That Train is Poppin Out of That Picture!

To create this good Train Boy, I used this good train pic:

I erased all but the front half of the train, created a white rectangle, clipped a copy of the train pic to the white rectangle, made the copy all sepia toned, erased some of the first train pic in order to get that Wizard of Oz type color change, copied the rectangle, made the copy all wonky like a Polaroid picture, then painted the borders with a soft black brush. After a butt ton of adjustment layers for gradients and color stuff, I was done!

I like it.

It looks cool.

I like it.

Creating the Final Frontier in Photoshop

I made a big boy space scene.

I applied many different filters and gradients to a black background. I then erased various sections to my liking. I then took two different photos to use for my planets.

I accidentally applied the cement picture to the background, but it looked dope, so I kept it. I made my two images into spheres, then made shadow layers that matched their shape. I gave the planets an outer and inner glow that matched the colors around them and erased whatever I didn’t want. I arranged the planets to my liking, and badaboom! Space! I then tried to add a U.S.S Enterprise ship, but it didn’t look good anywhere I put it. That was a disappointment. Overall, I like how this turned out. It was pretty easy, but also satisfying and fun.

Reverse Engineer Post – Photography (Ft. Coconut Babe, David S. Pumpkins, and a little dog)

To show the Rule of Thirds, Leading Lines, and Depth of Field, I have found an example of each and taken a picture of my own for each.

Rule of Thirds

This is an example of rule of thirds. The tree, sun, and clouds line up with the lines.


This is my example of Rule of Thirds. David S Pumpkins and the door line up with the rule of thirds.

leading lines

This is an example of leading lines. The way this photo was taken directs your eyes to the big boi with the ball.


This is my example of leading lines. The floorboards leads your eyes to the sexy babe in the back.

Depth of Field and Bokeh

This Coke fella is an example of both leading lines and depth of field. Only the Coke bottle is in focus.



This good pupper is my example of depth of field. Only the good boi is in focus.

I Made a Logo… look at it


This is my final draft of my personal logo. I’m using this as my movie review blog’s logo  as well. I sketched two rough drafts (vvrrdg-1) before starting in Illustrator. I made the two “M’s” that stand for Movie Mort symmetrical. I pulled up a picture of yours truly and made a simplified version using the pentool. I then recreated the simple cartoony camera design that everyone thinks of when they think of “movie cameras”. I rearranged these 3 aspects until I found an arrangement I liked. I’m pretty happy with the results.

Adobe Illustrator Pen Tool Self-Portrait

I took this lil’ pic of me and traced over every shadow and individual shape with the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator. I colored every individual shape to match the original picture. It looked like a terrifying inhuman being until you get all of the shadows in. Zooming in and making the pen tool shapes as specific and close to scale as possible is essential. The glasses were hard, but were created using the shape building tool. I chose a background that looked fine, and here we are!


About MovieMort.

I am a confused teenager that uses movies as a way of understanding the deeply troubled world around me. Is it the most effective way of doing this? No. Would I change that? Also no. My favorite movie is Hot Fuzz, my favorite band is Ben Folds Five, I have an unhealthy amount of Funko Pops!, and I love Nintendo. I was an extra in a Disney Channel show, so I would consider my life a success. My little cousin is my favorite thing, and 2011’s The Lorax is my least favorite thing. I hope I can make a career in film but in the meantime, I’ll shove every movie I can get into my eyeholes.