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Designing Effective Posters

Learn how to design and publish effective posters. This guide includes sections on design elements, the poster design process, and using software to create posters.

Design Elements Overview

Design Elements

This section describes elements of an effective poster. It is divided into pages for Content, Design and Layout, and Graphics.

This section also includes a poster evaluation checksheet to help you increase your awareness of and skill in designing posters, along with examples of posters that you can use for evaluation practice.

To learn about design elements, click on the following links to pages within this section:

Design Elements: Content

Design Elements: Design and Layout

Design Elements: Images and Graphics

Poster Evaluation Checksheet 


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