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Hey all! Looking for help/suggestions for making a realistic looking movie poster. Mainly how to make the bottom text look legit. I've messed around with this program at a very basic level for a while now so I know just basics and I downloaded a patch with new effects and texts.

 

thanks in advance!

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Movie Posters come in a variety of style; all of which could be considered "legit".

Is there a specific style that you want to emulate?

 

10 minutes ago, NicKageB said:

and I downloaded a patch with new effects and texts.

What patch was that? Could we get some details?

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<moved to paint.net discussion & questions>

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2 hours ago, Eli said:

Do you have an idea of what you want to do (Image , text, ...)

 

The bottom text is usually lengthy so you need a very narrow font.

I had a photographer take a picture and put something together and it looked kinda chintzy. The link shows the type of text I'm talking about for the credits.

 

https://goo.gl/images/8f4EMY

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2 hours ago, toe_head2001 said:

Movie Posters come in a variety of style; all of which could be considered "legit".

Is there a specific style that you want to emulate?

 

What patch was that? Could we get some details?

I have zero idea, it was quite a while ago.  The patch contained a bunch of different effects and fonts. I downloaded it via a post on these forums. 

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That is a fun project. I do not know how your photo looks like but in the example above the text is white or light yellow on a dark background.

 

First of all you need to install the font that toe_head2001 adviced.

1. Start Paint.Net

2. OPEN your photo

3. Create a ne canvas for your poster FILE> NEW... and decide the size you need.

4. Go back to your photo and press and copy it to the clipboard : Ctrl+C 

5. PASTE the photo on the canvas you created for the poster. You can now decide how much of the canvas to be covered by your photo.

6. ADD a New Layer (You will type your text on this new layer)

Using WHITE text: If the lower part of your photo is too light you will need to darken it so the text will be readable.

Using BLACK text : if the background is to dark you will need to lighten it.

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