Mod: It’s pretty simple really. What you do is go to Google images
And you’ll see this
You click that little camera and you’ll see this
Once that comes up, just copy paste the URL or upload the image from the other tab you see there. Soon enough, you’ll find the source.
Let me find an example
See how this is unsourced?
Just right click on it and click on “Copy image URL”
Once you do that, go back to here and paste
Then click “Search by image” and you’ll see something like this
Sometimes you’ll see something automatically put into the search bar, but that’s ok. But sometimes it’s completely irrelevant to the image, so you can take out part of it or just retype it and press enter and everything will be fine.
See? Just fine. Now to try and find the image. Most images are from deviantart, so stick to that first before going to pixiv or tumblr. Weheartit, polyvore, pinterest, imgur, and instagram are not sources (sometimes instagram but most of the time they’re just screenshots that have been filtered).
And there ya go! See, it was on the first page too. Sometimes it’s a few pages down, but most of the time it’s within the first three.
Then you go to the image that’s there. After making sure that’s the picture, and that it’s one that the person actually made (on occasion people on deviantart just upload art that isn’t theirs. I’ve encountered that a few times. Just inform the original artist and report the art thief). Once all is good, copy one of two links. The one at the top in the URL bar, or the one that you see beneath the details of the image that goes along the lines of “http://fave.me/——-“
Then you go back to the unsourced art (I tend to save them in my drafts in case I make a mistake). Highlight “Source” and then click on that insert link button (it looks kinda like an 8 or infinity sign)
Paste the link and then press “insert link.” I generally check off the little box to be considerate to other users in case they were checking out something on their blog.
Once you see that’s underlined and that those two little icons are glowing, all is well. That means the link was included.
Then you can chose whether or not to save the draft or post it or add to queue or anything else. I post tend to post after I source, but everyone is different, so do whatever floats your boat.
TADA!~ It has been done. You can even ask the person to source it, but they generally don’t do it. And if you ever see your own art put up, just go to https://www.tumblr.com/dmca and you can report the person for putting up your work without the source. Tumblr will also take it down along with all the reblogs.
The process is actually really quick, like 30 seconds to a minute or so, the tutorial just took a while to make.
So there you go! I hope you enjoyed the tutorial.