How to Create an Event Flyer in Photoshop
Below is the making of a flyer for summer-music-festival. Simple typography is merged with the pictures (downloaded from internet), combine created an amazing flyer. Let’s elaborate the steps!
1. Create a new document with the below dimensions:
2. Set the foreground-color to #ebdfcb. Grab the rectangle-marquee tool and press ‘Ctrl A’. Grab the paint-bucket tool and click inside the selection.
3. Add a background image for the flyer. I have downloaded it from internet. Open the image in Photoshop. Select the rectangle-marquee tool, and press ‘Ctrl A’. Now, open the flyer document and press ‘Ctrl C’. It will be pasted on the canvas. Press ‘Ctrl T’ to resize (only if necessary), as per the canvas.
4. The next step is to enter text in the flyer. Set the settings as in the snapshot. Use the guides to position the text in the center of the canvas.
5. Apply the layer-style to the text as below:
6. The writing will now be like:
7. Enter the other relative texts. Use separate text layers in order to set different text-sizes. Repeat step#5 to give effects to the text.
8. Clear all the guides (View → Clear Guides). In order to furnish the text a little bit more, add separators or lines between the texts. Create a new layer (press ‘Ctrl Shift N’). Use the shape tool to draw a line. Set its color and width from its properties-palette. However, one other way is to download ‘dividers’ from internet. Insert them as picture in the original flyer-document and apply the layers-style including the color-overlay.
9. Apply this divider the below styles:
10. The line would be like this now:
11. Repeating the above two steps, add the dividers before and after the top-text line.
12. Now, apply the new-frame settings to make the flyer ‘not-the-color-drained’. Create a new layer. Rename the layer to ‘texture’. Press ‘Ctrl A’. Set the foreground color to #ffeebc. Grab the paint-bucket tool and click inside the selection.
13. Apply noise. (Filter → Noise) Set the following settings:
14. Lower the opacity to 30%.
15. Create a new-fill layer (Layers → New-Fill-Layer → Solid Color). Rename it to ‘shade’. Set the color to #a01d21. Select the layer-mask thumbnail from the layers-palette. Grab the gradient-tool. Choose the ‘radial’ as a gradient-style from its option-bar. Set the foreground & background color to black and white. Apply the gradient. Lower its opacity to 50%.
16. Create a new-layer. By using the rectangle-marquee tool, draw a rectangle inside the canvas leaving app 2 cms from all sides. Set the foreground color to #f9dfcc. Go to ‘select’ menu and click on ‘inverse’. Use the paint-bucket tool to fill the selection. Apply noise-filter. Use the smudge tool to imperfect the borders. It will look like the below snapshot:
17. From the adjustment palette, select Hue-&-saturation. Apply the following settings:
18. Now, from the adjustment palette, select brightness-&-contrast and set the following settings:
19. The flyer will be brighter now:
20. Create a new layer. Set the foreground-color to black. Repeat step-16 to create a border. Lower the width to 0.5-1cms. Don’t use smudge or any other tool.
Viola! The flyer is ready.
Viola! The flyer is ready.