
This tutorial will show you how to create a realistic IES (photometric) lighting effect. Yoy’ll be using Photoshop CS4 as well as some free plugins and software.
In this tutorial you will see how to create new Abduzeedo’s 2010 symbol. It’s a sort of monitor/halftone effect mixed with glows and other light effects. You will play with Blend Modes and Blurs. The whole process is quite simple and it won’t take more than 20 minutes to achieve the same result.
This tutorial covers a couple of simple techniques, which if used accordingly can help you attain great lighting effect.
This tutorial will show you the method used to design a simple, yet elegant abstract spectrum lines in Photoshop. You will see how easy it is to achieve this nice effect and you can use it a wide range of occasions including perhaps site header backgrounds, logos, or add extra flavor to your photo manipulations.
In this Photoshop tutorial you will learn in easy steps how to create an abstract composition using rendered images and light effects. As you can see from the final result preview you will create a mystical and magical effect.
You will have to use plenty of Photoshop tools, and also Cinema 4D, but if you don’t have Cinema 4D that’s ok, you will be able do all rest steps of this tutorial.
This tutorial takes you through the creative process of making intriguing light effects and applying them in your work. This is more a process description of making this illustration, than a detailed step by step how to. It will give you some good guidance on how to deal with an illustration like this and cover the overall workflow.
In this tutorial, you will be creating an explosive abstract piece called “What is Man?“. You will have to use Cinema 4D to create the explosive effects. You will then take the 3D elements over to Photoshop for the final composite and lighting.
In this tutorial, Paul from ForCG.com will show you how to create a vibrant and colorful abstract space artwork using Photoshop, Illustrator, and stock images. You’ll learn techniques on blending modes, the use of the pen tool in Illustrator, and how to combine elements for a visually stunning effect.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to make planet, star and meteor impact in Photoshop in a quick and effective manner. This is intermediate level tutorial so some steps can be a little tricky, but the outcome is worth it.
In this tutorial, you will be able to follow the steps needed to create this cool abstract artwork via custom brushes and particle effect in Photoshop. You will be demonstrated how to create your own brushes and use them to add particle effect to the image to spice it up.
In this tutorial, you are going to get creative with layering, lighting, and texture to build fantastic abstract piece. More specifically, you’re going to employ some unusual techniques to make a fan poster for the band Omega Code, but you’ll quickly see many different applications for what is taught here.
This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to create an Alpha Channel using the Calculations dialog and you’ll use it to get a really great abstract colorized photo effect.
Galactic space scenes are a popular theme for digital art, they’re packed full of texture and vibrant colour, which are two ingredients of an awesome design. Using Photoshop’s blending modes along with a mix of textures and brushes, you’ll get lost in space and create an abstract cosmos poster design.
This tutorial will teach you how to achieve great looking light text effect with some simple techniques.
In this tutorial, you’ll manipulate a photo with abstract elements to make it more interesting and active.
Let us know if we have missed something awesome and we will be happy to update the article. You should definitely should have more than enough poster ideas to make in Photoshop now!
What are you waiting for? – go on, and make your own movie poster today!
P.S. Oh and we have a surprise for you. See! – it pays to read until the end. We created our own easy Photoshop tutorial that will teach you to make an awesome typographic poster.
Easy Photoshop Typography Poster Tutorial For Beginners: Killer Tips Included
In this typography design tutorial, I will guide you on how to transform boring texts to your advantage. You will learn how to utilize typography for your website, or even for your print needs. This article will extend from web page design, to printing to graphic images.
They say letters are boring. Unlike videos and music, text is static. It does not move or tickle other senses besides the eyes. Texts are usually placed as information-dissemination tools which convey the detailed message of the media being used. For example, if you upload a YouTube video tutorial, the video is the dynamic medium which will aid the viewer to achieve the goal. On the other hand, the text will provide all the details needed in case something is not clear.
This fact might give you an impression that texts are really boring. But what if they are really not? What if texts, which are used mainly to detail, are used for the design function? How is that possible? Of course, through typography.
Typography has existed for a long time. It originated from a time we all couldn’t remember. Basically, typography is the technique of putting texts or types in an orderly manner to make it visible, attractive and readable. Simply put, typography is the art of working with texts, graphically.
The tutorial is divided into five parts:
- Creating Cool Typography Poster Using Photoshop
- Choosing the Perfect Fonts for Every Occasion
- Where to Download Fonts (Free and Premium)
- How to Consider the Perfect Colors Fit for Your Design
- Sample Finished Product on a Website
Type, Design, Publish!
Aside from Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop is also a good software that can help you render good typography. This is easier and more advantageous to use if you are a web designer. In Photoshop, you could create typography, render it as pictures, and even layout your own website!
So, what are the things we should know to create Photoshop typography?
First, you should familiarize yourself with the Type tool. It’s a flexible tool in Photoshop where you could customize the types according to your preference. You can find it in the tool palette of your Photoshop software, or simply press the shortcut ‘T’.
The Type tool has three sub-tools. They are the:
- Horizontal Type Tool – this sub-tool will enable you to type text as you type normally, from left to write.
- Vertical Type Tool – this sub-tool will enable you to type text from to bottom.
- Horizontal Type Mask Tool – this sub-tool will enable you to type horizontally in a mask. This can be used if you want to use your Type in picture backgrounds. For example,
Insert the desired picture:
Use the horizontal Type mask tool and type your chosen word.
You will now have the text masked over the main picture (notice the “marching ants” forming the world Koala).
Now you can cut the photo and what will remain is the masked area.
- Vertical Mask Tool – basically the same as the horizontal mask tool. The only difference is the orientation of the type.
One of the things that you should know are the text panels. In Photoshop, there are two text panels that you can find: one is located on top of the window, just below the Menu bar, and the other one is located at the right side of the window.
The top panel shows the font face, style, size, alignment, color and warping options. The side panel shows the options for font face, style, size, spacing, kerning, leading, horizontal and vertical size, color, and style options.
The font face shows options where you can select from the different installed fonts recognized by Photoshop. Here, you could choose from Impact, Arial, Times or any other installed fonts. The font style shows you customization for text styles. You could choose from Bold, Italic, Black, Bold Italic or Regular.
The warping option allows you to choose between options and warp your text, Just simply press the button as shown.
Spacing shows you the distance between individual letters, kerning allows you to set the horizontal spaces between all selected letters. Leading, on the other hand, allows you to set the vertical spaces between each line.
Horizontal and vertical settings give you the liberty to decide whether your texts will blow up or shrink down horizontally or vertically. This option is different from the font size because the latter changes the size uniformly on both horizontal and vertical axes.
Aside from that, you can also choose whether to bold, italicize, large caps, small caps, subscript, superscript, underline or strike-through texts.
Familiarize yourself with the functions of these tools first before you move on to the next part.
Typography for Beginners: Use Awesome Fonts
Of course, as tools for design, typography should be typed in attractive and suitable fonts. There are a lot of fonts available on the Web to download.
Fonts should be readable yet peculiarly attractive. It should suggest a feeling of belonging in the typography that you are designing. Of course, using good fonts is as important as designing it. It creates a sense of identification for your site. Because of this, you need to familiarize yourself on its different kinds, forms and uses.
There are seven font categories. They are the most commonly used font types in designing. They are:
1. Old style – old style fonts are considered the parent fonts. They originated from the traditional methods of printing. These fonts are commonly identified through their serifs. Serifs are fonts which have flag-like endings. Also, the fonts in this category are commonly two-stroked, meaning, they are composed of thin and thick parts. They are often used in print output, like newspapers and books or in designs which require formality, credibility and simplicity.
- Times New Roman
- Book Antiqua
- Baskerville Old Face
2. Modern – modern typefaces are commonly changing according to trends. One font can be modern depending on the pop culture. Commonly, modern fonts are digitally produced, meaning, they don’t have root traces on print fonts. These fonts are commonly used for movie posters, shows, and events.
- Bauhaus 93
3. Script – script fonts are fonts that have curves and ornaments. They are calligraphic in nature and suggest a theme of elegance, formality or luxury. Commonly used in weddings and other formal and conservative occasions, the script fonts are more evidently elaborate than the design itself.
- Script MT Bold
- ANGEL TEARS
- Before the Rain
- Brush Script Std
4. Decorative – these decorative fonts are very thematic in nature. They are used to imply a very particular occasion or event. Often used in brandings which require recognition and easy memory stamping, decorative fonts can used for designing purposes.
- a dripping marker
- Confetti Stream Gretoon
5. Sans serif – literally meaning without serif (sans is a French word which means without), Sans serif fonts are fonts that have no flaglike endings. They are commonly plain. These fonts are commonly used in main texts for print output and web texts. They are easy to read but plain.
- Century Gothic
6. Ornaments – these are fonts that are based on symbols and pictures. They are best used for logos and secret messages.
7. Slabs – slabs are wide fonts with slab serifs. Slab serifs are thick horizontal endings placed on letters.
- Blackoak Std
Where To Find Great Fonts For Your Photoshop Poster?
The Internet provides us a huge database of downloadable fonts. Websites offer a wide variety of fonts ranging from usage to font categories. The only challenge that remains for us, is to actually look for them.
- Font Space – this is one of the best sites as they claim to have 21, 043 fonts in their database. You can choose from the popular ones, or you can look for the newly uploaded ones. It’s up to you. Just click the font name or image and download.
- 1001fonts – this one’s also claiming a thousand fonts. The only difference of this site from fontspace is that you could actually buy premium fonts here.
Now you’re probably wondering why the hassle to buy premium fonts if there are free downloads? Well, the thing is, there are fonts that aren’t free. Some of them, which are sold by their authors, are originally made. It means that the designs are as exact as you would want them to be. For more info on this, just read our article on fonts.
Importance of Color Usage In Photoshop Projects
Coloring can be fatal to a design. Failure to harmonize color to its target market could result into a decline of viewership for a website. Having a good color that is identified to your company or website, is as good as identifying it with the its logo. That is why a lot of websites have brainstormed on how to have the best logo color possible.
Think of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google and Yahoo. Close your eyes and imagine a color when you hear their names. Of course, you would see exactly how they appear on your browser. That is the power of colors. They make you remember the site itself. With the eyes as the primary organ used in browsing the web, colors can help you earn a lot of money and viewers as well.
Think of your website typography. Will it have the same impact on your viewers? Will it stamp the same memory of your website to them? Or would they just forget it because some other website has a cooler way of using it?
According to Kissmetrics.com, 93 percent of people remember the company by their color. Meanwhile, the same research shows that 83 percent of buyers buy an item because of its branding color. Now think, are colors just for design? I guess not.
So, when will you use a certain color?
- Use yellow when you want to get attention. Yellow, a hot color, is also a neon. It grabs the eyes’ attention. If you want to make them focus on something, use yellow. It is optimistic and youthful. Likewise, when you create positive typographies, use this color.
- Use red for urgency. Red suggests alertness, energy and importance. Use red when highlighting warnings, emergency drills, or something that should be done ASAP.
- Use blue for trust. Often, banks use the color blue to ensure that your money is secure and safe. It suggests a stronghold of something that should not worry you. Use it to make your viewers calm and clear-minded.
- Use green for relaxation. The eye processes green very easily. It could also suggest wealth, nature, beauty and peace..
- Use orange for calls. A call to action. A call to move. Use it in advocacies, meetings, and other political matters.
- Use pink for romance and feminism. Pink suggests a touch of a woman to a design. Use this to attract female teen readers.
- Use black for luxury. Black is an elegant color. Use it for formal occasions, formal occasions and any design that would suggest luxury.
Easy Typography Photoshop Tutorial: Make a Cool Typography in 10 minutes
Okay. This one’s a good example of a typography with a simple message: It’s alright to commit mistakes. I made this using the concepts I have discussed in the previous parts of the blog. So how did I make it?
1. Open Photoshop. Create a new file. I used a preset size with a width of 8 inches and height of 10 inches, with 300dpi. You can, of course, change this one to any size you want.
2. Next, add a new layer. Name it “background”. Double click it to show the LAYER STYLE window.
3. Go to Gradient Overlay and click on the gradient. A window will open that will let you select the colors you will use. Use the #6dd0f7 and #4aa8cd colors. Make the Style: Radial.
4. Now, we need to do the ribbon design. Go to the Rectangle tool and draw a rectangle. Color it #8393ca.
5. Now, create a triangle using the pen tool. You should be able to create a triangle that would look like a flap of the actual ribbon. Color it #6274b2.
6. Copy the triangle and flip it. Now draw another rectangle using the rectangle tool. Color it #8393ca. Place the rectangles in a manner that they will overlap with the triangle flaps
7. Duplicate the ribbons.
8. Now type the message on the ribbons. In this case I used the Yellow Peas Demo font. I colored it black. For the center message, I used the Vermin Vibes 2 White and colored it #6274b2.
10. Save it as a JPEG file.
And we are done! Thank you for reading! Tell me how are your Photoshop ideas coming to life. Would love to hear back from you in comment section below!