Just so that you know I am still alive…

So for the last week or so I’ve been going straight to bed from work trying to get over this horrible flu. Everyone in my team has had it, and some people have had more than a week off work. So I haven’t been writing or doing much of anything during this time, and I am only starting to feel slightly better.

I thought I’d edit a poster for something different to do and not about Star Wars. Spider-Man Far From Home released recently, and I really love this poster of Tom Holland, so I decided to edit it and remove the text to make it textless. I also edited the colours, brightness and a few other things to make the colour more vibrant and more aesthetically pleasing for Instagram. What d’ya think?

Here’s the original image:


And my edit:


I am hoping to be back to my usual, creative self soon. A warm welcome to my new followers and an “I’ll be back soon” to all my friends and supporters 😊

Kylo Ren’s Mask gets a Glowing Effect

Further to this post where I learned how to create the “glowing” effect in Photoshop, you can add this effect to just about anything to make it stand out. Here’s a small example of an image that looks OK as is but stands out a lot more with added glowing lines:

Image without glow effect:


Image with glow effect added:


It’s not meant to look perfect, that’s the idea, it’s just meant to be a rough outline of the mask itself with blue and red glowing lines to represent the dark and light side of the force (as Kylo Ren is a conflicted character who is still fighting his demons, I think this is a nice representation of that inner conflict).

What do you think?