Designing a poster in Illustrator can be a lot of fun. Here, we round up the best poster design tutorials to enhance your skills while creating posters for all kinds of purposes.

Poster Design Tutorials

Daft Punk Poster in Illustrator

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In this tutorial you will learn how to create a simple and minimalistic poster for the Daft Punk. We will use Illustrator and then Photoshop for some mockups.

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My ‘Tour de France’ posters

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The fact that this year is a special one for the Tour of France, as it is the 100th edition, sparked the idea of designing a poster. The French landscape I used for the infographic seemed perfect as a starting point.

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Create an Abstract Geometric Poster in Illustrator

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In this tutorial we’ll create a cool abstract poster design using nothing more than a hexagon. With careful composition, an enticing color scheme and a series of textures you can easily create a great looking design that would work perfectly as a poster.

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Create a Rockabilly Poster

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In the first part of the tutorial, Steve will be walking you through his process to design the poster, from concept to final piece.

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Create a Hellboy Poster in Illustrator

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Before we begin, I must say this is going to be a more advanced tutorial, you won’t need to know how to draw, but with you know it will be a lot simplier. The basic requirements is to be good with the pen tool and blending modes, so let’s do it buddies.

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Create a Stylized Election Poster Using Illustrator

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Using Live Trace and Live Paint in Illustrator makes stylized posters an easy task. This tutorial walks you through how to quickly make stylized posters that are vector based.

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Create a 50s ad poster in Illustrator

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Learn how to make a retro poster in illustrator. I hope you will like it and please be sure to share your results and questions with us in the comments..

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Blend and Mask Yourself a Great Poster

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In this tutorial, you’ll learn to create a poster with a strong geometric central design, which utilizes flowing blends, masks shapes, and subtle gradients, to create a sophisticated final work. Learn each detailed step in creating this poster. Let’s get started!

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The Making of 3 – A Limited Edition Poster Design

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Here’s a detailed walkthrough of the design process, showing how the design of “3” was conceptualised as a sketch, constructed in Illustrator and given some digital polishing with a range of final touches in Photoshop.

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Make a Grungy Hand-Drawn Festival Poster in Illustrator

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This Illustrator design tutorial will discuss how to create a grunge, handdrawn-themed poster with a cassette tape as its central subject. We’ll use the Pencil Tool to make organic vector objects and also patterns in Illustrator.

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Create a Distressed Vector Typographic Poster Design

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Follow this step by step tutorial with custom made type in Illustrator, we’ll move our vector graphics into Photoshop for some serious distressing with Photoshop brushes, blending modes and more!

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How To Create a Fun Cartoon Style Poster Design

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Follow this step by step guide to create a fun cartoon style poster design in illustrator. We’ll combine a quick character doodle with some bold and blocky text, then bring it to life with a muted color palette and a mix of textures to give the poster an old and retro feel.

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