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Movie Art (Loving Annabelle)

I didn't realise how much work it would be. Mostly because I created the tutorial after I finished the graphic instead of during the making off. Last time I'll ever make that mistake.

First off, this is what we are going to make.


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You must have some basic knowledge o Photoshop CS2 and it's tools. All images are from Gettyimages.com, Google Search, Loving Annabelle (MySpace / Official Site) and some stuff I picked up along the way. If I can't recall from where I took an image; I will post a link to them. This tutorial is how I made it. I am sure there are other, perhaps easier ways to get an effect, but this is how I got to the end result.

Preperations, Preperations, Preprations. This part will save you a lot of time later on. As you can see in the finished image, I have three photographs of the movie on the book.

First we are going to make this photographs.
- Open the three images that you want on your book.
- Pick the first one you want to create and press the following buttons in the order I am wrote down here - > Ctrl+C -> Ctrl+N -> Enter or OK -> Ctrl+V Now you should have one of the photos you are using on a new canvas.
- Delete an edge of 5 pixels on EACH side of the image (top, bottom, both sides)
- Desaturate the image and brighten it a little if it is to dark (use your imagination)
- Merge all layers (including background
- End result should be a desaturated photo with white edges

Do this for all three photo's you want to use. and then minmize them, but leave them open!

Now we are going to create the drawing we saw.
- Pick the two images you want as drawings on the book.
- Use this tutorial and create your drawings.
- Minimize but leave them open!

Alright, on to the other stuff.

Lets start by making a new canvas (Ctrl+N or File -> New). Make the size 800x600 pixels.

Part One: Book 1
- Take an image of an open book (link) and copy/paste it onto your new canvas. (name it book 1)
- Delete the white around it.
- Desaturate it
- You might have to resize the image little bit (which is handy via the transform boxes) if it does not fit onto the canvas.
- Duplicate the image and set it to multiply. (it will be automatically named book 1 copy)

Part Two: Book2
- Duplicate book 1 and drag it to top (name this one book 2)
- Rotate the image a little to what you like. I wanted the effect to be that one was on top of the other (which with this book is pretty easy, because it appears that way already)
- Duplicate book 2 and set it to multiply
- Add a little drop shadow to it so it appears better that this book is on top of book 1. (just play around with the settings a bit until you think it is right)

This is what we have now Click Here

Part Three: Pencil
- Find a good pencil image and copy/paste it onto your canvas.
- Drag it to bottom (but above your background!)
- Rotate it a little and place it at the point where it appears to be half under the books
- Add a little drop shadow to it.

Part Four: Rosary
- Find an image of a complete rosary. Copy/Paste it onto our canvas
- Now resize and rotate and replace until you think it is the good size and place for it, to which YOU think it looks best
- Add a little drop shadow to it

Part Five: Buddhist Prayer Beads
- Find an image of complete set of beads. Copy/Paste it onto our canvas
- Now resize and rotate and replace untill you think it is the right place for it. Placement is everything if you want to make it look as real as possible.
- Add a little drop shadow to it.
- Optional: You can darken book one little at the places where for instance the beads have a bit more pressure, to make it look like that it is a bit heavier and a little more shadow

This is how it turned out - Click Here


Part Six: Photographs
- Now, remember when we made those photographs? Open one of them and copy/paste them onto the canvas we are currently working on.
- Resize and rotate and replace then until they are in the perfect spot
- Sharpen ONCE
- Ad a little drop shadow to it (and by little I mean the following settings:
- Blend Mode = Normal
- Opacity = 90% (or lighter, depends on your images)
- Angle = 136
- Distance = 0
- Spread = 0
- Size = either 1 or two, depending on the image
Repeat previous steps for all images.

Part Seven: Tape
- Alright. I used the following tape image I found somwhere on the internet - Click Here // Copy/Paste it onto our canvas
- Delete the black background
- Resize and rotate and replace to where you think the tape should be on the photographs.
- Set it at Linear Burn at Opacity 49% (you can play around a little if these setting do not work for you)
Repeat above steps for as many times as you like, but remember, to much tape makes it look fake.

This is what we have now - Click Here

Part Eight: The Sketches
- Okay so remember back when we made the drawings? Okay well open the one you think looked best and Copy/paste it onto our canvas. Replace and resize it so that it fits the bookpage. (or leave it big so you'll only have a face, or a buste)
- Set it to multiply
- Now erase all parts that are not needed.
- Some parts could be too dark. Click your eraser and set it to a soft round brush and opacity is about 50% (or lower) erase the darker parts.
- You mostly have to feel out this yourself until you think it looks like a real sketch
Now, repeat same for the other sketch.

This is what we have now - Click Here

Part Nine: song 'All Over Me'
- Pick a good font that you think represents a good nice handwriting. (I used 'Journal')
- Pick a nice grayish color (not to dark and not too light, just play around a little)
- Type in your song
- Resize, Replace, Rotate until it fits the page
- Set the the layer to Difference at a 100% Opacity
Repeat these steps for the 'Annabelle' and ''06' text, but here comes the difference... set the blend mode of these two at 'Multiply' and the Opacity at 60%

This is what you should have now - Click Here

Part Ten: The Postcard
- Find a nice and good postcard on the internet // Copy/Paste it onto our canvas
- Drag it below ALL layers (but above background)
- Add a little Drop Shadow to it.

Part Eleven: The Lilly
The lilly was special. I didn't know what I wanted to add to the image to finish it up. Then I remembered the movie 'Imagine Me & You' and thought back at the Lilly and what it means "I Dare You To Love Me" and thought it would be perfect for this.
- Find a good image of a lilly and copy/paste it onto our canvas. Make sure it is on top of all other images.
- Delete the background
- Resize, Replace, Rotate
- Add a little drop shadow to it. I used the following settings
- Blend Mode = Normal
- Opacity = 75% (or lighter, depends on your images)
- Angle = 160
- Distance = 2
- Spread = 0
- Size = 6 (if it fits the image, if not, try something else

Which should look something like this - Click Here

Part 12: Color Layer
Okay so now the books and stuff all still a boring gray look, and I didn't like that. So what we are going to next is this:
- add a new layer
- fill it with #8a7200
- Set it to Blend Mode: Screen and Opacity 34%

And there you have it... Our finished result.....



And that's it! Comments, Suggestions. Please. I'm all ears, or well eyes, since I'll be reading it *grins*

Love, Chantal
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