Michelle Clark Graphic Design

How to Make A Gig Poster
Image courtesy of Dave from GoMediaZine

Image courtesy of Dave from GoMediaZine

After spending some time looking around GigPosters, I decided to do a litle more research on the topic. I found this great Illustrator tutorial on how to make a gig poster by basically just using photographs and Live Trace, collage techniques, and vector shapes. Dave of GoMediaZine (where this tutorial was born) provides step by step instructions while he creates this mock Fall of Troy poster for The Deftones. GoMediaZine is a site full of advice from real working artists and designers. I recommend checking it out as a creative resource.


Vectors, Brushes, Tutorials, oh my!

Blog.SpoonGraphics by UK based Graphic and Web designer Chris Spooner, is a great resource for cool Photoshop and Illustrator freebies, and you can even get step by step tutorials on how to create cool pattern designs.

I’ve always liked using retro elements and colors in my design work, and I was happy to discover a post where Chris explains step by step how to create a bright retro grunge vector illustration. As it turns out they’re a lot easier to make than they appear. I also found an extensive collection of high resolution free Photoshop grunge and watercolor brushes today. This is one blog I recommend any graphic artist or designer check out. It has some great information in the form of articles and tutorials, fun goodies to download, and you also get to see some of his design work and creative process.