Star Wars Line and Silhouette Art – Rey

Yesterday I made a quick note saying that I had to spend some time creating my companion piece for this Kylo Ren art. I did spend an hour or so going over something I had put together with unexpected results. As I was unable to completely duplicate what I had created with the original Kylo Ren image, I pretty much did what I always do in Photoshop and that is go with the flow!

I came up with these two images and it’s not that often that I like what I create because I am such a fussy person when it comes to stuff I make. But I actually liked these two images:

Using a similar process to the Kylo Ren art, I created this image first:

Made by Darkside Creative

And then I played around a little more and came up with this one which is using a silhouette rather than the “line art” effect:

Made by Darkside Creative

Blue will forever be Rey’s colour plus I think it suits her because it’s the colour of the Resistance!

I spent time looking for the original tutorial that I partially used to create the line art effect and I couldn’t find it – even in my browser history for some reason it had disappeared! So, I tried looking for a photoshop action to replicate the effect. I managed to find a free one but when I used it, I didn’t like the result at all so I ditched it and just made my own.

You can create these image effects in photoshop with photoshop actions. Actions are good for a few reasons; one is if you’re not that proficient with Photoshop, you can use actions to create the same effects (which is cool). Or, if you’re really stuck for time and need something done fast, photoshop actions are brilliant for saving time. But as I have found over the years, not all photoshop actions will turn out the way you expect and in that situation, it pays to just do your own thing.

So if anyone wants to know how I made these images, feel free to drop me a line and I will do my best to help you out. Or if you’re keen to check out the photoshop action I downloaded for free, you can do that right here. See if you like the end result and do let me know if you use it in any of your own art as I’d be keen to feature it on this blog!

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6 thoughts on “Star Wars Line and Silhouette Art – Rey

  1. I think I recall actions now a set of steps that you save and apply to images. I used to batch resize and add a signiture to all my photos at one time, before they went online

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    1. Yeah I have created a watermark in photoshop that I use whenever I post images elsewhere but I purposefully post them small on this blog so people don’t tend to steal them πŸ™‚ People have taken my images before so I know it happens a lot 😦


    1. Hey there πŸ™‚ Thank you for the kind words πŸ˜€ Oh yeah, I get it, it takes time to learn something like Photoshop but I’ve been mucking around with Photoshop off and on for years now and making star wars art is my favourite thing to do πŸ˜€

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