I just finished working on this movie poster baby announcement, and the final look is different enough from the original picture that I thought it might be interesting for you all to see.

It was a good picture before, but movie posters need a little extra “boost” to them, to make them stand out better.  In this case, constrast was the big key.

Before Image

After Image

You can also go to the gallery to see a bigger version of the final announcement.

The big thing here (other than cloning out the jeans in the back, which were kind of distracting) was color adjustment.  I did a lot of burning in the background and at the bottom to darken them up, and adjusted the saturation on his skin color (as well as cleaning it up a bit).