how to make a poster from scratch?

There are two ways to make posters. The first – create one using templates. Today there are many online services and software with ready-to-use posters and banners. You can also find poster templates, which only need to enter your text information. But if you want to have original designs with sizes, colors and unique fonts, you should use the second way – make a poster from scratch.

A lot of people do not want to make banners and posters from scratch because it takes too much time and usually requires professional skills for working with professional software.

But now there is a good alternative to complicated graphic editors. Specialized poster creation software - RonyaSoft Poster Designer. Using this software you can design unique movie-style posters for any event or celebration in just a few minutes. A simple and intuitive interface with many necessary functions are the main advantages of this program over others. Also you can create certificates, banners, funny or informational signs.

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All that you need – is just imagination, everything else will be done for you by RonyaSoft Poster Designer.

In this tutorial we will show you how to make high-quality and unique movie poster from scratch in just a few minutes.

Here is a poster that you can produce with our poster maker, after reading this article:

The Movie Poster

The Movie Poster

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1) Download and start

If you don't have RonyaSoft Poster Designer yet, you can download it by clicking the button above. This software is small and very easy to install. It just takes a few moments.

After that, run the RonyaSoft Poster Designer. To do this, click on the icon on your Desktop or in the Start menu.

After starting the program, the 'Startup Wizard' dialog box will open. To start designing a film poster select one of three options:

The Startup Wizard Dialog Box

The Startup Wizard Dialog Box

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To make a poster from scratch, select 'Start from a Blank Document'. The 'Document size setup' dialog box of the poster program will open. Here you must specify the required parameters of your movie poster size.

Enter the size of the document in millimeters into the Width and Height fields or click the button to choose one of predefined document sizes. Choose the resolution from the DPI drop-down list.

You can design a poster of any size. It can be as a standard sheet A4 format as well as a large poster.

The Document Size Dialog Box

The Document Size Dialog Box

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2) Make your own poster from scratch

First of all, to make a movie poster you need to select the background. To do this click the 'Load' button in the 'Background' section of 'Properties' window of poster maker. A standard Windows 'Open an Image' dialog box will open. Choose the desired image on your computer and click the 'Open' button.

Here you can choose any photo, frame or image of your favorite movie, music video or comics. This is the main part of your film poster.

The Image Editor Dialog Box

The Image Editor dialog box

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Of course, you also need to create high-quality movie poster titles.

Poster Designer contains many varieties of text objects. There are:

To insert one of special texts click the special Text in the 'Insert' menu or on the 'Objects' toolbar and choose the desired object.

Usually the film poster contains the following headings: name of the film, the film company name, the name of the director, main actors, the nominations and the date of the movie rental.

For example, if you need to add the name of the director, here you can use a Projective text. Select it on the toolbar of poster maker software and put in the necessary place on poster. Enter your text into the memo field and choose font, size, style and color. In addition, Projective text also has additional settings in the 'Corner Points' section. Using this you can change the perspective of the object.

Similarly add other text objects to your own movie poster. Customize color, font, size and style of every object. In addition, you can add other effects such as opacity, gradient and outline.

The Text Properties Window

The Text Properties Window

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But the creation of your film poster is not yet finished. If you want your movie poster to look really impressive, then add more images or clipart.

In this instance, to highlight the name of the nominations, we inserted a picture of a laurel wreath and an image of the type of disc (DVD).

You can recolor the image (override brush, override pen and change their color) and add other effects such as with text objects. If you have any problems, you can open 'Help Contents' of banner creator in the 'Help' menu or on the 'General' toolbar.

The Image Properties Window

The Image Properties Window

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3) Save and export movie poster

To save a document, select the 'Save Item' in the 'File' menu or on the 'General' toolbar of banner software. If the document has not previously been saved, the 'Save as...' command will be executed automatically.

You can also export the poster in JPG format. To do this select the 'Export' option in the 'File' menu of the poster maker. A standard 'Windows Save JPG File' dialog box will open. Here you can choose the folder to export and customize the name, type, quality and size of your film poster. After that click the 'Save' button.

4) Print poster

All that all that is left is to print your own poster. If you want to print the poster in A4 format, use the standard method.

Click the 'Print Item' in the 'File' menu or on the 'General' toolbar. Select a printer and set its properties in a standard Windows Print dialog box. Click 'OK' to proceed. The 'Printout Setup' dialog box will open. Select the desired settings and click the 'OK' button to start printing your poster from scratch.

However created movie posters are usually larger than an ordinary sheet of A4 paper, so you can use the 'Print Multipage' in the 'File' menu. This function allows you to export the project into RonyaSoft Poster Printer to print on multiple sheets for large file format. Here you can select the size and number of sheets, printable area and other properties to print your film banner.

Printout Setup Dialog Box

Printout Setup Dialog Box

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These are just some of the features of this program. Do not limit yourself though and experiment on different combinations of effects, objects and properties of poster designer to ensure your banners and posters are awesome and unique.

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