Text is an important part of your poster. Use it effectively to tell the essential parts of your story.
Creating your poster may be entirely original work on your part, but if you use text, images, or designs from another source, you need to be aware of copyright. If an item is under copyright, there are limits on whether, how, and how much of the item it is fair for you to reuse.
Credit: Copyright symbol. From "Copyright" article in Wikipedia.
Color can enhance your poster and attract viewers, if used effectively.
You might use color to:
Things to watch:
Your poster should tell the story of your research or project - what you did, why it is important, what your results and conclusions were. It should highlight the main points of your work without going into all the detail that you would include in a research paper.
Here are some things to think about as you organize the content of your poster. You can get more tips from the Helpful Resources links on the tab above.
Remember, most viewers will not read your entire poster in detail. They should, however, be able to understand its basic message by looking at the title, abstract or introduction, section headings, figures, and conclusions.
PowerPoint is commonly used for creating posters. It is available in any of the Library (Library) Information Commons areas, and can be acquired by all RCCC students. You will create your poster on one PowerPoint slide. Be sure to set the proper dimensions at the beginning, since the program defaults to standard settings for a slide show.
Credit: From "Color Wheel" article in Wikipedia. Submitted by Jacobolus.
Creative Commons develops copyright licenses designed to enhance the sharing and creative reuse of digital content. Copyright owners may choose to license their materials under one of several licenses with various requirements or limits on reuse, such as attribution required or no commercial use.
Learn more about using Creative Commons licensing - for your own work or for reusing others' work - at the links below.
The resources below can help you get started with using color in your poster.