Star Wars Movie Poster in Photoshop
I created a poster using a camera, speed-light, and Adobe Photoshop to match the aesthetic of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi Poster.
I took on the movie poster challenge, which is to create a movie poster based on a popular film or television show. One of my initial ideas was to create an Avengers: Infinity War poster, but I soon realized I would have to take many dozen photos and many hours editing. Ultimately I decided to take on a poster from my favorite movie franchise: Star Wars.
I remember being an awe at the initial release of the Last Jedi teaser poster. I decided I would mimic the look, with a few variations. I started from the ground up. There is a lot of dirt right next to my apartment complex where I invited two of my neighbors, John and Amelia, to stand as I took a portrait shot using a single speed-light positioned on the appropriate side of their face, respectively.
The camera of choice was a Panasonic Lumix GH5 with a kit lens.
Episode IX: The Spark of Hope. Instead of red, I went with a blue look, and a green lightsaber instead of a red saber. Everything in this image was either captured by me with the GH5 or created in Adobe Photoshop. No textures or logos were borrowed. The clouds were shot a few days prior to the models. The stars were added in with a brush, the saber with a selection tool and Gaussian blur, and the text was created using fonts. I own a Kylo Ren mask.
I used the original teaser poster as a reference in Photoshop, but in the end I hid the layer. It took three people to pull off this poster. Two models, who alternated as subject or speed-light holder, and myself who took the images and edited the poster.