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How to Make A Poster
Transcript of How to Make A Poster
Posters are a simple yet effective visual representation of ideas and information that you want to share with your audience.
when you think about it....
they capture your attention
tell people what is happening
and get people excited for the event
A poorly designed poster can confuse and frustrate your audience.
After this presentation you will
know what makes
a good poster design
know what makes an
and how to make the most
of your poster design
What makes a good poster?
colors are complimentary
summarizes your work
neat and organized
font is easy to read
Which poster is a "good" design?
lets hope you
picked this one
What makes this design "bad"?
trying to fit too much information on the poster
too much going on
So how do you make
a good poster?
Photos, images or drawings should not be blurry, too dark or too difficult to understand. Pixel size should be
at least 500X500
Always use short titles or captions with images.
Remember, LESS is MORE
Think about what colors work together
Too much color is confusing. Use one or two accent colors.
this is NOT
now that you know
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO
lets explore what you should NOT
DON'T use clip art
Instead, use vector images that you draw yourself using design software. The last thing you want your viewer to think is that a child designed your poster.
DON'T use a lot of different fonts
Avoid Comic Sans, Marker Felt and any handwritten fonts.
They are difficult to read. Stick to simple, clean and modern fonts. Also, never use more than 2 or 3 different fonts in one design.
this poster has 5 different fonts
DON'T forget about the size
If you want to capture someone's attention,
use large images and text
in your design. Don't be afraid to fill the whole area of your working space with a striking image or words that stand out. The image and title will often pull the viewer in to find out more information. If your text is too small, it won't be legible and you will lose your audiences patience and attention.
this is a great example
DON'T forget to spell check
Always make sure you spell check your entire poster multiple times. Using spell check on the computer is not always reliable, so asking a coworker is always a safe bet.
please do not design a poster like this
but like this
Keep it simple.
Title should advertise your work. Short, sharp, and compelling. Be witty. Font should be large enough to read from four to six feet away.
Don't use all capital letters.
Your information should be just main points with bullets or numbered if needed.
Present content in a sequence or use arrows to
Use headings to
different areas. (Photos, charts, interesting facts, timelines, summary, conclusion, born, personal life, career, died.)
Colors should be complimentary.
Choose your media.
Markers, colored pencils, print from computer, letter dies
Draw a sketch before you start.
This is when you organize the layout, choose color schemes, and decide what information you will include on your poster.
The important facts or information should be eye level when looking at the poster or should be slightly larger than other facts or information.
Prioritize your work.
Avoid clashing styles
great color palette
Don't have tape visible to audience when taping pictures on your poster.