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I can't remember a single academic poster, from my 'scientific years', that was (at all) well designed. All I can think of are walls and walls full of text (usually in the same font), and me not reading even 10% of them. But to be honest, most teams wouldn't have the budget for (or the tradition of) hiring designers to do them. Posters usually need to ...


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I think the only real con is your limited color space. And that isn't necessarily a huge con... Some great designers have embraced the photocopier. One that comes to mind is Art Chantry who, IMHO, is just as responsible for the Seattle Grunge scene as Nirvana was: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Chantry Granted, that's a particular aesthetic that may ...


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That actually looks to be about a 7° angle (although it's not exactly 7°. It's like 7.1° or 7.2°). There are no hard and fast rules on angles I'm aware of. But generally, I try to stick to 5° increments. The real key to using angles which are aesthetically pleasing is to use them repeatedly in the same piece. One element at an angle will almost always ...


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That question is hard to answer in general. I think it depends on your location and what you want do with it. I have found this link, which is about lyrics quoted in books, but I think you can transfer it to your question: Quoting Lyrics and Dodging Copyright Issues by Grant Piercy As suggestet, here are some quotes from the article: Let me make this ...


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If you'll be going to a digital print shop to make the posters (which would be usual for a small run for a local event), you'll be fine at 150 ppi, and for a background image you probably wouldn't be in trouble at 100 ppi, particularly since it likely won't contain a lot of high-frequency detail that would conflict with your text. An 11x17 poster is mostly ...


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The discussion on the FL&U meta shows the community strongly rejects the obvious symbols and has affinity for the antique, so if you were my client I'd probably lean in the direction of the late-19th Century lithograph look, like the one you show. There are great Lautrec lithographs that could provide inspiration, but it's that hand-drawn, quirky ...


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Obviously you're limited by the equipment you have at your disposal, but have you considered CMYK screen printing? You will need a 4 color press with precise registration, but it is entirely possible to do: CMYK Screen Printing Consumer level wide format inkjet printers are available if you're looking to buy one, in my experience Epson is generally regarded ...


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My advice is: visualize as much as possible. Posters live from being easy to digest. If people see clutters of headings, paragraphs and some images randomly thrown in they usually get lost and bored. I once was told that a person in a crowd is not willing to spend more than five minutes looking at the poster, the very first seconds decide if a closer looks ...


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Whether or not this approach is appropriate is going to depend entirely on who your organization is. Assuming it's not a total branding miss ... I've done some very low budget black and white work (offset and digital) for commercial clients and cause-based events. You can achieve great impact if you design for the limited palette* and choose your paper ...


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"Most attractive" is a pretty hard question to answer, but if you want to emulate a range of styles in a movie poster, you're in luck because movie posters tend to follow a range of clichés. FontShop has a blog called the FontFeed, and they have a large archive of posts where they review movie posters. Read ten of 'em in succession and you'll start to see ...


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To me (a designer), a company (non-profit or otherwise) using b&w photocopies as their unique print communication comes across as on a shoestring or no budget, amateurist, college-back-room and underground, maybe even semi-legal. I can't really call this a pro or con -- If these are associations your company and your target audience and benefactors will ...


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As others have noted, buying more RAM is rarely a bad idea when working with images, particularly very large ones. However, another way to approach the problem would be to design your poster in a vector graphics editor such as Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape. As vector graphics are scalable, they can be rendered at any size or resolution without suffering ...


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Corel and PhotoShop should work fine. Depending on the poster you'd likely be using a mix of vector illustration (Adobe Illustrator, InkScape, Corel Draw, etc.) and Raster image editing (PhotoShop, GIMP, etc.) and maybe some page layout software as well (QuarkXpress, InDesign, Scribus). That said, you normally wouldn't want a raster image editor to be your ...


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sounds like you are making an infographic about creating posters. I'd start brainstorming about what type of posters you will be making. That is are they materials for internal use or more marketing to eventual customers. I like https://bubbl.us/ for brainstorming. Once you have your target audience that will greatly help what design style the audience ...


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I'm not really certain what the question is... How to work with large files? You need as much RAM as a machine can hold and you can afford. 3GB is scraping the bottom anymore. Especially for large files. A 64Bit operating system and Photoshop running under 64bit helps. A separate drive (not partition) to use for scratch space will also help speeds. A ...


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TIFF is only the best format for poster print if you are printing a photograph or some other raster image e.g. an image straight from Photoshop. Converting to TIFF would rasterise text unnecessarily, which is bad for print quality (or at best at very high resolutions, neutral). You'd be better off either: converting to a mostly-vector PDF, using one of ...


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It most certainly is a derivative work, plain and simple. Translating an artistic work from one medium to another - like a song lyric or speech to a poster - is still creating a derivative work. What you are probably meaning to ask, technically, is "it is fair use" (or "fair dealing" in some parts of the world) - does it qualify for the standard exemptions ...


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John has a great solution with Epson. Personally I run the Workforce 1100, if you watch Staples they go on sale every other year for 149.99. Last time I bought two. I also picked up BlackMax to print a plate for each CMYK. Do exactly what John's video recommends. In all I think I walked out with a couple hundred bucks in equipment. EDIT: video on ...


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I don't think the solution exists. An alternate method to track the scale: In Photoshop CC/CS6, if you drop an image into the PSD file, it remains as an object/reference. If you free transform that object, it remembers the scale. If you go back and re-transform it, it remembers the percentage of it's original size. Not exactly an 'Effective PPI', but at ...


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It depends. On a lot of things. But, in general, the more heavily you 'borrow' the more likely someone will see that as an intellectual property infringement and the more likely you'll be opening yourself up to legal issues. But that also doesn't mean that any of that will happen, either. Concepts are borrowed all the time. Where that line is between ...


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Depending where you are in the world, but in the US, yes anything that replicates someone else's work is considered copyright infringement. I believe there is a set rule for variation, which is 30%, if i recall to not be considered as infringement. Do your research first and as stated, I also am not a lawyer. Personally I would look at it as copyright ...


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Which program? Print is usually done in InDesign. Simply because it's easy to set up final print files that fit most print shops requirements. Plus, the text tools are superior to Photoshop and Illustrator. But, depending on the design requirements, it can be necessary to do it in another program. I have done a Poster in Photoshop myself, purely because of ...


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I have some experience with this since I worked for a printing company for a number of years. One thing I had to get used to was the fact that you do not need super high DPI images when printing larger format graphics. For the piece you are making you can absolutely get away with 200 dpi or even 150. If you are saving a pdf make sure you set image ...


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When designing for large format printing it is a good idea to do as much in a vector package as possible such as InDesign or Illustrator. this will allow text and edges to stay sharp. Large format printing (generally) does not require as high a resolution as lithography as your eyes are further away from a 1m x 2m design than you would with say a magazine, ...


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It's really impossible to answer this question without knowing the specifics of your question. But let's start by talking about 'vibrant' and what that means. I'm going to assume you mean it's a bright, highly saturated color. Your main options: Traditional 4-color printing. This is your CMYK process. There's a limit to the range of colors CMYK can make ...


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If you go to Edit > Preferences > Performances you can see how much RAM you have (or at least how much PS recognises) and set the amount of max MB's of RAM you want, increasing this might help a little. If that doesn't do the trick for you: it's two options or a combo of both: Get a computer with more RAM. For large files, PS requires a large amount ...


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Okay some feedback, take it or leave my taste and your taste doesn't have to be the same. These are only suggestions and things that I would do to improve upon this design: One of the responses mentioned that there are too many design elements here (the 3D bubbles, the coffee-stain/textured circles, etc.) I was also concerned that the design lacked a ...


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What follows is merely my opinion... not fact. First some general comments.... Color palette: Primarily earth tones and the warm side of the color wheel. But what's with the purple and blue then? And that one bright pink circle in the cup? None of the reds match anywhere except perhaps "Scarlet" and a couple of the circles/bubbles. Which, in itself, isn't ...


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I don't want to make any assumptions (this could be a fine art photo piece in a gallery for all I know) but I would be surprised if you really want or need to print at 150ppi for a piece this size. As you say, your image would need to be about 1 billion pixels (1000 megapixels). Is your source imagery going to provide this? Are your audience going to notice ...


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"Are there angles that are [aesthetically] preferred?" Not sure it's aesthetics as such, but I'd say that the only angles that can be clearly identified by eye are multiples of 45 degrees multiples of 30 degrees in some contexts (hexagons, isometric projections) the artwork's overall diagonal, parallels and normals (right angles) to it - sometimes this ...



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