Tutorial - Film Artwork Design
Issue: Create a Film Artwork Design using Photo Pos Pro tools (figure no. 1)
With Photo Pos Pro tools you can easily create beautiful artworks. To create a Film Artwork simply follow these steps:
First Stage - Creating the filmstrip: on this stage we will create the filmstrip using the shape tool.
Second Stage - adding images to the filmstrip:
- Start with creating 300 x 500 pixels new white empty image (Click on File -> New menu or Ctrl+n, figure no.2).
- Click on the Layers -> Create New Layer� menu to open the Add New Layer window. On the Add New Layer window fill in "Film" in the name box and select the transparent option from the Background list. Click OK to confirm (figure no. 3).
- From the Tools toolbar choose the Shape Tool - . Press F2 or and the Shape Properties window will open. Follow these steps:
- Select the left-most button from the Shape Automatic Styles toolbar ("Solid" Style, figure no. 4-A).
- Select the Shape Card Index (figure no. 4-B).
- Select Common Shapes from the Shape Library dropdown list (figure no. 4-C).
- Select the Film shape on the preview window (figure no. 4-D).
- Select the "Colors & Style" Tab and set the (fill) color to black (figure no. 5)
- Use the mouse to draw a piece of film shape (figure no.6).
- Click Ctrl + C (Or Edit -> Copy menu) to copy the piece.
- Click Ctrl+ F (Or Paste Into Current Image button - found on the upper shortcut toolbar) to paste a copy of the film piece and drag it to create one long filmstrip.
- Repeat step 7 one more time to get one long filmstrip (figure no.7).
- After creating the filmstrip (figure no.7) we can now start the second stage - adding images to the filmstrip.
Third Stage - Adding the film wave effect:
- Open the picture you wish to add to the filmstrip - (Click on File -> Open menu or Ctrl+O)
- [Optional] Select the desire part on the picture (the part you wish to add to the film strip) using the selection tool -
- Click the Copy icon (found on the Shortcuts toolbar) or Ctrl+C in order to copy the picture to the clipboard.
NOTE: before copying the picture, make sure the window of the picture you copy is the active editor's window. If the window is not active, simply click on its title bar to make it active.
- After copying, select the filmstrip image window (by clicking on its title bar).
- Use the "Paste As Float Selection and Fit" option (Press Ctrl + D or click "Edit -> Paste -> Paste Into Current Image and Fit" menu).
- Select the Moving/Transform tool - ,using the tool drag & resize the image to fit in to the desired place on the film (figure no.8). click Enter when finished to cancel all selections..
- For now, we no longer use picture (the one you opened in step 1). You can close it in order to work more comfortably
- Perform steps 1-7 again until the filmstrip is filled with images (figure no.9).
- Right click on the Film Strip layer and select "Merge ALL Objects with Parent Layer" from the pop up menu in order to "Flat" all layer objects and to create a single raster layer image.
- Click on the Effects -> Deformations�-> Wave� menu to open the Wave Transformation dialog box.
- In the Wave Transformation dialog fill in the data shown on figure no.10. Click ok to confirm when finished.
- Choose the Moving/Transform tool - from the tools toolbar, then click ctrl + a to select the all image.
- Using the mouse divert the filmstrip a bit (figure no.11).
- Click on the Effects -> Light -> Shadow menu.
- The Shadow Effect dialog box will open. On this dialog box leave the default values with out any changes. Just click ok to confirm.
- Click F3 or to show the layers properties window and select the background layer (Do it by clicking on the Background label, figure no.13)
- Choose the Flood Fill tool - .
- Press F2 or and the Flood Fill Properties window will open.
- Select the second button (from the right) from Flood Fill Automatic Styles toolbar (figure no. 14).
- Click the fore color box (found on the right hand side of the screen) and select the White color, figure no.14-A.
- Click the back color box (found on the right hand side of the screen) and select the Dark Blue color [Red: 40, Green: 100, Blue: 180], figure no.14-A.
figure no. 14-A
- Click with the mouse any ware around the white background area to paint it with the gradient previously selected.
- Finally you should get the film artwork (figure no. 15).