Tag: Movie Poster

Here’s a movie poster styled nouncement we did recently for another 2nd time family.

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Here are a few things we did for integration purposes:

  • Brightened up the image a bit, especially the highlights
  • Cutout the background, mostly based on the edge of the sheet, and did a soft fadeout on the bottom edge
  • Removed the white foreground object on the lower right so as not to be distracting
  • Made the highlights close to the edge of the sheet extra bright so it would look more believable that the background could be white

And yes, the father, Owen Gleiberman, is the film critic from Entertainment Weekly — kind of fun having a film critic involved with making movie posters!  You can even check out his review on our praise page.

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This is a movie poster nouncement we did recently, though themed after a book.  This is another case where we also had done a nouncement for the older sister when she was born.  Great to see the families growing!

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The pictures were great to start with, but here’s a list of things we did to make it work as a nouncement:

  • extended the bottom of the bigger picture.
  • did some darkening on the greenery in the background on the small picture to make them pop out a little more
  • added a white frame to the small image so it wouldn’t just blend into the other one behind it
  • created a rough-edged fadeout on the background image

It was fun to work with such fun pictures with the great costume, where the parents obviously put a lot of thought into the theme before even taking the pictures.

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This is a movie poster nouncement we did recently, which shows two brothers, the older of which we did a nouncement for a couple years earlier! It was fun to see the family growing up.

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This one was a bit more complex than the average nouncement, requiring some extra photoshop work to integrate two pictures together. Here’s a list of some of the things that were done:

  • Cut out the heads from both images and scaled and placed them together so they would work for the poster.
  • Did some color adjustment to the older brother (specifically adding more red to the shadows) so the pictures looked more like they were in the same environment.
  • Found a useful picture of a suit, and copied it onto both heads (or vice versa), changing the tie color for one of them, and adding some shadowing to the collars to feel integrated with the heads.
  • Faded out the suits into the black background, and darkened the suits to be mostly black to make the transition easier.

We don’t often do multiple nouncements with more than one person, so it was fun to work on.

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Here’s another movie poster baby announcement we did a few months ago.

And, like usual, here’s a list of the types of things we did in Photoshop to finesse the image:

  • Darkened the background by duplicating the original image layer, setting it to the Multiply blend mode, and painting white into a mask on that layer to specify where to make the background dark.
  • Shifted the skin color.  The exposure was just too yellow in the skin tones, so we created a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer that desaturated the yellow-pink range and shifted it more towards red, and then painted a mask where we wanted that effect to happen, which was just in the skin areas.
  • A little bit of dodging and burning on the skin, to add some more shape.  Iff you look at the forearms, you can see how they’re darker towards the sides, and lighter in the center, more so than in the original.

It’s a pretty cute pose, that we’re amazed they were able to pull off.  (Having a newborn of our own, that would not have been possible for us to do!)

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Here’s a movie poster baby announcement we did recently for the arrival of our 4th child.

 

Here’s a list of some of the Photoshop
work that was done:

  • Got rid of a slobbery wet spot (that was more noticeable when the blue sweater got brighter) and the beige dog on his sweater with the clone and healing tools.
  • Colored the zipper handle blue to be less distracting.
  • Extended the cabinet top horizontally with the clone tool (being careful to keep the reflections consistent)
  • Cloned out the mommy’s head (as she had to hold the baby up from behind)
  • Rotated the image a bit to get the top of the cabinet to be square on the card.
  • Brightened up the colors a bit, especially the blues.
  • Added text to the book spine

Here’s a post about the baby’s perspective on the photo shoot:
Baby Photo Shoot Details

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