all of these looked better in photoshop

anonymous asked:

sorry to bother you, but do you have any tutorials you would recconmend when it comes to making gifs or edits? i wanna learn how to work better with photoshop ( i have cc ) but i'm getting a little overwhelmed when it comes to where to begin

hi :) it’s no bother at all, i can remember when i started making gifs it was very overwhelming. when it comes to gifmaking there are countless tutorials out there. you can look through my gif tutorials tag and my psd tag. i made an extensive tutorial on how to make gifs from start to finish here. (but it’s like three years old) apart from my own i don’t really know of any specific tutorials but if you’re a beginner, this one is a great start, and if your looking for help or inspiration with colouring, you can check out this awesome tag. it i hope that helps a little bit :)

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Ships page is finally up!

Go to my blog and click Ships (shown in the first picture), then you choose one of the characters in your ship (second picture) and then there’s a list of ships. Click on the ship you’re looking for and it goes to that tag on my blog. I’m working on better icons but photoshop isnt my best skill.

I also have a page up for heroes

if you’re just trying to find any and all posts when one specific character.

I’ve got my swim trunks, and my flippie-floppies

for @legividivici, hope you like it!! <3 (ao3)


The last place Clarke expected to run into anyone she knows is the literal middle of the ocean, but the cruise ship has barely left port before she spots a familiar head of tousled curls ahead of her in the crowd.

She loses sight of him before she can get a good look, so she chalks it up to her imagination. It’s entirely possible that Bellamy is on the same cruise she is– they did, after all, both just graduate, and therefore have the same budget and scheduling constraints– but she tells herself it probably isn’t him. And that even if it is him, it’s not like they’re going to run into each other.

So of course the next day she’s on one of the decks by the pool when a shadow falls over her and his voice says, “Is this chair taken?”

Clarke pushes her sunglasses up on top of her head and wrinkles her nose at him.

“I don’t know, I my tiara really ought to have a chair of its own.”

Bellamy smirks and sits on the edge of the chair, not moving her stuff– not yet– but settling in to bicker with her. As is their custom.

She and Bellamy were RAs in the same dorm two years ago, and they had differing ideas at first about how hands-on they needed to be with their freshmen. Despite the way they picked at each other, by the end of the year they’d become reluctant allies, his calling her ‘Princess’ taking on less of a sneer and more of a teasing edge, her comebacks laced with a smile. They had each other’s backs.

But she didn’t re-up her RA contract for her senior year, and he did, and they’re not the type of friends to outright admit they miss each other, so she hasn’t seen nearly as much of him in the past couple of semesters as she would like.

“You here with Wells?”

“And Raven,” she nods. “I was saving those seats for them, but I’m pretty sure they ditched me to have tiny cabin sex.”

“O and Lincoln ditched me pretty fast too. I think they’ve all forfeited their right to a saved seat,” he grins, passing her bag back to her. The way he lounges back in the chair, skin already browning, wind ruffling his hair, he looks like something straight out of an ad. Or Clarke’s fantasies. Either one, really.

Just because she used to think he was a Class-A dick (which he is, but not in the way she thought. In the fun way.) doesn’t mean she’s never noticed how great his hands are, or how he’s got perfect hair for pulling, or how there’s probably more than one way to wipe a smirk off his face.

“Sure, make yourself at home,” she grumbles. He grins at her and pulls his shirt off, which is– honestly just so unfair.

“Don’t mind if I do.”

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I got quite a few asks about my eye color in my selfie today, mostly people going “wait what, I thought you had blue eyes not green!” so I’m bringing back these photos so you can get a better look.

Yes those are all me, no I haven’t photoshopped my eyes, they are indeed changing color from picture to picture. It is however, nothing to do with my ~emotions~, but a genetic mutation called heterochromia iridum. 

For some people that means one eye is one color, say, blue, and the other might be brown. If you punch heterochromia iridum into google image you’ll see lots of results. That’s a pretty rare form of it though, as most people seem to have only one eye affected, and it’ll usually be blue with brown markings in it, usually central (around the pupil) or sectoral (elsewhere in the iris like an outer corner)

And then there’s weird mutant bastards like me who have central and sectoral heterochromia iridum in both eyes. So while a lot of the time it looks like I have blue eyes, that’s usually because I wear a lot of blue and my eyes pick up the color.  Up until recently I used to put down “blue” for my eye color when asked but recently switched to “hazel” for my US immigration papers because their cameras kept picking up the two-tone color and didn’t match what was in the data base and the technician got fussy. What my eyes actually look from a distance is a sort of muddy hazel, until you get up close and then you are able to see the blue with shades of dark brown (central) radiating out from my pupil (again, in both eyes), with shades of lighter brown and green taking up sections of my iris like a pie chart in various different corners. I also have gold freckles somewhere in there too which eye doctors like to point out as being rather unique in someone with predominantly blue eyes, as opposed to wholly grey or brown and then make worried humming noises, but thankfully they are not cancerous so there’s that. 

So whatever I am wearing—or if my environment is particularly bright—will determine what dominant eye color stands out. So as you can see while my eyes looked green today (photo on the right) I was also in direct sunlight looking out the window, so my eyes look green. On the far left I am actually wearing black and in artificial light which means you can see the blue more clearly cause there’s nothing to interfere with it, but you can also see some of the green and light brown there too, I think. Mostly you just see my freckles :D

 The middle pic is probably my fave however cause it shows just how much whatever I am wearing can change the predominant color, cause I’m wearing purple and my eyes look almost violet, but you can also see the distinct different hues going on which is kinda neat. I’ve also only got one eyebrow penciled in cause I wanted to snap a pic before I lost the natural light but hey, worth it :)

I am indeed the main protagonist with changing eye color writing advice blogs warned you about.

100 Photography Tips - Eric Kim

I read this multiple times a week.

1. Just because someone has an expensive camera doesn’t mean that they’re a good photographer.
2. Always shoot in RAW. Always.
3. Prime lenses help you learn to be a better photographer.
4. Photo editing is an art in itself
5. The rule of thirds works 99% of the time.
6. Macro photography isn’t for everybody.
7. UV filters work just as well as lens caps.
8. Go outside and shoot photos rather than spending hours a day on photography forums.
9. Capture the beauty in the mundane and you have a winning photograph.
10. Film isn’t better than digital.
11. Digital isn’t better than film.
12. There is no “magic” camera or lens.
13. Better lenses don’t give you better photos.
14. Spend less time looking at other people’s work and more time shooting your own.
15. Don’t take your DSLR to parties.
16. Being a photographer is sexy.
17. Making your photos b/w doesn’t automatically make them “artsy”
18. People will always discredit your work if you tell them you “photoshop” your images. Rather, tell them that you process them in the “digital darkroom”.
19. You don’t need to take a photo of everything.
20. Have at least 2 backups of all your images. Like they say in war, two is one, one is none.
21. Ditch the neck strap and get a handstrap.
22. Get closer when taking your photos, they often turn out better.
23. Be a part of a scene while taking a photo; not a voyeur.
24. Taking a photo crouched often make your photos look more interesting.
25. Worry less about technical aspects and focus more on compositional aspects of photography.
26. Tape up any logos on your camera with black gaffers tape- it brings a lot less attention to you.
27. Always underexpose by 2/3rds of a stop when shooting in broad daylight.
28. The more photos you take, the better you get.
29. Don’t be afraid to take several photos of the same scene at different exposures, angles, or apertures.
30. Only show your best photos.
31. A point-and-shoot is still a camera.
32. Join an online photography forum.
33. Critique the works of others.
34. Think before you shoot.
35. A good photo shouldn’t require explanation (although background information often adds to an image). *
36. Alcohol and photography do not mix well.
37. Draw inspiration from other photographers but never worship them.
38. Grain is beautiful.
39. Ditch the photo backpack and get a messenger bag. It makes getting your lenses and camera a whole lot easier.
40. Simplicity is key.
41. The definition of photography is: “painting with light.” Use light in your favor.
42. Find your style of photography and stick with it.
43. Having a second monitor is the best thing ever for photo processing.
44. Silver EFEX pro is the best b/w converter.
45. Carry your camera with you everywhere. Everywhere.
46. Never let photography get in the way of enjoying life.
47. Don’t pamper your camera. Use and abuse it.
48. Take straight photos.
49. Shoot with confidence.
50. Photography and juxtaposition are best friends.
51. Print out your photos big. They will make you happy.
52. Give your photos to friends.
53. Give them to strangers.
54. Don’t forget to frame them.
55. Costco prints are cheap and look great.
56. Go out and take photos with (a) friend(s).
57. Join a photo club or start one for yourself.
58. Photos make great presents.
59. Taking photos of strangers is thrilling.
60. Candid>Posed.
61. Natural light is the best light.
62. 35mm (on full frame) is the best “walk-around” focal length.
63. Don’t be afraid to bump up your ISO when necessary.
64. You don’t need to always bring a tripod with you everywhere you go (hell, I don’t even own one).
65. It is always better to underexpose than overexpose.
66. Shooting photos of homeless people in an attempt to be “artsy” is exploitation.
67. You will find the best photo opportunities in the least likely situations.
68. Photos are always more interesting with the human element included.
69. You can’t “photoshop” bad images into good ones.
70. Nowadays everybody is a photographer.
71. You don’t need to fly to Paris to get good photos; the best photo opportunities are in your backyard.
72. People with DSLRS who shoot portraits with their grip pointed downwards look like morons.
73. Cameras as tools, not toys.
74. In terms of composition, photography and painting aren’t much different.
75. Photography isn’t a hobby- it’s a lifestyle.
76. Make photos, not excuses.
77. Be original in your photography. Don’t try to copy the style of others.
78. The best photographs tell stories that begs the viewer for more.
79. Any cameras but black ones draw too much attention.
80. The more gear you carry around with you the less you will enjoy photography.
81. Good self-portraits are harder to take than they seem.
82. Laughter always draws out peoples’ true character in a photograph.
83. Don’t look suspicious when taking photos- blend in with the environment.
84. Landscape photography can become dull after a while.
85. Have fun while taking photos.
86. Never delete any of your photos.
87. Be respectful when taking photos of people or places.
88. When taking candid photos of people in the street, it is easier to use a wide-angle than a telephoto lens.
89. Travel and photography are the perfect pair.
90. Learn how to read a histogram.
91. A noisy photo is better than a blurry one.
92. Don’t be afraid to take photos in the rain.
93. Learn how to enjoy the moment, rather than relentlessly trying to capture the perfect picture of it.
94. Never take photos on an empty stomach.
95. You will discover a lot about yourself through your photography.
96. Never hoard your photographic insight- share it with the world.
97. Never stop taking photos
98. Photography is more than simply taking photos, it is a philosophy of life
99. Capture the decisive moment
100. Write your own list.

  • The Black Fairy: The police did find evidence of what happened to Belle. I just wanted to save you and Gideon the heartbreak. Look at these pictures.
  • Gold: She took up graphic design?
  • The Black Fairy: What? No, she's traveling the world. Here she is in front of the Eiffel Tower.
  • Gold: These are all clearly terrible Photoshop jobs. Did she make these? Her teacher must be awful.
  • The Black Fairy: No! These are all real! Look how much fun she's having without you.
  • Gold: Has she been doing this for the entire time she's been away? Because these wouldn't fool anybody.
  • The Black Fairy: Apparently not.
Sebastian Stan one shot

Pairing: Sebastian Stan x reader

Warnings: none

A/N:  It’s based on this imagine

A soft touch. The makeup artist is fixing something on Sebastian’s face. He doesn’t even know why they put makeup on people’s faces if they always end up photoshopping everything. What is the point of making someone look better now if you can change everything you don’t like later? They waste so much time on those stupid things.  

Sebastian kept thinking about things like makeup just to forget, even for a second, about you.


“I’m so fed up with all of this!” you shouted not looking at him. You just couldn’t, cause it would make you weak. He makes you weak.

“Stop!”

“No, I won’t! Why do I always have to say the same thing over and over again?”

“You don’t! That’s the point!” Sebastian then chuckled nervously trying to look away. What was the point of that fight? He didn’t know. But he knew for sure that you would just scream at each other and five, maybe ten minutes later make up.

Sebastian looked at his shoes and sighed. He couldn’t get you out of his head. Not after the fight you two had. To him it seemed like you had this fight before. Not even once. You said you missed him and he knew that, but he always wanted the best for you. That’s why he would finish one job and then take another right after.

“Okay, then go make fifty movies a year so we don’t see each other at all!”

“Why are you so dramatic?”

“Because I’m the only one who wants to save this relationship!” finally you said it right to his face. Sebastian never really showed his feelings, not in a way you’d want him to.

“Who the hell told you that?! I always send you gifts when I’m away! I call you and text you all the fucking time!” with every word he stepped closer to you screaming his anger out. His face was all red and he was looking into your eyes. And that look just for a second made you scared, but even in moments like this he was your Sebastian. So you knew he would never hurt you.

“Sebastian, could you look at me for a sec?” a photographer said.  Sebastian quickly looked at the man and tried to shake all the negative thoughts off. You had a fight, so what? It happened before and it happens to everyone. It shouldn’t interfere with work. He might’ve said something wrong and maybe, just maybe, he could somehow prevent that fight. He could notice all the little hints and take a break. He could spend more time at home, without constantly traveling around the world, but he didn’t.

“Next time you tell me how much you miss me I’ll just send you a gift! I guess it helps!” did he really think his calls and gifts would make you miss him less? You wanted to see him, feel his skin, fall asleep next to him, because no matter how much time you spend on the phone, it could never replace the private moments.

Sebastian rolled his eyes and then slightly shook his head.

“You’re just so..”

“What?” you interrupted “Caring? Loving?”

“Annoying!” he sat on the couch and leaned back. He looked so tired and he really was. Sebastian couldn’t fight over the same thing again and again. At this point he just wanted get a break.

“Yeah, right. Goodbye, Sebastian”, you took your phone and headed out of the apartment, hearing Sebastian say:

“Go get some fresh air, Y/L/N”.

The door closed behind you and Sebastian stood up. He wanted to follow you but then the pride took over and he just went to the bedroom to get ready for a photo shoot.

Sebastian looked around the room: so many people were involved just to get a few nice pictures of him. It was so bizarre. After all these years of being in the industry he still could hardly understand why anyone would make such a big deal of him. He kind of felt the same way about you. He knew you loved him, but he didn’t know why. Besides being a movie star he was just a guy, nothing special. But you kept giving all your love, care and support to him saying that he was more than everything to you.

The photographer said that they were done and Sebastian rushed to the dressing room. He wanted to talk to you, to make sure you were okay. Even though he made sure it wasn’t noticed he was really upset. And you were the only one who could fix this. Yes, it took some time, but he got it. He realised: when he’s away, he’s busy, he does interviews and goes to premieres, while you have to come home every day and fall asleep in your shared bedroom. Work helps, but it’s harder for you, because you are in a place where everything reminds you of him. And that’s the life you deal with for weeks and months. Texts and calls and that’s it. You wait all this time only to get about ten days with the love of your life until he leaves again. Sebastian wanted to tell you how much he appreciated you and all the love you gave to him. He wanted to make sure you knew that he loved you even more and would do anything to make you happy. He decided to stay out of work for a while. He’d tell you all that after getting home, but until then he took his phone and sent a short text.

“I’m sorry.

I love you”

How to sharpen gifs

When I learned how to make gifs, I could not find a single damn tutorial that helped me to sharpen them. Most of them assumed I knew what to do or where things were and I never did. 

So when I offered to help a friend with it, I thought it was easier to make a post about it. I hope you enjoy!

GIF tutorial by ginnys (this is how i learned how to make gifs)

BEFORE* 

AFTER*

*this is still a gif sharpening tutorial. I posted pictures because I’m using this gif on my soon to be posted gifset.

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how 2 practise drawing people by tracing: a tutorial

because turning het couples into girls kissing is my new favourite hobby, i thought i’d do a small tutorial to promote this practise. don’t @ me about tracing either, it’s a great way to learn.

step 1: choose your reference image
step 2: choose a light background for your drawing

-> cover the reference photo with your bg and reduce the opacity to ~50%.
-> you can make it dark later, but using a light bg makes it easier to see the reference image underneath
step 3: trace
-> i find it looks better to use a smaller brush size
-> try playing around with the features! women tend to have less defined brow bones, softer jaw lines, smaller hands, etc. 
step 4: switch the background opacity to 100% to hide the reference image
step 5: shade

-> i like to do all my shading in greys and then add colour afterwards, but feel free to jump right in with colour at this stage.
step 6: colour
-> in photoshop i use ‘selective colour’ adjustment layers to adjust the neutral greys of my image until i have the colours i want

at this point you’re pretty much done, but you can also add texture layers etc if you want to add to the flat colours.

feel free to ask if u have any questions! and of course, always credit your reference image source. thanks for reading!

Chest binding?

Don’t use Ace bandages for binding! They are meant to compress as you move. That means as you breathe, they’ll compress. Since your chest isn’t supposed to be compressed like this, it can lead to long term injuries, some even resulting in being unable to get the proper surgery in the future!

Using an actual binder is the way to go! “But, Arthur and Gilbert, I’m not out yet/I can’t afford it/my parents won’t buy it for me/other reason for being unable to buy a binder!” Not a problem! There are other methods to binding. They may not be as reliable or safe, but they can still work for a short while.

For instance, you can bind with stockings/panty hose.

Just make sure you cut it so you have straps. you put it on just like a bra, slip it over your head and wa-la, temporary binding. If you wash it, try putting it in a mesh bag if you have one.

And don’t wear at night or while swimming! I know, it sucks, but it’s not safe to wear at night ((Admin Cameron tried that once)) and it will just be a pain to take off while swimming.

Again, do not wear at night or while swimming. The sports bras shoouldn’t be a size too small, either. All you need to do is put one on like normal and one on backwards. It’s easy!! (And if you’re in the A cup and below range and still have training bras, you can use those too)

Ace bandages are a major last resort! They’re also the hardest and most dangerous. Take a 5 minute break every 1 ½ hour to 2 hours, or if your chest feels too tight. It should never be tight enough to leave imprints, bruises or scratching. It’s suggested to wear a sports bra over it so it the clasp comes off, it won’t unravel while you stop by the bathroom to fix it.

No method besides using an actual binder is guaranteed to make your chest flat. You can fix that and pass better by wearing baggier shirts! Especially if you’re a teenager, you can get away with baggy, casual t shirts and jeans. Try not to wear shirts with ‘girly’ designs. “Are you telling me I can never wear flowers or pink again?!” Absolutely not! But those are typically what make a trans boy look more like a butch lesbian. I hate to say it, but it’s true! Passing is a lot easier without pink, flowers, pastel, all that is looked at as ‘girly’.

((I don’t know why Gilbert looks awkwardly photoshopped in. Something happened between transferring and now the last picture looks funky, sorry))

anonymous asked:

Hello, i want to start making aesthetics, but I have no idea where to start... like for example where do you find the images? a how do you make them smaller without them getting blurry and then how do you put them together.. and how do you change the backgrounds to different colors.. like i'm so lost.. can you give me some tips? i would be grateful :)*

how to make aesthetics like this

okay, so idk if i’m the best person to answer this, but i’ll be doing my best to put up an easy-to-understand tutorial for you. we’ll be going step-by-step :) all the stuff is under the cut since it was rather long

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Good Morning Butthurt Anon...

Anyone in Rob or Kristen’s life is irrelevant to the status of Rob and Kristen’s relationship.

I still stand by this. I have for years.

A certain irrelevant one just confirmed that NOTHING of significance has changed in her life. She willingly brought up aspects of her personal life so claims she was talking about her career is bogus especially considering that even her career trajectory has changed significantly! So the only thing she COULD possibly refer to is her personal day to day life!

But I will forever be amused by ppl that try to play gotcha yet spend literally HOURS on my blog. You call me crazy but you really need to look in a mirror.

If you were so certain you wouldn’t spend hours here.

You would be spending hours on the blogs lapping up the tab/fanfic narrative associated with pix. Pix that were photoshopped to some degree or another which inherently nullifies any story created in regards to said pix.

But enjoy all the RK goodness I share. It just keeps getting better and better. For that reason alone, I’m not going anywhere.