Basketball Poster Ideas and Backgrounds

Need inspiration for a custom basketball poster? Whether it’s for an upcoming game or just something to hang in the locker room for motivation, a little preparation before you design your poster can result in a high quality work of art that will be admired by all.

Here are some things to think about when designing your basketball poster.

Take Great Photos During Games

High quality photos of the team, individual fans, the cheering squad, and fans are the building blocks for a great poster. Parents can volunteer for taking photos at a game, but it is important that they have a good camera (a DSLR is recommended) that is capable of taking close-up action shots.

Check out our previous post for tips on this topic: Action Shot Tips for Sports Posters.

Spotlight Individual Basketball Team Members

Be sure to highlight all team members in at least one photo. That will create harmony in the team and boost their spirits.

You can find a lot of other useful poster ideas here: Basketball Spirit Poster Ideas. If you are creating a poster for the team’s motivation in the locker room, have a look at this article: Locker Poster Ideas for Basketball.

Use an Attractive Poster Background

A great poster background can really bring life to your poster. For a basketball poster, a great background is a photo of the court, or the school team’s logo. You can also try other sport themed backgrounds that are abstract in nature.

Check out these professionally designed backgrounds from PosterMyWall that are suitable for a custom basketball team poster.

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You can check out the entire collection of free poster backgrounds here.

Get started!

Here are some things you can do to get started with your custom basketball poster right away:

  • Like one of the backgrounds you see above? Just click it to customize it in the Poster Maker.
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Darren's an avid user of the Facebook InstaCollage Wizard on postermywall. He uses it to grab party pictures from his social network on Facebook, and surprises his friends with huge 3 feet tall poster prints as gifts! See below for his poster designing tips & tricks.