Poster Making 101: 7 Quick Design Tips

Looking for tips to create the perfect custom poster for bars, restaurants, bands, concerts, and fundraising events? Check out our 7 quick design tips:

1. Know your audience

What will appeal visually to your guests and customers? Designs that attract bar concert goers are likely to be vastly different in style than posters that appeal to people who attend classical concerts.

2. Keep it balanced

For best readability, strive for a balance between the amount of text and your design elements. Crowded copy is hard to read.

3. Use color wisely.

Select a color palette that works to your advantage and establishes the right mood and attitude for your event.

4. Consider contrast.

A simple way to make your design stand out is to use light elements against a dark background. Some of our most popular templates use light fonts on dark colored backgrounds.

5. Simplicity rules.

It’s easy to get carried away with too many images, graphics and fonts. Keeping it simple puts the focus on your message. A simple rule to follow is that if your design elements or images distract from your copy—you are probably using too many (or they are too big).

6. Step back.

Before hitting “Buy Poster”, ask a colleague or friend to review your poster. Revise if needed.

7. Evolve your design.

Keep your look current by updating your design periodically. Browse our template library to find inspiration and fresh ideas!

Event Flyer Templates

Event Promotion Flyers: Setting a Mood with Color

Choosing the right color scheme can play a big role in getting your audience to notice—and respond to—your poster.

Did you know colors evoke emotions and feelings? For example:

  • Blue: Conjures images of sky and sea, and emotions like comfort, calm and trust.
  • Green: Associated with nature, evokes feelings like peace, harmony and even safety (think “green” products).
  • Yellow: The color of sunshine and joy.
  • Red: Highly visible. Intense. Energetic.

Learn more about color meaning with the Color Wheel Pro.

Create a winning color combination with your next custom event or party flyer with these ideas:

  • Apply analogous colors: These are shades of colors that appear side-by-side on the color wheel and always work well together. For example, yellow-green, yellow, and yellow-orange are pleasing to the eye and create a serene or comfortable mood—and ideal choice for a more laid back or casual event.
  • Select complementary colors: These are two colors directly opposite each other on the color wheel, such as red and green. Opposing colors create maximum contrast and can be very vibrant. Consider this color concept if you’re trying to get your poster design to stand out from the crowd, or when your event or message is high-energy.

Browse our templates to see different ways colors can set the stage for the mood you’d like to create at your event.

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Coming Home

Hail to the King! Long live the queen! Get your votes in, because it’s time for homecoming!

Homecoming is a long-running tradition of welcoming back alumni of a school, that happens in many high schools, colleges and universities across the country. This tradition includes many activities such as parades, rallies and the nomination of the Homecoming Court. Once the Court has been selected, the entire student body votes for the King and Queen.

So how do you get these votes? With the help of PosterMyWall, that’s how! Let us help you create stunning posters that will surely grab your schoolmates’ attention and get them to realize why you’re the best candidate to rule the school.

To get started, click on one of these templates below to instantly customize with your flyer. Or view the complete gallery of campaign poster templates.

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Tips and Tricks

Before the votes are casted, here’s what you can do…

  • Take a tour and learn about the use of the many tools to make your desired poster a reality.

  • Like and visit our Facebook page to stay on top of the latest deals, contest and promotions.

  •  PosterMyWall has something for everyone’s budget, including a student’s! Use our download feature to get a free download to print at home.
Small Business Poster Templates

DIY Custom Flyer Design Tips for Small Businesses

We know the challenges small business owners face. You don’t have extra funds for outside graphic design support to promote your business, but you still need to create promotional flyers and posters.

DIY is a great way to create professional-looking flyers—without busting your budget. Here’s how:

  • Select a template. We offer thousands of templates, organized in easily browsable categories, so you can find the right design to fit your business and message.
  • Customize the template by changing text, colors or images. Our Poster Maker and easy to use design tools make it simple to update any template while still keeping the original design intact.
  • Use the real-time preview to keep tabs on how your changes look. Keep fine-tuning until you’re happy with your graphic.
  • Before printing/purchasing, share your design with others who can offer feedback and suggestions. For example, we let you invite friends to collaborate on a poster; they can add to or edit your poster to give you suggestions or guidance.
  • Select a cost-effective printing option. Use our extremely affordable printing service or, for a low price, download high quality images and have them printed at the print shop of your choice.

For best practices and other graphic design tips, check out our other blog articles!

Halloween Flyer Templates

Let’s do the Monster Mash!

Lions, and tigers, and bears? Not on Halloween night! More like, ghosts, and goblins, and witches!

Ready to throw the best party on the block – complete with wolf howls, creaky doors, and plastic spiders hanging from the corners? Candy bowls stocked, so eager mini-mummies can grab fistfuls of candy to stuff in their goodie bags? Whether you’re attending a fancy soiree, throwing a block party, or staying home to pass out the candy, let PosterMyWall help you create the most fang-tastic posters for your event of choice.

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Tips and Tricks
Some things to keep in mind as your create your Halloween flyer:

  • Get to know the PosterMyWall tools provided, such as various text effects and clipart library.
  • Browse through our complete gallery of Halloween flyer templates to find the perfect one, or start from scratch.
  • If you want to save a little money on printing, use our download feature to get a free download to print at home.
  • Remember to like and visit our Facebook page to stay on top of the latest deals, contest and promotions

Artist of the Month: Renee Walls

Congratulations to our Artist of the Month, Renee Walls! She has contributed so many terrific designs to the PosterMyWall community, and in recognition of her work, she will receive $200 added to the commissions she has earned selling to the community. We truly appreciate Renee for sharing her talent with us. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for being a great artist and contributor. Keep up the great work!

Who is our Artist of the Month?

Renee Walls

My name is Renee Walls. I am a mother of 3 who like many others today, sometimes find myself looking for ways to make ends meet. As a experienced Graphic Designer who got a start designing in vocational school I have been using my education that I have gained in my Graphic Communication course to earn extra income for years. It wasn’t until recently that I found The reason that I think that Postermywall is so great, is because not only does the company provide a straightforward, easy way to make posters the company also provides print services. Kind of a like a one stop shop!

In addition to working as a designer, I also have worked within the public relations and Marketing field. I began my education in the Marketing/ PR field at Ashford University and I am currently continuing my education in this field today at University of Phoenix . I find that my love for designing and my passion for marketing is a great marriage. They go hand and hand and make it easy for clients to get all of their needs met through one person.

I work with all sorts of individuals that are looking to gain exposure for their small businesses, causes, ministries, events and much more. As a member of Family in Christ Outreach ministries, I use my experience to help promote positive music to the youth of today. It is our goal to combat the negative images in music today with positive uplifting messages. It is a joy to be able to use my skills to work to make an impact on young lives. I also have gained social media marketing experience through an internship at a online radio network.

One of my largest projects that I have worked on recently, has been Design of Philadelphia. As described on their website, Design of Philadelphia is a ” Festival showcases the work of over 400 practicing architects, designers, and creative professionals to demonstrate Philadelphia’s reemergence as a 21st century city shaped by design, technology, and collaborative business practices.” I was responsible for assisting in creating an online presence and organizing a promotional team that distributed promo material around Philadelphia.

A few more words from Renee,

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to recognize me as an artist and considering my contributions to the site worthy of artist of the month. I enjoy using your site to make beautiful quality posters. The services that you provide your customers are high above of the rest. Your site is easy to navigate and user friendly which makes making posters fun and simple. In addition, you recognize and appreciate your artist by providing a way for artist to use your site to generate income. Payments are made promptly without hesitation. I appreciate this. I am so very happy that I have found your company and look forward to continuing making posters that users can easily customize and make their own!

Thank you very much again for this recognition.

Thank you
Renee Walls

Oktoberfest Poster Templates

Zum Wohl!

Oktoberfest festivities have already begun. With PosterMyWall, you can get the word out, and invite your friends or customers to your biergarten. With user-friendly tools, and thousands of templates and backgrounds to choose from, you can add text, font, and colors to complete your  customized flyer.

To get started, click on one of these templates below, or view our complete gallery of Oktoberfest poster templates.

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Eins, zwei, drei… PROST!!!

Tips and Tricks:

  • Take a tour and learn about the use of the many tools to make your desired poster a reality.

  • Like and visit our Facebook page to stay on top of the latest deals, contest and promotions.

  •  Use our download feature to get a free download to print at home. But if you like it, buy higher quality prints on premium photo paper, just starting at USD 7.50!
Halloween Flyer Template

Hoodoo Voodoo Halloween is almost HERE!

Halloween is just around the corner. So pick out the perfect pumpkin, throw on the spookiest costume, and get ready for a haunting good time!

Lure unsuspecting ghouls and gals to the best Halloween event on the block with a little help from PosterMyWall! Whether you’re throwing an adult-only costume party or hosting a backyard bash, complete with bobbing for apples for the kiddies, you can choose from our vast gallery of stock images to make the most boo-tiful flyer for your event.

To get started, click on one of these templates below to instantly customize with your flyer. Or view our complete gallery of Halloween flyer templates.

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Tips and Tricks

  • Like and visit our Facebook page to stay on top of the latest deals, contest and promotions.

  •  If you want to save a little money on printing, use our download feature to get a free download to print at home.

Small Business Flyer Templates

3 Benefits of Using Customizable Flyer Templates for Your Business

If you’re like other business owners, marketing your services takes a back seat to day-to-day operations. But getting the word out is the best way to keep customers coming back and new business walking in the door!

Since first priority is running your business, PosterMyWall makes it fast and easy for anyone to use customizable flyer templates to creatively showcase your business, special deals, or upcoming events.

Why use a customizable flyer template?

  • Endless options – With 1000s of designed and themed templates available from PosterMyWall, no need to start from scratch. Our team and community of designers have done all the hard work creating attractive and professional looking flyers, so you can get easily get started.
  • Flexibility – Templates allow you to change text, colors, fonts, images, and backgrounds. Matching your business colors or brand only takes a few clicks.
  • Affordability – It’s totally free to create a custom flyer! If you like it, buy higher quality prints on premium photo paper starting at around $7.50 plus shipping.

Check out our Templates Gallery to begin making your own customized flyer!


Graphic Design for Beginners

At PosterMyWall, we allow people of all skill levels to create great design.  We offer a huge assortment of designs so that you can find the right one for your purpose, make some small changes, and get a great looking product.

But what if you’re looking for something more custom?  Good custom design is easy if you keep some basic principles in mind.  That’s why we love this YouTube video; Graphic Design for Beginners.  In 14 minutes, it covers the important core concepts of design.  Even a beginner will be creating great design in no time.

Graphic Design for Beginners

If you’re looking to do more extreme customization of a poster template or even start from scratch, but don’t have a design background, we urge you do so with these an understanding of these four principles of design in mind.

  • Contrast – Using opposite elements together to get things to pop out
  • Repetition – Use a design element many times across a design to make it fit together
  • Alignment – Element placement to create order, consistency and connection
  • Proximity – Grouping connected elements together to make information easy to find

Poster templates, backgrounds, and design tips!