My Poster Experience

So having never made a poster before and not really being given enough time to collaborate with others, I started to make my poster

I decided to make the poster in Photoshop Elements as I could not get home access to Adobe Illustrator or Indesign and didn't want to use Powerpoint which I was told, could make posters, but not of the best quality. The reason I chose Photoshop Elements was that I could download a trial version to use at home and it had pretty much everything I needed in a graphics program to make a poster.

I downloaded this and since I had never used Photoshop before, I had to learn as I went along. I ended up spending about 8 hours in a row making this poster, I suspect I could have shaved a few hours off of that if I did't have to learn how to use the program. It went well, I learned to insert the photos, put in text boxes, created different layers to box certain things and developed a fairly easy format to read. I didn't want to have too much text, so the poster would not be read so I tried to describe the project in the simplest way possible.

I ended up enlisting the help of a grahics professor at Central, Anthony Scontrino to print my poster on a 2 x 3 foot piece of vinyl and then mounted this to a piece of foam board, I am very greatful for his help as I have never done this before.

Here is a picture of my poster

My Poster for the Conference