Designing a war movie poster

22
Aug'10
Cpotorac
Member since:
Aug 2010

In this tutorial I will show you guys some simple but efficient techniques that will help you make great movie posters.

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01
Cpotorac
Member since:
Aug 2010
In this tutorial we are going to use only 2 stock images that I found on SXC. Here are the links: http://www.sxc.hu/browse.phtml?f=view&id=912717 http://www.sxc.hu/browse.phtml?f=view&id=1047566
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02
Cpotorac
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Aug 2010
First thing you need to do is to cut the soldier out of the background using the Pen Tool (P) and delete the background. Leave only the soldier visible and a transparent background. Name the layer Soldier.
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03
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Aug 2010
Next I want you to make a new layer and place it under the Soldier layer. Using the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) make a selection and fill it with black as I did. Name the layer Ground.
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04
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Next I need you to bring on the project the other image stock and resize it and maybe remove the pigeons using the Clone Stamp Tool (S). Also name the layer Sky.
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05
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Duplicate the sky image and then go to Image – Adjustments – Black & White and play with the settings a little. If you are not using Photoshop CS3 you might not have this buttons. In this case use the Desaturate button.
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06
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Now set the Black & White sky layer to Multiply.
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07
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Again repeat step 5 but this time, apply the technique to the Soldier.
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08
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Now duplicate the Soldier layer that you just made Black & White to make the soldier darker.
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09
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Make a new layer and place it above all the layers. Using the Brush Tool (B) simply brush with black over the soldiers feet.
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10
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Repeat step 9 but, this time make a selection of the soldier and brush as I did. Next set the layer to Multiply and Opacity 33%.
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11
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Make a new layer over the soldier. Fill it with white and go to Filter – Render – Clouds. Now go to Filter – Sketch – Chrome. Set the Details to 10 and Sharpness to 10.
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12
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Aug 2010
Transform the chrome layer. Next you need to mask it to be visible only around the soldier. Last set it to Multiply and 78% Opacity. This will make the soldier look like he is wet.
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13
Cpotorac
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Aug 2010
In this step we will make the rain. Make a new layer, name it Rain and place it over all the other layers. Fill the layer with white then go to Filter – Noise – Add Noise.
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14
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Next go to Filter – Blur – Motion Blur and set it to 24 pixels and angle -63.
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15
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Now go to Image – Adjustments – Levels and use my settings:
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16
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Last thing you want to do is to set the Blending Options to Screen.
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17
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Now you need to start adding you text. Use my settings for the Blending Options.
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18
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Next make another rain layer just as you did with the first rain layer you made. But this time you will leave the rain to be more intense and also mask the rain layer into the WAR text as I did.
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19
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Set the layer to Multiply and Opacity 62%.
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20
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Next you will need to add your own text. For the rest of the text I did not used any effect. Just made the text grey #9f9f9f.
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21
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In the end you will be able to add more detail to the soldier by brushing some white over him as I did. Keep experimenting and use what you learned here with your own techniques.

Comments

Comments

25
Sep'11
Mark

Re: Designing a war movie poster

like the tutorial. just thought you might wanna check out what I did with the same photo. more concept art style but its cool to see how different people make different things out of the same base.

http://met248.aisites.com/2dgal4.html

25
Aug'11
ice

Re: Designing a war movie poster

You can download the psd and look at the font used.
I don't remember it a the top of my head.

09
Aug'11
Anonymous

Re: Designing a war movie poster

The text-writing part is poorly explained. What type of font did you use? What font presets did you use? All of that is crucial in order to make the perfect movie poster!

08
Aug'11
Tien Xu

I love the way you make this tutorial

so this page is impressive with me

29
Jul'11
ari-ss

Re: Designing a war movie poster

Best wishes to You,
couse I just used this to my poster, amazing stuff and it made out awesome.. :) thanks Man

17
Jul'11
Anonymous

Re: Designing a war movie poster

"Spellbinding"

03
Jul'11
ramesh

Re: Designing a war movie poster

i like

23
Apr'11
TindGlili

Newbik

Hello, I'm recent to the forum turned up here to essay support and your good hearts.

29
Jan'11
Tonia

Re: Designing a war movie poster

Great tut. Thx for sharing with us!
One thing: What is the name of the font (text: war and the text below war)
Thx again.

28
Jan'11
Tonia

Re: Designing a war movie poster

Great Tut! Thx.
Whats the name of your fonts (war and rest of the poster especially the text below the word "war")

28
Jan'11
cgbaran

Re: Designing a war movie poster

Great tutorial thanks

04
Jan'11
wiyono

Re: Designing a war movie poster

Really great and helpfull
Thank you so much...

Great for you..

26
Dec'10
S3bY

Re: Designing a war movie poster

Wow..this is so cool!

23
Dec'10
Anonymous

Re: Designing a war movie poster

Spellbiding!

03
Nov'10
Hunter

Re: Designing a war movie poster

"American Gangster."

23
Oct'10
webdevelopment

Re: Designing a war movie poster

thanks for posting nice work . This tutorial is very useful to all beginners keep posting

14
Oct'10
Corporate Logo Design

cool poster

Wow its a great poster design of famous movie the war . I like this fantastic poster design work.
Thanks for share its tutorial also.i love this nice learning blog.
Thanks .

10
Sep'10
Anonymous

Re: Designing a war movie poster

liked it!