Digital Poster Design: Combining Images & Type for Powerful Visuals

Temi Coker, Digital Artist and Illustrator

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14 Lessons (1h 24m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:46
    • 2. Your Project

      4:14
    • 3. Taking Your Photograph

      2:53
    • 4. Preparing Your Photograph

      6:24
    • 5. Choosing Your Animal

      3:12
    • 6. Incorporating Your Animal

      13:27
    • 7. Adding Accessories

      8:33
    • 8. Creating A Background

      7:52
    • 9. Creating Bold Visuals

      12:38
    • 10. Incorporating Text

      11:11
    • 11. Experimenting

      5:16
    • 12. Exporting Your Project

      4:53
    • 13. Final Thoughts

      1:01
    • 14. Explore More Classes on Skillshare

      0:33
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About This Class

Join 2019 Adobe Creative Resident Temi Coker to embrace a visual art project that will spark your creativity, inspire new Photoshop techniques, and polish a striking digital poster that celebrates someone you love!


In this 90-minute class, you'll join designer and artist Temi Coker to learn his inspiring approach to combining image and type to create bold visual designs. You'll start with a simple photograph, add expressive elements, and transform it into a striking digital poster that celebrates your subject and makes a statement.


The prompt is inspired by Temi's own "Poster-a-Day" project, where he created nearly two dozen posters to celebrate beauty and individuals he admired, uniquely bringing together photography, imagery, and words in striking designs.


In every video lesson, you'll go behind-the-scenes with Temi to explore examples, demonstration, and practical tips to guide you in your own poster project. You'll learn:

  • Thoughtful ways to develop your conceptual artistry
  • How to take photographs that work for editing
  • Tips for cohesively combining images and type
  • A unique Photoshop method for creating compelling backgrounds
  • How to prep and export your art for social media and more

Whether you're a professional, enthusiast, or simply curious about design, this class is a perfect place to begin! Lessons are designed for all skill levels, no previous Photoshop experience necessary. Plus, the class resources include a downloadable custom gradient you can use to get started right away.


Ready to begin? It's time to create an incredible, eye-catching, and meaningful digital poster of your own—all while learning tools and techniques you can bring into endless creative projects in your future!