Create a Soviet-style collage poster

To create our poster we’ll use copyright-free vintage images, and add textures and ‘trash type’. Over the following steps I’ll show you how to colour a black-and-white image using an adjustment layer, and share my pro tips for cutting pictures. I hope you’ll enjoy creating your own propaganda, before sitting back and drinking a Vodka Sunrise under an umbrella on Red Square.

The most important thing to know is where to find vintage pictures that have no copyright restrictions. I’m using the Library of Congress website where there are plenty of images in the public domain. Take care to check the information though, as there are sometimes restrictions. I’m also using the New York Library – the pictures here aren’t free, but they aren’t very expensive. And for the textures, I’ve simply scanned some weathered pages from a few old books and shot some walls.

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