How to Make Movie Posters

Movie posters are one of the best thing you can do to your film for  promotion, or even to make a money. In this post we will see how you can create movie poster for your film.

Attractive movie based concept theme is very important to make your film poster stand out in film marketing, and there are many ways you can create professional poster for your film. But if you are creating lot of poster, a good idea is to use a image editing software like Photoshop, which will save your money in long run.

Steps to create movie poster:

  • First you need to consider about title, target audience, message, layout design, fonts and images.
  • Create some thumbnail sketches to present movie poster design
  • Look some Pinterest boards to get inspiration
  • Get some movie poster templates and choose perfect movie poster size
  • Use photo editing software or online tools to make film poster

Movie Poster based Pinterest boards to get inspiration

Movie Poster Size

Movie poster size depend on country and purpose. Since the 1980s, the standard film poster size in the United States has been 27-inches wide by 40-inches high.

Creating Poster using software

Use 300dpi resolution and CMYK color format.

Recommended software to create movie poster.

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Corel Draw

Also read some Photoshop movie poster design tutorials.

Free Movie Poster Templates

If you want to use this poster design for advertisement campaign use some free Photoshop movie poster templates.

Movie poster Template (PSD) (43 MB)

movie poster template

Billboard Ad template

Bus shelter Ad template

T- Shirt Template

List of Websites to create Movie Poster:movie poster

I have tried few free and paid designing tools, and only couple of them worked great. Few of them, could not give an output that will tempt readers to upgrade premium account, so it’s better to invest $50-100 on a peace of software, and create a professionally looking movie poster.


This is not a complete  free site, but you can hold one poster in you account. If you need to create another one, you need to delete existing one. Up to 7 image exports per month. Using this web tool you can design movie poster, gossip cover, business card, concert flyer,  theater flyer and news cover. There are many readymade Poster templates are there(sci-fi, adventure, drama and comedy movie).

Books to learn about movie poster design

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