Nowadays, the majority of indie bands have a growing collection of poster art that is just too incredible to simply throw away once the show has ended. Not surprisingly, this has led to the gig poster being something of a collectors item for music fanatics everywhere. Here I gathered some of the coolest photoshop gig poster design tutorials.
A lot of people are making them. A lot of people suck. We don’t suck, and neither do you. This tutorial requires NO drawing talent… so don’t trip folks. You will however need Adobe Photoshop 7.0 or higher and Illustrator CS2 or higher. My name’s Dave, and this is my first ever solo tutorial. I’m very unorthodox and direct… so forgive me if I lose you guys during any part of this. I’ll do what I can to answer questions for people who think my tutorial is too confusing. So we’re going to make a gig poster! Subject matter: Deftones and The Fall of Troy in Cleveland, Ohio at the House of Blues on May 30th. Why are the Deftones not first, you ask? Because I like The Fall of Troy better and this is an unofficial poster, who cares?
This photoshop tutorial is on how to design a gig poster with a propaganda theme. I’m sure you’ve seen this technique somewhere and have wondered how it’s done. These posters are actually fairly common, combining a mix of grunge, abstract style and a little bit of outside the box creativity to achieve a great looking poster worthy of print.
Digital graphics are largely dependent on the software used to create them. Given the clean, pixel-perfect nature of Photoshop, artworks always risk looking too perfect therefore it’s important to learn how to bring nature’s random variations into our digital creations. In this tutorial we’ll create an atmospheric poster for a dance party using the textured, retro look that’s so popular nowadays.
In this tutorial will learn how to create awesome gig poster.
Screen-prints are a great way to exhibit artworks or advertise a gig. Creating a high impact poster suitable for the screen-printing process can be achieved relatively easily. In this instance, we’re going for a stylized and coarse effect, rather than a photo-realistic halftone interpretation of a design. So let’s create a 3-color design that looks great on screen, printed from your home printer, or screen-printed using the silk-screen printing method.
Gig posters are great fun for a designer. Typically you have the band’s music for inspiration, and beyond that, anything goes. These posters are often abstract and can often be incredible expressions of art. But, more often than not, you are working with a limited budget and limited time. So you need to create something incredible, quickly and inexpensively. Lets take a look at how that can be accomplished.
In this tutorial, we are going to create a grungy fictional concert poster in Photoshop. We will be using a variety of layer masks as well as other effects to create a grunge-themed poster that features a masked-out guitar player as a central design element.