The Minimalist TV Poster Assignment took me way longer to complete than it probably should have, simply because I was not very familiar with GIMP (the image manipulation software that I used to make this poster). Once I got a grasp of the software however, making the poster was a breeze! Breaking Bad is one of my favorite TV series of all time, and I really wanted to create a poster to try and capture some of the essence of the show. Here’s a step-by-step of what I did:
I knew from the start that I wanted a gas mask (like the ones used by the main characters in the show to cook methamphetamine) to be the main focus of the poster. I searched Google for an image and decided on this gas mask below:
After picking a mask, I searched for a background before finding and settling on this one:
I went ahead and removed the white background from both the mask and the entire photo, making the picture look a lot more clean.
With the white removed, I went ahead and rotated and scaled the images to look more poster-like.
Now that I had the images where I wanted them, I went ahead and toyed with the brightness, saturation, and contrast, creating the bright yellow color that is often seen throughout the show.
After finally finishing up with the color changing, all that as left to do was add element symbols, which represent the show’s title!
Here is the finished product: