Questions tagged [posters]

Questions about pieces of printed paper designed to be attached to a wall or vertical surface. Posters can also be low-cost reproductions of artwork.

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How would you achieve this punk/distressed aesthetic? [closed]

I came across this poster online and I absolutely fell in love with the kind of blend of different textures coupled with this grunge aesthetic, do you have any idea how to recreate those effects ? I ...
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How do I find (or replicate) this detailed texture?

I am interested in finding out what texture does they use in this Black Widow poster. The only thing I have in mind was it's a noise texture or a mezzotint effect but I tried to recreate it and I ...
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My font looks blurry on book cover

I am starting out as an author and do my own book covers using ‘Be Funky.’ I start out with a photo and edit it to suit, and then ‘add text.’ The problem is that my text sometimes looks blurry when ...
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Looking for SERIF font with slanted lower-case "e" and lower-case "w" with spur

Looking to find the font that matches this image: The quickest (but not accurate) match I have is a font called Elephant (not the sans-serif version), and both Poster and Bodoni also come close to a ...
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"Flattening" a rectangular image photographed at an angle

I have photographs of rectangular images that I would like to "flatten" so that they are truly rectangular, rather than the distorted view that comes from a photograph. I know this is ...
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Do I have enough DPI and size(width x height) to guarantee clear and sharp text on my poster (16'x24')?

I am trying to create a poster for myself and order through Redbubble (rural place, no good print shops nearby). I want to make sure the file resolution will allow for clear and sharp text. I don't ...
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How can I distribute many rectangles inside a larger rectangle, minimizing empty space, without rotation?

I have about 50 rectangular pieces of paper, with dimensions between 1 and 5 inches and different "aspect ratios." I'd like to fit them all inside the smallest rectangle possible. Additional ...
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What should I think about before ordering a poster print?

I have constructed a Mandelbrot image using my own small python script. I am toying with the idea of taking it to a shop to have it printed on a 50x70cm poster to hang on the wall. I know nothing of ...
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Can anyone suggest a paper similar to mass-produced movie posters?

I'm looking to print posters similar to the mass-produced movie posters. Is there a place online that sells 13"x19" or 11"x17" or similar sized paper that I can use for printing ...
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How do I create create stripped glass effect text in illustrator?

I found this image in MoMa website. This poster was designed by Juan Carlos Distéfano in 1964. I try to replicate the effect of the text. Turns out it harder than it looks. Any tips how to achieve ...
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Does the direction the player is facing make a difference in design while communicating this concept?

Through this design, I want to say that during this covid19 crisis, it is time to continue our routine tasks, but with precautions. So be defensive rather than aggressive (like a batsman). This is to ...
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Is it worth converting from SWOP V2 to FOGRA39?

I'm currently in the middle of designing a poster, and obviously want to avoid major surprises with colour when it comes to going to the printers. However, I definitely can't afford any of the colour ...
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What are the differences between gloss, matte and silk paper?

I've decided to print my flyers with a thickness of 250 gsm for a luxurious feel, but can't decide what type of paper to go with. I'm leaning towards gloss paper, both to increase the luxuriousness ...
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Confusion about how bleed works

I'm designing a flyer, but having trouble fully understanding the concept of bleed. I've read countless articles on the subject, and have setup a 3mm bleed which my background extends into while my ...
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What font is used on this Arnhem poster?

I'm trying to make a poster for a class project, and I recently came across a poster that has this font. It's a light, somewhat wide sans-serif typeface, but I'm not sure if it's Helvetica or ...
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Printing flyer design on home printer turns out muddy

I designed a flyer in Photoshop, consisting of bright text over a dark stock image, and tried to print it on my own printer to get some idea of what it would look like when professional printed. ...
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Do I need to tell people that my flyer is double-sided?

I'm designing a flyer to be targeted to as broad a demographic as possible. I'm making it double-sided to increase the amount of information that it can contain (the font size of the text will be ...
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Is there a specific graphic style or movement that inspired vintage (and some modern) euro-rave artwork?

I'm working on a short film with trippy/vintage/lo-fi editing styles similar to those used in Travis Scott music videos, and it will use stylized intertitles as an artistic element. However, instead ...
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Oversized 300 DPI 80*50 Inch poster (Photoshop, Illustrator, Hardware)

I am creating a very large high quality print poster of an island map to be pasted on a wall in a public transport centre. The map is built from paid satellite images. Photoshop is running so slow I ...
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Is there a name for the general style of designers like Vignelli, Müller-Brockmann, Jacqueline Casey, etc...?

A lot of the great Graphic Designers in history, like Massimo Vignelli, Josef Müller-Brockmann, and Jacqueline Casey seem to have a specific style that I want to emulate for a project, and I'd like ...
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Should I be charging for the social media versions of designs?

I'm designing A1 posters with a Facebook header and Instagram post version of each poster. I'm charging hourly for the posters, but should I also be charging for the time it takes to design the ...
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does this drawing style have any particular name?

can somebody please tell me whether this drawing style has any particular name? where can i learn this drawing style? This is certainly some hindu traditional drawing style, but i dont know whether i ...
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Can someone help me interpret these poster requirement for a conference? Phrases like 'bleed', 'please outline all fonts'

The requirements are in this picture. Final Size : 24" x 32" (yellow) Artwork Safe area: green Bleed: 24.25" x 32.25" (pink) Save final print ready file as PDF-x1a with crop and bleed ...
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Improving a photo's quality using gimp

I have this image which is already of poor quality for an image on AO paper. I was trying to sharpen the image but it doesnt help. I have no expertise in image editing so it was quite frustrating for ...
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How to print out a poster with an image from a Netflix show? [closed]

I want to preface this with saying that I am not positive this question should be posted here (mulled about putting in the Arts & Crafts SE) but I decided that people here would have the most ...
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Powerpoint treats text boxes as images?

I am preparing a poster and I am doing it the first time in my life using Powerpoint. As shown below I have written all my sections around the actual template to format them later on. I saved the file ...
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Design multiple posters in illustrator

I’m creating posters in Illustrator in separate files (poster1, poster2, ...) but when it comes to making a change in one (say the layout of it as they all follow the same template) then I have to ...
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How to decide if a design is very similar to my own work?

Edit: They finally responded and the cartoonist and his work submitted has been disqualified from that competition. I recently found out that a cartoon which was drawn just like one of my own posters ...
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Can typography & elements be more balanced & less forced in this book cover design?

This is a re-design of a book named Paper Towns. Just for practice, I've re-designed the cover. Here, I can't notice any problem with the elements I've placed, but it somehow looks little cluttered ...
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How can I improve the typography of this Star Wars Day poster?

I designed the following poster for social media stories: I like the concept; it is not the problem. The O is the part of our logo. I feel that something is wrong with the font size, weight, or ...
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What line width is appropriate for a scientific A0 poster?

I am in the process of making a poster to be presented at a scientific conference. What line width would you recommend for elements like arrows, graphics, and frames around text? I am using 28 point ...
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How can I make a heading more legible on a real estate background?

This is a billboard design I'm working on (to be used on highways). I think the heading on this is a little less legible (I just feel so. Is it really?). So is there any way to make it more legible? ...
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Does anyone know how this kind of pixelated type is created?

Does anyone know how this type is created? Not sure what it would be called, pixelated? Been noticing it in a lot of posters
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Is it possible to batch remove specific layers with Photoshop Actions?

To start with, I have a project where I create a poster each day, and I'm in the process of getting them ready to be sold as prints. Each of the posters that I make for this project has an overlay ...
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How was this distorted line text effect achieved?

The tapering of the white lines varies in severity and shape throughout. I'm guessing a lot of tinkering was involved here, but curious as to the general effect and how it's achieved. It's pretty ...
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Recommended books for movie poster design

I was looking for some good books that can be used as a reference and guide while designing movie posters. Google gave me the names of some, but they're just movie poster collections. What I'm ...
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Professional approach to design billing block in Photoshop

In this video, Adobe expert Deke McClelland talks about designing Billing Blocks for film posters with the use of Warichu settings in Adobe Illustrator. It works well but sometimes there are issues ...
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Is it necessary for me to have an email address in lower case

I'm designing a flyer which has an email address on it. Is it necessary for me to have the email address in lower case? Or can I have it in upper case to put more emphasis? I did my research on ...
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How can I recreate this typographical style? What effects/processes should I use?

I have been scrolling through various places on the internet and I've come across this typographic style multiple times, and I can't work out how to do it. Can anyone help??
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I have to create a poster for a trade show booth. Is the photo I have to use too small in size?

I have a very tight deadline to create a trade show booth poster in Adobe Illustrator. The size is 40" x 53.5". It is CMYK, 300 dpi. One of the stock photos that I must use in it, which has been ...
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Live update projects photoshop

I am working on some posters, I like to see how the poster will look in a frame. I have another project open that I can paste the work into. Is there any way to make the poster live update in the ...
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What type of paper is used for mass-produced posters?

I'm looking to order prints of some artwork, and I'd like the paper to be the same or similar type used for mass-produced posters, such as movie/sports/music posters (by companies such as Trends ...
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Using Photoshop to Create Posters

My knowledge of graphic design is limited at best, but I love to dabble on Illustrator, mainly doing posters. From the get go I chose Illustrator because someone said you should always use it for ...
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10 x 3 meter poster or billboard [duplicate]

https://www.flickr.com/photos/152264312@N04/35952408580/in/dateposted-public/ my client wants to print this photo on a poster of 10x4 meter board. i had all the files or I can make a new one too. ...
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Is raster or vector better to create photographic infographics?

Between vector and raster editors, which should I learn to use to create infographics based on photos? The photos all bear a black background, allowing me to lay information in the space without the ...
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Best software to create alphabet chart

I am interested in creating a personalized version of this alphabet chart. I am a complete novice and would like to play around with creating it myself. Can someone please tell me if there is an ...
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Poster book to be printed

I have a big collection of film posters from the 40s-70s and I am working on a project where I want to print 100 posters into a book. I will credit the production company and mention all the info on ...
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Experimental Typography Design Help [closed]

Does anyone know any tutorials on how to achieve these poster designs. My professors want us to design our project like this but never gave us any links on how to achieve this. My first mind is to use ...
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Critique: Balance titles on poster design

I'm designing a poster for a lecture about hostage negotiation. It's a dark, glitchy design, with lots of information on it. I think the title looks OK but I can't seem to balance the rest of the ...
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How to design a large poster on a small screen?

I'm currently working on a DIN A0 poster (841x1189 mm) and I'm having trouble picturing how the poster will look like once it's printed. I have two monitors (~23" & ~21") and because they are ...
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