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    Default August 2014 Tips and Tricks - Designing an Elegant Poster

    A Tips and Tricks Tutorial By Mike W(“mwenz” on online)
    Designing an Elegant Poster

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    Much more elegant than simple drop shadows, our buddy Mike (mwenz online) shows us this month at least two different samples of good layout for posters. First, a different kind of dead-on shadow technique is shown, and then you’ll have some fun adjusting the tone and color of the poster, because you’ll be working with Named Colors. Come along and get into the finer details of professional text and poster design!

    Be sure to thank Mike for this great tutorial. Go see how it is done and then show us your poster designs here.
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    Default Re: August 2014 Tips and Tricks - Designing an Elegant Poster

    Excellent tips and tricks Mike, I hope I've done your poster design justice. Learned a few really useful things from this and you can play around with the colours all day but in the end I chose this green colour Look forward to you doing some more tips and tricks if not a tut? For the banner I used Chivo Italic.

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    Default Re: August 2014 Tips and Tricks - Designing an Elegant Poster

    Stygg you are fast!

    I only read the tutorial yet, thanks Mike will try to reproduce

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    Default Re: August 2014 Tips and Tricks - Designing an Elegant Poster

    Quote Originally Posted by csehz View Post
    Stygg you are fast!

    I only read the tutorial yet, thanks Mike will try to reproduce
    I started it yesterday csehz after making a mess of the icons so I thought I'd get something right Anyway I finally sorted out the icons, made png. went to Converticon and hey presto. I don't know what happened yesterday, I think I was in shock at Man.Utd. getting beat by Swansea

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    Default Re: August 2014 Tips and Tricks - Designing an Elegant Poster

    Well done, Stygg. I like the green. I did one version with the word Oregon and used green as well.

    Take care, Mike

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    Default Re: August 2014 Tips and Tricks - Designing an Elegant Poster

    Well done indeed Stygg. It looks super.
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    Default Re: August 2014 Tips and Tricks - Designing an Elegant Poster

    Quote Originally Posted by wizard509 View Post
    Well done indeed Stygg. It looks super.
    Thanks for you kind comment Larry.

    "Never give up. You will never fail, you'll just find a whole lot of ways that don't work". That certainly applied to me the other day with the icons Larry Sorted it out now though.

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    Default Re: August 2014 Tips and Tricks - Designing an Elegant Poster

    One more for the road, I enjoy doing these, thanks Mike

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    Default Re: August 2014 Tips and Tricks - Designing an Elegant Poster

    This one looks very good too Stygg. These are a good tribute to Mike. I just gotta try one too, just don't know when.
    Larry a.k.a wizard509

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    Hey, not a tribute to Mike at all. He's just a button-pusher...

    The design and typeface is all Antonio's. I just reverse engineered it with his permission for use on TG. Antonio used Photoshop, we of course are using an Xara product and while most of the how is similar/the same, it is slightly different to do in a vector application.

    And a note. I used a minimum number of steps in the blend. This was simply a close number of the steps in color value from the beginning to end of the blend steps. If this was intended for print, I would up the number and put up with XDP's warning that it could take some time.

    Take care, Mike

 

 

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