Parody Poster (Final)

So after the surreal advertisement assignment, we were given our last project. This project is to create a parody poster of any recent movies, ranging from 2000 to any movies airing this year. After a long deliberation, I decided on Ant Man. I chose to turn Ant Man to Rant Man, this basically stemmed out of an inside joke around my batch. I rant a lot to them, so when I got this project, I thought this would be perfect.

First thing I did is to take the reference poster and make my own photos. Here is the reference:


Here are the photos I took:

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After I took this photo, I started to select our figures, this time, precisely using the pen tool. This was a pretty long process, but it was worth it since everything turned out okay. Here are the pictures:

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After I got the rough selection, I hid those layers and got working on the title. I added an “R” at the front using a font I found online called Insideman. I distorted, warped and transformed the letter until it looked right. For the inside pattern, I used clone stamp tool. For the shadows and highlights, I used the normal brush and similar colors (lighter or darker hues) and reduced the opacity. As for the solid shadows, I used the pen tool and selected a certain area, painting inside that area using the brush tool and 100% opacity. This way, I got the crisp and clean edges. Here is the finished title:

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Then I went ahead and found the font NHL. I used NHL Dallas to make all the subtext. “From the Studio that brought you the Avengers”, “July 17”& “No money, No job, No Problem”.

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I fixed the background using the spot healing tool, patch tool and clone stamp mixed to get a better result. After that, I added the pictures to the front (Sandra and I) and started to work with the colors on those. I matched my skin tone from head to toe to Sandra’s and also gave a gradient to match the poster’s look. For my figure, I had to use puppet warp to make it look more natural standing on a sloped surface, since the reference was on a smooth surface. Here is the finalized picture of the poster:

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Surreal Advertisement

So a few weeks ago (week 6), we were told to make a surreal poster. It could be advertisement or dream related. I chose advertisement. My idea is to promote make up using a surreal layout.

My concept: Easy Application make up

First thing I did about this was look up pictures of a woman applying make up. I then looked for a painter’s picture and a picture of Maybelline’s logo.

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This was a stock photo with the watermarks all over it. So then I used the spot healing brush tool and erased it all and used the shortcut Cmnd + U to change the colors and desaturate the picture. I also added more contour shadows with the burn and dodge tool, to enhance her features more.

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The next thing I did is color the lips a contrasting color. I chose a purplish hue so that it would be a nice pop of color on black and white. It overlaps the lipstick a little bit since it’s not going to be seen anyways. I used overlay so that the color hugs the lip figure nicely. I also cleaned up the edges and used gaussian blur for a more natural finish.

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Then next I added the painter, which I cut out of its original picture using the normal selection means (magic wand and quick selection). I also selected the Maybelline logo off the white back.

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I added color on the painter to make it look like paint splattering all over him. I also used overlay to make the color more similar to the one on the lips.

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Then I added a shadow below the painter to make him look realistic and look like he’s a part of the picture.

This was a pretty simple image manipulation composition, which only used some basic knowledge. I didn’t know about the pen tool selection at this point though, so my selection is still quite rough around the edges, but overall, I think it works pretty well as a whole.