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How do I go about doing this?

Discussion in 'Graphic Design Forum:' started by Yoof, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. Yoof

    Yoof New Member

    Hi guys,

    New to the forum but not a designer myself. I'm having some posters done for an event. We'd like to create the look of the image found below using existing photos. Could someone advice us on the best ways to achieve this look? Thanks in advance.

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  2. Dave L

    Dave L Well-Known Member

    Easy: hire a designer.
  3. Yoof

    Yoof New Member

    Yes thanks...

    The guy who does our posters is a graphic designer. But doesn't know exactly how to achieve this look without a lot of trial and error. So if anyone out there knows how to create this look. Could you please let me know so I can pass on the information. I'd very much appreciate it.
  4. Katedesign

    Katedesign Well-Known Member

    I'm tempted to say 'hire a designer who knows how to achieve that look'....but I won't.
  5. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    Done with careful use of Photoshop brushes and a grungy background I'd imagine.
  6. Dave L

    Dave L Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't either.
  7. Ian Bonner

    Ian Bonner Member

    Hire a designer that knows how to do it and save a lot of time and heartache.
  8. gman

    gman New Member

    Something like the 'Poster Edges' Photoshop filter combined with high contrast curves adjustments and overlaid on a grunge background would be the quickest way I imagine.
  9. D_Harrsion

    D_Harrsion New Member

    Personally I would use 'threshold' for quickness then 'select colour' and paste onto a grimace background, dose leave it a little ruff but is quick
  10. RickNash

    RickNash New Member

    After looking at the image briefly i would suggest to find a texture or scratched metal you the background to use as a blending layer

    im not saying use this one put this is the idea what comes to mind :icon_wink:

    Good Luck
  11. spottypenguin

    spottypenguin Active Member

    I'm not saying by any means this is great, it literally took me 2minutes. Fair enough you have a graphic designer but personally I'm a little surprised they wouldn't know how to achieve this type of effect...

    but as others have said, threshold, overlays, textures, layers ... I'm sure they could figure it quickly, if not you really do need a new designer.

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  12. Mandy

    Mandy New Member

    I had a bash at it - looked interesting! I made my pic grayscale, went to filter/extract and drew around the section I wanted, saved it and went to stamp in the filters section. I magic wanded the black, put a layer mask on it, then converted it back to CMYK and threw in a textured background - worked OK!

    Bit convoluted - I apologise! Mx

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