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Old 11-14-2007, 01:44 PM
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I'm pulling my hair out (Need movie poster advice)

Hi Guys. I'm new to the forums.

First of all let me say that I'm glad to be here and that these forums have given me a wealth tips and hints. It's awesome.

But I guess I'll get right down to it.

I've been using photoshop for about 4 months now and I'm really into the movie poster one sheet thing. But I just can't get the effects down. No matter what I try.

I'm trying to acheive the effect that kinda looks like it's painted, or drawn, but isn't. You know what I mean?

For example, the poster below will show a bear. Now I'm not naive enough to think that their was no painting involved. I'm not afraid of that. Nor am I looking for quick solutions.

However, there seems to be another effect involved here. Kinda a gritty look, but isn't? I really can't explain it. I was hoping that some here would understand what I mean.

If anyone knows how to achieve this, I appreciate the helphttp://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ostermain1.jpg

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Old 11-14-2007, 02:00 PM
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Re: I'm pulling my hair out (Need advice)

the gritty look comes from a "grunge" brush, paint them on a seperate layer in white and adjust opacity to suite your taste...
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Old 11-14-2007, 02:18 PM
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Re: I'm pulling my hair out (Need advice)

Also, noise and film grain additions add grit.
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Old 11-15-2007, 05:32 AM
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Re: I'm pulling my hair out (Need advice)

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the gritty look comes from a "grunge" brush, paint them on a seperate layer in white and adjust opacity to suite your taste...
Ahhh. Interesting. I'll give that a shot.

Thanks for the tip Pixel.
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Old 11-15-2007, 10:41 AM
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Re: I'm pulling my hair out (Need advice)

Ok. I've been experimenting with some brushes. However, I'm just not getting the effect.

Any idea which grunge brushes would be used?
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Old 11-15-2007, 12:22 PM
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Re: I'm pulling my hair out (Need advice)

there are all sorts of those kind of brushes, it'll take some experimenting to get the right look...
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Old 11-15-2007, 12:23 PM
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Re: I'm pulling my hair out (Need advice)

Ok thanks. I'll keep going.
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Old 11-16-2007, 03:47 PM
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Re: I'm pulling my hair out (Need movie poster adv

if you mean the stripes and the "scars" you can try to use textures of concrete walls, use that on a new layer and try to use different layer blend modes...u can mask out areas from the texture that takes too much of the picture...
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Old 11-17-2007, 08:48 AM
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Re: I'm pulling my hair out (Need movie poster adv

No the so called "grunge" advice isn't really going to help him. There are some areas which have been treated that way, but the high contrast and quality comes from 1 reasonable photography, you would have to start with good high res source material, 2 design - look at variations and ways to work composit within a good design, and 3 good color,tonal work
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Old 12-31-2007, 04:36 PM
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Re: I'm pulling my hair out (Need movie poster adv

I have exactly the same question and you've put it well - it looks drawn but isn't, and in fact it is very subtle. Someone must know the answer or have you discovered it?
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