Star Wars: making it simple
The biggest problem with the Hildebrandt poster is reducing the number of colors to a point where there aren’t a bajillion little pieces and hundreds of colors of fabric. Lucky me, my dad has some good Photoshop skills and came up with a method to take care of that! He started by doing Luke and Leia’s clothing, which has the most shading of anything in the picture.
- Eye-dropper the lightest, darkest, and two “in-between” colors
- Gaussian blur at .5 pixels
- Save as a .GIF with a custom palette (and a few other settings)
I could TOTALLY try this out on a small scale using the width of my appliqué fusible, which is about 20″ wide (I think) by printing it sideways on a few pieces of printer paper and taping them together.
Finding the right colors should be a snap with this method, too. I hit up ConnectingThreads.com, one of my favorite quilt-shopping sites, and easily found four colors to match:
This is super-exciting! I have a few other projects that need to be finished before I tackle this, but it might be fun to play with just a little piece of this, say Leia’s skirt, but a project of this scale will probably take me about a year to finish