I had a blast making this movie poster. Unfortunately my focus was more on creating a polished montage image rather than making a movie poster. Looking back, I should have taken a portrait framed photo rather than landscape, to give me more room for image content on the actual poster itself. However, the project was probably one of the most fun projects I have ever had.
I first started by taking the picture of the fireball. Slow shutter speed and three spinning rings of fire did the trick. After cutting that out and having a good source of inspiration, I took the self-portrait. I made sure the light source would be coming from the left side, as that is where I planned to place the fireball.
I cut myself out, and burned/blurred the edges of my outline to get a smooth blending outline. I placed the background image (free stock photo available at deviantart.com), and then placed the fireball. Added a red glow wrap around on my body outline, to blend with the content background. Gave light flairs on my hands and face to represent the brightness that would have been coming from the fireball. Blurred/dodged/ and burned to blend the image together. Added Text.