Photoshop Genius Turns Snaps into Movie Posters

Feb 23, 2016

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Photoshop Genius Turns Snaps into Movie Posters

Feb 23, 2016

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Think your Photoshop skills are up to scratch?  You might want to think again when you see some of the work by Reddit user Your_Post_As_A_Movie.

Taking some rather ordinary images, as well as some exceptionally good ones, he creates amazing posters that wouldn’t look out of place on the walls of your local movie theatre.

Some of the images used are viral memes already with a following all of their own.

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Some have a more minimalistic approach.

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I actually want to go and see some of these movies.  Wouldn’t you if they started the likes of Morgan Freeman?

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It’s been well over a month since we had to send out a rescue mission for Matt Damon, so it’s probably about time we start organising another.

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You can check out more of Your_Post_As_A_Movie’s work over on Reddit, but the point of this post is not just to show you a bunch of neat images.

Movie posters are one of many great Photoshop exercises to push you out of your comfort zone.  They teach you about design, they force you to try out new techniques, and to utilise features of Photoshop you’ve might never have used before.

I’ve done this myself, in the past.  Back in 2011 I worked with an amazing model who’d just had her head shaved in a music video.  We’d worked together before, but on seeing her newly shaven dome, we immediately arranged to do so again.

A couple of weeks after the shoot, I turned one of my images from the session into a movie poster.  I’d just seen Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, and had this stuck in my head.

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Admittedly, Your_Post_As_A_Movie does a lot better with these than I did, but I guess I just need more practise.

What Photoshop and photography exercises do you do to push your abilities?  Let us know in the comments.

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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3 responses to “Photoshop Genius Turns Snaps into Movie Posters”

  1. Stewart Norton Avatar
    Stewart Norton

    Fun but hardly a genius.

  2. Shark Avatar
    Shark

    yeah hardly a thing of a genius.. just usual PS work.

  3. mike Avatar
    mike

    “true warriors need no sword” -says guy wielding sword