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Photoshop and Freehand Poster Design

When designing a poster it's easy to get bogged too early - there's so much space to fill, you can sometimes wonder when it's ever going to be finished. The key is to remember that a poster is meant to grab the viewer's attention from a distance, then hold it long enough to draw them in to read the rest. Strong, simple compositions are often the most effective, especially as the larger a poster is, the further away it usually needs to be seen.

In this tutorial you're going to learn about colour and composition. We'll show you how to get the most out of enlarged images and some of FreeHand's more useful tools. If that's not enough to whet your appetite, we'll also show you where to look to learn from some of our favourite poster designers.

Click here to download the tutorial for free