Category Archives: Poster Ideas

Cheer on your Child’s Sports Team with Custom Posters!

Spring sports are in season and what better way to show your support than to make custom posters for your child’s team using PosterMyWall’s online poster maker. There are many different ways and places the posters can be used. Today we’re going to give you some tips to help you focus on what to include in the poster based on how you want to use it. We’ve previously done a number of posts on how to make different sports posters – you’ll find those links at the end of this post to get you started.

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Promote the Team in School

If you want to use the poster to promote the team in school, your focus should be on the team name and players in the team. Since the poster will be placed within the school it’s more important to place emphasis on photos of the team rather than the name of the school. You can add the school mascot and slogan to add team spirit.

You can also put up flyers of the team in hallways. The poster maker is great for making flyers because we provide free downloads of your poster which print great at regular flyer size. Just click the big Download button in the poster maker when you’re done designing your poster.

Use as Banners for Games

Another excellent use of custom sports posters is to paste them on some cardboard and use them as banners for games, especially away games. For these posters the school name is extremely important. Try placing that in the center of the poster or in bright, bold lettering on the top of the poster. The school mascot should also be prominently displayed. Because this will be held in the midst of a crowd, the photos you use must be close ups or very large and easy to see from a distance.

As a Gift for your Child’s Room

Kids love putting posters up on their room walls. A custom sports poster is a great addition for any sports enthusiast. For these posters make sure to have lots of photos of the entire team. You may want to consider using InstaCollage to make a poster collage. This will give you the ability to add photos directly from your Facebook albums. You’ll also want to add the year, school slogan and mascot to make a truly outstanding poster.

Getting Started

Using the Collage Maker to create a Family Collage

You can easily make a family collage using PosterMyWall’s Collage Maker to display numerous family photos in a fun and creative way. You can use the collage as a center piece for your living room or bedroom wall. Make sure to add different kinds of photos in the collage including baby photos, family pets, birthdays and school events!

Getting Started with Collage Maker

If you’ve never used our Collage Maker before Take the Tour to get yourself started. Here you’ll get a quick and easy summary on the basics of the InstaCollage. Make sure to focus on the topics below; they’ll get you off to a quick start:

  1. Creating a Collage from your Facebook Photos
  2. Adding Your Own Style
  3. Getting Big Prints

Check out these collages (from the public gallery) created and shared by users on PosterMyWall.

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Customize your Collage

Once your basic collage is completed there are lots of stylish changes you can make to personalize the poster even further. All of these modifications are optional, you can make as many or as few as you like.

Add a Photo

The collage maker provides you the option of adding photos on top of your collage. You can add photos from your computer or from the Internet. Once you’ve added the photo, there are lots of effects you can apply to the photo. Below is a list of these effects with explanations:

  • Crop – Cropping lets you cut off unwanted edges of your photo.
  • Erase Background – This is an erasing tool that lets you remove specific parts of the background.
  • Opacity – Lets you adjust how visible or faded the photo is.
  • Edge Effect – Fades the edges of the photo in the shape you select. Also lets you select how faded the edges are.
  • Drop Shadow – Gives the photo a shadow so that it looks like it is slightly raised.
  • Antique Effect – Gives the photo a Black and White or Sepia effect to make it look like an old photo.
  • Posterize Effect – This makes your photo use fewer colors, giving it a very modern effect.
  • Glow – Adds a glowing border to your photo. You can also select the color of the glow.
  • Border – Lets you add a colored round or rectangular border to your photo. You can also adjust the thickness of the border.
Add Text

Another great editing option provided by the Collage Maker is adding text. You can add your family name, the date on which you made the collage or anything else meaningful to your family. Other than basic text editing options such as font type, size, and alignment here are a few more text editing options in the collage maker:

  • Letter Spacing and Line Spacing – Lets you adjust the space between letters and lines.
  • Opacity – Just like with photos, lets you adjust how visible or faded the text is.
  • Bevel – Gives the text a raised effect.
  • Outline – Lets you select a color for outlining your text.
  • Broken Effect – Breaks up the letters of your text to give a slightly splattered effect.
  • Drop Shadow – Gives a shadow to make your text look raised.

The best way to find out if the collage maker is right for your poster making needs is to try it out. It’s completely free and you don’t even need to sign-up to create a poster!

Posters make a memorable Graduation Gift!

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Graduation Gift poster idea - click to customize

Posters make an awesome graduation gift for a college student. With online tools such as PosterMyWall it is now super easy to collect a few photos and make them into a poster to give as a gift. PosterMyWall even offers easy printing services for different size posters. So get your creative hat on and follow the tips below to make a gift straight from the heart!

Find Baby and School Photos along with College Images
  • Go through your graduate’s photo albums and pick out a few photos celebrating different stages of their life. They’re sure to bring back nostalgic moments and more than a few laughs.
  • Find photos from important school events such as sports or receiving special awards. Let these photos remind your child that they were always your rising star.
  • Find images of the college mascot, logo, or motto and place those on the poster with the year your child is graduating in. All of these make a greater central focus point around which you can place all your photos.
Use Professionally Designed Poster Backgrounds

PosterMyWall has a great number of professionally designed poster backgrounds that you can use to get the graduation gift started. There are a many different categories that would be great to choose from including Celebrations, Sports Teams and Travel. Visit the entire collection of poster backgrounds. Make sure to browse through all the categories to guarantee that you pick the perfect one for your poster. Here’re a few to get you going:

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Get Started With Your Graduation Gift
  • Not sure how to make a poster for the Graduation Gift? Take a Tour of PosterMyWall to view the simple step by step guidelines on how to customize your own poster.
  • Browse through the Public Gallery at PosterMyWall to get inspired from other user’s posters.
  • Join us on our Facebook Fanpage to find out about our latest news and promotions, ask questions, get ideas and share your own thoughts!

Create a Romantic Valentine’s Day Poster Using our Collage Maker

Valentine’s Day is coming up fast! Have you decided what you’re going to give your special someone this year? Whether the relationship is new and exciting or seasoned and comfortable, why not give a personalized poster using PosterMyWall’s Collage Maker that will showcase all the good times you two have shared? There’s nothing more thoughtful and personalized than a poster which will let you and your valentine revisit your memorable moments.

You can even have a themed collage for Valentines Day; consider adding photos from:

  • A memorable vacation
  • A special year in your lives
  • Funny moments
Make Sure to Select Photos that are Right for Your Collage

Remember that the layout of a collage is different than a regular poster. Because there are multiple photos in a collage the photos you select should ideally have both of you in the picture. Also, close up shots tend to catch the eye in a collage, so pick some good ones of you and your partner! The tool is so easy to use it even lets you select photos directly from Facebook!

Use the Collage Maker to Modify the Layout and Borders

The Collage Maker makes your life super easy by laying out all the photos you selected for your collage automatically. You can then shuffle the photos and add borders to further customize your collage for your valentine. Make sure to try all the border settings to see which you like best.

Edit the Color Theme of Your Collage Poster

Once you’ve selected the photos, layout and borders for your poster collage the tool will let you select one of six color themes. Try breaking the standard red theme of Valentines Day and be creative with black & white, sepia or even green! With just one click PosterMyWall will allow you to see a preview of what your Poster Collage is going to look like.

Add a Frame for Highlighting Photos or Inserting a Caption

The final step for your Valentine’s Day collage poster is to add a frame which can be used for adding loving captions or highlighting center photos, which you can add in the last step. There are a number of shapes available; keep it simple or funky – it’s entirely up to you!

Add the Final Touches to Your Poster

The last step will let you make a few more changes to your poster. You can add individual photos and text. Try adding captions to multiple photos or come up with a catchy greeting for your valentine. Modify your collage as little or as much as you want! Browse through the Public Gallery on PosterMyWall for inspiration and let your creativity run free for a gift that will be cherished for years to come. Here’re a few to get you started:

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Give your Valentine a Custom Poster – Capture those special moments in a collage

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Everyone knows the usual dozen red roses, cute stuffed animals, and dainty chocolates is the way to a girl’s heart, but why always give the same thoughtless gifts every year. We suggest breaking this trend and changing things up in 2011! Give your loved one a gift that is more personal and straight from your heart. A great valentine gift idea is a custom poster and collage that celebrates the memories you and your valentine have built over the years. PosterMyWall Collage Maker offers a fun and simple way to take your photos and create professional quality posters that your loved one will enjoy for a lifetime.

Don’t worry if graphic editing programs have scared you off in the past. PosterMyWall makes the experience painless and fun. Simply choose a backdrop from a wide variety of background images or use that favorite panoramic photo you and your valentine shot on vacation. Then, select the photos that capture the spirit of your relationship and start creating!

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The website is very easy to use and offers many options to meet your creative needs. To make your poster more interesting, use the Magic and Simple Erasers to take off those unwanted parts in your photos, and add a glow for a soft blend into your background. Make sure you play with the different fonts, colors, and effects to give your poster a more consistent feel.

A personalized valentine gift from PosterMyWall is a thoughtful, fun, and budget friendly present that your valentine will always cherish. It’s the best way to preserve your photos and share them with your friends and family. Go visit the Public Gallery for ideas and start building your custom poster!

Awesome Effect for your Custom Poster – Photo Scraps

If you’ve been using the Poster Maker for a while, you’ve probably noticed the ‘Erase Background’ option for photos. Apart from completely removing the background in photos, you can use the Magic or Simple erasers to give your photos cool looking edges, so that they look like they were taken from a scrapbook. We call them Photo Scraps!

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The great thing about this technique is that each border will look unique! Check out the sample poster and tips for perfecting this technique below.

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Tips

  • Try both the Magic eraser and Simple eraser to rub out the edges. Both these erasers will give different results based on the colors in your photo.
  • If you make a mistake while removing edges, don’t forget about the Undo eraser.
  • Give your photo a glow to make the edges stand out. Play around with the color of the glow for maximum contrast between the photo and the poster background
  • Have fun!

Get Started

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

  • Like the sample poster you see above? Just click to customize it in the Poster Maker.
  • Go to www.postermywall.com, and have a look at some of the features and poster print sizes that we have to offer. Or better yet, take the tour!
  • Check out the PosterMyWall Facebook Fanpage for the latest news and promotions!

Sports Poster Idea – The Sports Illustrated Look

Have a budding athlete in the family? A unique looking customized poster of their action shots would make a great gift!

Wouldn’t it be cool to make a poster that shows your athlete featured on the cover of a sports magazine? Check out some of these poster ideas that look like a magazine cover.

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A soccer themed poster idea - click to customize
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Tips for making a similar poster

Some tips that you’ll find helpful when designing a sports magazine style custom poster:

  • Try the ‘Erase Background’ option for your photos. Have a big photo in the middle of the magazine cover with its background erased. Give it a glow to hide any jaggy edges.
  • For prominent text, try the ‘broken text’ effect. That gives it a rugged, sporty look.
  • Apart from a large photo in the center, try making a collage of smaller photos on either side of the center photo. You can play around with the ‘Fading Edge’ effect for photos to make them blend into the background. Alternatively, you can give the photos a glow, or a border to make them stand out.
  • Look for layout ideas for magazine covers by searching for ‘sports illustrated (and the name of a sport)’ on Google Images.
  • For the complete variety of magazine cover style poster backgrounds, check out the Art Gallery page.

Get started

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

  • Like one of the poster ideas you see above? Just click to customize it in the Poster Maker.
  • Don’t see a background you like? Tell us what you’d like to see on our Facebook Fanpage. Remember, you can always upload your own poster background in the Poster Maker.
  • Go to www.postermywall.com, and have a look at some of the features and poster print sizes that we have to offer. Or better yet, take the tour!
  • Check out the PosterMyWall Facebook Fanpage for the latest news and promotions!

Football Poster Ideas and Backgrounds

Today we’re going to do a roundup of some Football poster design ideas that will help you create a great looking custom poster, whether its for your college football team or for an athlete in the family. We’ll also be showcasing some awesome customizable poster backgrounds that were specifically designed for Football posters.

Football Poster Backgrounds

Check out some of these professionally designed backgrounds that are great for a Football poster. You can see sample posters made on some of these backgrounds below. Click on a background thumbnail to customize it instantly in the Poster Maker.

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You can browse through the entire range of sports themed poster backgrounds here. Did we mention that all poster backgrounds are free to customize? :)

Poster Design Ideas

Instead of explaining the different ways in which you can layout content on your custom poster, we’ve created some sample Football posters using PosterMyWall’s Poster Maker. Hopefully they will inspire you to have a go at making your own poster.

Tip: Check out the links in the ‘Getting Started’ section at the end of the post to see how you can learn more about designing and ordering prints of your poster.

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This is a great background to use for single subject football posters. Using the Erase Background tool in the Poster Maker, you can remove the background from behind the subject and put them in the center of this poster. This layout works great if you’ve got action shots from a recent football match lying around.

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You can also try adding other photos of the player or team around the main photo. Use the Fading Edges effect in the Poster Maker to have photos blend in with the background. It looks great on a printed poster!

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Also be sure to try a Football specific poster background, they’ll give your poster a unique look. Be sure to give your text an outline and maybe a dropshadow as well to increase readability. Also try rotating the text and placing it vertically along the edge of a poster; that’s a good place to put a school/team name or a slogan.

If you have a team album somewhere on Facebook, you can also try the InstaCollage Maker. It’ll automatically make a collage out of all your Football photos.

Lastly, also have a look at some of these articles on eHow which might help you brainstorm an idea for a Football poster:

Get started

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

  • Like one of the backgrounds or samples you see above? Just click it to customize it in the Poster Maker.
  • Don’t see a background you like? Tell us what you’d like to see on our Facebook Fanpage. Remember, you can always upload your own poster background in the Poster Maker.
  • Go to www.postermywall.com, and have a look at some of the features and poster print sizes that we have to offer. Or better yet, take the tour!
  • Check out the PosterMyWall Facebook Fanpage for the latest news and promotions!

Professionally Designed Poster Backgrounds – Customize Now!

Looking to make your own poster on great looking backgrounds? Congratulations! You’ve come to the experts. Poster Studio specializes in cataloging professionally designed poster backgrounds that you can customize to create your own work of art. Oh, and did we mention that all backgrounds are free?

If you haven’t checked out our recent round-up of Top 5 Customizable Poster Backgrounds, be sure to check it out right away. If you’re looking for sports team posters backgrounds, we did a nice roundup of poster backgrounds for Soccer, Football, Golf, Basketball, Baseball, Tennis, and more.

Check out a few of the popular backgrounds below (you can browse through the entire collection here). Click on any one to customize it instantly.

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Get started

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

  • Like one of the backgrounds you see above? Just click it to customize it in the Poster Maker.
  • Don’t see a background you like? Tell us what you’d like to see on our Facebook Fanpage. Remember, you can always upload your own poster background in the Poster Maker.
  • Go to www.postermywall.com, and have a look at some of the features and poster print sizes that we have to offer. Or better yet, take the tour!
  • Check out the PosterMyWall Facebook Fanpage for the latest news and promotions!

Great holiday gift idea for Facebook Friends

Do you have a friend or family member who loves to share every special moment with photos on Facebook? Here’s a great gift idea that is memorable, personalized, and easy.

PosterMyWall’s InstaCollage maker will allow you to take photos from their Facebook Albums and automatically turn them into a custom poster-sized print. Since you’re using the same photos your recipient has chosen to share with their friends and family, you know you’re creating a piece of artwork from the photos that are special to them.

Once InstaCollage creates the basic poster, you can customize it with easy to use design tools such as stylized captions, bigger highlight photos, and lots of other effects. In a matter of minutes you can create a complete custom gift that will be treasured for years!

Get started!

Here are some things you can do to get started with your personalized holiday gift right away: