Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Movie of the Month: Planet of the Apes [1968-1973]

A movie series which started in 1968 and ended in 1973

5 Retro Movies.Perfect for a 7 hours movie marathon.

An excellent way to spend one of your sleepless nights.[ I just did that last night.Back to Back.Non-stop,if you ignore that short break in between to create this promo image in photoshop ;) ]

Check out the link to know more about the movie:

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

CAD: Project plan ver 1.0

Stage one from the Computer Aided Construction Plan.I will be working on it over time.Will be posting the stage updates in here.

Photoshop Tutorial: Recreate a Retro Movie Poster

Hey Guys,

Its good to be back after such a long break.
Here, we will be using some simple techniques to recreate a retro movie poster.

1.Render out the title text in transparent PNG format from a 3d application

2.Create a vertical document in photoshop and fill the background with a gradient,maybe a mix of a little blue and black?

3.Place a star streak image over the bottom side of the image.Apply a Lighten layer mode.Get rid of those sharp edges using the good ol' eraser tool.

4.Bring in the Title text png and place it over the streak layer.

5.Create a line glow with a sphere with horizontal motion blur applied to it as seen in the image below.Place it over the text.

6.Place an earth image over the top portion of the image.Apply any layer mode which goes well in the situation.I did a screen,but it may vary for your image.

7.Trace out some fire from a decent RF image and place it on top of the globe.

8.Add in some taglines, a vignette,some noise and you are good to go retro!