January 04, 2009

Mo’ betta Star Wars text

Adobe’s Russell Brown has one-upped (ten-upped?) my suggestions for creating Star Wars crawl-style text in Photoshop.  He’s created a video demo that shows off the whole process and adds some new twists.


Previously: Russell did something similar with my 12 Tips for Photoshop Text, producing a demo that busts out the tip list to 16.

Posted by John Nack at 10:51 AM on January 04, 2009


  • Mark Thomas — 11:46 PM on January 04, 2009

    I haven’t been following this Star Wars crawl thread too closely, but has anybody gone straight to the source and asked John Knoll how he does it? He personally did the scrolls for each of the three prequels.

  • rich — 5:46 PM on January 05, 2009

    Wikipedia says there’s info on that in The Phantom Menace DVD commentary. There’s long been a number of ways to do this in After Effects and Premiere, and now Flash and Photoshop. Here’s one in AE:
    John Knoll did some projects like the one pictured on the cover of “Industrial Light and Magic: Into the Digital Realm” on a Mac with Adobe products and Electric Image.

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