It’s Daniel’s birthday next week and as always I find it tricky coming up with ideas for presents as I just want to shower him in everything expensive! Being a skint student definitely forces one to push creativity to say the least. So I figured I’d share with you one of my favourite tips!
I made him a poster from his favourite film La Haine for Christmas and it was not only personal but also cheap and simple! The whole family collectively voted it the best gift that year lol. How I made it was simply by:
1. Taking a screen grab from one of his favourite scenes.
2. Pasting the image into Illustrator.
3. There I convert the photo into a black and white vector image (which means it is no longer a pixel image and one can therefore make it as large as one likes). You can watch this simple tutorial on how.
4. I then went a little more advanced and added more windows and the speakers, drew up extra details and finished it off with the film title and actors. But it’s not necessary if you don’t know how to!
If not a movie poster, why not turn your bff into a comic hero? There are endless opportunities and it’s so much fun to give away or just to keep for oneself.
Good luck and please link back here so I can see your results too!