Software: Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1
Tutorial: Photoshop Down and Dirty Tricks CS4 (sort of)
This image is a bit different than the others – I started with the tutorial, but I decided that this should end up a lot different from what the tutorial was leading to.
Right off the bat we can see I am a bit of a Argo fan. True enough – I do catch one or two Argo games every year.
Secondly, the dark field was part of the tutorial… the rest well was my own design work.
I decided to use a bit of the same attitude the Argos took in their advertising – especially the “Home is where the heart is… it is also where we hurt people” ads. The Argo player was taken from a very similar ad.
The nice thing was I did not have to do much editing of the Argo player – the lighting was almost perfect. A bit of close cropping and just a lighting of the player. The longest part was working the type. I tried multiple fonts and then tried some textures. I discarded the textures because they seemed to weaken the starkness of the message.