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Star Wars Post – The Best of Star Wars Insider for the Rey fans :)

Spent a whole lot of time on this edit to get it just right and I think I did OK, it looks fine 🙂

I seem to be on a Rey thing at the moment, this is my third edit of her in as many days and believe it or not, Rey isn’t even my favourite!

The original cover:


Edit #1


Edit #2


And the final animation:

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Star Wars post: A few more edits before I go back to work :/

I managed to get a lot of edits and GIFS / motion art done over the period I was on holiday and it was really good. I hardly get any time to just create stuff like that normally during the working week.

So here’s a few more I did yesterday and the day before:


More of my Star Wars edits and GIFs

Just posting my latest GIFs and image edits because I have time to do them 🙂

Another edit from The Dark Side: An Illustrated Story

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Daisy Ridley as Rey on the cover of Star Wars Insider Magazine SE


Motion art from artist Kamome Shiraha:

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And this beautiful art from Alice Zhang:

ALICEZHANGEDIT01 (772px, 25fps)


The Dark Side: An Illustrated Story – when will we get this book??

I stumbled upon a random Reddit thread regarding some beautiful Star Wars artwork which I’ve edited and uploaded below:

The Dark Side An Illustrated Story EDIT02

The art is featured in a new book called “The Dark Side: An Illustrated Story” but so far it is only released in France and Italy according to the post on Reddit. A search on Amazon came up empty so I’m guessing that Reddit thread is pretty legit so far.

When can I get this book? I must have this book 😀

Count Dooku – You Shall Be Mine!

I haven’t really done a lot of animation with characters like Count Dooku and when I saw the cover for the upcoming Once Upon a Galaxy STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC – COUNT DOOKU # 1 Marvel comic, well, I just had to animate it! It’s so perfect 🙂

However, to get the image to where I needed it to be to animate it correctly took more than an hour of editing lol – I really wanted it to look good, so I had to remove some of the original art to do that.

I also added a little blurb because I think it suits this image really well!

Here’s the original image art by Paolo Rivera:


Here’s my first edit before animation (you can see a did a lot of editing of the image and the colours so that they “pop” more)


And the final animation:

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I also did a quick Kylo edit to warm up before doing Count Dooku:

KYLOEDITTUMBLR01 (808px, 25fps)

What do you do when you lose all your saved work in After Effects?

The title of this blog post is not the original title I had in mind. The original title had words I prefer not to use in general let alone anywhere on social media (lol!) because well, they’re rude :P, But there is no other way to explain how I felt when I opened my AE project only to be met with an error message after error message. The worst thing ever was realising that my saved project (all the work I had done on the original edit I have been working on for days off and on) was just gone! Continue reading → What do you do when you lose all your saved work in After Effects?

Star Wars post – more Star Wars Creative edits for Instagram

I saw this image on the cover of Star Wars Insider magazine, and there was something about it I didn’t like. It looked like someone had taken a photo of one of the many Kylo Ren action figures you can buy and put it in front of a fake red background. So I wanted to change it and change it I did 🙂


And I made a second animated edit because I thought the red light sabre glowing against the dark outfit Kylo is wearing would look kinda stunning:


For the record, I actually think that’s Adam Driver and not an action figure lol! Sorry, Adam 😛 I also noticed that the crossguard isn’t even but that’s how it looked in the original image, so I left that part in.


Another Star Wars edit for Wallpaper Engine!

I’m pumping out a few edits now that I have time to edit everything I have in my queue of things to edit. As I’ve mentioned earlier, The Black Series and artist Gregory Titus is one of my favourite Star Wars collections and the art that goes with it is just beautiful.

Here’s another edit this time of the original image released for The Force Awakens – Kylo Ren. I’ve currently got this one as a wallpaper using a 4K monitor and it actually looks pretty damn good for an image that isn’t native 4K

KYLORENTITUSEDIT01 (1200px, 25fps)