A football poster for a local Topeka high school. This was intense – these boys were photographed in their school football field with the bleachers behind them – it required a lot of patience as I created the clipping mask with a pen tool… once that was done it was just a matter of creating a sky that had an appropriate amount of color and effect without clashing with the uniforms. From there, create the titles and drop in the advertisers and names and it was about done. I did a LOT of color adjustment to the boys – but even then, there was a distinct backlight I was fighting. Ah, well – it still turned out pretty cool.
Here is the photo I was given to work with: