Star Wars tickets are going on sale SOON!

The big news all Star Wars fans are excited for is that tickets have been confirmed to go on sale for TRoS on Monday the 21st after the trailer drops. For me, that’ll be around 2PM on a Tuesday, so I’ll be at work with my hand on the mouse waiting to book my tickets. Assuming I don’t lose my mind first over the trailer and get all emotional at work… that won’t be good 😆🤣

But seriously, it is a time to feel a little down for Star Wars fans as tomorrow’s trailer will be the last one we will ever see for the Skywalker Saga.

Anyway, here’s a two edits I did, one was split into two separate images and I created the whole image which I think looks better – art by @echoart_hun on Instagram. Isn’t this magnificent?

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And an animation of an art piece that I’m not sure of, it looks like Eli Hyder’s work but maybe not:

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Just a quick edit of my last poem

I have some spare time before I jog off to work, so I started making this image edit and then it kind of evolved into this edit with the poem I wrote the other day, and now it has become this:

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Spooner Graphics Photoshop Tutorial Review – How To Create a Letterpress Style Poster with Overprint Effects

Coming back to my one and only Photoshop – I haven’t really had time to sit down and work through a decent photoshop tutorial for some time, so one of my goals is to get back to doing an edit a day. Photoshop Tutorials can be time consuming though, depending on what you’re making or learning.

This particular tutorial is by Chris Spooner, and his website is a particular favourite of mine for learning Graphic Design techniques and for great design assets. He also regularly updates his blog with unique discounted assets for designers from websites he frequently uses so you know you’re getting quality content for a fraction of the price.

My focus has slowly turned more and more to designing posters and working with typography. I really liked the look of this poster, so I learned how to make it via Chris’ YouTube channel:

And here’s the finished product. I was quite happy with the result:

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Website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ILUQXEKADI

Time: 1 hour

Level: Intermediate

Comment: Chris is an excellent tutor, although he does seem to work pretty quickly, so you might have to do a bit of pausing to keep up with him. His tutorials are well made and easily understood, and a huge bonus is that he provides most of the assets you need to make what you’re creating in the tutorial. Like most designers, Chris also uses a lot of stock images which are not always free, unfortunately. You can probably find replacement assets for free online if you know where to look (various websites like Pixabay and Pixelbuddha usually have what you’ll need

Rating: 10/10

More The Rise of Skywalker Promo images – Kylo Ren love!

As you can well imagine, I am in Star Wars heaven, to be honest. All of these new images are just fueling my creativity into overdrive, and I just can’t keep up with it all! On top of that, it’s also TFF week with sales happening in my city as well! This is a big deal for a Star Wars fan living in my part of the world. We don’t tend to get much of the Star Wars merchandise here, so I’ll be happy to get whatever I can in the midnight sales.

Here’s an edit I just finished, and I think it’s one of the nicest ones I have done in a while (I don’t always like the edits I do). I added the red colouring to the bottom of Kylo’s cape to represent the dark side and I wanted to give the effect that it was “bleeding” out of Kylo. I don’t know if I achieved it, but I think it looks good! I only wish I had an artist to credit the image to, but so far, Google images are coming up blank.

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And another quick edit I did yesterday. I took the original image and tried to make it look like a cartoon to match the quote which is taken from the latest Kylo Ren comic Age of Resistance – Kylo Ren. I kinda like this one too!

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So much TRoS Star Wars goodness!

I might need to split this post into two because there has been a huge release of new images for The Rise of Skywalker including character posters for The Knights of Ren, Rey and Kylo Ren.

Here are a few of the animations and edits I’ve created today. This first one is cool looking but was originally blue and I changed it to red (because red is the First Order colour and also synonymous with the dark side of the force). Someone mentioned on Instagram that they originally made it blue because of the supposed “Bendemption” that many fans think will happen in the new film. I’ve read all the spoilers and leaks and let’s just say “anything is possible” at this stage but I’m sticking with red!

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The next image was originally coloured and I changed the entire image so that the blue would have more of a contrast in the animation. I also symbolise Rey as “water” and Kylo Ren as “fire” in the elements:

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Kylo Ren companion piece to the Rey one above. I also wanted the red to appear as if it was bleeding in the animation, did I manage to pull it off? I am not sure…

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Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker Cover October 2019

So I was a little premature when I blogged about the Star Wars Cover showing only the First Order and Kylo Ren. As it turns out there is actually two sides to the image, the other of course being Rey and The Resistance.

I was also wrong in saying that it was a Star Wars Insider cover – it’s not. Nobody really knows what this cover art is for, some are saying for an Advent Calendar of some sort because it had the words “Merry Christmas” across the top of it.

I took the original image I found on Reddit and cleaned it all up, removed the text and now it actually doesn’t look half bad. The original image looked strange with markings all over it and numbers in random places:

Here’s my edit:

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It still looks like it has been cropped from a larger image but I haven’t seen that anywhere online as yet but when I do, I’ll be sure to update my blog!

 

Kylo Ren on the latest Cover of Star Wars Insider Magazine!

This is the first update I read this morning coming from Carl Milner’s blog for The Rise of Skywalker cover art and it’s magnificent.

Of course I had to create a textless version because it was so easy and because I wanted to:

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What I love about this poster is that it showcases the dark side of the force, the new look Kylo Ren along with the Knights of Ren and the new TIE fighters which we really haven’t had a lot of coverage of. You can clearly see Kylo Ren’s helmet with the dark red cracks showing through and the new Daggar type TIE fighter which is pretty awesome! I love this poster, it’s actually one of my favourites now for The Rise of Skywalker.

Here’s the original just in case anyone wanted to see it:

New! Star Wars Insider: The Rise Of Skywalker Cover Art