Design an epic movie poster about your life by exaggerating the fonts tracking.

Tracking is a technique where you expand or condense the space in between the letters in a word. Exaggerated tracking looks like E X A G G E R A T E D and it is leveraged often on movie posters to create drama.

If you are looking for free photos for this project, I recommend you start by searching through Creative Commons.
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14 Responses Completed for this Challenge

  • Movie Poster (Jake Henry, @jakehenry_)

    Movie poster exercise.

  • 32nd & Broadway (Jake Henry)

      As I’ve mentioned many times in my blog posts, I am obsessed with movies. This was without a doubt…

  • Addicted to Shopping (Taylor Britt)

    When I saw this assignment I knew exactly what I wanted to name it. This assignment required us to design a movie poster about our life by exaggerating the fonts tracking. Naturally I thought of my addiction to shopping. I love fashion and I love searching the web for the latest trends and new ideas. …

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  • Movie Poster? No Problem (Wyatt Hebblethwaite)

    This has caused me a considerable amount of stress in relation to concepts and design.  After hours of looking up articles about typography and spacing and design and posters, I have finally developed this! I am no professional poster maker, but I will pat myself on the back for this.  Vague but alluding as well …

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  • The Hike (Ryan Cass, @_ryancass_)

    I created a movie poster through InDesign for a movie called, “The Hike”, coming to a theatre near you December 22nd, 2018.

  • Movie Poster Design (Riley Denton, @righlayyy)

    Using Indesign to create a movie poster

  • Living the Belizean Way (The World of Advertising)

    Now I really enjoyed this assignment because I was able to express my love for the Belizean culture. Before I get to far into talking about my adventure in Belize, I want to discuss how awesome it was creating this… Continue Reading →

  • Lost and Confused – A Film Anyone Can Relate To (Audrey Gililland)

    Lo and behold… MY EPIC MOVIE POSTER! For this challenge, I designed an “epic” movie poster about my life by exaggerating the font’s tracking. I chose the title “Lost and Confused,” because I’m currently 23-years-old and still don’t know exactly where I’m going or what I’m doing with my life. I know I’m not the […]

  • breakfast on a sunday (Alec Plourde, @hii)

    My friend and I are really photogenic and this bomb picture of us proves it. I wanted it to be a classic looking kind of poster with one centric color – a blue-ish, mauve-ish kind of color. I wanted to picture to feature seamlessly as well. For text, I wanted breakfast to stand out and pack… Read more »

  • The Shopaholics (My blog)

      For my second challenge, I chose to design an epic movie poster about my life. I was really excited when I saw this challenge because it looked like a lot of fun and the first thing that came to my mind was how much I love fashion and how much I love to shop… … Continue reading “The Shopaholics”

  • Probably one of my favorite things I've done (JT Schmidt, @schmidtstorm26)

    When I saw “design movie poster” I got stupid amounts of excited, because I’d made a joke about The Bourne Ultimatum but referencing David Boren the other day. Can’t remember why, but it was something that Boren had final terms for. This was my opportunity to take it to the next level. Gonna go frame… Read more »

  • gotham (My blog)

    This my favorite and with the help of my sister I was able to make a new batman movie poster. My favorite character is the joker but I really enjoy the movies. This one was very hard and I had the most difficulties with it. I thought this was benefici…

  • The Epic Classic (My blog)

    For my second challenge, I chose to design an epic movie poster. This challenge I found a lot more difficult for me to complete because I have never used the tracking technique in Photoshop. I was finally able to figure out how to correctly space and in large and decrease the size of my font. … Continue reading “The Epic Classic”

  • The Piano (Wo)Man (The Dennington )

    The Piano (Wo)Man is a fictional movie that I created a poster for, which stars myself. If there were a plot, it would be a journey of how I became so involved in music, the amount of work I put into creating music, the ups the downs, and everything in between. I used the very […]

3 Tutorials for this Challenge

  • The Shopaholics (My blog)

      For my second challenge, I chose to design an epic movie poster about my life. I was really excited when I saw this challenge because it looked like a lot of fun and the first thing that came to my mind was how much I love fashion and how much I love to shop… … Continue reading “The Shopaholics”

  • The Epic Classic (My blog)

    For my second challenge, I chose to design an epic movie poster. This challenge I found a lot more difficult for me to complete because I have never used the tracking technique in Photoshop. I was finally able to figure out how to correctly space and in large and decrease the size of my font. … Continue reading “The Epic Classic”

  • Indesignskills.com Epic Movie Tutorial (Adam Croom, @acroom)

    A tutorial that walks you through setting up a page, placing an image, and laying out type.

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