Episode 092: DAVID! (for President?)

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It’s Philippe’s turn again. Today he starts with an image of his son David and turns it into a poster like the ones made by Shephard Fairey.

We had a show about this topic by Andrew A. Gill, who made a USSR propaganda style poster out of a portrait of President Roosevelt.

Philippe uses basically the same technique but has some aditional tricks in his sleeve, as separating zones with details that have to be preserved from others that should turn into flat areas and clear lines. And he shows how to get some fine lines into the image to get a half tone shade. The result really looks like a serigraph.

As always he starts with carefull watching and planning – a thing I too often forget.

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15 thoughts on “Episode 092: DAVID! (for President?)

  1. ooops … just noticed squall77it said same thing 40 minutes earlier – too bad there is DEL-key for stupid posts!

  2. A most enjoyable, fascinating and instructive episode, thank you. Once again, the importance of understanding the use of layers was exemplified so its back to the book for me.

  3. Ah man this has got to be my favorite meetthegimp episode ever!!

    Outstanding work Philippe!! very instructional, very interesting to hear you analize examples and why they choose this or that color, thanks for sharing your wisdom!

    Many thanks !

  4. Ooops, that’s luck I would say.
    Anyway, I am going to risk everything and do it. Just no. No way to stop me. 😀

    PS: Nothing happened. Only my PC made a fresh cup of coffee for me. 30 minutes to midnight. That’s a disaster – I can’t drink coffee now. You’re right – shouldn’t have done it…

  5. And here’s a TOC

    Episode 092: DAVID! (for President?)
    00:19 Welcome from Phillipe
    01:19 Obama HOPE poster
    03:38 The original photo of David
    04:30 Observe
    06:40 Copy the layer, add an alpha channel and desaturate
    07:10 Blur the layer copy and blur
    08:50 Duplicate the blurred layer, one for each colour
    09:45 Use threshold to select areas to colour
    11:40 Repeat for the other colours
    18:00 Use the scissors tool to cut round David’s head
    21:40 Fill in the shirt
    25:00 Make all the layers visible and make the banner
    25:50 Adding a frame
    27:30 Adding texture using the Ripple filter
    30:02 The End

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