This week we are supposed to make a promo poster (or something like it) for DS106 Radio. I decided to take an angry picture of McNulty and kind of make the poster like a threat. “You’re going to do this or else…” kind of thing. Here is what I came up with:
How I did it:
I found the picture of McNulty here by googling “The Wire Cast” or something along those lines. This one stood out to me, one because it was one of the larger pictures (and higher quality), and two because of the angry look on his face. I knew with that look that I could make it a threatening poster. I saved the photo and opened it in GIMP. I then added the text–the top is CF Jack Story (from dafont.com) and the bottom is Colors of Autumn (also from dafont.com). I was going to do the top in Colors of Autumn also but the numbers looked like they were straight out of Times New Roman so I decided against that. I resized and moved them around until I got the effect that I wanted. I tried to do drop shadows (by hand using the airbrush tool) but they didn’t turn out as well as I would have hoped. I do think that the text is pretty readable though since the background is so dark.