** REMEMBER **
Save your working files (files that aren’t done yet) to the Desktop,
then drag to Google Drive.
Save it like this:
From your program, go to FILE>SAVE AS and choose DESKTOP,
then drag from the DESKTOP to GOOGLE DRIVE and the Correct Class Folder.
Save your final file in Google Classroom.
Just add the file from Google Drive.
Use InDesign and Photoshop to create a Movie Poster, starring YOU!
Here’s some samples from last year…
There are 3 things your poster must have – A Title, A Tagline (a short saying about the movie),
and a picture of you (involved in some way) in at least HALF of the poster!
Not you just standing there – or cutting your head off and put on another body.
IMPORTANT: YOU MUST SAVE BOTH YOUR PHOTOSHOP FILE
AND YOUR INDESIGN FILE IN ORDER TO PRINT YOUR POSTERS!
MAKE SURE YOU KEEP BOTH FILES IN GOOGLE DRIVE.
Just like with the magazine project.
There are 3 parts to this project:
Part 1: Sketch out your poster ideas with paper and pencil
on an 11×17 piece of regular paper (yes, you need to turn it in.)
Part 2: Design your background graphic using the tools you know in Photoshop.
If you need to do something or an effect you don’t know how to do,
look for a tutorial on the Internet to help you.
Part 3: PLACE your Photoshop graphic into InDesign
and design the Text on a NEW LAYER on top of the graphic.
How to do these steps is listed below.
There are a bunch of different styles (or genres) of movie poster to think about.
Here is a list of some different kinds.
Don’t just use the first thing to pop into your head!
Movie Poster Genres:
50s Sci Fi
Google some of the poster styles before coming up with an idea for your poster.
Pay attention to the lettering style, pictures, and taglines of the films.
Research your poster with Google and Draw out a rough sketch.
Take a look at the different genres of posters from the list above.
When you find something that you think might be interesting for you, it’s time to sketch some ideas!
Ask me for a regular size 11 x 17 piece of paper. With a pencil, begin your sketch.
Here are some examples of some sketches others have done in the past.
PLEASE DON”T COPY ANY OF THESE!
There are so many ideas out there!
Once I approve that your poster is school appropriate
and have suggested some changes or ideas, move on to step 3!
The Photoshop Part.
Find and Save your graphics!
Once you have figured out how YOU are going to be involved in your poster
(remember, you can be GIANT against something SMALL, or something SMALL against something LARGE)
you will need to find the images you will use.
Make sure they are at least 2000 pixels wide so they will not be too small.
Save them to GOOGLE DRIVE.
Next, figure out how you will be part of the picture.
If you are in an action pose and part of another graphic,
you will need to borrow my camera, or use your phone (save it to GOOGLE DRIVE)
and have someone take a picture of you posed the way you need to be
so you can cut yourself out in Photoshop and put yourself in the other picture later!
When you have the graphics you need,
it’s time to make your canvas in Photoshop!
Open Photoshop and make a new canvas.
Make the canvas 10 inches wide by 16 inches high at 150 resolution.
If you can’t remember how to do this, or haven’t done it before,
ask someone nearby or ask me to help.
THIS NEXT PART IS IMPORTANT!
Download all your graphics to the desktop.
DO NOT JUST DRAG THEM INTO PHOTOSHOP!
Use the CONTROL BUTTON and click on the graphic.
Choose OPEN WITH then PHOTOSHOP.