My Movie Poster Design

Until I saw this competition I hadn’t used any of my creative juice in movie poster design. In a couple of post ago I showed off my first movie poster design in Photoshop for this PSDTUTS competition and ever since I have been hooked. This post is a just a brief outlining my second design for this competition and I will post up again about the next designs too as well as possible variations to this.

Design Process

The design for this one follows my other design in that it is quite subtle but tries to catch your eye initially. Doing some research, and looking through what I thought were the best movie poster design work, I felt the ones that caught your eye and that had a subtle element (i.e. having to look much closer to work out what is going on) worked the best.


This movie is set a few years in the future in the year 2080 where we have been unable to rectify the deterioration of the Earth’s ozone layer. The planet is in disarray and is entirely covered in a thick smog and plants, animals and humans are struggling just to stay alive. A collection of the healthiest plants, animals and humans had been relocated to a hydroponics base on the Moon where they can survive indefinitely as a means of keeping the human race alive. Elsewhere on Earth scientists are hard at work on solving the ozone problem. After 10 years suddenly the Moon base completely loose contact with Earth. A decision is made to return to Earth and investigate what has happened.

Design Elements

  • All the images for this design were sourced from – there are 3 images for the subtle building backdrops 1 2 3,  sand and smog, 1 image of the chair, 1 image of the moon half crescent and 1 image of a woman’s face
  • The font used for all the text is called Birth of a hero from
  • Credits again were used from the movie tutorial psd file that I used in my last design
  • Tools used – again Photoshop and Illustrator (what else?)

The Design

Below is my next design idea – also note this one stars Jessica Alba (about time she did another serious type role like Dark Angel). Also posted it in my flickr account.

7 thoughts on “My Movie Poster Design

  1. Simon Page Post author

    Thanks Adam. This link will show you all the entries:
    Competition Entries on

    For some reason they don’t all show unless you login though (think it is because some people haven’t got enough pictures for a public account). Still early days at the moment but I think my 2 entries are looking like strong contenders!

    By the way Adam have a great Christmas – what is Santa bringing you?

  2. Simon Page Post author

    Thanks idblack – I am really pleased with this one of all the design I have done for the competition this is the only one that I haven’t felt a need to do a variation for – I think I pretty much nailed it first time.

  3. Toilet

    Hi Simon

    I just can across this site. And I must say that it’s very well done and organized.

    And I really like your vision and posters.

    You’re just like me. Hooked on making posters.

    Looking at the date of the posts here, it looks as though I’m about a year late.

    But anyway. Great stuff.

    One critique though. Credits should never go to at the top. That should be reserved for a tagline.

    They should always go below the title.

    Nevertheless, I’ll be a frequent visitor to your site. Because I really it and your work.




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