10 Nov

May the odds be ever in your favor.. Mermaid style

For this assignment (3.5 stars) I had to take elements from different movies and movie posters and mash them into one. I decided to use Katniss Everdean from The Hunger Games as the new Queen of the sea because she had a photo from a movie poster that showed her in a Queen-like chair. Then I started thinking about different Kings in movies and the first thing that popped into my mind was King Triton from The Little Mermaid (this was my favorite movie growing up so I put Ariel in there too). Because I wanted to add a little bit more movie diversity, I decided to use the sea setting from Finding Nemo.

Putting everything together was fairly easy. I use Photoshop to do this but had to make the photo backgrounds transparent. I pulled a few tutorials online on how to use Photoshop to make a background transparent and it didn’t work. So I turned to my handy dandy website LunaPic and used the transparent tool to remove the background. After I removed the background from everything that needed to be removed, it was time to start layering. I added the background first and made sure it is where I wanted it to be centered. Then I started placing the images and editing the sizes of the photos to give them a little bit more dimension (longer, wider, etc.) I made sure to put each photo on its own layer so if something wasn’t right I could just delete and replace that image (I finally learned how to delete an image instead of starting over.. YAY!). Then I decided that something needed to be added to the poster so that it was 100% apparent what the story was. I toyed around with the different colors and fonts, length and size, and words.

My final poster is shown below! Are you team Katniss or Triton?!

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