Star Wars Edits – Kylo Ren Art by Unknown

I found this Kylo Ren art piece when I was trying to find images for Pinterest and I decided I liked it so much I would animate it. The style reminds me a lot of Venamis (Eli Hyder) on Instagram but it doesn’t look like it’s his so I have no idea who to credit this art to… I tried reverse images searches using several search engines and came up blank. I tried to make out the signature, it looks like NianTu but I didn’t want to credit incorrectly 🙁

Here’s the art in question:

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And here is my animated edit which I saved from a different website before I had found the image above. Looks like someone cropped out the artist’s name 😡

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Sith Code Redesign – Final (finally)

After further deliberation over the colours mainly, the font and colour for the font, I came to the conclusion that the lighter Red may fit well with the palette, but it did not do anything positive for the poster as a whole. So I completely ditched the bright red for a much darker red named Red Oxide via Name That Color. This is the final palette for the poster:

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And here is the final animated poster (with firey sparkly background)

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And without (because I couldn’t decide which one I liked more)

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What do you think? Do you like one more than the other and if so, why? I’d be keen to hear your thoughts, friends 🙂

Star Wars GIF – The Sith Code

I came across a really nice pic on Etsy that gave me the idea to animate this Sith Code image. The Sith Code in essence is much like the Jedi Code in structure (actually, it’s the opposite really). Darth Bane founded the Sith Code (if you’ve played SWTOR or you’ve read about the Old Republic, you’ll know who Darth Bane is):

One to embody power, the other to crave it.” The Rule of Two was the principle upon which the Order of the Sith Lords was founded. It was created by Darth Bane, a Dark Lord and member of the Brotherhood of Darkness.

Here is the image (which I have edited as the red colouring needed to be more prominent for the GIF to look good)

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And the GIF:

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Inside Photoshop Part II – Merging two GIFs into one

Hello friends! So I’m almost at the end of my 10 day holiday from my day job, and I’ve spent quite a lot of this spare time reading and learning and even re-learning some techniques I had forgotten how to use or how to execute.

Learning, in general, can be a task for some but I’ve discovered what works for me and it may work for you, too. Perseverance is key to learning new things if you want to learn you have to keep hacking away at it until you eventually find yourself at the top of that mountain. I have this very stubborn streak that seems to kick in when I least expect. For instance, learning how to layer a GIF inside another GIF was something I learned years ago when I was using photoshop all the time, but it was a technique I had forgotten because I just never used it again.

I usually start with a quick google search online to see if there is anything relevant to what I want to learn. And then I keep searching until I get to the clip I want to watch or to the article I want to read (finding the right information again is a task in and of itself, and you just have to keep looking)

Once I have the information I can use I take that advice to my Photoshop task and try to apply it (well, it’s more like I hack away at it until I learn how to do it). This may seem like a very unruly way to go about it, but it works. Two days ago I didn’t know how to put a GIF inside a GIF, and the silliest thing is it’s so easy once you learn the technique (or re-learn in my case).

GIF one:

 

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GIF two (before edits)

 

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Final GIFs:

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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

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

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And GIF two:

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Star Wars Edits – KYLO REN FIRST ORDER

I originally started making this edit as a static image but then I started to play around with the opacity and the blending and this GIF was born 🤣 As you can see, I am still working on making selections from static images and using bold background images to catch the eye.  I really like this image of Kylo Ren and I’ve used it multiple times in edits before this one. Continue reading → Star Wars Edits – KYLO REN FIRST ORDER

Star Wars Edit – The Light, The Dark and The Balance

I was thinking about the light side the dark side and the balance when I made this GIF. I was actually prompted by something I saw on Tumblr, but I can’t remember what now 😦 Sometimes my ideas for GIFs or edits come from other people’s work and other times, my ideas come from everyday life – movies, people, conversations, an ad I might see on the street, basically anywhere. Creativity IS everywhere if you just take the time to look! I am finding this is definitely true for me.

The GIF is nothing great, I just edited some HD quality images and sequenced them together on a timeline in Photoshop. I didn’t even want to create a GIF with these images initially and I put the edit away thinking I was done with it and picked it up again yesterday and voila! A new GIF was made 🙂

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I decided to leave it without my watermark on it. If people are gonna claim it as their own, meh I can always prove it if I have to and besides, while I hate not getting credit for stuff I create, at least I know my GIFs are good enough that someone wants to claim them as their own 🤣🤣😂