Student work: Poster in gimp. Åsta F.

A poster made in gimp to the fictive festival "Oslo aborginerfestival"

Here is a poster I made in Gimp. The task was to make a poster inspired by a defined group of people. I chose to focus on the aboriginal people in Austalia and make a poster for Oslo aboriginal festival.

I used  Creative Commons to find pictures witch were free to use for adaption.

First i laid a picture of a aboriginal pattern as background and faded it a little bit with the brightness slider to make it less pronounced.

Background

The human figures was separated from their original picture with the lasso tool and pasted into the poster in a layer so that i could move them around independently.

Colourify

I used word it out which is a online wordcloud-generator. I took a screenshot of the wordcloud an pasted it in to a new layer in gimp. To cut out the white background i used the wandtool and then i inverted the colours so that the writing became white. To get the colour i wanted i used colorify and then adjusted the hue and saturation.

Wordcloud-generator

For the headline and the information-details i added another layer and two different text-boxes. I tried to find a writing that matched the wordcloud, bat alas i coulden´t find the exact same. I filled the text-box for the headline with a colour I picked up from the human shapes.

As a finish I adjusted the colours a bit and I shaded i little bit behind the letters to make it more readable.

A poster made in gimp to the fictive festival "Oslo aborginerfestival"

Photos:

Gwon Gwon gallery reconstruction man woman – Robin Alasdair Frederick Hutton            some rights reserved

Aboriginal art in het atrium – Roel Wijnants                                                                             some rights reserved

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