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50s style film poster...


#1
Hi everyone, I'm new here, so hope I'm in the right place.

I was just wondering if anybody knew of any good tutorials for doing a 50s style film poster like singing in the rain - It's just the people I'm not sure how to do, without drawing them from scratch. Or any tips on how to get that effect.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_DwobtSZXM7s/SxOi83iVCnI/AAAAAAAAC4Q/_ziACa--WSY/s1600/BSO_Cantando_Bajo_La_Lluvia_(Singin__In_The_Rain)--Frontal.jpg

I want to do it as a present for someone and illustrating like that isn't my forte. Any advice would be very welcome!

Thanks
 
#4
50's style

Another way is to explore the Photoshop filters in Illustrator, of course you will have to start with
a photographic reference. Try a multicolour live trace...not quite what you want though.

I have heard of a filter called Mr Washingmachine (maybe wrong, but emulates all retro filters)?

Post your results if you will, be really interesting.

Best

JW
 
#5
Haven't heard of Mr Washingmachine but I'll look into it, thanks... Now new jobs come up so probably won't get to do this for a week or so but will post my results if they're any good!