Project 3 Photo Design


  1. Description: I was going for a Spaghetti Western movie poster look. I even out the text in Italian to make it seem more like it.
  2. Process (Programs, Tools, Skills, FOCUS principles): So, I actually took a picture with my cell phone. The design process was looking at a bunch of movie posters to get a feel of how I wanted it to look. I stuck with the more brown tones because the wild west is more dirty and dusty. Obviously I used Photoshop for the tools used. Most Spaghetti Western posters have the characters drawn or painted on to it so I tried making it look so. I used the one cut out brush tool to take out the people from other pictures. I would next turn the saturation to -80 and the brightness to 50. I would next turn the picture into a watercolor filter. Next I would take the picture and desaturate it, make a copy, invert the image, put it on color dodge, put it on a smart object, and finally put it on gaussian blur and increase the darkness to make it look like someone drew it. Next I would take the background and put it to multiply to blend the pictures into it. I then used a watercolor brush to make the streaks on the poster. Finally I used the fonts Vanilla Wale and Gringo Nights (I downloaded them for this assignment) for the text.
  3. Message: The message is just a western movie poster.
  4. Audience: The audience are western movie lovers or just movie lovers in general. I’m personally a big Spaghetti Western fan.
  5. Top Thing Learned: How to make people look like drawings.
  6. Color scheme and color names: I’d say brick and orange
  7. Title Font Name & Category: Vanilla Wale
  8. Copy Font Name & Category: Gringo Nights
  9. Thumbnail of original, unedited image inserted
  10. IMAG0087
  11. I took the picture Tuesday around 4.

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