Posters as a concept have been used for many centuries, in traditional art years, poster design is a relatively new. It has only been in the last 100 years that poster design has been elevated and recognized as an art-form and has gained the kind of popularity that no other design category can rival.
Below we have rounded up our favorite Photoshop Poster Design Tutorials, ranging from, movie posters, adverts, and events in a variety of styles.
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Create a Remarkable Poster with Decorative Elements
Create various decorative elements including geometric shapes, halftones, ribbons, 3D stars, and 3D text in Illustrator and then merge, compose, enhance, and texturize them in Photoshop. The tutorial shows how to use both of these powerful tools for their strengths and take advantage of both vector and raster graphics.
Blood and Milk Typography Poster in Photoshop
Create an edgy yet sleek typography poster. This tutorial uses some paint splashes, custom fonts, a few stocks from deviantART, and basic Photoshop techniques.
Create Abstract Poster Effects
Create an abstract poster with strong but simple shapes and bold colors using Photoshop and Illustrator.
How to Create a Dynamic Nature Poster in Photoshop
Create a dynamic nature poster using stock images, vectors, and brushes in Photoshop.
How to Create a Retro Aesthetic Poster in Photoshop
Blend a stock image with shapes and a pattern, and then add lightness and color to get a nice retro poster – all in Photoshop.
Retro Poster Tutorial Using Photoshop
Create a dynamic retro poster in Photoshop that”s inspired by various nightclub posters.
Vintage Style Swissair Travel Poster
Follow this step by step Photoshop tutorial to create a modern, clean, travel poster design for Swissair, and then learn how to transform into a vintage poster design.
Wild Western “Wanted” Poster
In this Photoshop tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a Wild West (also known as Old West) “Wanted” poster using some awesome Photoshop techniques. You will learn how to roughen and burn edges, how to create realistic nail heads (for pinning up the poster), how to mix different textures to reproduce aged paper and more.
Enigma Typography Poster Tutorial
In this tutorial you will learn how to create this typography poster called “Enigma”, taking basic look into the 3D-Tool of Photoshop, how to texture and stylize your 3D Typography and how to make a shiny space background to create your own space-inspired text.
Superhero Movie Teaser Poster
In this tutorial, you will create a movie teaser poster. It will show you how to draw a mask for your character using the pen tool, blend modes and textures.
Realistic Vintage Ticket Stub
Retro-Space Typography Poster with Colorful Lights
In this tutorial, you will be shown how to create a stunning and high-impact retro-style typography poster that’s out of this world (literally). You will create the 3D text by combining the power of Photoshop and Cinema 4D; you’ll also learn how to create unique and detailed light streaks that give the typography poster its signature look. Finally, you will add some great textures that will give the composition an “out of this world” appearance
Colorful Retro Futuristic Poster
In the tutorial you will learn how to create your own bright and colourful retro futuristic poster with Photoshop, using dynamic lines, vibrant gradients and rough textures to build up the design layer after layer.
Awesome Grunge Music Poster
This tutorial uses a variety of techniques to create a grunge music poster.
Cool Vector Girl with Wavy Scanlines
This tutorial will show you how you can create wavy scanlines using Illustrator using simple steps and bring them into Photoshop to make a beautiful piece of design work, making use of the Pen tool in Shape Layers mode to draw the vector girl.
Avatar Movie Poster
This tutorial shows you how you can create a Navi image from the movie Avatar, with some impressive text and backgrounds, all in just 8 easy steps.
Worn Vintage Beach Ad
In this Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to create a worn out, low-saturation-colored vintage beach ad in Photoshop, making use of some beginner to intermediate level techniques such as the usage of free Photoshop brushes, editing colors, using filters, masking and a whole lot more.
Create a Zoomed In Effect in Photoshop
This tutorial walks you through the simple process of giving a zoomed-in effect to your illustrations. This can be used in numerous ways, but primarily for designing instructional visual material.
iPhone Gift Ribbon Photoshop Tutorial
In this tutorial you will be creating a gift ribbon, consisting of various app icons, wrapped around an iPhone. This effect can be easily achieved with the Photoshop Warp transform tool.
The Avengers Poster
This tutorial shows how to create the shine effect employed in Avengers poster. It makes use of Layer Styles and the Brush tool in Photoshop.
Raw Horror Movie Poster
This tutorial creates an old-school style horror movie poster.
Man Of Steel Movie Poster
This tutorial creates the Superman Man of Steel movie poster using Pen tool and certain textures.
Judge Dredd Badge Design
This tutorial creates a Judge Dredd badge design. First up, it constructs the pieces using Illustrator”s Pen and Pathfinder tools, and following that, it uses Photoshop to give the badge a metal-like appearance.
Dark Knight Rises Stencil Effect
This tutorial creates a Dark Knight Rises stencil and spray effect using basic filters and some brushes.
Create an Artistic Vintage Poster
In this tutorial you’ll cover some of the basics of Daz Studio, such as how to load a figure, apply injection morphs and adds art props. You’ll then discover some great Photoshop techniques to recreate a stylised poster from a bygone era.
Create a Super Cool Retro Poster in 10 Steps
In this tutorial you will be shown how to create a very cool retro poster in just 10 steps. You will, of course use Adobe Photoshop, and also Illustrator.
How to Create a Vintage Radio Poster
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how simple it is to create a vintage poster using different brushes, blend mode, adjustment layers and some very simple filters in Photoshop.
Abstract Watercolor Wallpaper in Photoshop
There are plenty of ways to create a Watercolor Effect in Photoshop. Some are very cheesy and you can easily tell that a simple filter has been used. In this tutorial, you will be using Layer Masking. It is one of the most fascinating and powerful Photoshop method, to use layer masks in your designs.
Soul Rebel Poster Tutorial
In this tutorial you will recreate an awesome illustration that can be printed as a poster to hang it on your wall. The author has written a very clear and defined step by step tutorial, so you can follow and understand exactly what I went through while making this piece, and you get to download the .psd at the end.
Design a Stunning Sneaker Advert
In this tut you will learn how to design a stunning sneaker advert, using a variety of lighting effects, inspired by the incredible works of Peter Jaworowski.
Intense Movie Poster
Trendy Galactic Poster
Design a Quick Perfume Ad
Sleek Nature Themed Phone Advert
Celebrate the Passing of Spring
Create a ‘Neo-Constructivist’ Poster
Create A Ripping And Tearing Poster Effect
Retro Boxing Poster
Vintage Radio Poster
Abstract Watercolor Poster Tutorial
Soul Rebel Poster
Retro Game Boy Poster
Space-Helmeted Future Retro Illustration
Event Poster with C4D and Photoshop
Create an Amazing Nike Ad
Amazing Typographic Portrait