POSTER DESIGN TIPS 1 : Plan your layout carefully. Layout includes
POSTER DESIGN TIPS 2 : Choose colours that complement each other. Certain colours, like certain yellows, etc., are difficult to see and read. Text and background colours should complement each other. Make sure your foreground colour (text) is clear and soft on the eyes when combined with the background colour.
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POSTER DESIGN TIPS 4 : An effective poster operates on multiple levels ...
POSTER DESIGN TIPS 5 : A poster can be defined as a placard or bill, usually large and often incorporating photographs or illustrations, posted up for advertising or publicity or for decorative purposes. The functions of those which advertise include communication, selling and persuading. This does not preclude them being decorative. Indeed the first job of a poster is to attract the attention of the passerby and only once this is done can a message be delivered. A good poster then is one which is attention-grabbing, succinct, convincing and memorable.
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POSTER DESIGN TIPS 7 : When the poster is designed, you should convert it to PDF for printing, using PDF Creator or Adobe Acrobat. The conversion process is often problematic: edges of words and images may be cut off near to the margins, images may appear degraded or misshapen, poster elements may have shifted and become overlapping. However, by ironing out these problems at the conversion stage, you avoid nasty surprises later when you come to print it out. When the PDF looks good, you can be pretty confident that the printed version will also be OK.
POSTER DESIGN TIPS 8 : Poster Content
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POSTER DESIGN TIPS 10 : Writing a poster should be like writing a very short story, with introduction, content and, hopefully, a punchy conclusion. The poster should be self-sufficient. Anyone wanting further information can talk with you at the poster session, take a hand-out you might have (at a conference, not at your poster session, please) or follow up a reference you may give on the poster directing them to an article or, perhaps, a web page.
POSTER DESIGN TIPS 11 : Advertisers are in the business of trying to create a single, lasting message by means of a poster. You’d really quite like to do that too. Your poster will not be very successful if the sight of the poster next door makes the on-looker completely forget about yours. The advertiser’s technique is to rely 95% on visual impact and keep the word count very short. Too many conference posters have poor visual impact. In a conference poster session there may be 200 posters competing for attention in the afternoon. If your display has little visual impact, it is likely that the participants will have forgotten about you and your work by the end of the afternoon, good and painstaking though it was