I chose to create a tutorial for this assignment, Event Advertisement. I chose this assignment because I believe it is a very useful task to know how to create a poster not only to advertise an event, but the many other purposes that posters can help promote. Even though I have not completed this specific design assignment I have completed similar assignments that have required me to design posters. As such, I will guide you through how I design my posters for this course and hope you find it helpful.
When designing a poster I take into consideration the color scheme, font, and images that I would like to place within the poster. I review what I learned about design from the document, The Vignelli Cannon that we read earlier in the course. The Vignelli Cannon provides good insight on design concepts.
1. To create my posters I use the site Canva.com. You will have to create an account, but it is free.
2. Once you have created your account and logged in you will see available poster format options on the left side of the page. In the bottom corner of each option you will see a little FREE sign or a $ sign. The poster formats with FREE do not cost you anything, however the poster formats with the dollar sign will. As such, you can choose the format you feel will fit your advertisement the best.
3. Once you have chosen the poster format you would like to use you can click on it and it will be displayed in the center of the page. At this point you are able to edit the poster to create your advertisement. You can change the text, font, colors, background, and even upload images.
4. Once you are finished editing and designing your poster you can go up to the left hand corner and click on file and save your design. Then, in order to save the image to your computer you can click on the download button in the top right corner. It will provide you with several options on which format you would like to download your poster. I have found for the purpose of this course the best option is to download the Image: High Quality (PNG) format. Once it is downloaded to your computer you can go to your Documents in your computer and find the image in the Downloads folder. Once you find it you can rename your file and then you can place it and save it in the folder of your choice.
I hope you found this tutorial helpful! Good luck and hope you are able to make a great poster!