Guide to create a band flyer in Photoshop with SaDesign

05/07/2024 40

Flyers are a commonly used method to promote bands at concerts thanks to their high recognition efficiency and low cost. Join SaDesign to learn how to create band flyers in Photoshop extremely quickly below to have impressive flyer templates that attract viewers at first sight!

Guide to create a band flyer in Photoshop with SaDesign

Flyers are a commonly used method to promote bands at concerts thanks to their high recognition efficiency and low cost. Join SaDesign to learn how to create band flyers in Photoshop extremely quickly below to have impressive flyer templates that attract viewers at first sight!

create a band flyer in photoshop

 

1. How to create a grunge style background for a flyer. 

- Step 1: First, you need to open Photoshop and create a new document by going to File => New. Then change the width to 8.75 inches and the height to 11.25 inches. 

- Step 2: Create 4 guides by going to View => New Guide Layout. Change the top, left, bottom, and right margins to 0.125 in.

New Guide Layout

- Step 3: Open the wrinkled paper image in Photoshop, then drag and drop this image into the flyer design.

Open the wrinkled paper image in Photoshop

- Step 4: Open noise23.jpg and noise12.jpg from the noise overlay texture zip file in Photoshop. Convert the 2 noisy images to grayscale by going to Image => Mode => Grayscale. 

Then, invert both images by adding an Invert Adjustment Layer. Select the Invert and Noise layers in the Layers panel, then right-click and choose Merge Layers.

invert both images by adding an Invert Adjustment Layer

- Step 5: Drag and drop the noise23 and noise12 layers into the flyer design. Next, change the Blending Mode to Multiply.

Drag and drop the noise23 and noise12 layers into the flyer design

2. How to create a band flyer in Photoshop 

- Step 1: First, you need to click the Rectangle Tool (U) and create a frame for the band photo. Use the dimensions 2380 px x 3185 px. Right-click this rectangular layer in the Layers panel then select Convert to Smart Object.

you need to click the Rectangle Tool (U) and create a frame for the band photo

- Step 2: Double click on the black rectangle thumbnail in the layers panel. Open the rock band image in Photoshop, then place it inside the smart object of the black rectangle. 

Next, change the color mode to RGB by going to Image => Mode => RGB Color. Then, right-click on the rock band photo and select Convert to Smart Object. Apply the Reticulation Filter by going to Filter => Filter Gallery and making the following settings:

  • Density: 12

  • Foreground Level: 40

  • Background Level: 5

Note: Make sure the Foreground Color is set to the color code #000000 and the Background Color is set to the color code #ffffff on the left toolbar.

Double click on the black rectangle thumbnail in the layers panel.

- Step 3: Save the smart object file for this rock band by going to File => Save. Then go back to the band flyer and you'll see the long image filtered in the rectangular smart object. 

Open the 12.png textured frames and borders file in Photoshop. Drag and drop them into the flyer. Resize the frame to fit the edge of the long photo.

Open the 12.png textured frames and borders file in Photoshop

- Step 4: Press Command and click the black grunge frame thumbnail in the Layers panel. You now have an active selection around the black frame.

Press Command and click the black grunge frame thumbnail

- Step 5: Use the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) and create a selection in the middle of the band photo so that it looks like the image below. Select Add to Selection in the top toolbar. The area shown in pink below is where you add your selections.

Use the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M)

- Step 6: Select the Band Photo layer and add a Layer Mask at the bottom of the Layers panel. you need to make the Frame layer invisible by selecting the eye icon.

Select the Band Photo layer

- Step 7: Use the Type Tool (T) with Asphalts Display and enter your band name with the following settings: 

  • The: 77 pt; All Caps; Faux Italic; -20 Tracking; color code #ed2024 
  • Dropouts: 168 pt; All Caps; Faux Italic; color code #ed2024 
  • On Tour: 38 pt; All Caps; Faux Italic; -20 Tracking; color code #ffffff 

Select all three text layers, go to Edit => Transform => Skew and change the Vertical Skew to -5.

Use the Type Tool (T) with Asphalts Display

- Step 8: Add the rest of the information for the event, this information includes date, location, address. Use the font Noir Pro Bold.

  • Date: 67 pt, #ffffff

  • Album và Address: 15 pt, #ffffff

  • Location: 48 pt, #d7e480

Add the rest of the information for the event

- Step 9: Open the Douglas Collection PSD badge file in Photoshop. Drag and drop the badge onto the band flyer. Change the fill to #d7e47f.

Open the Douglas Collection PSD badge file in Photoshop.

- Step 10: Apply Drop Shadow Layer Style to the green badge by double-clicking on the layer in the Layers panel. Set parameters as follows:

  • Blend Mode: Multiply, #000000

  • Opacity: 46%

  • Angle: 90°

  • Distance: 0 px

  • Spread: 0%

  • Size: 54 px

Apply Drop Shadow Layer Style

- Step 11: Add the rest of the ticket information and your website address at the top of the band flyer with the selection of Douglas-Calgary and Noir Pro fonts.

Add the rest of the ticket information

This is the result:

This is the result:

Above are detailed instructions on how to create band flyers in Photoshop. Wishing you success with your design to create the most impressive flyer template!

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