Poster (digital arts 1)


 Digital ARTS I // Posters project.

Movie, Music, or Travel Poster Design


This is an exercise in precision and attention to detail. You’ll be graded based on simply following directions and on your creativity. Make sure to think objectively and subjectively. Use all information in handout and lesson steps to check your work and ensure that you earn all possible points.

50 points possible for poster

Submit all final work will be saved to Server in a folder labeled Poster.  Files musts be labeled with your first name and last name then subject.  ex:  Cassandra_Kapsos_finalposter.jpg  Then you will add it to the weebly page.

Your Final poster files should include:

Original image: 11×17 inch, 300 ppi, psd file, RGB mode

Printing image size: 11x17inch, 300 ppi, TiFF (quality 10), RGB mode

Your poster must include:

1.Movie:Title, Date, Actors, Producers or Company, Rating, Company Logos.

Travel: Location, date, slogan, company

Music: Band, tour information, year, producer label

3.You can use internet photos, but they must be changed 20%. This means you edit them using the techniques used in class.

4.The majority of the images should be your own work.

Travel Poster lesson 2013 Student Examples


What does good composition need

Let’s use link below to talk composition and discuss poster design!

Movie Poster Students Examples:

The cabin poster


1) First think about your layout of the poster.  Gather all of the images that will be used and think about your theme, then play with how you will divide up the canvas space.  Open a new file, name it Lastname_firstintital_poster; size 18×24 inches, color mode RGB, 300 ppi.

2) Thinking about the practices with text, explore how you would like to place and create your title and other written information on the canvas.

Text Practices: Text mask, Transform, Layer effects, Vertical and Horizontal tools

3) Practice with paths, brushes, selective color, dodging/burning,curves, and filters to make a emotional effect on your poster:

Curves– like levels, but the curves tool can take input tones and selectively stretch or compress them. Unlike levels however, which only has black, white and midpoint control, a tonal curve is controlled using any number of anchor points (small squares below, up to a total of 16).

Dodge Tool (O)
Lighten areas of the image.
*Burn Tool
Darken areas of the image.

Practice Burning and Dodging with this image.->Alleyway

Selective Color- adjust certain colors tones in selected area.

Practice Selective Color with this image of a car. ->car

Spot Healing Brush Tool (J)
Corrects imperfections with pixels around the
trouble spot.
*Healing Brush Tool
Corrects imperfections with pixels around the
trouble spot.
*Patch Tool
This tool is used to repair a portion of an image with the pixels or pattern selected from another area.



Tutorials for this project: in case you want to explore on your own.



Try these easy tutorials:

Poster Artist Statement 

Must be typed and in complete sentences.  Statement to be completed after you are finished with the poster, you will use this statement to discuss your poster with the class during critique.

To submit your poster for grade:  Print it and place in black tray at my desk.  Also, place statement below your poster example on your weebly site.

Describe your process from start to finish:

Describe in detail what the viewer is seeing in the image. (pretend the viewer can’t see the image.)

Analyze your art process:  What elements and principles of design did you use?  What techniques in Photoshop did you use to make the design unique and have visual literacy?

Interpretation of the Image: How would you describe your style, theme, and focus in the poster?  This project has a functional use, so how does this artwork fit its purpose?  This is your sales pitch to your client. What is the subject about?  How did you get inspired to make this design? What research did you do to create this poster?

Evaluation:  What do you think about the artwork?  How does it communicate your concept for this project?  Rather than seeing the work as being very effective or totally without value, does the work fall somewhere in between? On what do you base this opinion on?

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