How to Create a Sports Flyer in Photoshop?
Most of us, if not all, have at least one favorite sport—a sport we like to play or a sport we love to watch. It is a different kind of happiness to witness our favorite athletes play live. But how do we get to know if there is an upcoming sports event? Simple, advertisements. Aside from the television and the internet, there is another form of advertising which helps businesses or sports event organizers get the message across the audiences; we call this print media advertising. One example of printed promotional material is a flyer. This type of promotional tool allows advertisers to feature a sporting event such as soccer, volleyball, tennis, basketball, and more. If you want to come up with a creative sports flyer to promote an upcoming competition, camp, or tournament, we will help you with that. We have provided you a step-by-step guide to help you create a sports flyer in Adobe Photoshop.
1. Launch Photoshop
You can design a flyer in various programs; but if you’re looking for an application that features multiple tools, Adobe Photoshop will be the best preference. To begin, launch Photoshop on your computer and create a new file by selecting File > New. Then, choose a size for your flyer. It could be 8.5″ x 11″, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 8.27″ x 11.69″, or 11″ x 17″. Now, you already have a blank canvas for you to design. The next thing you will do is to select the fonts and colors you will use to achieve the design style you want.
2. Highlight the Main Event
In any sporting event—be it a competition, tournament, camp, or league—there is always one thing people would like to witness the most. It could be a championship game between two rivals or a national sports event participated by world-renowned athletes. For your print material to be effective, make sure to highlight the main event. In your flyer headline, let the recipients of the flyers know what they should look forward to on the day of the match.
3. Include Action Photography
Action photography shows the viewers that an activity is going on even if it is only a still photo. For the audiences to have a gist of the action-packed sporting event, attach action photography in your flyer. You may also use the photo as a background for your design. The images can be an athlete playing outdoor sports like football, baseball, field hockey, etc. However, if you don’t want to make use of photos, you can just add a vector art that will represent the upcoming sports activity.
4. Type Necessary Details
After this, start typing the necessary details in your flyer design. If you are announcing a sports event, be sure to include the essential information such as the name of the event, venue, time, date, and the teams who will participate (if applicable). You should also include the admission fee if the event is not free. You may create a sports ticket and sell them to potential customers. Moreover, as the organizer, your flyer should have the name of the organization or company, contact details, and address.
Proofread the content of your material and see to it that the text is legible in both digital and print media. Then, go to the nearest print shop and let the experts do the printing for you. Lastly, distribute your flyers to the target audience. You may also display it in a hotel lobby, a checkout counter or a store.