How to Design a Typographic Poster

Learn how to use Adobe Illustrator to design a typographic poster design.
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Design a poster
Showcase a poster in a real-world environment

Requirements

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop for the Bonus Lesson

Description

A typographic poster is simply a poster that's based around a strong influence of type, whether they be individual letters or whole sentences. In this course, you will learn how to create a poster design that's based around type.

As a bonus, you will also learn how to use Adobe Photoshop to take your completed typographic poster design, and showcase it a realistic environment. This is particularly useful for those who wish to showcase their designs on a portfolio, or even to clients.

This course is for anyone who wants to expand their designer skill-set to include the specific niche of typographic poster design. Not only will you gain a solid understanding of designing type-based posters, but you will also learn other invaluable techniques and terminology that can be applied to other areas of design.

This is a very hands-on, learn by example approach to learning typographic design. In other words, we're going to focus on a single project from start to finish. While this course is relatively short, you should expect to gain a good understanding of how to design a typographic poster.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone interested in print design
  • Anyone interested in typography
  • Anyone who wants to learn poster design

Course content

1 section5 lectures32m total length
  • Designing the Background
    05:48
  • Placing the Type
    06:26
  • Modifying the Type
    06:55
  • Finalizing the Design
    07:12
  • Bonus: Showcasing your Poster
    05:51

Instructor

Professional Freelance Designer & Course Instructor
Gary Simon
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 22,376 Reviews
  • 266,216 Students
  • 17 Courses

Gary Simon is a professional freelance graphics and web designer with well over a decade of experience. Having served over a thousand clients, Gary understands many facets of the design industry.

He has also been a course instructor for several of the top online education websites, teaching a wide range of topics including:

  • Web Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Mobile / GUI Design
  • 3D
  • Motion Graphics

Gary began designing websites in 2000, and just a few years later started focusing on identity design. From that point on, Gary grew a large clientele that allowed him to fully develop skills that extend beyond design alone.

The following is a list of web technologies in which Gary is proficient:

  • HTML & CSS (Responsive)
  • JavaScript & jQuery
  • XML
  • PHP
  • MySQL

He is also an expert with the following software:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe After Effects

Gary began teaching his skills to others after releasing a single logo design tutorial, which has since garnered over a million views. In 7 years, Gary has released over 200 video tutorials and 20+ video courses. On his Youtube channel alone, his videos receive a half million views monthly. He enjoys connecting with students and helping them develop their skills on an on-going and frequent basis.