LordIlpilazzoFeatured By OwnerMar 3, 2011Professional General Artist
Our pleasure. An thank you so much for the link up. Anything we can do to get more eyes on the art... the better. We really appreciate all the support you have given the group and members. You, my friend ROCK!
Damn! That is EXCELLENT! I truly looked, and my first thought was, "who submitted a real poster scan?" This is just brilliant work. As a matter of fact, if you have any tips, or tutorials for achieving the aged, pulp look posted somewhere, please, please send me the link. You obviously know well more than the average bear.
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it. The greatest compliment I can receive from someone is thinking it was a real poster first. That's what I strive for! If I come across any good tips/tutorials for you, I will more than happily pass them along. Thanks again!
You are THE. BOMB. Thanks! I want to make an original poster for my Dad, for Christmas. He loves old scifi and horror, so I want to make a 50's style pulp scifi poster, with an original title, etc. Something just for him, and your stuff is certainly inspiring. I'm also going to be doing Fight Club for the Movies-R-Us Christmas exchange.
Awesome idea. Well the one thing I always have on file are numerous different hires "old paper" textures. A lot of them are yellowed (due to their age, obviously) but the coloring isn't necessary. You can always drop the saturation so it's just shades of gray and then play with the blending layers of the texture to find an effect you like. This is obviously one of the last few steps of the process, you'll still need to have a semi-solid design in place first before doing it, otherwise it wont look right. On the majority of the posters/designs that I do, there's probably at least 3 textures on top of the initial design of the poster. Each texture tends to be a different image, at a different blending type and opacity. Even in some cases the texture will only be showing at 10% opacity but it's enough to give the clean, digital image a sense of real, dirtiness to it.
For those textures, just look for "OLD PAPER" on here and you'll find numerous good textures of high resolution that'll get you the aged look. I've found the brush packs don't work the best for achieving the aged paper look, but I suppose if you were to play around with them enough, you'd be able to achieve a similar look. Just a lot of patience is needed and sadly, I sometime's don't have that!
Another little thing I like to do on many of the posters is have text (or even part of the image itself) be worn away as if the ink in the printing process didn't hold as well as it should have and wore away over time. This doesn't have to be done all the time and in some cases can actually hinder the poster's overall look. However as long as you don't over-do it, you'll get another little touch that makes the poster look right.
Another thing to do would be to look at old posters of the era you're trying to mimic and see how they laid things out in their designs. Every decade/genre has it's own style that's uniquely it's own. Composition, obviously a big part of that. Look for fonts that mimic that era's font styling as well. Many posters back in the 30's/40's/50's had fonts that were in the people's face. They were heavily stylized and drew attention to themselves. The 40's/50's tended to use cursive/paintbrush like fonts for their dramas/love stories. They almost never used a font like Trajan ([link](typeface)) in a composition. I've found this is something that many people have overlooked with some of their poster designs and it definitely makes you look at it and go "Wait, something doesn't look right..."
I hope some of that helps you! Good luck with your poster! Let me know if you need any other help!
I just finished my finals for graphic design semester one, so I apologize for not responding to this wonderful note, sooner. But DAMN! You are my current fave Deviant. Thank you SO MUCH for taking the time to give me all these great tips. I'm working on my Dad's poster and the Fight Club one this weekend, so I have everything done on time, and so I can get my Dad's printed up before Christmas. The timing on this note is PERFECT. The information about the typefaces used for the time period/genres is excellent information, too. Ironically, I'll be taking my first typography class in the Spring - which means January, so I'm already getting type on the brain. LOL I'll post the finished works on my DA page - well, I have to for the Fight Club, anyway - LOL - and if you'd like, I'll send you the links so you can see my first attempts at movie poster design. Thanks, again, for taking the time to give me this insight. It's really wonderful. I've copied it to a Word doc to save in my references file.
Thanks! here's the link [link] for my Fight Club poster - I sort of got caught up in the idea, initially, of trying to see if I could recreate the look of a fully carved piece of pink soap...it went a bit astray from that, but it's not bad. At least Boger, who I made it for in the Santa Exchange liked it. LOL