Another Star Wars edit for you my lovelies. I’m actually pretty happy with the techniques I’ve picked up since starting the Udemy Graphic Design course, and I’m now committing those techniques to memory by repeating them as often as I can. I dunno if you’ve noticed an improvement in my graphics at all, but I think I am a lot better at masking and selections than I used to be. I also learned the importance of using the ruler and canvas guides when lining up the text on a poster or image and now I just don’t know how I managed to make anything in Photoshop without them. I think this is why it’s important to remember that being self-taught is cool and all that until you begin to learn all the things you missed while teaching yourself. There are so many tools I hardly used in Photoshop that I’m using all the time now and I’ve only just scratched the surface of what I need to learn.
This journey is a long one but very rewarding at the same time. I don’t know why I didn’t start learning all of these things earlier, but I’m excited and happy to be creating once again😁
COLOUR IS EVERYTHING
I’ve also spent time reading about the importance of colour in Graphic Design, and I’m so in awe about how important it is to choose the right colours when creating images. It’s not something that I’ve really thought about before now, but choosing the right colour is basically everything. If you opt for the wrong colours, or the colours don’t fit or suit each other, it can basically make or break a design (the same as typography but that’s another topic for another post). In fact, I might write a separate post about what I’ve learned so far with regards to choosing colours to enhance images. This is the colour palette I used to make my edit below:
Here’s my final edit which took way too long to make because I have an annoying trait where nothing is good enough unless it’s as perfect as I can make it. But I’m happy with it – it’s also a good quality image as well, probably good enough for print 🙂
What do you think? It’s my first edit for Qui-Gon Jinn, I don’t think I’ve ever created anything except a few GIFs for him or with him featured. There will be plenty more where this one came from friends 🙂