Star Wars GIFs – Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi

Today I ended up with a migraine that took about half a day to subside but after it had gone, I felt a lot better and wanted to make something in Photoshop. I haven’t made a lot of GIFs lately, mostly because I’ve been learning new techniques and I haven’t been able to really apply them to something Star Wars related until today.

So I came up with this composite image once I had found the perfect Obi-Wan image to use for it. It went through several iterations before I was happy with it including a backdrop of Vader and Luke but I finally settled on Leia instead:

First edit


Then I decided to make a couple of GIFs with this image – GIF one


And GIF two:




Inside Photoshop Part I – Duotones

While I’m learning Graphic Design techniques, I thought it would be a good idea to also learn new photoshop techniques unrelated to the graphic design course. This gives me a way of learning outside of the course and helps to mix up the learning that I’m doing, so it doesn’t get stale. Sometimes that can happen, especially if you’re someone like me who gets bored very quickly if I’m not learning something new. I don’t like to stay on one topic for too long, so I decided to teach myself two things I’ve wanted to learn for some time – 1. How to make Pastel GIFs for social media posts and 2. How to create Duotone images. Continue reading → Inside Photoshop Part I – Duotones

Star Wars Edits – The Mandalorian Sketch Edit

I’ve spent a lot of time today (as it’s a public holiday) looking around for Graphic Design resources and came across this Photoshop Action from Adobe which can transform your photo/image into a sketch. It’s a very complex process with multitudes of layer adjustments and changes. There are a lot of apps online that you can use to do a similar thing but I don’t think they always do a very good job of transforming the image. Photo Manipulation is an artform all of its own and I trust Adobe for pretty much everything photo related these days.

The original image is from Carl Milner’s blog because his blog is awesome!

Here’s the image unedited:


And the edited version:



Okay, now that I’ve calmed down a little over the SWCC stuff I found about today (the leaked mural, the mural is finished, yet another Episode IX rumoured title etc), I am now sitting at my desk as jittery as a bug because OMGGGGGGGG in EIGHT and a half hours (ish) THE EPISODE IX PANEL WILL BE STARTING….

I guess I’m still not very calm and I only think it’s going to get worse as it gets closer to the time but what I said I would do earlier this morning I’ve done so here’s the updated edit and GIF without the yukky bit in the middle that you weren’t supposed to see πŸ˜‚





About that Kylo Ren GIF I posted πŸ˜‚

Hey everyone. So I’m not sure if any of my eagle-eyed followers caught the mistake I made in the GIF I posted yesterday but I did at 6 am this morning lol πŸ˜‚

Suffice to say I’ve removed the offending material πŸ˜‹ because Kylo would NOT approve if he saw a less than perfect GIF of himself 😁

So do not fret, Darksiders I’ll update and fix it tonight and all will be well again πŸ‘