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How to Change Clothing Color

How to Change Clothing Color

Step 1

Open you image on gimp. I’m going to use this image:

So I want to make the blue part of the clothing into a lightish-medium pink. I’m going to set my foreground color to ff5e84.

First make a new layer (make sure the type is Transparency). Get your brush tool and and pick the medium soft brush (2. Hardness 075). Now go over the parts you want to change. 

Step 2

When you are done set the layer mode to Hue. 

I actually want mine a lighter color so I’m going to duplicate my layer and change the mode to Addition. I’m going to lower the opacity to 17% (anything between 15 and 25% is good though). 

And that’s it!

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queen-dudebabe  asked:

Do you have any good websites/software for animation? For gifs and things of the like??

For making your own animations? There’s a few ways, it depends on your set-up!

First I’ll talk about digital animation.

Photoshop and GIMP are two general programs that natively support animation.

Since they’re not geared for animation, I wouldn’t actually recommend using them unless you already use those programs as your main workspace.

Photoshop supports animation better than GIMP from CS3 extended and all CS# versions after that.
Just go to Window > Timeline to get the timeline up. There’s two different timeline modes, can optimise it for frame by frame animation by following the steps here, and for timeline mode here.

GIMP is more complicated than that, it uses the names and orders of the layers to make your animations. You can read how to use it for animation on their site here and here.

Now, if you don’t work in either of these two programs, there’s a couple other options.

You can continue working in your usual art program and save your frames as PNGs and preview the animation using meaconscientia’s SAI Animation Assistant.

It was made to work with SAI in mind but honestly any program can save things as PNGs so you can use it with anything.

You can then use a program like UnFREEz to compile these frames when you’re finished.

Or alternatively, if you have the money or the means, you can pick up an animation specific program.

Adobe Flash is one of the best known animation programs. I’m not too keen on vector based programs, but there’s no harm in giving the trial a go if you’ve not used it before.

TVPaint is a raster based animation program, it’s quite expensive but if you’re a student it’s much more affordable. The demo version allows you access to all the features, but you cannot save.

It’s set up for a french keyboard so the shortcuts are a little unusual, but you can change those.

It took me a while to figure out how it works but there’s a blog here on tumblr specially for TVPaint beginners, tvpaintanimation.

There’s also a few big name programs I’ve no experience with, like Toon Boom Animate and Anime Studio. Again, they’re vector based so they’ve never appealed to me ;;

Now if you’re a traditional artist, you’ll want to get yourself a light table or box of some description.

You can make your own from like an old lamp, or you can buy one. This is just so you can get the onionskinning effect when working traditionally - it will allow you to see your previous frame when you’re drawing.

You can then compile the frames in photoshop, you can see how in the post that explains how to optimise photoshop for frame by frame animation.

You can also use UnFREEz for this. It’s just something to compile the frames together is all.