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Creating show posters and other graphic art stuff

Postby keirweir » Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:35 pm

Hey everyone!

I'm wondering what people use to create media stuff for gigs and branding.

I was hoping I could use an iPad app but can't seem to get anywhere on that one. I'm sure there are software programs you can buy?

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
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Re: Creating show posters and other graphic art stuff

Postby Tennessee Jedi » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:01 pm

I ask my wife and she comes up with something every time
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I really dig Otis Lotus posters
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I dig this one .... I was thinking of using cool Sci-Fi book covers from the 60's too !

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Re: Creating show posters and other graphic art stuff

Postby tigerstrat » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:33 am

you can certainly use raster-graphics like Photoshop, but my preference is for Illustrator, and other vector-based graphics programs... heard good things about this freeware knockoff although I've never properly explored it: http://inkscape.org/
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Re: Creating show posters and other graphic art stuff

Postby myoung6923 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:18 pm

Photoshop.

Illustrator is good too, but I'm just not as used to it as Photoshop.

There is a shareware version (or at least there used to be) called Gimp. I just didn't like its layout - maybe I was too set in my Photoshop ways...
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Re: Creating show posters and other graphic art stuff

Postby keirweir » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:22 am

Thanks guys!

Mike, I always thought and still think the Fennario posters are bordering on cosmic.

Super electrified graphics, real nice.

I'm going to look into Photoshop
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Re: Creating show posters and other graphic art stuff

Postby tcsned » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:41 am

keirweir wrote:Thanks guys!

Mike, I always thought and still think the Fennario posters are bordering on cosmic.

Super electrified graphics, real nice.

I'm going to look into Photoshop

They'll give you a 30 day free trial that gives you the full version without watermarks or other annoyances. I remember the "you suck at photoshop" tutorials on YouTube as being pretty good.
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Re: Creating show posters and other graphic art stuff

Postby keirweir » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:46 am

tigerstrat wrote:you can certainly use raster-graphics like Photoshop, but my preference is for Illustrator, and other vector-based graphics programs... heard good things about this freeware knockoff although I've never properly explored it: http://inkscape.org/



I missed this one too, i'll check it out.

Thanks!
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Re: Creating show posters and other graphic art stuff

Postby Quebee » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:09 pm

I have been using Inkscape for a while now. It's pretty easy to use and is very good being free.
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Re: Creating show posters and other graphic art stuff

Postby Patrick Strain » Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:23 pm

We had Jon Griffin do ours. He does posters for a ton of bands and festivals across the country. Then I just use Gimp to add show information.
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