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Calvin's Cave of Cool Poster by PaulSizer Calvin's Cave of Cool Poster by PaulSizer
A poster made for a very busy blogger in Canada named Cal.

He runs the most frequently updated geek-stuff sites I've ever seen, called "Calvin's Canadian Cave of Cool" ([link]).

Cal loves comics, cats, Selena Gomez, Teddy Roosevelt's ghost, pretty girls, steampunk, music, almost too many things to mention. The one thing he hates: squids and octopuses. He believes they are out to conquer our world. And he's also been blogging my art for years, but only just contacted me for this design commission. And he's a very nice guy, although according to my love of squids and octopuses, I am the "Magneto" to his "Xavier".
Cal has a huge mythology/backstory about himself and his adventures, and many, many dedicated followers. And he is proud to be Canadian.
You should check out his site.
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HakitoCZ Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the 'dirty' effect. The basic draw looks like a vector and than probably some bitmap filters. I like it whole bunch. Tell me, am I wrong?
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You are correct; the majority of the poster was done in Illustrator, then brought into PhotoShop and had some gradients added for shadows and highlights, and then a paper texture was laid over the entire things to make it look like it was printed on old, yellowed paper.
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HakitoCZ Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, yes. And the result is pretty impressive. I was trying to do something similar as well but my vecrors are ridiculously large, usually 500dpi and the final image is like 20-30mb which is .. insane.
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Depending on the piece, most of my posters at 11" x 17" size are around 60-100 Mb in size as an unflattened PSD file. Depends on what you have going on, and how much memory you have.
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HakitoCZ Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now I feel fine with that >30mb files Hihii And I don't use photoshop, though. Usually I export directly to png. Most of time, once is exported I treat it as finished and not touch it any more.
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WildBeastTamerdoesMC Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Does this have ANYTHING to do with Sky? XD 
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
What or who is SKY?
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WildBeastTamerdoesMC Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Skydoesminecraft. Person who called gold in minecraft 'budder' and absolutely HATES squids.
But he likes sushi :3
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, I see.
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
His site sounds cool! He's got a lot to live up to, because this poster is amazingly amazing. So amazing that I ran out of adjectives. ;p

I am also fond of cephalopods, so I guess I'm part of your Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. ^__^
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