Office Hours: Creative Basics 201 – How To Make A Poster

Let’s design something together! Join Office Hours as we learn how to create a poster in Adobe Illustrator.

Andrew Hochradel is a freelance brand identity designer based in Southern California:

Nick Longo is the Creative Director behind Longo Designs, a branding agency specializing in product launches, corporate identity, and more:

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Join us LIVE on Behance:
00:00 Start
01:44 Office Hours explanation
03:37 Tiling designs for printing
07:24 Starting the poster design
10:11 Starting with basic shapes
16:16 Andrew searches for color palettes on Adobe Color
17:21 Augmenting color palettes
22:04 Reviewing Nick’s design – adding/choosing type – shearing type
24:13 Saving character styles and sharing across CC Libraries
28:15 Nick works on type
31:46 Editing asset colors – recoloring artwork
33:43 Shape Builder tool to create custom type
35:25 Working with gradients to add dimension
39:26 Adjusting poster colors – applying gradients
42:32 Andrew’s poster style with only 3 colors
45:39 Pasting in the starfield
47:25 Andrew’s secret color sauce – using blend modes
49:46 Roughen effect – Mezzotint effect
51:25 Nick and Andrew add streaks on their ships
55:13 Wrap up


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