Learn about resizing the scan to the poster dimensions in Adobe Photoshop.
- [Instructor] In this project, I'm going to create a theater poster, a poster advertising an adaptation of Fahrenheit 451, the novel by Ray Bradbury. And I'm using here a style popularized by Austin Kleon, a writer and artist, and he has a book in which he expounds this style. It's called "Newspaper Blackout." And basically, he is taking pieces of newspaper, blacking out most of the words, and revealing the unintentional poetry of the words left behind.
And this style has become quite popular, and I noticed it's used on the latest Roger Waters album. So I just want to credit my sources there. This is not my original idea. But this is how one might execute this idea. I'm beginning with a scan of a piece of newsprint. And I'm choosing a piece of newsprint that is essentially just type. I don't want pictures and I don't want too much white space in there either. So we've just got a block of type.
I've scanned it at a high enough resolution that I can resize it according to my page dimensions. Now, I'm going to use an A3 size page. If you're in the US, you'll probably want to use a tabloid, which is 11 by 17 inches, slightly different from A3, but the equivalent size. So my first step is to resize this image. So I'm going to come to the Image Size dialog box.
We see that this was scanned at a resolution of 1,200 pixels per inch, and we want a resolution of about 300 pixels per inch. So I'm going to turn off "Resample." I want to keep the same number of pixels. And now, if I change my dimensions, I'm going to use 303 millimeters. That's the size of an A3 plus 3 millimeters either side for the bleed, and that gives me a height of 424. So things are not quite in proportion.
Almost, but not quite. So I now need to check "Resample," and I need to break the chain so that I can make the height on that 426, and I'm ever so slightly distorting it, but that's okay. And for my interpolation method, I'm going to change that to "Automatic." So having set up the document at the right size, in the next movie, I'll add the text.
- Setting up a document in Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop
- Adding images from Adobe Stock
- Choosing and manipulating imagery
- Adding type
- Cleaning up an Adobe Stock image
- Adding texture in Photoshop
- Preparing for print
- Editing an image in Photoshop