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8 Powerful Print Advertisement Designs That Make an Impact

We are exposed to thousands advertisements each day. Be it online banners, print ads or TV and radio features , our minds are constantly processing and categorizing advertisements among other visual and auditory signals which interrupt our tranquility in order to pitch us a product or service.

Ads are created to suit a specific target market and depending on the people who are meant to see them, ads may severely vary in form, style and type in general. We can categorize advertisement in three main sections: online, print and TV & Radio ads. Although there are many other ad categories which build the full spectrum of the advertisement industry, we’ll have a look at the basic layers of print distribution and most importantly, we’ll review some of the most compelling ads that truly make an impact.

DHL Commercial

 

DHL

Don’t you just love the creativity in this one? The transparent sheet plays the role of the DHL employee who creates the bridge between the seller and the customer by offering a reliable and swift service. The DHL design team sure knows how to make an impact with print ads, but this is just the beginning of out amazing list of powerful advertisement designs.

Kitchen paper ad

Foxy ASSO Ultra

“Want a cold beer? Let me just fill you this paper glass.”

We know things don’t usually go this way, but this smartly designed ad of Foxy’s Ultra paper edition really made us believe so. Paper towels are one of the fastest ending kitchen supplies and you can often find yourself using two or more sheets to dry up your hands or cooking space. Yet, with this one won’t fail you like the others boosting to be as thick as glass.

 

Bosch ad

BOSCH

Now that’s an ad you can’t easily pass. At first, the swirled wood around the nail looks clearly unnatural, yet on a second look, it all starts to come clear. The Bosch logo, humbly shrunken in the bottom right corner, says it all. Perfectly matching the ad’s tagline ” Unexpectedly powerful”, this Bosch ad is a great example of visual advertising done right.

 

DogChow ad campaign

Dog Chow

By using the power of graphic design, the Dog Chow ad campaign represents a well-known and yet, widely avoided fact about dog’s daily meals, which most pet owners tend to deny. Part of the famous pet food brand Purina, the bold and creative advertisement team of Dog Chow has managed to raise a topic of concern asking pet lovers if they really want to treat their furry pals as a trashcan.

 

World Ache ad

Aspirine

Working in the IT and design sector, you might have had many of those tiresome days where your head feels like exploding and you just can’t get the pain away. Bayer’s creative campaign called “Work Ache” aims at relating to those exact moments through a smartly designed ad. We bet next time you get that annoying head ache in the middle of a in important meeting, you’re gonna remember this ad. This is called relative and emotional advertising.

 

Heinz Advertising

Heinz

Yet another ad you can definitely relate to, if you have had the chance to taste Heinz amazing ketchup over a plate of fries. Frankly, everything without Heinz does taste like paper and the advertisment team at Heinz used this information wisely to create one of the best ads out there. Its clean look helps for creating a clear statement and memorable design.

 

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VolksWagen Ad

VolksWagen

We’re not sure if it’s the large-scale banner printing or the powerful statement which grabs our attention the most when it comes to VW’s amazing ads, but this ad campaign has truly went one step forward with a truly intriguing design.

“A bad part affects the entire system.”- The VW ad says it all.  A simple tagline with a powerful meaning and a reference image with a strong statement mixed up together to create a compelling and memorable design. VolksWagen has once again stroke with an amazing advertisement design beyond simple creativity.

 

Sanzer Hand Gel Ad

Sanzer Hand Gel

If this doesn’t get you thinking of all the germs and microbes layered on each and every surface you touch, that what could? Sanzer has made a striking ad with a repelling, yet powerful visual advertisement which lets the photo speak for itself. A strong photo and a brand name can do a lot in the advertisement industry and the Sanzer team has taken advantage of this knowledge.

Visual advertising is a powerful tool for reaching out to a targeted audience and engaging viewers through creativity. It is by far one of the best advertisement methods which creates the greater impact and it combines visual and tactile features of print material, be it outdoor, indoor ads or brochures.

Want to see more? Check out Tom’s must-see collection of hilarious print ads for another round of awesome design.

42 Examples of Clean Graphic Design for Print Marketing

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SAB Miller: Abraxas Interactive Print Ads

Here’s a nice print-ad play powered by the LED light on your Smart Phone, with SAB Miller’s Abraxas Ad that challenges you to turn on your light, running it behind the page, to unveil the story as your phone directs light through the page in any given area. Nice. Simple. No App needed! Cool. Created […]


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Print Stylesheet Approaches: Blacklist vs Whitelist

The “blacklist” is a common approach to print stylesheets. We know that people probably don’t need to see our site navigation if they print out an article on our site. So we hide it from print like we would hide it from the screen (display: none;).

Is there a way to reverse that?

The Blacklist Technique

You select all the elements on the page you don’t want printed, and put that into some CSS that is applied to the print media. Perhaps in a block at the bottom of your main stylesheet.

@media print {   .main-navigation, .comments, .sidebar, .footer {      display: none;    } }

Alternatively, you could leave the job mostly the the HTML. You could create a “don’t print” class and apply it as needed.

@media print {   .dont-print {     display: none;   } }
<section id="comments" class="comments dont-print"> </section>

Blacklisting is a common tactic, posted in print stylesheet tip articles all around the internet.

The only trouble with it is that it requires maintenance. HTML changes, so you’ll need to maintain either your list of selectors to not print, or the classes in the HTML to be on the right elements. Easy to forget.

The Whitelist Technique

Whitelisting would be the opposite technique. In your print styles, everything would be hidden from print except for elements you explicitly choose.

Don’t get your hopes up too much though, it’s pretty tricky to pull off. My first thought was to universally hide things, then override with a class.

/* Bad idea #1 */ @media print {   * {     display: none;   }   .print-me {     display: block;   } }
<main class="main-content print-me"> </main>

There are two problems here:

  1. The display property isn’t inherited, so even though you told an element to show itself again, it’s child elements will still be hidden by the universal selector selecting and hiding them.
  2. The parent elements of the element you told to show itself may still be hidden.

The latter of which we could maybe solve with…

/* Bad idea #2 */ @media print {   * {     display: none;   }   .print-me,   .print-me * {     display: block;   } }

… selecting the child elements and having them show themselves again. But that would make all child elements block-level, which is bad. You don’t want your <a>, <em>, <strong>‘s and anything else that is inline, inline-block, inline-table, inline-flex, etc to become a block.

That would be harder to maintain than a blacklist.

I considered manually requiring all parent elements to also have “print-me” class, but that will expose sibling elements to being printed when they shouldn’t be (don’t have the class). I tried fixing that with a

/* Bad idea #3 (addition to previous) */ .print-me ~ *:not(.print-me) {   display: none; }

But that doesn’t handle previous siblings.

This could be a pretty good use case for parent selectors in CSS, since you could potentially use a parent selector to un-hide a parent element if it contained an element with that specific class name. Theoretically something like *:contains(.print-me) { display: block; }.

There may be a pure CSS solution to this yet. I admittedly didn’t spend hours and hours on this. There may be a clever tactic here I’m missing. I know that the visibility property doesn’t inherit, so there may be potential there, but that doesn’t effect layout like you may want it to. I’m not sure :not() was explored to its fullest potential here either.

If you want to play with ideas, here’s a test page for you. It just has a button that toggles a class on the parent of a bunch of content, so you can pretend that class is like print styles and get it to do what you want.

My closest attempt so far is a just give up and use JavaScript attempt. Using jQuery here for easy DOM traversal, the crux of it is automatically applying a class to all parents of an element ensuring they can be printed:

$  (".print-me")   .parents()   .addClass("js-print-me");

Note I’m using a slightly different class name, so it’s not affected by the same rule that selects all descendants to display.

@media print {   * {     display: none;   }   .print-me,   .print-me * {     display: block;   }   .js-print-me {     display: block;   } }

There are even sorta-kinda ways to detect a print event, so you could apply/remove a parent class name to get the page in this state when a user goes to print.

This doesn’t solve the inline-* problem though (where they go block-level instead of remaining what display value they used to be) which makes it fairly unusable. If you find JavaScript is an acceptable choice here, you could move the job of hiding to JavaScript as well, only applying display: none; after saving what display type it already was, so you could put it back when done. I think jQuery even kinda does this already somehow?

Rumor has it there is some future CSS something-or-other that can handling toggling of visibility in a way that doesn’t tie it to layout (and that this is a pretty good use-case).


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Building a Scalable Identity for Print & Web Design

No matter what field of design you choose to specialize, identity is always something to consider. Whether you’re an icon designer or a calligrapher your job is to work with ideas that match companies and concepts.

Identity design generally follows the same pattern for both web and print work. It does cover a wide variety of subjects but it’s easy to learn given the proper resources.

In this post I’d like to cover some tips for building a scalable identity. There should always be a relationship between company branding and other elements on the page. By following these strategies you’ll be well-equipped to start designing your own brands without much hesitation.

Sketching & Brainstorming

The most important aspect of an identity design is the initial phase. This is where you come up with ideas and eventually pick the right one. And much like all areas of life, the most important phase is often the most difficult.

How do you come up with something from nothing? Where should you get ideas from? How do you put them down into tangible resources?

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Almost every talented identity designer will advise starting on paper. You can start by writing down words or by doodling sketches.

You don’t know how to draw? Just start. Most digital designers can dramatically improve their workflow by learning to draw, and you don’t need to learn fine art either.

If you do more conceptual work like photo compositing, then learning to draw won’t help you much at all. But identity design is a visual medium where you need to create icons/logos/mascots/graphics from scratch. You can do this much quicker with pencil and paper.

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A good place to get started is by doodling and following ideas you see online. Of course, if you want to be really good it’s worth learning fine art and drawing from life. But at first this may seem impossible. So get started with simple doodles and just get comfortable holding a pencil.

Basics of Theming

While brainstorming ideas you should be working with a theme. Randomly drawing stuff isn’t gonna cut it. Instead consider the purpose of a company and what they do.

Who do they serve? What would their audience be receptive towards?

The answers to these questions may help you find tone, context, and purpose for your ideas. You should think about how to best explain an idea using the clearest visuals possible.

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At first this will be hard. Like really hard. It takes a lot of practice to reach professional level but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. Identity goes into everything from websites to letterheads and stamps. You have to think about this ubiquity and design something that will become recognizable on any medium.

I recommend starting with some ideas about the company. Write down a list of words associated with the company’s goals and primary functions. Think about design from a marketing perspective and consider which ideas could be targeted at vital demographics.

Logos in the Bigger Picture

While a logo is only part of the identity, it’s still an important part. Most identity designers start off with a logo concept and branch out into other aspects of the identity with restyled icons, smaller/larger graphics, and simplified typographic effects.

While designing a logo stay focused on the bigger picture at hand. It’s easy to lose yourself in your creation and just start being artsy for the sake of art. Design is not for the sake of design. Good design has a purpose.

Good logos convey meaning and recognition. They visually represent a company and often provide a certain feeling in people. You really need to think of logos as symbolic representations of ideas. Work with allegory, metaphor, and exaggeration.

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Use symbols and geometry when appropriate. Symmetry and asymmetry are both useful to create balance. Color selection is also a big aspect, but it’s such an expansive topic that you shouldn’t worry much about it until the later stages.

Also remember that scalable identities need vector-based graphics. Illustrator and Inkscape are two programs fit for vector output. Choose one and do your best to learn the ins-and-outs of every tool.

The Value of Style Guides

Both print and web designers can pull value from branding guides. Brand/style guides are popular in every area of business from entertainment to technology and retail. These guides outline specific rules for brand typefaces, colors, logos, patterns, and even copywriting.

There is tremendous value in creating a style guide on your own just for practice. You’ll learn which components are necessary and why. You’ll also see why branding is so important to a company’s image.

Back 10 or 20 years ago every brand guide was in book form. Designers created PDFs and they’d be printed off for different employees or executives. Nowadays most guides are kept as PDFs or even created as websites.

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The digital age is not going anywhere and it offers so much in the way of flexibility. You can design a brand book without any knowledge of printing or binding.

Truthfully you should only be concerned with your skills as a creative designer. Paper to pencil is definitely a must for someone who seriously wants to improve their identity design skills. Beyond that you just need to learn the right software and stay hungry.

Closing

Identity design is a huge umbrella term with many underlying assets. Learning to design is about more than just software and it takes first-hand knowledge to recognize this fact.

Over time and with practice you will notice improvements in your work. Stick to your guns and keep churning out the best stuff you possibly can. Look around the web for ideas and gather feedback from others. You’d be surprised how much can be accomplished in 6-12 months.

If you need more brand design ideas check out these posts:

28 Examples of Captivating Brand Identity Design

5 Quick Tips on How to Promote Your Design Business

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V&A Print Season: Lucille Clerc

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Q: What made you choose these particular sections of the V&A for your print? How did you decide on the colour scheme?

LC: My Portrait of the V&A is based on some of my favourite sections, the porch, the sculptures and ceramics department and William Morris rooms. I have then transposed these elements in my own colour scheme but keeping some elements realistic so that they stay recognisable.
I’m currently preparing a new one focusing on the Asian collections and fabric patterns ( both inspired by the Indian section and William Morris patterns)

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Q: Did you notice anything odd or surprising/learn anything new while studying the V&A buildings?
LC: I’ve been going for years and each time I discover something new, both about the buildings and the collections. I have a soft spot for the less spectacular parts of the building that I often discover when loosing my way, such as the patterns on the walls and floors of the first floor. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to say I’ve seen it all, and that’s what I love about it.

Q: What draws you to architectural subjects?
LC: The city of London has become one of my main source of inspiration. I see it like a giant puzzle with infinite combinations and stories to tell.

Q: In the wake of the attack on Charlie Hebdo, we saw the powerful message a very simple illustration can have, what message do you hope people take from your body of work?
LC: There are several parts in my work, when I work for the press, my images tend to be more synthetic, the aim is to find the most efficient way to convey one strong idea. When I work on books or prints, the time scale is different, the viewer has more time to stare and discover all the details I like to hide in my images. I have time to tell a story.

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Q: Did you ever visit the V&A while studying at Central Saint Martins and imagine one day being commissioned by them?
LC: I think my first visit at the V&A was when I was 5 and every year until I finally moved to London and could become a member. (My celebration lunch for my MA was in the Morris, Gamble and Poynter Rooms with my family). So it’s been a long love story with a happy end I could never have imagined, and hopefully there are still a few happy chapters to be written!

Portrait of the V&A by Lucille Clerc
Limited edition of 40, signed and titled by the artist
6 layer screenprint. £195

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An Essential Guide to Preparing Business Documents for Print

Editor’s note: This post was written by Jonny Rowntree, a freelance writer for Elanders UK.

Many designers nowadays are finding themselves working in an increasingly digital environment. So much so in fact that the requirement to prepare a document to actually see the light of day in print can sometimes put them on the back foot. Thankfully it’s relatively easy to translate your digital expertise to the printed medium, adding another string to your bow just by knowing what questions to ask.

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Whereas most B2B communication on a more personal level is now conducted digitally, reaching consumers themselves and even making the first contact with other businesses often requires the attention-grabbing physicality of print.

What gets printed?

Email newsletters and digital promotion is often ignored or conveniently forgotten about, print has the tangibility and gravitas, which is easier to notice. Brands also fuse the print and digital approach by putting QR codes onto their printed material for customers and clients to scan. Jobs like this often include:

  • Letters
  • Business cards
  • Posters
  • Signage
  • Booklets
  • Flyers

Just like preparing any design work, the first steps involve finding the right mindset for the client you’re working with and getting your head around their requirements.

Will you be working with existing branding designed in-house or designing anew? Either way, think about how this branding can be optimised for different types of business document. Consider the restrictions posed by the stricter size limits of printed documents and what this could mean for your use of space. If you’re designing anew, you might find this showcase of business card designs useful.

Send the right message

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Printed documents tend to convey different messages to digital ones and need display different information with different levels of prominence. Details on a business card, which usually names the point of contact, business name and contact details for example, will differ greatly to those on a flyer, which will only promote the business, their products / services, contact details and any announcements such as special offers. The main two reasons behind this way of thinking is purpose of the printed material and the overall size of it. Business cards are typically small rectangles, measuring 3.5” by 2”, whereas the average size of a flyer is 5.8” by 8.3”. WebDesignerDepot has some additional tips on business card sizes.

It’s also well worth getting to know the printer who’ll be producing the finished versions of your work. It’s likely that they’d at least prefer if not actually require the final templates to conform to certain conventions.

File formats and preferred sizes are all good to confirm, as is the colour mode their printing uses. RGB colour mode tends to relate only to digital displays. Printers traditionally work in CMYK to produce a more distinct and varied range of colours. Don’t worry though, the most commonly used design packages (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator etc) include easy options to switch to CMYK. Learn more about how InDesign manages colours in this tutorial.

When sending your finished design, make sure it’s clean and sharp, saved in high resolution. 300dpi (that’s dots per inch) is the industry standard. Just as important are the materials used to print, knowing a little about the relative merits of certain materials can subtly affect the choices you make it crafting the perfect design.

Learn the tools of the trade

For example, your printer may be using soy-based inks. These are eco-friendly and cost effective and give you gorgeous, vivid colours but have a somewhat low resistance when it comes to rubbing off. White inks are designed for window stickers or printing on metallic boards so consider how that contrast will work for your design.

Then there are Elanders inks; these wet inks allow paper to absorb the ink instead of laying on top of the paper in the same way as toner printers. Speaking of paper, where digital presses tend to use SRA3 paper and lithographic presses use an 80gsm thin paper (great for longer books), Elanders finds a 400gsm board ideal for most printed communications like invites and cards.

The difference between the digital and lithographic (or offset) printing methods I just mentioned is basically one of scale. Digital printing using printers like the HP Indigo Elanders employs is great for runs of personalised direct mail pieces or for running off lots of smaller batches of print as this is by far the easier method to set up. Offset printing is better for huge runs of the same design, posters, business cards and the like, it lets you print in outstanding quality on a massive scale.

Knowing which method your printer will be using can help you make tiny tweaks to your design. Bearing these points in mind when designing for print can help you make sure that your talents are received just as well in the printed medium as the digital one, and let you produce the best work possible for your client.

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38 Easy-to-Follow Photoshop Print Design Tutorials

In this session, you will unearth 38 easy to follow Adobe Photoshop print designs tutorials for your help. Mastering Adobe Photoshop skills is very important for the graphic designers and what else can serve as the best resource other than tutorials to learn Adobe Photoshop. Therefore, we regularly post different types of tutorials to help you learn new skills.

This collection is based on Photoshop tutorials related to print design work. In this collection, you will find everything you need to know about print designing work. Have a look at this collection and enjoy using them in your work. Enjoy!

Design an Eye-Catching Voucher in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to create a nice clean looking design for a present voucher. Follow along to learn some new techniques and basic knowledge when designing artworks for print.

How to Create a Promotional Flyer in Photoshop

This tutorial will take you through the basic steps of creating the eye-catching flyer seen above that can be printed right away in print-shop-ready CMYK colors directly from Photoshop. You can follow this tutorial to make this exact flyer, or tweak the steps with the content and colors you want to get the flyer style you’d like using the same methods.

Make a Soft Grunge Product Ad Design in Photoshop

In this graphic design tutorial, we’ll create a poster with light grunge features centered around a Nike shoe. Graphics designers are often asked to work on advertisement campaigns.

Making a Print-Ready Business Card Using Only Photoshop

In this tutorial, we are going to design up a simple business card in Photoshop and get it ready for print with crop marks and bleed. Normally you’d do some of this with a tool like InDesign, but it is in fact possible to get by with just our trusty old Photoshop.

Create a Shampoo Advertisement in Photoshop

Today we will use the pen tool, some basic shape transformations, and color blending to create a fresh-looking shampoo bottle within the context of an advertisement. Let’s get started!

Design an Album Cover Using Spectrograms

We’ll be using these in designing a cover for a solo piano album entitled The Storm. And to top things off, we’ll also display the cover in a Photoshop enhanced environment.

How to Design a Geometric Poster in Photoshop

In this tutorial we will learn how to design a Geometric Poster in Photoshop.

How to Create a Book Template in InDesign

This tutorial will walk you through the basics of setting up a book template in InDesign including the cover, spine and inside pages. Once you master the techniques, you should be able to apply them to any size book including eBooks and paperback novels.

Create a Fantastic Abstract Fan Poster

In this tutorial, we are going to get creative with layering, lighting, and texture to build fantastic abstract piece. More specifically, we’re going to employ some unusual techniques to make a fan poster for the band Omega Code, but you’ll quickly see many different applications for what is taught here.

How to Design a Folky Gig Poster in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to use Adobe Illustrator and Wacom Intuos Pro tablet to design and illustrate a poster for a folk music and poetry show.

Packaging Design in InDesign: Create A Grunge-Effect CD Cover

In this tutorial we’ll be creating a basic CD Sleeve template in Adobe InDesign and using a bit of Illustrator too, incorporating some funky vector artwork from Yulia Sokolova as we go.

Create Dimension With Gradients in This Abstract Poster Design

In this tutorial we will learn how to create Dimension With Gradients in This Abstract Poster Design.

How to Create Multiple Page Sizes in One Adobe InDesign File

In this tutorial we will learn how to Create Multiple Page Sizes in One Adobe InDesign File.

Get Yourself Noticed! Create a Simple Business Card in InDesign

In this tutorial we’ll explore how to create high-impact, audience-appropriate business cards for your own promotional purposes.

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How To Create a Retro Style Race Poster in Photoshop

In this tutorial we’ll explore how to create a Retro Style Race Poster in Photoshop.

Create a vibrant colorful alcohol product Ad

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a vibrant, colorful alcoholic product advertisement in Adobe Photoshop, using some easy techniques and quality stock images. You’ll learn how to deal with liquid stock images, how to take a brand image and create elements to match, and how to work with colors and composition for a brilliant result.

Design a Conceptual Album Cover in Photoshop

Album covers are always fun projects to work on. In today’s tutorial we will take a look at the step-by-step process of creating a conceptual album cover in Photoshop. Let’s get started!

Create a Delicious Print Ad Using Photo Manipulation Techniques in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we will continue to develop a character concept from a Cgtuts+ tutorial by Nacho Riesco and show you how to create a print ad by combining photo manipulation techniques with some renders from another tutorial. Let’s get started!

Create an Intense Movie Poster in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we’re going to create a poster for a fictional movie called “Fugitive.” The movie is meant to be a suspenseful thriller that features one’s escape under the cover of darkness, despite man’s attempt to capture the lone hero. Thin and cheesy plot? Check. Awesome opportunity to better your PSD skills? You got it!

Create a Retro Urban Gig Poster in Photoshop

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.

How to Design a Print-Ready Flier with Photoshop and Illustrator

In this tutorial we are going to create 3D text and integrate it in a natural environment. We will not use any 3D programs, so all you need is Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to create this effect.

Design a Sin City Style Poster

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create that effect in Photoshop, but this time we’ll use Illustrator to create the perspectives and text. I’ll walk through the process of creating the effect; However, it’s always good if you play around and test different settings to see how it works. That for me is the best way to learn.

Creating a Shoe Advertisement Poster Using Floral Elements

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create an advertisement poster for your personal shoes. When working on an advertisement you must pay attention to all the details as you publish your poster and prepare it for the whole world to see.

Creating an Old-Collage Effect Poster

In this tutorial we’ll put together a poster where there is a main photograph and a lot of text using the old-collage feel.

How to Create an Ice-cold Poster with 3D Text

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to combine stock images and 3D text into a cool poster. We’ll use an icy theme for it and color it the way we want. You’ll see it’s not that hard to create a simple appealing poster with effective use of text and imagery.

Retro Modernist Poster Design with 3D typography

In this tutorial, you’re going to learn how to create a vintage, retro-modernist poster in Photoshop. You’ll also learn some vintage coloring techniques, retro photo effects, and some cool 3d typographic effects.

Minimalistic Poster Design in Photoshop

In this tutorial we will show you how to create a minimalistic design in Photoshop playing with stock photos, blend modes and filters. We will also use a paper texture to give a nice retro feel to our design.

Create a Retro Metal Text Poster

In this tutorial we are going to create a retro/grunge looking metal text using some basic Photoshop techniques as well as a texture. We are going to then finish off the image using another texture and a few other techniques to bring the whole image together.

Composite an IMAc Render into an Incredible Apple Ad

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to take a 3D render of an iMac, and composite it into a scene. You’ll then learn how to take a variety of 3D abstract elements, textures and images to create an incredible advertisement. You’ll learn about composition, color usage and the use of abstract elements in design.

How to Design an Abstract Business Card in Photoshop

In this tutorial I will teach you how to design an abstract business card using a combination of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. We will be using Photoshop as a base for our business card, all whilst using Illustrator to create some clean, abstract shapes to use in our abstract business cards.

How to Create an Ornate, Vintage, Poster Design in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a vintage-style poster design, complete with ornate typography and illustration. We’ll look at the whole design process from start to finish, showing how to plan your piece, work up and colour the illustration, design the typography and border, and a few simple tricks to give it a bit of depth and interest.

Make an Inspiring Artistic Poster with Drawn Elements

In this tutorial, we’ll create drawn elements, use design brushes, bring them into Photoshop, and merge them into a unique poster composition that feels hand-made, stylistically unified, and personalized. The techniques here are focused on creating an original artistic illustration. Let’s see how this poster design was created.

Create an Ink Splattering Knight Composition

In this tutorial, we will see how to use Photoshop filters and brushes to create an ink splattering knight composition. This is a relatively simple technique, which yields excellent artistic results.

Design a Retro Inspired Sci-Fi Film Poster

Lets take a look at how we can create our own sci-fi inspired film poster in Photoshop.

Create a Trendy Typographic Poster Design

Using simple shapes can produce some great looking contemporary designs that fit well as impactful posters, a good example being the recent Trendy Geometric Lines tutorial. This time we’ll look at stripping back the tools to creating an interesting and eye-catching poster with a single typographic word.

Inception Poster with Repousse in Photoshop CS5

In this tutorial I will show you how to create the effect of one of the Inception posters, the one with the word Inception made of buildings on an aerial photo of a city.

Creating the ‘Samurai Werewolf’ Poster

During this tutorial, I’ll walk you through my creative process and share some of my favorite Adobe Illustrator tips and tools as I create a poster for that one and only moon-cursed Japanese lycanthrope – the “Samurai Werewolf!”


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