Inspired by Linda’s DS106, The Movie design assignment and the eerie but awesome Make Jim Groom Art, Damnit! visual assignment, I have attempted my own movie poster starring Professor Jim Groom, the intrepid explorer raiding the lost art!
I cannot begin to tell you how excited I was to see Noiseprofessor detail some of the steps he takes when he does his Photoshop Jams. I used many of his tips, like Render light source and keeping multiple files of Jim’s head.
As usual, when I do anything DS106, there was A LOT of futzing. It is not a science. There are many times I am glad I save often and there is an extensive HISTORY to undo my changes.
I also used the pen tool to do my selecting. There was a lot of use of the Edit-Image Adjustments-Replace Color in order to get the right match of yellow/orange/brown for Jim’s head. I used the gradient tool to do the DS106 and had to make a custom selection to go from red to yellow to white. I would have liked more yellow but I didn’t quite notice until I had already added the drop shadow and outline. By that time I’d already put in waaaaay too much time to go back and fix it.