Sports Poster Design

Sports Poster Design: Design Amazing Sports Posters In A Few Clicks

blog-bannerSep 1, 2021

Are you looking to design one of the most effective printable marketing materials to promote a business or event related to sports? Then look no further than sports poster design. Posters are one of the oldest yet effective marketing collaterals. It can draw attention to your sports day, sports business, fundraiser sports event, or anything related to sports you want.

However, designing a poster can be one of the most exciting or frustrating design projects that you have taken on, depending on whether you have any design skills or not. DocHipo’s Free Online Poster Maker allows you to design your own sports posters like a designer even if you are not.

Continue reading to learn more about sports poster design and the best practices.

Sports Poster Design Best Practices

DocHipo’s stunning sports poster templates and the Design Widgets will make the design process super smooth. However, we always come up with some practical ideas and best practices to help you get the perfect design.

While there are no perfect guidelines for sports poster design, here are some of the best practices that you should follow.

Make Sure The Sports Poster Is Easily Readable

The primary goal of your sports poster design is to expose people to an event or a business. Hence, the key information in the poster should be easily understandable from a distance. The poster design will be of no use if people can not read it correctly. So, strategize your sports poster and design accordingly. Avoid using fuzzy pictures, inappropriate fonts, and irrelevant graphic elements. Get inspired by this template below.

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Utilize The Typography To Create Focus

Poster design gives you the space to go crazy with beautiful typography. You might have seen those legendary posters that feature type and color only. Thus, allowing you to play around with a wide variety of fonts and include them in your sports poster design. However, always make sure to create a Typography Hierarchy in your design.

Sports poster design doesn’t allow you to use ten different fonts in a single design. Choose two to three bolder, wider, bigger, and legible ones that you see fit. Create contrast between the background elements and the fonts, so the text pops.

Your sports posters will hang in outdoor spaces, so creating a focus is highly recommended. Click here to read more about different typefaces.

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Choose Appropriate Colors To Amp Up The Contrast

You have only one glance to draw someone’s attention to your sports poster design. Choosing appropriate colors to create high contrast between all the elements can help you do that effectively. If you already have brand colors, try to use them. But if you don’t have any, then choose a new color or two.

Since you are designing a poster related to sports, the colors you choose should be warm, bright, and bold. Even if you look at the graphic design trends, you will find this type of color in most designs. Sometimes a high contrast background with a full bleed can make your poster stand out from the crowd. Thus, making it crucial for you to choose colors wisely. Here are some sports poster design templates focusing on the same principles.

Sports Poster Design

Sports Poster Design

If you still feel you lack the inspiration to select colors for your sports poster design, read this article on the Best Color Combinations.

Always Use High-Quality Images

You might have already noticed that all the images that the sports poster design templates featuring in this article are high quality. After spending hours of hard work printing and hanging them in your target locations, you don’t want your design to appear blurry.

If you want to give your sports poster a professional look, you can not take the risk of using fuzzy images. Furthermore, printable document types like posters will be enlarged after printing, so slight blurriness or pixelation can become a nightmare for you. Hence, we always recommend using high-quality photos. And DocHipo’s Photo Editor and Background Remover will help you enhance the images.

It doesn’t matter whether you are using a stock photo or one that you clicked; they should be clean and crisp. I prefer a professional and relevant stock image over a blurry personal photo.

You can use photographs as a background.

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Or make it the focal point of the sports poster design.

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There are many free stock photo sources like Pexels, Pixabay, Unsplash, Freepik, and more. Additionally, DocHipo comes with a stock photo library that you can consider going through and find the image you are looking for. Also, read this article about How To Use Stock Images In Your Design to learn more about the same.

Use One Big Graphic Element

A good poster leads users to imagine a single thing while looking at it. Whether the poster is for an event, promotion, advertisement, or anything else, your sports poster design should feature a single graphic element like isolated illustrations, crops of faces, typography with high contrast, or any other relevant visual element.

Like the text in your template, the focus element should also be easily readable from a distance. Hence, it would be best to keep the balance between typography and the focus element so that they are independently identifiable while complementing each other.

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Leave Ample White Space

While designing sports posters or any other posters, don’t exaggerate the overall design. Leave enough white space or negative space between all the design elements so they get enough room to breathe. This negative spacing will surprisingly make your design aesthetically appealing.

You can leave space between individual letters, lines, images, texts, around the focus element, and many other places in the template. White spacing doesn’t refer to the white color. The space can be of any color, and it can make or break your design, so apply it strategically in your sports poster design. Also, It’s a huge opportunity for you to make your posters stand out.

Though all the sports poster design templates in DocHipo come with adequate white space, these two templates below explain it better.

Sports Poster Design

Sports Poster Design

If you can follow these sports poster design best practices, your posters will draw a huge number of eyeballs at a glance and achieve your marketing goals.

Here is a video for you to look at the Poster templates that DocHipo offers.

How To Design A Sports Poster In DocHipo

Now let’s go to the design part. DocHipo features a wide variety of elegant sports poster design templates. Just pick your template, customize it according to your need and get your final design in a matter of seconds. And the best part? It’s free.

Create an account in DocHipo and follow the three easy steps below.

Step 1: Choose A Sports Poster Template

You will land inside DocHipo’s all templates page after signing up, where every template category under different document types is well segmented. To find your sports poster template quickly, type “Poster” in the search bar.

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Go through the wide variety of template categories and choose “Sports” among them.

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Hover over the template of your choice and click “Preview” if you wish to take a look at it before customizing.

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Click “Select” to take the template to DocHipo Editor if you have decided on a template.

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On the new page, provide a name to the document to find it later. Additionally, you can give the document a short description. Click “Next.”

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Step 2: Edit The Sports Poster Template

Customize the sports poster design template. Replace the imagery, edit the text, incorporate other design elements like shapes, icons, lines, and many more. It’s easier than you think. Here is how:

Set a Background

There are two types of background in general: The photo background and the solid background. Backgrounds with solid colors with no images are called solid backgrounds. Contrarily, the backgrounds with images are called photo backgrounds.

Click the Background tab under “Graphics and Media” to customize the template’s background.

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Choose any color from the presets or pick any custom color using the color picker tool.

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Moreover, choose any gradient images from the list to create a gradient background like this template.

Watch the video below to learn how to create stunning backgrounds in DocHipo.

Edit The Text

Click on the Text tab from the left sidebar to add text to your template.

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Double click on the text you want to edit and then type your text to replace it with yours. Use the edit panel to change the font, color, size, and many others.

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Here is how you can add, edit, or delete text in DocHipo.

Change The Imagery

To change the imagery in your sports poster design template, click “Pictures” from the left sidebar and choose an image from DocHipo’s stock images library.

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Alternatively, if you wish to use your images, click “Uploads” and then “Upload Images,” select an image from your files and upload it to DocHipo.

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DocHipo’s Drag and Drop feature will help you add images to your template quickly.

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Watch the video below to learn how to enhance your images using DocHipo Filters.

Customize Other Elements

If you want to customize the other elements in your template, click on it, and the edit panel will appear on top. Use it to change the color, opacity, arrangement, and many more.

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Before Customization:

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After Customization:

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Step 3: Download The Sports Poster Design

If you are satisfied with the sports poster design and want to download it, click the three dots on the upper right corner and choose “Download” from the drop-down menu.

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Select your desired file type and quality and click on “Download.” The document will be automatically downloaded to your system.

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To Conclude…

In an era with most of the design talk centered around websites and social media, the art of poster design will surely help you stand out. It’s a tried and true format of marketing that has been used consistently for centuries. If you have gone through the article carefully, you must have got an idea of sports poster design. So, design your own sports posters, and you are all set to reach a huge audience with your sports businesses or events.

With DocHipo, Sports Poster Design can be a lot of fun. Sign-up today and explore the magical world of DocHipo.