Don’t get mad at me, but I’ve actually never seen the entire Star Wars movie, or err, set of movies? (I’ve been on Star Tours at Disneyland like 600 times, so that’s sort of the same thing, right?) Even so, I know a cool Photoshop video when I see one, and the following timelapse is pretty amazing, even if you’re not a Star Wars fan.
Photographer Tanya Musgrave was asked by one of her clients to do a fun Star Wars themed image with one of his wedding photos on his wedding day. Musgrave, who “dabbles a bit in Photoshop as a hobby,” had planned on experimenting with infrared photography (which accounts for the very wide shot in the before picture below and why the clients were placed directly in front of the sun) with her newly converted Canon 7D. The bride was to hold a gun and the groom, a light saber. Other than that, there was no other plan. When the infrared images didn’t work out as hoped, the shots Musgrave happened to take via her Canon 5D Mark III were used. The results:
Turning a tree-lined park into the snowy planet of Hoth was no easy feat, especially not for a photographer who claims her Photoshop skills are basic. The following video is a 12-hour timelapse of Musgrave transporting her newlywed couple into a Hoth battle scene. Musgrave used the paintbrush with masks which “was the best [she] could do.” Musgrave tells us, “I’ve since been informed of refine edge and channel selection for next time—Mind. Blown. I can’t wait to cut those 12 hours in half.” The 12 hours didn’t include her “slamming her head on her desk,” (that’s how I feel when working with Photoshop, too).
Musgrave is the first to admit that she’s still learning and loves incorporating the pop culture into her work. She’s gotten inquiries from all around the world and already has her next “fun” project planned. Can’t wait to see it. To follow Tanya Musgrave, make sure you check out her website here.