Recreating a Planet Terror Poster, Textures and All

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Last week’s Photoshop class assignment was to recreate the look of a Planet Terror poster using our own images and textures. I chose a photo I took of Guiselle where she looks sort of scared, and painted on some eye makeup and made her lips a deeper red-orange so she looked like she was wearing lipstick. I couldn’t quite recreate the drippy mascara as well as I wanted, so I left it out. I also changed the color of her shirt from purple to green, and added a lot of highlights and shadows to make the lighting feel more like the original.

Click to view an even larger view of Guiselle's Planet Terror moment

Click to view an even larger view of Guiselle's Planet Terror moment

For the background, I blurred some crumpled paper to give the yellow some texture, and added scratches to the edges. I also added the paper folds, which was a pretty complicated process since I wanted to match the original colors in the folds, as well as the original feel, and I wasn’t working with the best photo of folds to begin with since my paper was just white and it has quite a lot of shadow on it.

I played with the text a bit, though just used the Title and production company logos from the original.

Click to view a larger version of Evan's texture moment

Click to view a larger version of Evan's texture moment

As this was texture week, we also had to create a bunch of original textures from photos/scans and use them in an image. I made of of Evan, using many textures, from tree bark to crumpled aluminum foil to ripped paper in the background, and dirt and more marked up tree bark on top of him to make him look grittier.

3 Responses to “Recreating a Planet Terror Poster, Textures and All”

  1. Fran says:

    Hello, I loved your work. Could you help me with some questions?. I’m doing the same effect. The crumpled paper is a texture or folds the’ve accomplished with a special brush. Same about the scratches, like you get with brushes. And latter one, the font you use in “Planet Terror” is a typeface or have you worked with Photoshop or Illustrator. Thanks from Spain

  2. Francine says:

    Hi Fran, I didn’t actually recreate the Plant Terror font — I just lifted that from the original poster, but it should be relatively easy to recreate the text effects, especially using illustrator to create the 3-D effect. As for the crumpled paper, I actually photographed real crumpled and folded paper, set the photo to black and white, and then played with the blending modes and masks to get the effect I wanted. I also painted in some new colors onto the scratches and folds to make them look more weathered. I hope this helps! Good luck on your project and let me know if you have any other questions.

  3. Fran says:

    Thanks for the quick response. I’m doing this style but giving a bit my personal touch. Thank you for all the advice and so far I have no new question. By the way, great blog and great website. Regards, Fran

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