Designing A Zazzle Poster

by onepagearticles

Creating and designing a Zazzle poster using Photoshop Elements 8 to jazz the design up and make it more professional.

How To Design A Digital Poster

Desigining A Photoshop Fantasy Poster

Designing a Zazzle poster can be fun and it is really and especially when you get to use Photoshop software to color the design and add other special digital effects which make it stand out from the crowd. The following poster was based on an old demonic tattoo drawing I did and what I did was after drawing it in pencil I went over the pencil lines with a fine point Sharpie marker and rubbed out the pencil lines with a putty eraser.

Then I scanned the image on to my computer and using my Photoshop Elements 8 software program I began to color in the tentacles of the demon a deep red color and this was done with the bucket fill tool which you can use to choose any shade or gradient of color.

Next I tested out applying some Filters which are Photoshop special effects that you can apply to your digital creations, some look great whilst others don't look so great and so I added a dark brush stroke filter which added a nice black area right in the centre of the design which looked quite cool especially as I wanted this demonic design to represent cancer in an evil form.

Then I added another experimental Filter called Plastic Wrap which makes certain areas of your design look like it's been wrapped in plastic and this added something to the design that I liked anyway. An experimental approach is often the best with any digital art software as you never know what effects you can achieve by combining Filters.

Now a lens flare was added to the Demons eye, to give it a menacing glow effect which looks not only professional but visually quite striking as it contrasts between the darkened cancerous areas and also highlights tha last remaining bits of red that are still showing which hopefully represents the hope to recover from Cancer, the last strands of life surviving.

I also messed around with size formats too and added a few small lines of black here and there to close up some areas before the color fill as it would have bled onto the nice white surface surrounding the design.

And that's pretty much it. A 15 minute Photoshop poster uploaded to Zazzle and available to buy now!

A Cancer Demon Art Poster

Demon Fantasy Art Poster

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Updated: 06/16/2011, onepagearticles
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onepagearticles on 05/04/2012

Yes it certainly takes some learning with digital artwork. But it's worth it to create original artwork. cheers now!

Pastiche on 05/04/2012

I really like working with Photoshop and Elements to create altered digital art from my drawings and photos. Looks like you've found a new passion!

onepagearticles on 04/29/2012

Cheers now! I bought a book all about photoshop elements 8 and am slowly going through it to create and master this digital art form. I am in particular getting to grips with using layers a lot in my digital art creations as that is the best thing you can learn with Photoshop.

katiem2 on 04/28/2012

This so cool, I just got a new laptop and Photoshop Element 8 plus another Photoshop program, I can't wait to play around with it, this is right up my alley. Great tutorial, I get it, thanks

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