Category Archives: Sports Poster Ideas

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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A football themed poster idea - click to customize
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A basketball themed poster idea - click to customize

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!

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.
  • 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!

Custom Soccer Poster Design Inspiration

Are you in a soccer team or club? Why not show your pride with a great looking soccer poster of you and your team?

Have a look at some of the awesome soccer posters below. You can create similar looking posters using your photos in the Poster Maker … but more on that later.

Here’s what you need to do to create an awesome soccer poster that will stand out from the rest.

1 – Get Inspired

Have a look at some of these great looking soccer posters for the world’s biggest clubs and teams, and get inspired for your own poster.

2 – Take spectacular sports photos

For a great looking poster, you need great looking action shots while your team is playing. Check out our tips from a previous post: Action Shot Tips for Sports Posters. The fellows at eHow also have some good advice in this article.

The key is to use a good camera, and take exciting action photos.

3 – Find the right background and styles

Now that you’ve got an idea for a poster and have great photos, it’s time to put your photos on a poster background in the Poster Maker. Yesterday we did a roundup of great sports themed backgrounds.

Some great ones for soccer are shown below.

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You can browse through the entire range of sports team themed custom poster backgrounds here.

Now the key is using the right photo and text effects in the Poster Maker to make your content stand out. Try out different photo effects, and play around with fonts till you get a look that you like. Did you know that you can replicate the photo effect in the 5th poster above (the red one that says ‘Pride – Manchester is Red’) by using the Posterize photo effect?

Get started!

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

  • Like one of the backgrounds you see above? Just click it 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!

Custom Sports Team Poster Backgrounds – Lots to choose from!

Today we felt like compiling a quick roundup of all the different custom sports team poster backgrounds that are available at postermywall.com. There are a lot of different visual styles to choose from, so you can easily design something professional looking for a sports club, or something more casual to catalog your child’s sports achievements.

You can browse through all sports themed backgrounds here. If you’re looking for something abstract (like a star burst background), you can browse through the entire collection of custom poster backgrounds, there’s lots to choose from.

Lets look at each sport individually.

Soccer

There are a few primary soccer themed backgrounds which have different color variations. Some are shown below.

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Football

There is a similar variety for football themed backgrounds, perfect for the college football star in the family.

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Golf

There’s a little less variety for golf, but they make for a great gift for a golf loving dad.

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Basketball, Baseball, Tennis

Here’s a peek at some of the other sports themed backgrounds. We really like our basketball poster background.

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General Sports Theme

You will also find high quality backgrounds that are not specific to a certain sport, but are great for sports themed custom posters. Check them out!

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Be sure to check out the great sports related posters created by other users in the Public Gallery. You will also find some samples from PosterMyWall there as well.

Hope this roundup was inspiring!

Get started

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

  • Like one of the backgrounds you see above? Just click it 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!

Action Shot Tips for Sports Posters

A key to sports posters is great action shots.  Great action shots take some effort, and some equipment.  First, a good zoom lens is a requirement.  You need a tightly zoomed shot to have enough detail in your photos so they look good printed at large sizes.  We recommend standing on the sideline and zooming in an individual athlete.  Then, snap lots of shots.  You never know when that classic moment is about to happen.

Lighting is another key.  You want the sun at your back so faces will be well lit.  Indoor sports photography is especially challenging due to low light in most school gymnasiums.  For this, you’ll need to turn your camera’s ISO setting up high AND use a flash. Otherwise your photos will be either blurry or grainy.  You’ll want to be court side so you’re not out of range of your flash.

Follow these instructions and you’ll be able to capture the photos that will let you create Sports Collages and Sports Posters that will be displayed with pride.

Sports Posters with dramatic effect

The dramatic “Dark Clouds” background is the perfect background to highlight an individual athlete in action. The key is to use PosterMyWall’s “Erase Background” tool to remove the background from the athlete.

Add a glow to the masked photo to create a “halo” around the athlete.

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You can add additional photos on the borders to create a great Sports Poster.

Sports Team Posters – Parents will love them

PosterMyWall makes great sports team posters.  You can create a sample poster for the entire team. Include a photo of the entire team.  Then, every parent can customize their poster with their favorite individual photos and action shots.

Done right, this is a sports poster you’ll want to hang in the children’s rooms, not in a drawer with all those other “one team photo, one individual shot” composites that get boring.

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Check out the Poster Maker at PosterMyWall to start creating your custom poster now. Once you’re done, you can order prints up to 3 feet tall!

For more details, visit www.postermywall.com.