I aspire to make “vintage posters” using my photographs. I love looking at real vintage posters. You can easily find them on line or buy books about them. Dover has lots of beautiful books on thirties art.
I made the above poster for a friend who has a hotel near Morocco’s great sand sea, the Erg Chebbi. I made several for him, but this one is his favorite.
His website is www.adventureswithali.com if you ever want to go to Morocco.
I used three photographs and composited them in Photoshop using quick mask techniques. I began with the camel. Then decided I needed a nomad and a tent. Luckily, I had both. I am pretty sure I used poster-edges filter on them as I absolutely love poster edges and love the old-timey feel it gives to photographs.
This photo of a Vietnamese farmer-woman was taken in Bac Ha. It uses only one photograph, but I did use a different technique using mode>index and choosing a limited number of colors. I had a friend who is a Photoshop expert helping me. I’m not sure I could do it by myself, but maybe. I love adding the type. I think it is key, as they say. You can download some free type faces on the net if you need some different ones.