Psychedelic poster design

The following tutorial guides you through the process of designing a gig or event poster in the vein of the classic psychedelic posters of the 1960s. This design is inspired by the cosmic imagery associated with artists and bands such as Sun Ra and Parliament, which themselves took influence from Egyptian art as well as using space and time as a theme. The importance of having a strong theme to create an eye-catching piece of poster art can't be emphasised enough.

Whatever theme you choose, this tutorial will show you everything you need to produce each of the main layers of your illustration, whether that be the detail in the outlines and around the title, or the fore, mid and background graphics of the image.

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