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Anyone know how to re create Obama’s HOPE Poster design?

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I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how to make a poster similar to Obama's "hope" poster. I've seen a a few tutorials done using photoshop but im reluctant to try those because i know i would get lost eventually trying to follow along on affinity photo. Anywho, does anyone have a good tutorial they could link me?

Thank you. If there are none to be found then its ok. i just wanted to try it out. My Favorite learning tool so far have been youtube videos where i can follow along. thanks. 

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Because Affinity doesn't have the simplify filter called Cutout, you have to get creative and the way you can do that is to use the Frequency Separation Filter to retain detail and using either median blur or a box blur, create blocks of colour in conjunction with the posterise adjustment filter.

You can make a swatch of the colours using the swatch from image option in the swatches panel.

Posterise Level was set to 4

Box Blur was set to 5

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Photo by Kal Loftus on Unsplash

 

Barack_Obama_Hope_Poster.afpalette

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Well, while cruising the www in my quest for information, I came across this... It is an online version of a very popular GIMP plugin called G'MIC and it look what it has under the Artistic section of its filters.
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This is what it produced on default settings

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The preview is a bit hit and miss so what you see isn't necessarily what you get but its close ish.

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32 minutes ago, smadell said:

Note: it is a single "afmacro" file, not a library category. Import it into the Macros panel, not into the Library panel.

Many thanks for this. Perhaps you’d like to consider supplying it as a *.macros library file so that iPad users will have access to it. :)

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52 minutes ago, smadell said:

Here's a macro that creates an "Obama Hope Poster" from a photo. It uses a Posterize adjustment and a Gradient Map.

Note: it is a single "afmacro" file, not a library category. Import it into the Macros panel, not into the Library panel.

Obama Hope Poster.afmacro

hey thank you and all the others that replied. Can i ask: what exactly is the "afmacro" file and how do i use it lol... im a total noob still but i very much appreciate your reply. Cheers. 

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Alfred -- here's an ".afmacros" file for all our friends in iPad-ville.

RedEyedJedi -- an "afmacro" file is a file which contains a single Affinity Photo macro. You can import it into Affinity Photo (on the desktop) by opening the "Macros" panel and clicking on the import icon.

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an "afmacros" file (not the extra "s" at the end) is a file which contains a category of macros, and which can include more than one. Import it using the "hamburger menu" at the top of the Library panel. It can also be imported into the Macros in Affinity Photo for iPad

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Obama Hope Poster.afmacros

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I look forward to seeing it.

By the way, you can alter the colors by placing a Curves adjustment just above the image (and below the Posterize and Gradient Map adjustments) - dragging the curve up, down, and so forth will re-distribute the colors, and will change the look of the poster.

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It's still very textured, you need to drop the posterise down more or add some blur like a box or median blur. Also in the Gradient map double up on the colour points like this:
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The Dust & Scratches filter has a nicer effect on the smoothness of the colour blocks.

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You people have been a huge help. Some other places on the forum on how to do a bitmap pattern were exceptionally helpful. The Affinity community rocks! This is my first result. I will be doing some more as well later. more precise like the original.

 

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