Make a More Effective Ad in Photoshop
In some areas of graphic design, you strive for visual stability—with monument signage, for example. But sometimes a stable layout works against your goals. In this two-part tutorial, I'll show you how to design a dynamic ad that's more likely to excite viewers into buying.
In the first video below, I’ll explain how to choose photos and typefaces that convey an athletic look. (I used an image from Adobe Stock and the typefaces Orbitron and Bungee from Adobe Typekit.) I’ll show you how simple changes to the composition make the message more powerful. I built the ad in Adobe Photoshop CC, but Adobe Illustrator CC and Adobe InDesign CC will work just as well.
In the second video, I’ll walk you through animating the ad in Photoshop to produce a snowfall effect.
Layout powerfully influences our emotions and behavior. In the advertising world, that’s serious business!
December 5, 2016