For this design create I used an old photo of my high school class dressed as transvestites :D! yes, in Germany, this is part of a fun week called “Mottowoche”, where you pick different mottos for each day of the week and dress up as whatever you collectively choose!
I used my iPhone color splash app to do this. You just pick a picture from your camera roll, you can pan and zoom as much as you want and even choose to see what parts of the picture you have selected in RED color, so that it really pops and you don’t miss anything! I ended up with this!
At the top you can see my final product. I asked myself where I wanted to be the most right now, and the answer was Madison Avenue, inside Don Draper’s office, telling him to make me an “old fashioned” and screaming at him for not being good enough and telling him to either give me better work, or he’ll be fired.
This one was pretty complicated, at least for me, so let me explain how I did this. Here is what I started out with : The poster seemed simple enough for me to make it into a minimalist creation, and interesting enough that I could use it. First thing I did was get rid of Don’s annoying little head. I used the magic selection tool, struggled for 10 minutes, but finally succeeded and deleted it. After that I used the clone stamp tool (which is by the way my favorite tool right now) and tried recreating the pattern you can see in the window, and replacing the deleted white space that used to be his head. I took another look at the poster and decided that all the text underneath the MAD MEN title is ugly and unnecessary, so I used the clone stamp tool and ran over it a bunch of times, trying to keep the top lighter than the bottom to still have a sense of a shadow in there. After that I wanted to get rid of the phone, so I used the clone stamp tool again and did it, but I felt like I could do something interesting with the cable, so I recreated half of it and connected it to Don. Oh, let’s not call him Don any longer, since he’s headless.
It can be you, it can be me, it can be anybody (minimalist!)
After all this I used the sharpen effect at least twice, which made the whole thing a little more crisp and less washed out. Finally, I added a slight wind effect, to make it seem like the moment is only here for a second, once you blink, it’ll be gone. Interpret this anyway you want ;D. That’s it!
This is my next design create. If movie posters told the truth!! Take a movie poster and make it say what the movie is really about, or what it is really like.
I went with this little piece, called Avatar (or AVATARDED), which was super expensive. Sadly, with James Cameron, the costs-quality relationship is inversely proportionate, meaning that the more expensive the movie, the shittier.
I used the clone stamp tool to get rid of the original name of the movie, because it really isn’t honest at all. I then added a text box and played around with fonts, sizes and properties. Increased the inner and outer brightness of the text and added a layer of weird textures over it!
Here is the final product!!