At The Movies

For following are posters for fictional movies.

A Man Called Don

This first poster is on Eagleyedon Says… post, Movie Poster for a film called A Man Called Don. First off, I really like the theme and the topic was well researched and thought-out with James Bond and A Man Called Hawk in mind. Good job with the asymmetrical balance with the title leading into the main character, this really give it a sense of dominance and depth. Excellent choice of colors for the background (the red gradient), it fits in perfectly with the character’s robe. In fact, I mistakenly confused the Iron Man robe with a red karate gi (or is it gee?) at first, so it really looks like he has some serious fighting skills, but it really works. I can also appreciation the rhythm in the photos chosen in the bottom sequence. In the future, I might try a transparent gradient to have the photos “flow” into each other more, but a very fun tone set nonetheless. Also for the main title, there is slight pixelation (like in the letters, “A” and “M”). Photoshop can be a pain when you transform letters sometimes, so I would recommend making the text graphic larger and in a high resolution, so when you transform the text layer, you won’t lose the sharpness of the graphic. That aside, I think this a really fun poster (a kid beating up the bad guy) and some really good elements that follow design principles. After all, who doesn’t love a good action flick?  Nice job!

Infant Solitude

My next review comes from Malicreates’ blog, As Individual as you want to be…, for the film, Infant Solitude. Right off the bat, I see a very well executed usage of a filter, in this case the artistic dry brush. I am usually timid to use a filter for an entire image, but I really think it works for setting the tone (the displacement of solitude) of the poster in this case. I really love the font chosen for the credits, it really makes the film look authentic. The child in the background with toy fading into the scenery was also very well done. I like the overall structure of the poster with the title towards the bottom and I also like the perspective choices made. The plot synopsis on the side gives me a greater understanding of the film, unfortunately some of the text clashes with the background making it slightly difficult to read in spots. I see there is a drop shadow around the letters, I might also consider adding a small stroke in the blending options as well to help enforce the ease of readability. I would also use the Character Option toolbar instead of the Free Transform tool for kerning and tracking needs. It had no effect on the design whatsoever, but it saves a TON of time when designing with text. Other than that, I must say that the usage of the filter tool was quite impressive and I think this poster also followed the design principles very nicely. I think the images used were very good and the overall concept is very original, I’d be lying if I wasn’t curious as to who wins? Great job.

Overall, I have reviewed each of these bloggers’ design work at different times and I must say considering that I believe that they have not had a ton of exposure in Photoshop, both have done a really great job in a very short period of time. Kudos to you both!

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  1. Eagleyedon says:

    Thank you. You are right, I have very little technical experience with Photoshop and working hard at learning as much as I can.

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