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:
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:
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:
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”.
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: