How To Guide: Event Poster (Design)

This post will be an in-depth guide on how I created my event poster for my final. The idea that I had to make this is because my story is all about Alex Ovechkin’s quest to 700 goals. So I wanted to make a poster that would show the entire schedule of the upcoming season. I thought this would help because it would give the audience an understanding of whats ahead. Here is how I did it:

  1. My first step was to find a picture of the schedule for the 2019-2020 season. This can be a bit hard because in hockey season’s last a minimum of 82 games. So I need an image that fits all of the information I need in a tight space.
  2. I then opened a new GIMP project and made the first layer all red for my background. This can be done by going into “Layer Settings” at the top.
  3. Next, I added two text boxes above and below the picture. This was done by selecting the “Text Box Tool” from the main menu and then dragging boxes where I wanted the text to be. The top box will say, “2019-2020 Schedule” and the bottom box will say, “Get Alex Ovechkin to 700 Goals!!”.
  4. I also downloaded two images that are often found on Capitals banners. That is their logo and a “Powered by Capital One” image. I found these on google images and just right clicked them to save them. I then dragged them into GIMP where I wanted them to be.
  5. Finally, all that was left to do was export the picture as a PNG. I did this by going to File>Export As… and then choosing PNG.

If there are any steps you think I missed please feel free to let me know in the comment section below! I will embed a video that helped me to create this poster at the bottom. Here is the image that will go in my final project post:

Here is a video that helped me to create this poster using GIMP:

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