POSTERS & EVENT FLIERS
Ever since I started learning Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator in 2010, I’ve been blessed with opportunities to help promote some of my most favorite (mostly musical) artists.
Poster design allows me to play with color and composition, and I am always learning something new! There’s basically infinite ways to make a desired effect in Photoshop, and that’s way cool to me.
One of my most favorite ways to make a poster is drawing the entire artwork (even text) with a mechanical pencil in actual size, then draw over those lines in varying widths of marker (usually black Sharpies), scanning it, turning the scanned layer on ‘Multiply’ in Photoshop, then and coloring it in with the Brush on a new layer underneath. This was my process for the Peacetree Music Festival and Kenosha Creative Space Beach Party posters shown first here. I like to call it “tradigital” drawing. (: