How To Guide: Event Poster Part 2 (Design)

This post will be an in-depth guide on how I created my second event poster for my final project. I wanted to create a second poster that would be fliers that are posted all around DC and in their stadium. I wanted these posters to be his countdown to 700 goals that would be changed every time he scores. I think that this is important for my final project to show how much people wanted this for him. After all he has done for our city, he deserves his own place in history. Here is how I did it:

1.My first step was pretty easy for me because I already had all the resources I wanted from my last event poster. If you don’t have your material yet, you will need to download all the images you plan on using for your poster.

2. Then, I opened a new GIMP project and made the first layer all red for my background. This can be done by using the “Paint Bucket” icon from the main menu and choosing the color red.

3. Next, I dragged in all the pictures that I wanted to use for my poster. This included the Capital One and two different Capital’s logos. Once they were in the correct position on the poster I compressed all the layers down. This can be done in the “Layers” section of the menu.

4. Next, I added two different text boxes. One would be at the top as a title and then one in the middle of the poster. The title would be “Countdown to 700…” and the center text box will say, “Goals until 700: XXX”. The number will constantly be updated until he hits it.

5. Finally, all that was left to do was export and save the picture. I did this by clicking “File” and then “Export As…” to export the picture as a PNG.

In conclusion, I think this poster will be effective in completing its mission of keeping the public informed on his coming achievement. Here is the final product:

Here is a YouTube video that I used for inspiration to create both of mine:

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: