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

NPhoto - - Nikon Skills -

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.

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