06 Sep 2019 | 3 MIN READ

11 Simple Steps to Create Movie Posters Using the Double Exposure Effect

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Nowadays, you can create movie posters from the comfort of your own home. All you need is a graphic design software and good taste. What if I told you that Pixomatic made your job a lot easier? This handy how-to guide will teach you how to create movie posters with the double exposure effect directly from your laptop, smartphone, or tablet. All you need is Pixomatic! If you do not have an account, what are you waiting for? Sign up here

Follow the steps below!

Step 1: Upload Background Photo

Upload a portrait of one of the lead characters of your chosen movie or TV show. You may download the image by browsing Bing, which is a search engine integrated into Pixomatic. 

Step 2: Cut

Adjust the size and the intensity of the brush by dragging the slider to the left or the right. Now, trace the borders of the portrait. Here’s a tip: zoom in to the picture to get a perfect outline. When you’re done, tap on the green circle at the top right corner. 

Step 3: Adjust

Select Adjust in the left panel and decrease the brightness, saturation, exposure, and shadow, and increase the contrast. 

Step 4: Change Background Image

Click on the edit icon in the background layer. Now, select a plain background. Note that 18” x 24” is the size for medium posters. 

Step 5: Resize Cutout

Select the cutout layer in the right panel and resize the cutout by dragging the corners of the selection upwards or downwards. When you’re done, click on Save Image.

Step 6: Start New Session

Start a new session with the image you just created.

Step 7: Add Photo

Select Add New Layer to add a second image. Upload a photo of an important event of your chosen movie or TV Show.

Step 8: Integrate Layer Photo

Adjust the size of your layer photo and fit it over your background image by dragging one of the corners upwards or downwards to resize it. 

Step 9: Apply Double Exposure Effect

Click on Double Exposure in the left panel and select the blending mode in the right panel. I chose Plus Lighter for this editing tutorial.

Step 10: Add Logos

Click on Add New Layer in the right panel and upload the logo of the movie or TV show. You can do so by typing the title and the words “logo png” in any search engine. For instance, I typed “Stranger Things logo png.” Do the same to get the logo of the film studio or television network.

Step 11: Save 

Click Save Session if you want to edit your work later, or hit Save Image to download your image.

We can’t wait to see what you create!