Movie Poster Project (Illustrator)

Movie Poster Project (Illustrator) - student project

I decided to create a fictitious movie poster for my project. While I was browsing stock images I was immediately drawn to the raincoat image and was soon full of ideas for a creepy, horror movie poster!

I came up with a title and a tagline, I used a character name generator to generate the names of the actors and the names for the credits. I found an R-Rated sticker and a Dolby sticker to add a bit of realism to the design. I did a lot of research, studying existing posters and also came across a detailed post about adding movie credits. I realised how difficult it can be to position actors names on the poster especially if they vary in length - everything can begin to look very asymmetrical! 

Overall I was pleased with the result - I've been spending a lot of time in Photoshop lately and it was good to get back into Illustrator.

Movie Poster Project (Illustrator) - image 1 - student project




I followed along and created the eye catching, travel hacks thumbnail from the class:

Movie Poster Project (Illustrator) - image 2 - student project

I then had a go at creating one of my own, I chose a topic I was interested in - I'm a huge fan of the outdoors and nature so I decided on a hiking theme. My design doesn't use such eye catching colours but I enjoyed figuring out which tools to use to get the effects I wanted and really enjoyed making this outdoorsy themed thumbnail:

Movie Poster Project (Illustrator) - image 3 - student project

I also had some fun playing around with typography and layering masks:

Movie Poster Project (Illustrator) - image 4 - student project