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Design Challenge #2: Create Star Wars-Themed Fan Art


Last month we kicked off the first Psdtuts+ Design Challenge by asking our readers to create a new animal species using a variety of Photoshop techniques. This month, we decided to mix things up and celebrate the announcement of a new Star Wars movie in 2015 by asking our readers to produce some Star Wars fan art and share it with our community on Google+.

Star Wars fans were recently stunned to hear that not only would Disney would be purchasing the rights to the Star Wars franchise but also be releasing Episode VII in 2015. In addition, we have also heard rumors that much of the original cast will return to star in the films but also that they will be releasing several spinoffs featuring many of our favorite characters.

To celebrate these exciting announcements, we want you to create your own Star Wars fan art. You can use any Photoshop technique that you want. This includes digital painting, photo manipulation, 3D, matte painting, and even typography. All we ask is that you be creative and have fun.

What is a Design Challenge?

Each month, we will challenge you to put your Photoshop skills to the test by creating art inspired by that month's theme. At the end of each challenge, we may feature your submissions on our website and possibly discuss them in a Google+ Hangout.

This Month's Challenge

This month we want you to create Star Wars-Themed Fan Art. Feel free to use a wide range of techniques such as photo manipulation, digital painting, illustration, matte painting, 3D, or even typography to create your artwork.

What to Create?

We want you to be as creative as possible when you are creating your artwork for this month’s challenge. So try to have as much fun as possible with this project. Below, we have included a bit of inspiration to help you get started.

Star Wars Fan Art
Yoda vs Lil Dude Darth Vader
Star Wars Fan Art
Star wars Boba Fett
Star Wars Fan Art
Inverse Dun Moch
Star Wars Fan Art
Star Wars 2


  • Use your creativity to create some Star Wars-themed fan art in Photoshop.
  • You are free to use any style or technique to create your work including but not limited to: photo manipulation, digital painting, illustration, 3D, matte painting, or typography.
  • When you submit your entry, tell the community a bit about the piece. Why did you create it? What does it portray? Tell us anything that you think we would find interesting.
  • If you use any third-party assets (including stock photography), make sure that you have the rights to do so. You can find free resources on sites like the stock.xchng, PhotoDune, 123rf, or any other legitimate stock photography website.
  • If you use stock photography, cite your sources so that everyone can see the photos that you used.
  • Avoid using images that are violent or offensive.

How To Submit

  • To submit your artwork, join the Psdtuts+ Community on Google+ and upload your artwork to the wall.
  • Include links to all the stock photography that you used so that we can see how your work came together.
  • Tag your post with the Google+ Hashtag #psdtutsdc.
  • You may submit unlimited entries to this challenge.
  • Submissions must be received by Tuesday, April 16, 2013.


  • By submitting your artwork, we (Envato) don’t make any claims of ownership. The artwork is yours to do whatever you want with.
  • You grant us permission to publish your artwork on other sites in our network as well as our social media profile pages.
  • You also understand that we may reference your submission later on, and critique it for educational purposes.
  • This is not a contest. No prizes will be awarded.
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