Replicating a Fast & Furious movie poster on Photoshop
I’m a big fan of all Fast & Furious movies. I’m really into cars and mechanics. Once I saw the first movie, I start learning more about races and driving techniques. Last week I was challenged to create a movie poster of any movie that I wanted to. It was hard not to choose a Fast & Furious movie poster.
Throughout my search, I came across this movie poster from Fast & Furious 6 that I found at IMPAwards and it caught my attention. In the Fast & Furious saga, Han, one of my favorite characters, drives a Mazda RX-7 and this poster only focuses on him and his car.
The first step to replicate this Fast & Furious movie poster was to find a location and take a photo. I currently live in Rexburg, Idaho and everything is flat. Most of all the buildings are on the same level and it’s a bit harder to find a place where you can see just the sky.
I chose to take my photo by the soccer fields of BYU-Idaho, which is up a hill. I parked my car in the middle of the parking lot, I placed my camera on the floor and set up a 10-second timer. I have a Canon 60D and I used a borrowed 70-200mm lens from Brigham Young University-Idaho. Here is the result:
I first edited this photo in Lightroom and then I went into Photoshop. I’m not used to Photoshop yet, but I did my best. As we can see in the Fast & Furious movie poster, the composition is fairly similar. The only problem I came up was that my replica poster had to have more text than the original movie poster. I used the content aware tool in Photoshop and I added the extra ground. I also used the clone stamp tool to take out the tree on the left side and the light posts on the right side.
Overall, the experience of replicating a Fast & Furious movie poster was fun and taught me new tools in Photoshop. I’d love to replicate other movie posters and challenge my skills to the next level. I think I’m getting used to Photoshop and I’m loving it!