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20 Amazing Poster Designs

A get great inspiration from good posters, specially the ones with good design and a little mix of art and good typography. That's why I selected some great posters with different styles to inspire you, enjoy!

Reader Tutorial: Create a Cool Movie Poster in Photoshop

In this tutorial you are going to learn a few good techniques and tips for color correction. Hope you like it. Hopefully this tutorial can benefit in your pursuit of becoming a better designer. If you want to have your tutorial published on Abduzeedo, just send it to abduzeedo@abduzeedo.com. Step 1 Create a new document at 1600 x 1200 pixels with a resolution of 72dpi. Start off by opening all of your images separately and lets extract our guy from the background, use the pen tool. You can find these images here: http://fl8us.deviantart.com/art/Deserted-City-4100373 and http://b-e-c-k-y-stock.deviantart.com/art/Scared-People-2-46126819. Thanks to fl8us and beckystock for these great photos. Step 2 Place the street image on our blank canvas and set the guy image on top of it. Lets give the right perspective to our guy go to Edit/Transform/Perspective. See the image below. Step 3 Lets create an adjustment layer of Hue/Saturation and check the colorize option, above all the layers. Keep playing with the colors until you get something you like. Step 4 Ok go to our buildings layer and add some warp to it go to Edit/Transform/Warp. Play around until you get something like this. Its really important that you leave the street the most straight as possible. Step 5 Turn off the guy layer and create a new layer on top of it. Use the Lasso Tool (L) to select all the part back there and fill it with white. See the image below Step 6 Now lets add some blur to our light. Go to Filter/Blur/Gaussian Blur and set it to 28%. Change the Blend Mode to Soft Light and duplicate the layer and give the same blur. Step 7 Now turn on the guy layer and create a new layer below call it "Shadow". Grab a small soft brush and low its opacity to 60% and start covering under his feets. See the image below. Step 8 Then create a new layer below of the "Shadow" layer and hit Cmd+left click over the guy layer to load the selection and fill it with black, using the Paint Bucket Tool. and go to Edit/Free Transform and rotate the image. Step 9 And go to Edit/Free Transform and rotate the image. Like the image below. Step 10 Then add a blur to our shadow Filter/Blur/Gaussian Blur and set it to 5%. Low the opacity to 70% and duplicate the layer, then by using a large soft brush with 50% opacity erase some areas until you get something like this. This step its really important if you wanna get a more realistic look. Step 11 Now lets add some light to our guy that matches with our background. Grab the Dodge tool, select Highlights and set the exposure to 5% and highlight some areas. Step 12 Now create a new layer on top of the guy layer and call it "Light guy" and hit Cmd+Left Click on the Guy layer to load the selection. Then just go back to the Light guy layer and using a large soft white brush start covering all the back area, until you get something like this. Step 13 Ok, now lets duplicate the guy layer and put it above all the layers and change the blending mode to Color with 60% opacity. And with a large soft eraser erase all of it and leave the skin tone. Just like this. Step 14 Now lets add the final touches and merge all the layers. Then lets add some sharpen go to Filter/Sharpen/Unsharp Mask with this values. Conclusion Thats it! Then you can add some nice noise to your work and get nice film look. Hope you learn something from it :-) About the author My name is Luis Quiñones, I'm a graphic/web designer from Dominican Republic. Also you can follow me on twitter: http://twitter.com/LuisSQuinones .

Creative Tempest Show and Shell (Out) - Poster Giveaway

We've been featuring articles about all kinds of posters for some time now, and we're always looking for more great ones to share with you guys. Today, we're very happy to inform that Creative Tempest is giving away a super cool limited edition poster designed by Steve Goodin. You show us your favorite artist, and if we decide to feature them, we shell out! Ten lucky winners will have their chosen artist featured on Creative Tempest and also receive a completely original limited edition Creative Tempest poster designed by one of our favorite artists, Steve Goodin also known as DEMEN1. This amazing poster is 100% guaranteed to help you loose weight because you will be getting up and walking over to touch it every few minutes just to make sure the art really isn’t jumping off your wall. If his name hasn't rung a bell yet his work certainly will! To win is quite simple: You Show: 1. Pick any artist of your choice who's work is featured on the web. (Were talking any form of art that can be inspirational to other artists) 2. Post the artist's full name and website in the comment section on the "Creative Tempest Show and Shell (Out)" competition post at www.CreativeTempest.com. Make sure to link up your email so we can contact you. We Shell: Guaranteed - 11"x17" full color quality poster by DEMEN1 (Steve Goodin). Maybe two posters if your artist is really cool. Nice packaging of some sort. Bubble wrap, if your lucky. Personal message from the crew. The Details: The contest begins Monday March 2nd 2009 and ends Friday March 13th at midnight. No duplicates! If the same artist is posted twice, only the person who posted it first will be accepted. Each person can only post one artist. Artists cannot have been previously featured on Creative Tempest (so glance over our posts to make sure yours isn't already taken). The ten winners will be announced on March 16th at www.CreativeTempest.com. Your artist could actually become a "Featured Artist of the Week." So come post your artist before others do! For more details go to http://www.CreativeTempest.com

Great Deviant Posters

I was going thought deviantart when I realized they have a great selection of poster designs, so why not take a couple of them to share with you guys, they really well worked and very creative on their own way, check it out!

Old School B-Movies Posters

Movie posters are probably one of the best ways to check some cool designs. Hollywood posters tend to look alike... floating heads, photoshop effects and all that. But B-movies are in another level of coolness for sure. B-Movies posters usually are corny, but its old school feel makes just the trick. And of course, not only the design itself is cool, but also the movies names. Seriously... some of these are truly bad ass. Anyways, I hope you enjoy these, which were found at cool B-movies blog called "Wrong site of the Art". I encourage you people to visit it, there are tons of posters there!! Cheers!

Robots Rock!

I ♥ robots! I hope you do too because I have three robot-related things to tell you about. First, an awesome CG short film. Second, a look at the new Transformers 2 posters. Finally, some info on the upcoming Voltron movie. Update (8/24/08): - Apparently the Transformers 2 posters are fake. Sorry about that! Oh well, they are still really cool! - Not too long after posting this Design Boom posted an awesome blog entry about female robots. Check it out. 1. World War World War is a short film about two 1940s era vehicles that transform into robots and battle. It takes place 100 years after WWII, Hiroshima, Japan 2045 A.D. It was made by Vincent Chai, a recent graduate of the University of Hertfordshire in the UK. What's even more amazing was that he only used off-the-shelf softwares like Maya, Photoshop, and After Effects. This stuff looks like it was made in a professional CG studio! It's a great example that you don't need a huge budget to create stunning visual effects. Go to his website to watch the complete short film (it also has an HD version) and check out the making of the film as well. Here are some screen grabs: 2. Transformers 2 Posters Two new posters for the upcoming Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen have been released and here's a glimpse. I really enjoyed the first movie so I'm excited that they are making a sequal. 3. Voltron the live action movie I've heard rumors that someone wanted to make a live-action version of Voltron. Well apparently it's no longer a rumor. With the success of Tranformers, studios are jumping on the 80's cartoons-with-Robots bandwagon. What's next? A Go-Bots movies? Robotech? I used to love Voltron so I'm definitely interested. Plus I read they are supposed to use a similar type of style/effects that they used in the movie 300. Read more about this at this i09 blog entry. Here's a blog following the progress of the film: http://voltron-2008.blogspot.com/ and for your nostalgia, here are 2 clips from the 80's Voltron cartoons: The Classic intro to the series: Voltron animated movie (part 1 of 5):

47 Soviet Propaganda Posters

Vintage, vintage, vintage. Yes!! We're getting an overload of it!!! So, how do you like Sovietic poster design? If you are a sucker for it, I bet you'll really like these! And if you not acquainted with Sovietic propaganda, or any propaganda at all, before we start, you should know that "Lenin created the first truly modern propaganda machine, and its most colorful, dramatic and original form was the poster". THANK YOU, Lenin. The New Economic Policy (1921-1927) The First and Second Five Year Plans (1928-1937) The Great Patriotic War (1939-1945) The Cold War (1946-1984) Others Source links: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9.

A Soviet Poster a Day

If you like soviet design, like I do, you have to visit this website, it’s called A Soviet Poster a Day, and as the name says they present us with a soviet poster every day. Besides that, they show the author, when it was created and the description. Every soviet poster no matter the date of creation bears a stamp of expressiveness and graphical quality. The attention to details is awesome. The scope of techniques is endless. Soviet posters are a treasure chest with inspiration for any graphical designer, not to mention the seeing pleasure itself. And what's important, every Soviet Poster has a historical reference essential for understanding the layers of meanings it carries through time. Here are some posters. It’s definitely worth checking out. Here comes the Red Army! Lenin Forever!