Cara, my sweet lovely cara. You used to have gimp right? how the hell did you do the giveaways gifs there cuz i wanna make a gif but idek how to start *insert frustrated gif here*
hahaha well, with those two gifs I was lucky because they were already made, but then I added the captions to it.
that’s the easiest way because making gifs in gimp is really time consuming.
Okay so these are the following steps of how I made gifs:
1. You must have VLC Player, download here if you do not.
2. After you have VLC installed, make sure you have whatever video you want to gif either downloaded or owned (you can use Keepvid to download videos from youtube)
3. Open up the video you want in VLC
4. Move your cursor to the scene you want to gif
5. Go to VlC, preferences
6. Then go to Hotkeys and make sure you have/know the shortcut for your “Next frame” action. I have mine set to the letter e and click save
7. Next go to VLC, Preferences again
8. Select Video and then choose/make a folder where you will be able to find the frames for your gif and click save
9. After you all have that all set up, go back to your video
10. Go to Video and then Click Snapshot and that will be the first frame of your gif
11. Next press your hotkey for your “next frame” we set up before and it will take you to your next frame of the video. Before taking another snapshot of this picture I reccommend skipping one or two frames so that your eventual gif won’t be so huge in frames and files
12. After you get through all the frames you want, open them up in GIMP
- If you want to edit the color/exposure/whatever of each frame you have to open them up individually and edit them individually. To make sure they all have the same setting, I create a preset under every single setting that I edit and name it so I will be able to use it for the next frame
- If you don’t care about the color or whatever open up your frames by going to File/Open as Layers and then select your frames you want (Note: If you’ve edited the coloring of each individual frame this is the next step you must take)
- I press control and then click on all the ones I want, then click open
12. Then your frames are layers
13. Next go to Filters/Animation/Playback and watch your image to see if you like it
14. To make the graphic smaller so it’ll upload, you know change the image size and canvas size some, Optimize for GIF or Difference (Under the animation tab) I don’t know which is better, change your the colors of your GIF to indexed
and you can also upload your GIF to the site GIFMagic and click optimize and then select one of your gifs that is optimized small enough that’ll upload to Tumblr or wherever you want it
Eventually you get something like this:
See? It’s a horribly long process. I hate it. There’s so much that can go wrong and does go wrong ugh.
But there you go!
I know a lot of Windows users use KMPlayer, but I have a mac, so I couldn’t use that and so I don’t know how the whole set up goes with getting screenshots from that, so you might want to look up a tutorial for that if you have a Windows computer.
I’m really bad at explaining things, especially when they’re as complicated as this. I hope this helps.
GIMP: Vibrating GIF Tutorial
Before we start, I use GIMP 2.6.11 so if you use the older versions it’s okay but some of my tools might not be in yours. Like the airbrush. But we don’t need that brush here. Also make sure your “Channels Paths Undo Layers - Brushes Patterns Gradients” Window is open. If it’s not, go to Windows and open it.
This is my first tutorial so just message me in my ask box if you don’t understand something. Well, here goes.
1. Okay first, you take just any photo you like and paste/open it on GIMP. Here’s Mine: (I got it from http://nickiminajbarbies.com/)
If you look closely on my finished product I cut the part with the guy’s shirt but you can leave it if you like.
Also, I edited the photo (Made it darker etc.) but if you want you can just leave it as it is.
2. Duplicate (right click layer > duplicate) the first layer (which is the original photo) then move it to the left (click the photo then use your arrow keys) five times. Then duplicate the first layer again and move it to the right five times too.
3. Change the opacity of the 2nd and 3rd layer, which is the one we moved to the left and right five times, to 30% opacity.
4. Merge the 2nd layer first, to the 1st layer, then merge the 3rd one to the 1st layer too. (Right click the layer > Merge Down) Now you have only 1 layer. that looks a little blurry but don’t worry! It should look a little something like this:
5. Now paste your original photo again and click Ctrl + Shift + N to make a new layer. Leave the first layer there first and don’t touch it. We’ll be working on the second one now.
6. Do the exact same with steps 2, 3, and 4, except instead of moving the layer five times, move it only 3 times. It should look like this:
7. Now paste your original photo again and Ctrl + Shift + N.
8. Duplicate the 2nd layer and drag the duplicate layer as the first one (on top of the 3rd one).
9. Just go to Filters > Animation > Playback to watch your animation and if your finished product looks like mine, then your done! Just click File > Save As. And it’s important that you save it as animation and do NOT convert it to greyscale unless you want it black & white.
I know it looks oily but thats normal. GIMP just does that i don’t really know why… You can tweak with it if you want like instead of moving the 2nd layer 5 times, you can move it seven. Or instead of having 4 frames you can have 5. Just get creative with it ;)
Requested by rowlingandpotter.
Open up a new file and choose the desired dimensions. I usually keep the height and width 500 px or under because it looks best on Tumblr.
Find, copy, and paste the picture you want.
Click the Free Select Tool. When you’ve done that, if you like, you could select feather edges and change the radius. I like to keep it at 2.2 because that way, if I don’t select perfectly, it’s not jagged, but it’s not obviously feathered.
Now that you’ve selected the free select tool, draw an outline around what you want to select (in this case, it’s the Doctor and Donna). I did a kind of rough outline, but it will work for this tutorial.
Right click, go down to “Select,” click “Invert.” Now what’s selected is everything but the Doctor and Donna, so then you would cut. Go down to “Select,” click “Invert” again, and now right click, go to “Select,” click “Float.” Now, go to “Layer,” click “Scale layer,” and scale the layer down to the appropriate size.
To change the coloring, click “Colors” and click “Color Balance.” Adjust the colors to where you want them, then click “OK.” If you’d like to change Brightness and Contrast, you can find that under “Colors” as well.
Now to the…interesting part.
I found all of the pictures I wanted to use of David and Catherine ahead of time. Now I’m choosing two out of the ones I’ve found to make a part of the background.
Open a new file (500x500 is perfectly okay, this new file is only to edit these pictures so they can be pasted into the actual graphic).
Okay, now I pasted a picture of Catherine into this new file and chose the “Ellipse Select Tool.”
Now copy and paste into the actual graphic.
Scale the layer down to the appropriate size, move the layer to where you want it, and then I went to “Colors” and clicked “Desaturate.”
Now copy and paste the other picture into the extra file you opened (NOT the graphic). Use the Ellipse Select Tool again and select using the same dimensions as the first ellipse selection.
Copy and paste the selection into your graphic, and do the same thing as last time. Scale the layer to the appropriate size, and put it where you want it to be (I desaturated this one as well).
Now, you need to create however many layers you need. I need 4 layers (I accidentally made five in this picture, but I need four.)
Click the eye icon beside each frame so that you can see the frame you’re working on. (If you’d like to rename the frames instead of seeing “Background,” “Background copy,” etc. you can right click and click “Edit Layer Attributes.”) Anyway, I clicked the eye icon of the 3rd and 4th frame so that you can’t see them. Make sure you click on the second frame so it’s selected.
Okay, so, remember how I added those two desaturated pictures of Catherine and David?
Okay, well, you’re going to do it again.
This time, one picture at a time.
I scaled the new picture to the exact same size as the desaturated pictures that you see there. I put it right on top of the picture of David to where you couldn’t see it anymore.
Now, if you already anchored the layer of the new picture, you’ll need to undo until it’s selected again. Once it’s selected, copy it. Click the visibility icon for Frame 3 so you can see Frame 3, then select frame 3 and paste the copied image into Frame 3 in the exact same spot as it is in Frame 2.
(No picture for the above.)
OKAY. Now! I got another picture of David and pasted it into the graphic. I scaled it down to the same size as the other desaturated images and put it right on top of the original Catherine picture.
Now for the last frame!
Click the visibility icon and select Frame 5.
In frame 5, I’m adding two new pictures at once. You still do it the same exact way.
Now, to view the animation, go to “Filters,” then “Animation,” and then click “Playback.”
It will go really fast, so to slow it down, you can right click on each frame and click “Edit Layer Attributes.” To change the speed, put “(450ms)” at the end of the Frame title. Do this to every layer. Then “Playback” again and see if it’s the speed you want.
(You can do any speed. 100ms, 200ms, 300, and so on. 450ms is just the speed my gif/graphic is.)
Now, to save it, go to “Image,” “Mode,” “Indexed.” Make the maximum number of colors 256. And make the color dithering “Positioned.”
Click “Save As,” type in your desired file name, and at the end of the file name put “.gif” Click “Save.” Now a window will pop up, and you need to make sure you click “Save as Animation.” Then click “Export.”
Another window will pop up, just click “Save.”
And here’s the end result!
So…yeah! There you have it! I really really hope I helped. I’ve never done a tutorial before, and I’m worried I might have worded it all wrong. >.< I hope it isn’t too confusing. D:
(Also, when you make a gif, it has to be under 500KB to be able to upload it to Tumblr, so always check your file size.)
Twin Manips: A GIMP Tutorial
An anon asked me how I make twin manips in GIMP, and while I tried to explain, it’s kind of hard to do without visuals. So I decided it would be best to write a tutorial. I don’t think I’m any kind of expert and there’s probably a better way to do it, but I hope you find my tutorial helpful. I’m going to show you how to make manips like this:
So, without further ado, the tutorial is beneath the cut.
Text Tutorial #2
Tutorial for GIMP but I’m sure that photoshop has the same way.
Please like this post if you find this tutorial helpful :)
Tutorial: How to brighten/sharpen images (in GIMP)!
This is a requested tutorial on how to brighten images and sharpen them.
Left side: Before || Right side: After
Things you’ll need:
A HQ image (LQ is fine too, but harder)
Today I’m using the lovely Sansa from A Game of Thrones. (And unfortunately, tumblr doesn’t upload in HQ when making a text post- bear with me).
can you please tell me how to do those tumblr collages? or an app for ipod/iphone for doing it please ):
Some tutorials other people made:
Texture resource packs for the graphics that say “u suck” inside a heart in a scribbly font etc as provided by:
sorry dunno about apps I think people do it free hand?
yay youths of tumblr/the world
How to make a blurred gif using GIMP
Choose your image
Duplicate the layer
Keep it on the top layer.
Go up to filters and down to blur
Click Motion blur
After it is finished go to Filters > Animation > Playback… and watch to make sure it is how you want it.
If it is good, go up to File > Export
Then you will name it
MAKE SURE TO CHANGE .JPG OR ANYTHING ELSE TO .GIF
Go down to export
And you’re done.