Movie watching is one of my favorite pastimes and I have to admit- I have seen a lot of bad sci-fi movies in my time- which is a good thing it turns out! Tasked with creating a sci-fi poster from a sample set of pictures and years of cheesy sci-fi under my belt, I was all set to dig in. I choose my favorite pics and came up with a weather themed movie to rival all the other ones I’ve ever seen.
To accomplish the composition, I started by arranging the various backgrounds where I wanted them and then brought in the subjects with extensive use of masking. Each subject required adjusting the coloring to fit in their section. The lightning was then placed, masked, scaled and warped. More color adjustments later, I began adding the titles, copy and other little inspirational nods to round out the poster. The final piece for the poster was styling the title to generate interest and make the title pop a little more. Viola! Instant sci-fi smash hit.Below is a sample of the images that were utilized within the composition.