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Q: Tomb Raider 2 Movie Poster ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Tomb Raider 2 Movie Poster
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Movies and Film
Asked by: tw789-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 28 May 2003 08:43 PDT
Expires: 27 Jun 2003 08:43 PDT
Question ID: 209798
Is the image of Angelina Jolie a 3D Computer Genrated Model on the
Tomb Raider 2 poster? Or is it just a photograph of her?

You can view the poster at the following link:

Clarification of Question by tw789-ga on 28 May 2003 09:47 PDT
The official site is here:

And the contact information for the studio is here:

I'm thinking that the marketing department would have the information
on the Art Director of the poster, and I imagine that this individual
would have the answer.

Request for Question Clarification by errol-ga on 28 May 2003 10:15 PDT
Hi there!

Just to let you know, I have phoned Paramount and am waiting for a call back.
Kind regards,
Subject: Re: Tomb Raider 2 Movie Poster
Answered By: errol-ga on 28 May 2003 13:59 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hi there, Tw789!

Paramount Studios have confirmed that it is a real photograph of
Angelina Jolie with "airbrushing" applied to give it a "hyper real"
and vibrant look which was the intention.

They didn't use physical airbrushes but like most (if not all) modern
graphic designers, they used computer imaging and digital enhancement,
so in this sense, it was partially computer generated.
Angelina is the only part of the image which is "real" though, the
rest are graphics and it was all put together by using digital

They did not want to give away too much information about the
techniques that were used for a reason known only to themselves, I
also didn't find out if they did the work in-house or contracted an
outside artist but I imagine that it would be the latter.

If you are interested in these digital art techniques, I found some
good information for you at the following sites:

I also found some more pictures for you, if you haven't seen them

I hope this helps!
Kind regards,
tw789-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: Tomb Raider 2 Movie Poster
From: errol-ga on 28 May 2003 12:27 PDT
Note to researchers: 
I am awaiting a reply, thanks. :)

Subject: Re: Tomb Raider 2 Movie Poster
From: tw789-ga on 28 May 2003 18:10 PDT
Thanks a lot for finding out the answer errol-ga. I suspected that it
was CG because among other things the face looks like it's been mapped
onto a model. And they wouldn't be lying about the use of a photograph
if that's the case. Because they would be using a facial scan. But, I
suppose if they say it's just a Photoshoped image; then that's all it
must be.

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