Movie Poster Remake

There are some movies that just really get you. For me, one of the movies that really impacted me was the movie On the Basis of Sex directed by Mimi Leder. It was so empowering to me that even though I am not going into the legal field it made me want to make a difference in my own way. I was so inspired that I decided to recreate the movie post staring myself.

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Side-by-side comparison of my poster recreate and the original On the Basis of Sex poster

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Process

Working in Photoshop to recreate the movie poster was new territory for me. I have worked a lot with basic edits but hadn’t done much creating. I started out by trying to recreate the photo of myself that I would later swap in for the image of Felicity Jones who played Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the movie.

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Then, using the lasso tool, I cropped Falicity Jones out of the original poster. Then I cropped myself out of the photo I took, after I made some edits to get the coloring right, and placed it over the top of where the original person was. Then I went in and changed some of the wording to the names of my friends and my own name. It was such a fun project to recreate an original movie poster especially for a movie that had such a profound effect on me.