Admittedly, I was a bit reluctant to enter the contest because I have virtually zero experience with PhotoShop or graphic design. But I found an informative YouTube video that illustrates how to insert your face onto a Poster, and so I quickly ascertained, I can do this. And I love movies too much to say no.
I'm no professional, but I gave it the ol' college try. I'm sure it comes as no surprise to anyone who follows my blog that I decided to use the poster from Good Will Hunting. Aside from impacting my love for film and writing, it also remains one of my favorite films.
I encourage everyone to participate in the contest. I'm proof that you do not need even a basic grasp of PhotoShop to make something uniquely passable. I mean, isn't this why Al Gore, the inventor of the Internet, invented Google and YouTube? If you don't have the faintest clue on poster design, just perform a Google search or ferret out a YouTube video. Heck, I learned how to ski from watching a YouTube video!
There will be prizes for the Top 3 Finishers (check out TheMovie411 for full details). All entrants must be a follower of TheMovie411, which I encourage anyway because The Dude aka Dempsey is too cool. You must submit your posters to Themovie411@live.co.uk (for full details of message, see Dempsey's site). The contest concludes on April 26th, 2011. Winners will be announced the following week.
*I watched this guy's video to learn how to make my Poster.
****GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE****