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Photoshop Tutorials: Make Save Water Alertness Poster

Awareness is very necessary to become a well civilized. So Awareness Posters can take a vital role is this campaign. Sometimes we forget the earth realities and waste things extremely without thinking that these things would very important in coming years. We can’t understand these realities. Like we waste water in huge quantity, we don’t think that what will happen in next years when water will become inaccessible. So for these purposes awareness posters can be performed a vital role to aware the public. The awareness posters can change our thoughts and always force to do something better for others and their self. In this tutorial, I’m going to make save water alertness poster in Photoshop.

Here we will design poster related to saving water on the earth. Read out this tutorial through out and do practice work along me.

Make Save Water Alertness Poster in Photoshop

Step 1: Create Poster Document

First of all we must create a new document related to the poster, without document you can’t make a poster so it’s is an essential need. For this purpose go to File -> New from the main menu or press the command Ctrl + N from a keyboard.

Public Service Message New Document Option. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

A new window will pop-up containing options related to a new document. The first choice in this window is Name of a document, so change the name of the document as “Save Water Poster” with default name Untitled-1. Now adjust the Preset value as Custom.

Enter the Name and Preset Value for Public Service Poster. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

The document name has been set, it’s time to give width and height to according to poster size. Set out Width 16 Inches and Height 20 Inches. It’s mean your poster will long 16 inches horizontally and 20 inches vertically lengthy.

Put the Width and Height for Public Service Poster. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

After setting the values of width and height, now adjust the resolution of the document. This is a very important feature because with this you can create a high-quality graphics results. So always set the resolution in worthy values, if the size of the file has reached above 1 or 1.5 Mbs than this can produce better graphics results. Here I adjusted the value of resolution 100 Pixels / Inch with the color Mode RGB 8bit.

The last option in this window is Background Contents so select the White item. It will provide you a white blank sheet for the campaign banners layout.

Make Resolution, Color Mode and Background Contents for Public Service Poster. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

All values have settled now click on an OK button to make a new document. A white blank sheet will appear in front of your monitor like below picture.

White Blank Sheet to Make Save Water Alertness Poster. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

You can see here is a lock on the background layer in the layer panel. When a layer is a lock, it doesn’t operational, so unlock it first by doing double-click on it.

Step 2: Design Out Background

The white blank sheet is ready to design, change the background of the poster first. Choose the color #3c6ba1 from the color Picker Tool and drop it with a help of Paint Bucket Tool just doing a single click on the sheet.

Change the Background Color of White Sheet with Paint Bucket Tool. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Step 3: Add Water Drop Picture

The poster background has been filled now add a water drop creative picture into a poster. Open this image with Photoshop and drag it through Move Tool to original poster sheet like below picture. Keep in mind your image must in PNG image format. If you have not this type of image then first of all remove the background of the image See this http://www.photoshophelps.com/2015/08/21/photoshop-tutorials-erase-backgrounds-solid-and-pattern/.

Insert the Earth image with Less Opacity values. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Step 4: Add Text into Poster

After adding the picture now write the text “Save Water Save Earth”. Select the Type Tool from the Tool Bar and pick up the area where you want to write. Type the text “SAVE” in upper case with Arial text format, Font Size 256pt, and Font Color #ffffff. Write “Water” in lower case with Font Size 233pt and Font color #c6010a. Write “SAVE” again with same properties and write “EARTH” in Font Color #a0e008 with Font Size 203pt in a bottom side of the poster. After typing all text click on Tick Icon above the window.

Write the Text on the Poster By Type Tool. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Step 5: Add Low Opacity Earth Image

The text of poster is ready now add a picture of earth into a poster with less Opacity value. Open the earth image with Photoshop and insert into a poster by move tool. Now go to Layer -> Layer Style -> Blending Option from the menu bar. A new layer style window will open, here edit the value of Opacity 20% and click the Ok button to apply the layer style.

Insert the Earth image with Less Opacity values. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Now our Public message poster is ready, just save it in PNG image format. Go to File -> Save a new window will expose here provide PNG image format and save in your computer.

This is Save as window, you can save your final document. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Finally, you’ve designed a public service message poster “Save Water on Earth” in Photoshop with stress-free steps. Enjoy this tutorial and do training work of every step at your end. Now print out this poster and start your campaign for better future of human being.

This is our final Public Service Poster and ready for use. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Ultimate Results


In this above tutorial, we have discussed step by step to design an awareness poster for public. First created a new document according to a size of the poster and provided a healthier resolution. Gave it background with Paint bucket tool with color #3c6ba1. Inserted a water drop image by Move Tool and composed text with Type Tool into a poster. After that added one more earth image and changed its Opacity to 20% from the layer -> Layer Style -> Blending Options. In the end saved final poster in PNG image format into a computer.

About Ali Imran

Howdy! I’m + Ali Imran and CEO of Photoshophelps.com. I have passed BS Computer Science degree in the year of 2013. I’ve a great experience in Content Writing, Photoshop, Graphics Designing, SEO, Web Developing and Web Designing.

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