You will need
- - a large sheet of paper;
- - colors.
- - brush and pencil;
- - scissors;
- - old magazines and greeting cards.
- - decorative elements.
Draw a plan for the future of the poster. You must pre-define the place for slogan, body text and images to create a coherent composition. Remember that details should not be too small: a poster should attract attention from afar and immediately to convey the necessary information.
Make the background. If you draw a poster on the colored cardboard or paper with pattern, additional decorations will be extra. But most often the basis for the poster is simple a sheet of Whatman, the shape and color of which can be free to experiment. It is the background will set the stylistic tone of your poster. Cut out paper in the form of unfolded scroll, and "aged" it with paint or tea, you will emphasize the formality and solemnity of the poster. Bright watercolor background will make it more tender, and dark, on the contrary, will give a contrast.
Write a slogan. Usually posters are created for any particular reason. They are designed to warn, to inform, or to congratulate with the upcoming holiday. The slogan should reflect the essence of the message in one short and succinct phrase that can be expressed in 2-3 words: "Congratulations on the promotion!" or "beware of the dog!". Below the letters are not "danced" and not crowded as on the promotional poster of the authorship of Ostap Bender, mark their outlines with a pencil. So you will be able to find the optimal size and distance between words.
Pick up the pattern. The image says a slogan, an equally important part of the poster than the text. To move the selected image on the paper you can print it on your computer or redrawn independently, relying on the eye. Those who have not yet discovered the talent of the artist, you can use the technique of an application. Make a funny collage from magazine clippings, old posters and postcards. Don't be afraid to stick large items: coins, buttons, pieces of fabric, lace and fur. They always look good on the posters.
Advice 2: How to make a beautiful poster
If you decided to make an unusual gift for a friend or a team, better ideas than thematic poster. But behind the mass of notions, creative solutions and different techniques of execution are easy to lose integrity and the main idea of the poster. So, first, accurately think over the plot and composition of the poster, and secondly, try not to concentrate on minor, fine details. The poster needs to be simple enough and "speaking" in the first place as its visual content.
You will need
- paper or cardboard for the base;
- - photographs for the selected subjects;
- - art materials (depending on equipment) or a computer and a graphics editor Photoshop.
Determine a theme or the purpose for which you are creating the poster, because that is dictated by the visuals. For example, a poster-congratulation on the anniversary, graduation, or wedding poster design for corporate events – they will all be different in form and content.
Decide how you will create a poster manually in one of the artistic techniques (drawing, collage, applique) or by using computer graphics. Depends on how fantastic or realistic could be the idea of the story. Using the computer can realize the most incredible things, however, man-made poster better give your relationship to the person to be charged your energy.
Think of the composition of the poster – its visual content and the order of the objects on the worksheet. The basic rule of composition: it must have a center, which carries the main information, both visual and semantic. However, the center of the composition should not be placed strictly in the center, and with some offset. The secondary part does not have to compete with the main either in size or in brightness.
The simplest workaround is to create a collage of photos on a given subject. But to give a flavor of this idea in various visual arts: use beautiful textures as the background, the unusual processing of conventional photographs, use sophisticated fonts of various sizes (pin), etc.
Use coloured cardboard as the base, gels, sequins and other materials. Interesting your collage can also make unexpected materials: dry leaves, beautiful fabrics, lace, or, say, nuts, ties, gift bills etc.
Or apply non-standard course: make your work a vintage, for example, stylized under its very famous in the past a promotional poster or Soviet political poster under the poster of the cabaret "Moulin Rouge" or any well-known film. The protagonists of your work do for the person or persons to whom it is dedicated. Complete composition appropriate slogans, taglines, or signatures.
Think about what size poster will be the most appropriate in your case. For example, if you create a poster using computer graphics and want to make it big, you should be able to print the image in that format. The choice of size also depends on how comfortable the poster is to its destination or how it will be used: poster for "corporate" it is better to do large-scale, and gift placard may be placed on a sheet of A4.
Print large poster on the plotter. Experiment with material: glossy or Matt paper, foils, including metallic, can emphasize and strengthen the basic idea of your work and make it a true work of art.