Graphic Designers! Or really good Photoshop/Illustrator users! I need your help! How can I recreate this kind of style?

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    Dec 05, 2011 9:22 AM GMT
    Sooo... Here's the picture.

    jennie-eleissawy.jpg

    I know the girl is clearly vector, but what about the buildings and stuff? I've tried trying to get away with using it with filters but alas no luck, which I knew was gonna happen. Soo help? I know my way around n shit in photoshop.

    I don't know how to draw in photoshop, if anyones has any tuts i'd appreciate it. I mainly do photo manipulation... Hmmm. Anyways, thanks guys.
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    Dec 05, 2011 11:38 AM GMT
    First.... I have NO idea what a "tut" is...and maybe I'm over simplifying your dilemma...but the internet is FULL of pics, drawings and stuff that you can use to compose whatever it is you are trying to do.
    I am NOT a pro with PhotoShop, but it seems to me that you can collect whatever you want to use in the final project and layer it onto one image.

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    Dec 05, 2011 12:21 PM GMT
    try adjusting Thresold
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    Dec 05, 2011 12:37 PM GMT
    Two things that leaped out at me at first glance:

    1. The vector girl just really seems out of place with the line art wrapping around stuff above in the background --- not really sure how that should be blended better, but it sort of breaks up the flow joining the activity of dancing folks and merchandise below with the line-art skyline.

    2. Does this artwork have anything to do with the Target chain of retail stores? I was not sure if they have a presence in Australia, but you may be infringing upon a copyright of theirs (the Target logomark)

    target_logo.jpg

    Assuming of course, that your project is not a contract work on their behalf.

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  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Dec 05, 2011 12:48 PM GMT
    New Question - why imitate this style. As pop art I find it only mildly interesting and as an advert image completely ineffective.

    I bet if you apply your own knowledge and style you would create something far better.
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    Dec 05, 2011 1:55 PM GMT
    FriendsOnly saidFirst.... I have NO idea what a "tut" is...and maybe I'm over simplifying your dilemma...but the internet is FULL of pics, drawings and stuff that you can use to compose whatever it is you are trying to do.
    I am NOT a pro with PhotoShop, but it seems to me that you can collect whatever you want to use in the final project and layer it onto one image.

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    A "tut" is short for Tutorial....

    The background art, the architecture, looks to be polarized or partly a negative (left building)... and yes, you better check with Target, that IS their logo... and this could be part of their corporate branding...
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    Dec 05, 2011 1:58 PM GMT
    Yeah the background looks desaturated with the threshold manipulated to get the strictly black/white look. CTRL-I then move the sliders around and you should get something that looks pretty close.

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    Dec 05, 2011 2:06 PM GMT
    www.deviantart.com

    Look at their brushes, and different media available for Photoshop
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    Dec 05, 2011 2:35 PM GMT
    Kristoff saidWell it's actually a competition in Australia, and that Artwork won last time, they just put the best artwork sent in on the entrance at the new Target place. So because I live close I can do this one! Anyways, yeah. A few things. I was also thinking maybe s gradient map or something, I'll do more playing tommorow. But on top of that, what counts as copyright? Let's say I take an old building from google images or somewhere random I wanna use for the picture, change it's color, shape, size, perspective. Then join to to another photo of the same type. Is that still copyright? Yes I'm using their base of the photo, but I've transformed it into my own art. Also the competition states to use the target logo b stuff so it's safe. Also, can stuff on deviart that's free is that all free for commercial use? Thanks for helping guys!
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    Dec 05, 2011 5:14 PM GMT
    look for illustrator/live paint tutorials. That image has a lot of details but none of them is difficult to recreate. The only thing I personally find unnecessary is the drop shadow on the target sign.
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    Dec 06, 2011 12:27 AM GMT
    charlitos saidlook for illustrator/live paint tutorials. That image has a lot of details but none of them is difficult to recreate. The only thing I personally find unnecessary is the drop shadow on the target sign.


    I actually like the drop shadow haha.
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    Dec 06, 2011 12:29 AM GMT
    But I agree, out of placeish, they should of duplicated it and just changed the opacity and edged it or something.
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    Dec 06, 2011 1:15 AM GMT
    To me it looks very amateurish - buildings seem like patterned brushes very scantily placed in the background.... nothing in this piece flows together... Ermm....

    Easiest answer: brush packs... some warping...

    Looks like a little kid took some rubber stamps and went to town.
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    Dec 06, 2011 1:48 AM GMT
    Okay, brush packs aren't my work though. and it's for commercial use. I wouldn't feel right. Also I figured it out! I used a gradient map and then just curved it, worked way better for what I was after compared to threshold! Probably should of thought of that first :S And can anyone answer my orginal question before about the copyright laws? Thanks guys, your helping me alot!
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    Dec 06, 2011 4:12 AM GMT
    Wikipedia the copyright question. Each country has its own laws. It's not as simple as you'd like to think.

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    Dec 06, 2011 4:53 AM GMT
    Here's a link to some basic tutorials for Photoshop which includes illustrating
    http://designrfix.com/resources/60-adobe-photoshop-illustrator-tutorials
    There's also more indepth tutorials for illustrating in Photoshop and Illustrator that I have saved. I'll post them once i have access to my laptop.

    By the way are you using a graphic tablet? They are vey useful for freehand drawing/Illustrating.
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    Dec 06, 2011 5:43 AM GMT
    Kristoff saidSooo... Here's the picture.

    jennie-eleissawy.jpg

    I know the girl is clearly vector, but what about the buildings and stuff? I've tried trying to get away with using it with filters but alas no luck, which I knew was gonna happen. Soo help? I know my way around n shit in photoshop.

    I don't know how to draw in photoshop, if anyones has any tuts i'd appreciate it. I mainly do photo manipulation... Hmmm. Anyways, thanks guys.

    Those images in the background are vectorised images on sydney buildings it appears. I recognise the loona park entrance and I think that other one is telstra stadium, the one on the left looks to be like the building across from victoria building, don't know about the other one.

    But they are all vectors