35+ Photoshop Tutorials for Designing Your Own Posters

Creating posters with Photoshop can be a lot of fun and there are unlimited opportunities. In these tutorials you’ll learn some new ways to enhance your Photoshop skills while creating posters for all kinds of purposes. A lot of different styles of design are represented, and each one takes a different approach to get to the end result. You can follow some of the tutorials step-by-step, or browse them and find parts that you want to use in your own design projects. Either way, you’re sure to be able to learn some new skills and techniques if you’re interested in improving at Photoshop and poster design.

Design a Gorgeous Geisha Art Poster in Photoshop

This poster has an awesome textured watercolor effect that looks great and is pretty easy to accomplish.

Design a Gorgeous Geisha Art Poster in Photoshop

Create an 80s Style Poster Design with GoMedia

This is a beautiful space-themed design that could be used for a variety of different purposes.

Create an 80s Style Poster Design with GoMedia

How to Create a Colorful Retro Poster in Easy Steps

Another space-themed retro design with some nice light effects.

How to Create a Colorful Retro Poster in Easy Steps

Design a Quick and Easy Indie Rock Gig Poster

This tutorial shows the process of designing a beautiful poster to promote a band’s gig.

Design a Quick and Easy Indie Rock Gig Poster

Design a Retro Inspired Sci-Fi Film Poster

This space-themed poster design can be created rather easily by following along with this tutorial.

Design a Retro Inspired Sci-Fi Film Poster

How to Create an Amazing Mixed Media Poster in Photoshop

Learn how to create this awesome poster with a lot of color and abstract design elements.

How to Create an Amazing Mixed Media Poster in Photoshop

Create a Colorful Retro Poster in Photoshop and Illustrator

This tutorial covers the process of using both Photoshop and Illustrator to create this poster design.

Create a Colorful Retro Poster in Photoshop and Illustrator

Creating an Old Collage Effect Poster

This tutorial leads you through the process of creating an awesome poster with a great sunburst background. This type of approach could be used for creating posters for a wide variety of purposes.

Creating an Old Collage Effect Poster

Gig Poster Design (Uses Photoshop and Illustrator)

A nice textured, grungy poster is the result of this tutorial. Again, a sunburst background is used.

Gig Poster Design

Create a 60’s Psychedelic Style Concert Poster

This retro poster would fit right in with actual gig posters from the 60’s.

Create a 60's Psychedelic Style Concert Poster

Create an Inspirational Vector Political Poster (Uses Photoshop and Illustrator)

Inspired by the Obama campaign, this poster tutorial shows you the process to duplicate the popular style.

Create an Inspirational Vector Political Poster

Quick Grungy Poster

This textured poster has a retro feel thanks to the color scheme and the lines.

Quick Grungy Poster

Create a Constructivist Inspired Poster

With this tutorial you’ll use images, textures, text, and colors to create the sample poster design. Nice techniques that you can use to design other posters as well.

Create a Constructivist Inspired Poster

B Movie Post Art

B-Movie posters have their own unique look and feel, and this tutorial shows how to duplicate it.

B Movie Poster Art

Photoshop Indiana Jones Poster Tutorial

Ever wanted to create your own Indiana Jones-style poster? If so, you’re in luck. Use a photo of yourself and you’ll feel like a movie star.

Photoshop Indiana Jones Poster Tutorial

Lord of the Rings Poster Photoshop Tutorial

A great tutorial that shows how you can create an authentic looking movie poster.

Lord of the Rings Poster Photoshop Tutorial

Design a Retro Summer Poster Illustration

The sunburst backgrounds are back, and this time incorporated into the woman’s hair. You’ll learn how to easily design a poster with a nice retro style.

Design a Retro Summer Poster Illustration

Abstract Poster Effects (Uses Photoshop and Illustrator)

Wow, this tutorial leads you through the process of creating a colorful post in Illustrator and Photoshop! It’s an abstract style that could be used for plenty of purposes.

Abstract Poster

Political Poster Art in Photoshop

Here you’ll learn how to create a unique political poster.

Political Art Poster

Blending Images Like a Hollywood Movie Poster

A sepia poster with a large photo blended into another photo. An interesting technique that you could use with your own photos.

Hollywood Movie Poster

Spiderman Poster

The simple spider web creates a nice poster,

Spiderman Poster

Wanted Poster

A fun poster that could be used for fun.

Wanted Poster

Love Poster

This tutorial combines a lot of different graphics and images (including a sunburst background).

Love Poster

Dirty Grunge Poster

A sunburst background with some drippy spray paint effects.

Dirty Grunge Poster

NoPattern “Jumper” Effect

This tutorial shows how to create an awesome poster with lighting effects to replicate the movie poster for Jumper.

NoPattern "Jumper" Effect

Big Typography Snowboarding Poster

Grunge typography is the primary design element of this poster. Learn how to use it in your own designs by following along.

Big Typography Snowboarding Poster

Design a Sin City Style Poster

By following this tutorial you can create a dark poster inspired by Sin City.

Design a Sin City Style Poster

Create an Edgy, Colorful Fashion Photo Manipulated Artwork

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to design a poster with some awesome abstract design elements.

Create an Edgy, Colorful Fashion Photo Manipulated Artwork

Making of “The World is Bleeding”

This case study walks you through the steps of creating this chilling poster design.

Making of "The World is Bleeding"

Create a Horrific Flesh Eating Movie Poster in Photoshop

This poster would be ideal for a horror movie or for a Halloween event.

Create a Horrific Flesh Eating Movie Poster in Photoshop

Create a Poster Inspired by the Movie “The Bourne Legacy”

This movie poster can be designed by following along with this step-by-step tutorial.

Create a Poster Inspired by the Movie "The Bourne Legacy"

Create an Electrifying Music Poster with Geometrical Elements in Photoshop

This abstract design uses a lot of color and could be useful for a lot of different types of posters.

Create an Electrifying Music Poster with Geometrical Elements in Photoshop

Design a Retro Typography Poster in Photoshop

Typography is the focus, but this poster design also features plenty of color and some abstract design elements.

Design a Retro Typography Poster in Photoshop

How to Create a Medieval Movie Poster in Photoshop

Here you’ll learn how to create a great movie poster.

How to Create a Medieval Movie Poster in Photoshop

How to Create an Intense Movie Poster in Photoshop

This is another useful tutorial for those who are looking to design their own movie posters.

How to Create an Intense Movie Poster in Photoshop

How to Create an Anti-Smoking Ad Concept with Photoshop

This tutorial shows how you can design a poster for advertising purposes.

How to Create an Anti-Smoking Ad Concept with Photoshop

Create This Gorgeous Moonlight Poster of a Girl Walking on a Railway

This tutorial includes lighting effects and texture to create a nice poster design.

Create This Gorgeous Moonlight Poster of a Girl Walking on a Railway

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