Archive for March, 2011
Even though you don’t need a reason to give your mom a gift (or the mother of your children for that matter), mother’s day is a special occasion and it’s always nice to give one. You can give an exceptional gift by making a custom made poster or collage and presenting this on mother’s day. You can use either the Poster Maker or the Collage Maker to make your personalized poster. Posters make awesome gifts for mom and are sure to be an exciting surprise.
Check out some of these mother’s day poster templates to get you inspired. Click on a poster to customize it with your photos instantly.
Make a Unique Mother’s Day Poster
There are many different ways you can make a poster gift for the mom in your life. Capture the memories by including photos of all members of the family over the years. Start with the baby photos and work your way forward through all the memorable times. If you want to try a more artistic approach, find some quotes or use lyrics from your mom’s favorite song and place those around a photo of her. Any of these options make a great poster and will be absolutely different from the usual gifts.
Create a Theme around Your Mother’s Day Poster
By creating a theme around the poster you make for mother’s day, you can have a more elaborate surprise. Use the poster as a center piece and place flowers, a homemade cake, or even dinner around it. This will look good and will also make your poster the discussion for the day. You can also play a trivia game. Include questions about your mom, your childhood, and other information about mothers and mother’s day.
Different Ways to Print Your Mother’s Day Poster
Whether you’re making a mother’s day poster for your mom, the mother of your children, your mother in law, or any other mom in your life, there are a number of methods that can be used to present your poster.
Downloading a Flyer: If you’re looking for a free printing option, use PosterMyWall’s download button to print a flyer of your design. Keep in mind that with flyers you’ll want to use fewer photos and less text because the printing size will be smaller than a full sized poster. The flyer can be mounted in a picture frame or even used as the cover of a photo album.
Purchasing a Poster: Our printing options let you order posters up to 3 feet tall. These posters make a lovely gift which can be used as decoration pieces for the home or office. There are three sizes available, so go ahead and choose which ever suits your mother’s day poster needs best. Consider mounting the poster on a large frame before presenting it so that it’s ready to hang.
Here are a few more tips to get you started for your mother’s day poster:
- Visit PosterMyWall’s public gallery to view the posters that other users have created.
- Visit our Facebook Fanpage for ideas, the latest promotional deals and to exchange information.
- Make sure to try our cool editing features like adding clipart, erasing the background of photos and other effects. Take a tour for more information.
- Browse through the professionally designed backgrounds to give you inspiration on the types of photos you want to add to your poster or collage.
Baseball season is upon us and what better way to commemorate your sport star’s achievements than by creating a customized poster of them and their team. Here are some sample poster templates to get you inspired.
You can click any of the templates above to edit them and add your own photos and text.
Also have a look at these older blog posts about tips for making great baseball/sports custom posters:
- Ideas for Custom Baseball Posters
- Action Shot Tips for Sports Posters
- Tips for Customizing Posters on Poster Studio
- Sports Poster Idea – The Sports Illustrated Look
Remember to have fun creating your baseball poster! Don’t forget to share it with the PosterMyWall community by sharing it in the Public Gallery.
We’ve added a bunch of new backgrounds on the website that look great as poster and flyer prints. There are many different categories such as Romance, Flyers, Celebration/Party, and Sports Teams to choose from.
Here are a few of the new backgrounds. You can view all backgrounds here.
Click on a background above to edit it in the flyer maker.
As always, we’re working hard on bringing you more flyer/poster ideas blog-posts and templates to make your flyer making quick and fun. Watch this space for updates!
Baseball posters are the ideal project for spring sports this season! As the weather warms up, school teams are getting ready for a competitive and fun season. While your sports star is busy making home runs, use PosterMyWall to make a customized poster or collage of them and their school baseball team.
Baseball Team Poster
An idea for this project is to make a poster with close up shots of all the team players. You can place the name of the team, the mascot, or the school name in the center of the poster with photos of the team players all around. Try using the poster maker’s amazing editing options such as the new clipart feature or erasing photo backgrounds to personalize your poster.
Check out some of these sports themed backgrounds that would be great for a baseball custom poster. Click on a thumbnail to edit it in the poster maker right away.
The Collage Maker can be used to make a beautiful collaborative baseball poster. Ask everyone in the team to provide 5 or 10 of their favorite school baseball photos. This way, the entire team will get a chance to add their memories and favorite moments to the poster. Select your favorites and upload them to a Facebook album to use in the collage. The Collage Maker is so easy to work with it will automatically arrange all your photos and give you a bunch of options such as adding borders, inserting text, and even placing larger photos in the collage as well.
Where to Use a Baseball Poster
Once you have the baseball poster or collage ready, there are many different places where it can be used. Below are just a few ideas to get you going, if you come up with any others make sure to share them on our Facebook Fanpage!
- Around the school to raise team spirit.
- Print flyers of the poster to distribute to team members’ parents. Did you know you could download a small version of your poster for FREE for printing flyers? Just hit the orange ‘Download’ button in the top right of the poster maker.
- At a local dinner, grocery store, or community center to promote the team.
- As a gift for the coach at the beginning of the baseball season.
- In the teachers’ lounge to add some color.
- As a gift for your child to proudly display the team in his or her room.
Get Started with Professional Designed Backgrounds
One of the exciting features provided by PosterMyWall is a variety of professionally designed backgrounds to help get you started with your posters. There’re also lots of posters in our Public Gallery to give you ideas on how you can make yours. Remember to have fun while making the posters and share your excitement with your kids when it’s done!
There’s a new and exciting feature especially for party flyers in the Poster Maker! The tool now lets you add clipart to your flyers and posters. This feature is especially exciting for flyers that target schools and parties because it adds in a quick element of fun. Don’t forget, once you make your poster the Poster Maker lets you download a free image of the flyer for printing and distribution!
How to Add Clip Art
Adding clip art to your poster is extremely easy. On the top left of the Poster Maker you’ll see a link titled ‘Add clipart’. When you click this link a window will open up showing the different clipart images available from our library. There’s also an option to search through the library for any specific image that you may be looking for. Make sure to scroll all the way down to see all the various images available.
Ideas for Clip Art and Party Flyers
You may be thinking that clipart will make a flyer or poster look childish. However, if used correctly and with some creativity clipart images can actually make both the poster and flyer look very modern and trendy. Try these ideas to incorporate clipart into your next party or school flyer:
- Instead of placing the callout balloon next to a photo, use it next to your school mascot or some other cartoon character to mention information like time, venue, and date of the next event. This will give it an artistic look and feel rather than looking like the work of a child or amateur.
- Use the ‘I Love..’ clipart images and add text to say ‘I Love a Good Time’ or ‘I Love Football’. This technique will allow you to customize your poster and flyer in a super fun way.
- Combine different clipart images to create your own unique message. Try using the football or basketball images in a callout balloon instead of using words.
- You can resize clipart and make them the center of your poster. This way, you can save time by not having to search for the right photo and instead focus on printing your flyers and posters.
Remember, a picture is worth a thousand words! Clipart gives you the freedom of adding many pictures and making your poster and flyer speak for themselves. Try making one for your next party!
Recently we added a Download button in the Poster Maker that allows you to download a small version of your poster to your computer. That poster size is great for printing a small scale version of your poster to use as a flyer for parties and other events. A poster/flyer combo is great to use for party invitations, as an informational tool, or to promote your band, club, sports team and other school groups.
You can download a flyer-size image of your custom poster by clicking on the download button on the top right of the Poster Maker and saving the image to your computer. You can print this image to make as many flyers as you need (a regular home printer would be good enough for printing flyers). Below are some tips on how to make a great poster/flyer combo and where the best places to use them are.
Getting the Most from Posters and Flyers
Since the content of your poster and flyer will be the same, you need to make sure that you get the most out of all the hard work that you put in. It’s important to understand the basic difference between the two: posters are large and usually put on walls while flyers are smaller in size and can be handed out. If you’re having a party and want to hand out flyers make sure you include the time, date, and venue on the design. If it’s an informational poster/flyer then the text added needs to be just right for both large and small printing. The same applies when selecting photos for promotional posters of school groups. You need to make sure that everything you put on your poster will look good on a flyer as well.
Where to Use a Poster/Flyer Combo
To gain the greatest visibility, distribute your flyers in a different area from where your poster is displayed. If you’re doing this for a party you could always display the poster at the entrance of the party and hand out the flyers in and around your school. If this is for informational purposes, try displaying your poster on school and community bulletin boards and distributing the flyers at your local market place or school events. Posters for school groups can be placed in the gym and locker rooms while flyers are handed out at school events. The key is to make sure that your poster and flyers are seen by as many people as possible.
Our professionally designed backgrounds provide a great starting point for any poster and flyer combination. Check out the backgrounds specifically designed for flyers here. They’ve been designed to be used as posters and flyers and are great for adding text and photos. These are just a few from the awesome collection we have!
Spring sports are in season and what better way to show your support than to make custom posters for your child’s team using PosterMyWall’s online poster maker. There are many different ways and places the posters can be used. Today we’re going to give you some tips to help you focus on what to include in the poster based on how you want to use it. We’ve previously done a number of posts on how to make different sports posters – you’ll find those links at the end of this post to get you started.
Promote the Team in School
If you want to use the poster to promote the team in school, your focus should be on the team name and players in the team. Since the poster will be placed within the school it’s more important to place emphasis on photos of the team rather than the name of the school. You can add the school mascot and slogan to add team spirit.
You can also put up flyers of the team in hallways. The poster maker is great for making flyers because we provide free downloads of your poster which print great at regular flyer size. Just click the big Download button in the poster maker when you’re done designing your poster.
Use as Banners for Games
Another excellent use of custom sports posters is to paste them on some cardboard and use them as banners for games, especially away games. For these posters the school name is extremely important. Try placing that in the center of the poster or in bright, bold lettering on the top of the poster. The school mascot should also be prominently displayed. Because this will be held in the midst of a crowd, the photos you use must be close ups or very large and easy to see from a distance.
As a Gift for your Child’s Room
Kids love putting posters up on their room walls. A custom sports poster is a great addition for any sports enthusiast. For these posters make sure to have lots of photos of the entire team. You may want to consider using InstaCollage to make a poster collage. This will give you the ability to add photos directly from your Facebook albums. You’ll also want to add the year, school slogan and mascot to make a truly outstanding poster.
- As always, one of the best places to get started is PosterMyWall’s public gallery. There are a number of sports posters there to give you ideas. You can search for posters related to a specific sports using the search box in the top right of the page.
- Join our Facebook Fanpage to share your thoughts, ask questions and get the latest promotions.
- Take a look at some of our previous sports posts for tips on making a custom sports poster: