Thanks to modern graphics software, its now possible for anyone to make movie poster fonts that look just like the real thing. There are many techniques you can use when adding text to a movie poster to make it look good. These include choosing a font, choosing a colour, adding effects and orienting the text.
You should select a font that reflects the theme and genre of the movie. For example, if you're making a poster for an action blockbuster, consider using a bold font like Arial Black Heavy. On the other hand, if you're making a poster for a drama or a romantic movie, a font like Snell Roundhand would be more appropriate.
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Things you need
- Graphics software such as Photoshop or GIMP
Here is a poster for a hypothetical movie called "The Outsider." The text has been positioned on the poster. You should consider the genre of the movie when choosing the font you'll use. In this case, the genre is suspense and the Didot Bold font seems to reflect that theme.
To make the font fit in with the rest of the poster, use a colour from the image as the text colour. This is a good technique for creating a professional-looking movie poster. Just select the colour picker tool and select a colour from the poster. Here, red is used for the O and blue is used for the other letters to reflect the overall image and theme.
Finally, a gradient is added to the blue text to give it more depth. This is another technique that integrates the font with the image.
If you're designing a poster for a campy horror movie, try making a curved path and then select "Text Along Path" to place the font.
When adding credits and additional text to your movie poster, use the same font you used for the title. This gives the poster a professional, cohesive feel.
Tips and warnings
- Go ahead and experiment with different effects. You may discover something interesting.
- Use separate layers for the elements in your movie poster.
- Save your work frequently.