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50s style film poster...

Discussion in 'Graphic Design Forum:' started by baiba, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. baiba

    baiba New Member

    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.

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

  2. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    Not sure if this is any good? Photoshop Watercolor Painting Effect Tutorial

    The output from tutorials like this often depend on the initial image used. You may be able to get something similar if you play around with the settings.
  3. baiba

    baiba New Member

    Thanks very much I'll try that one. I'll probably use a flattened pieced-together pic of them in that pose. Cheers!
  4. john watters

    john watters Member

    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.


  5. baiba

    baiba New Member

    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!
  6. john watters

    john watters Member


    The filter I mentioned is actually Mr Retro Washer....senior moment.


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