How to Make a Movie Poster

There was nothing planned for this Live Stream. It was completely improvised to show real challenges and struggles in graphic design. We knew from the start that anything could have happened and the end result might not be great! But we were hoping for the best.

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General Tips before starting a graphic design project:

These are some important points to keep in mind when approaching any creative project:

  • Not every design is successful, you have to accept that and don’t let it discourage you to start a new piece.
  • Don’t settle for a mediocre artwork. Push your boundaries and keep working.
  • The first artwork you create for a graphic design project might not be the best. Explore different ideas and produce at least 3 versions exploring a variety of compositions.
  • Don’t start on the computer, start sketching thumbnails first and select the best ideas.
  • Find inspiring work by others and collect references. If you have time you can also put together mood boards.

Below is the full recording of our live stream

Useful resources:

We want to see what you can do! 

It's time for you test your skills and show us what you can do! You can download the images we used in the stream and the fonts to recreate the same result or to create an alternative version. Be creative and experiment with different compositions, effects, colours, blend modes and elements.

 When you are ready your final piece on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and tag your work with @yesimadesigner to get a chance to featured on our site and on in our YouTube Live Streams. Good luck and more importantly, have fun! 🙂

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About the author 

Martin Perhiniak

Martin Perhiniak is a Certified Adobe Design Master and Instructor. He was voted to be one of the top 10 Adobe instructors in the world by student feedback in 2015. In his online courses besides the technical knowledge you need, Martin will also teach you a lot about design principles, compositional techniques and plenty of best practices that he picked up and developed while working as a designer and retoucher on projects such as Pixar’s Cars and Toy Story, BBC’s Dr Who or Mattel’s Team Hot Wheels. He feels it his mission to share his insights of the design industry and its latest trends with beginners and creative professionals around the World.

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