In any case, he's playing DC in May, so I figured this is as good as anything right? Well, we'll see next week when classes start going!
Ok, so today I sketched out what I think I would like the poster to look like...I'm not exactly what you would call a manual artist so here's a quick sketch of what I think it'll look like:
My goal was to find a photo of him that is back lit or (better yet) side lit so I could blow out the background and bump the contrast so high you could only barely see the subject's details. What I found was this:
It's close to what I think I need, but sizing is kid of a concern at this point. In any case, levels>grayscale>levels looks like this:
And after deleting the artifacts from the previous image, I moved it over to my project canvas and discovered a sizing issue...
I guess I'll deal with it...but in the mean time, I'm working on making it nicer looking. Will maybe play with dropping some Gaussian blur on it to smooth out the edges and to give it a more poster-ish look...to be continued...