Kylo Ren The Force Awakens/The Last Jedi Edits

I created some of these edits and GIFs a while ago but I decided to do something different with them.

Here’s one with text on a path:


Here’s a GIF with a the image above as an overlay:


And the newest version of this image still as motion art

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Darth Maul Edit Art by thetechromancer on DeviantArt

A quick edit before I finish off my other Rey and Luke composite edit, here’s a beautiful piece by thetechromancer on DeviantArt with a little animation by me.

What do you reckon?

Original art:


My edit:


And the very subtle animation:

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Kylo Ren Wallpaper transformed into Motion Art

I found this awesome wallpaper of Kylo Ren while browsing the internet for Star Wars content and I just fell in love with it so I decided to animate it for my “Edit A Day” project. I actually really like how it came out, too.

What do you think?

Here’s the original high definition image:


And the animated version:

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Rey and Kylo Ren Edits completed

Going back to my first edit, I wanted to replicate a graphic I saw on Pinterest and see how close I could come to recreating the effect in Photoshop.

I finally decided on the companion graphic for the Kylo Ren one I made the other day and here it is: Rey of Jakku


And the final Kylo Ren edit:


Completed Kylo Ren Edit – An Edit a Day

So I played around with the original edit I did for Kylo Ren yesterday, and I’m pleased with how the image came out in the other edit, but I think these new dimensions look pretty good. I might still create a quotation edit later with the original image.


I am working on a companion edit for Kylo as well which I hope to have done tomorrow 🙂

Kylo Ren Edit – Using Brushes!

I have not had much practice using brushes in Photoshop and I don’t know why I have never really bothered until now because brushes are awesome fun! So playing around with layers, colour and typography for this image took me some time. I tried to replicate something I found on Pinterest but I couldn’t find the exact font type and had to make due with one that I thought was close to the font used in the image.

Here’s the image I tried to replicate:


And I created a composite from an old Adam Driver image from The Force Awakens table read and combined that with text and a swish of colour using brushes:


There are obvious differences, mostly the text and I’m thinking the text used in the original image is made by the designer, I couldn’t find any fonts closer to it than the one I used. I think the “swish” of red across Adam Driver’s face really makes the text stand out. Now all I have to do is figure out some words to go along side it and maybe resize it a little.

To be continued…

Star Wars – The Rise of Skywalker Edits

I’ve been a little unfocused recently and I don’t know why I am so distracted but I think it’s because I’ve spent quite a few hours reading and watching tutorials and I’m feeling a little overwhelmed. That said, after watching a video clip on Adobe Create, I’ve been reinspired to create something. I think the part of the process I am struggling with is the planning of the project and trying to make what is in my head a reality. I struggle with that quite a bit I think.

I watched this video clip with Lisa Carney who is now my new hero. She is currently a graphic design retoucher who works in the entertainment industry which is exactly where I want to go with my design work. It’s really my dream job to do what she does. And she has had years of experience and I’ve had zip. This is also an obstacle I must overcome and probably the biggest one I will encounter, lacking the work experience to start working as a designer.

In the meantime I am still learning in Photoshop and came up with these at the end of it. What do you think?

This is the initial image I used to create the rest: I created this in photoshop first – Kylo Ren


And Rey:


And I took these background images and went through multiple changes creating in photoshop:

Kylo Ren 2 of 3


And the final image 3  of 3:


And Rey 2 of 3


And 3 of 3