Coordinating Your Poster Elements

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When it comes to printing posters for advertising, it is a must to coordinate all your poster elements into a single coherent whole. You would not want to print posters that are just a hodgepodge of different odd elements right? So you should have a good plan for coordinating the different elements in your poster design.

If you do not have this plan yet, then maybe I can help you out? Below is the typical plan layout for properly coordinating the design when printing posters for any purpose. Read the items and try to follow them if you want.

1. Decide on the central theme. First up, you need a central theme which will serve as the main guideline and coordinator of your color poster design. So make sure you flesh out the theme you want in a very specific way.

For example, instead of just using a "sea theme" in your design, try to specify it even further by making it a tropical coral water sea theme. Making things distinct and specified should help you make better and faster decisions in your layout and design that really sticks to one main look and goal.

2. Pick the central image first. With the central guiding theme in place, the next step is to pick the central image first. The main image of your color poster will set the real stage of designing since all the color theme decisions, design aspects and other elements will depend upon how that central image looks.

So make sure you choose your central image wisely. Using your central theme as a guide, ask yourself if those images truly are representative of your theme and message or if they just look pretty. If they just look pretty, they are not great enough for YOUR color poster printing and it may put off your coordination for the design. So make sure that image is truly representative of your poster message.

3. Establish the background. Once the main image has been chosen, the next step is to establish a background. In this case, anything that can enhance the look and prominence of your main image should be used as the main background. Just make sure that the color values compliment the main image and of course makes it should look as integrated as possible. So take care and see what looks best to anchor that main image into your color poster design itself.

4. Write the slogan or title. Once the image and background are in place, the real designing starts. First up, you should write a slogan or title for the color poster. The image should be your prime inspiration in writing that slogan or title. Just see what that image invokes in you and how that specific image is translated to other people. Have them put those into words, or try to write down the themes you get from the image itself. This should help you really get coordinated with the main image design element since you really based the words from it. Once done, right what you have in a clean font style in front of your poster draft.

5. Coordinate the colors. With the main image, text and background in place, you should then be able to coordinate the whole color scheme. Basing your main choices from the main image itself, try to match the colors of the text and the background to make things look good. Online color schemers should help you a lot in deciding these coordinated colors.

6. Add other design elements. Once the color scheme is in place, you should then be able to add the other design elements. Of course, try to use graphics that are within color of your scheme.  Never try to overpower the custom poster design with your other design elements.

7. Integrate everything. When everything is done, it s a good idea to try to integrate everything as one coherent design. Do this by integrating all the elements into one main design by merging them and adding certain textures and filters for a more whole scale type of design integration. This finish touch should make your custom poster design really look coordinated and coherent.

So that is how you can truly control the details about your poster designs and make them stick to a real coherent printed work. Try these out and good luck for you!

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Janice Jenkins is a writer for a marketing company in Chicago, IL. Mostly into marketing research, Janice started writing articles early 2007 to impart her knowledge to individuals new to the marketing industry.

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This article was published on 2010/09/12