CREATIVE PHOTOSHOP Go mad for movies
Design a striking film poster with larger-than-life characters – just follow James Paterson’s simple techniques in Photoshop Elements
If you’re ever in need of inspiration for a Photoshop project, do a quick search for the latest film posters. They are often at the cutting edge of Photoshop design, merging photography with type, graphics and special effects. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to get started with your own posters. As well as learning how to position images and words for a striking design, we’ll also show you how to turn people into larger-than-life CGI-like characters with the Liquify filter.
What’s more, you’ll learn how to use Layer Styles to give your type impact, and we’ll even show you how to make a quick digital snowstorm. With these techniques you could make your own spoof posters with friends and family in the leading roles, complete with your own comedy film titles and taglines. You could even make posters to go with a home movie you’ve shot on your Nikon.
These skills aren’t just useful for posters; they come in handy for any design work that involves combining photography and type. More importantly, they’re great fun too.