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I got a request to explain how to apply a doodle gif texture, and since I couldn’t find a tutorial, I decided to make one myself! I will be explaining (with lots of pictures) how to apply the hearts gif shown in the banner. I used the hearts gif from this doodle pack.

What you will need: photoshop. I use cc 2015.
Difficulty level: ★★☆☆☆

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Here are some Photoshop tips and tricks that I wish I’d known when I started digital painting. The shortcuts are for Photoshop CS6, but they should be similar across versions.

  • Flip your canvas while sketching. This will make anatomical flaws painfully obvious and may help you work out areas you’re having trouble with. You may literally recoil in horror when you flip it (I know I have), but after you fix the mistakes and flip it back your drawing will look much better. (Image > Image rotation > Flip canvas horizontal).
  • Liquify is your best friend for fixing your sketch. It allows you to push and pull sections of your drawing around so you can fix little things without having to redraw them a million times. However, it will slightly blur the areas you push around so don’t use it on your final images because you’ll loose some detail. (Filter > Liquify…).
  • Adjust the brush presets for smoother lines. Photoshop’s default brushes have spacing set to 25% for some bizarre reason; reducing the spacing to 1% will give you smoother lines. (Brush panel > Spacing > 1%).
  • Rename and rearrange your brush presets. Save brush settings you like, delete the ones you don’t use, and test/rename all the brushes you download to avoid cluttering up your presets and streamline your process. Everyone loves trying new brushes, but I always end up going back to the same 5. You can also rearrange your workspace under the Window menu.
  • Blend your colours while painting by selecting the intermediate colour. Okay, everyone and their mom has probably told you that blending with the intermediate colour is far superior to the Blur and Smudge Tools. What they usually fail to mention is that you can quickly select any colour on your canvas by holding the ALT key while using the Brush Tool. (I’ve programmed one of the hot keys on my tablet to be ALT so I can select colours quickly while painting without having to switch to Eyedropper Tool or Colour Picker).
  • Use Clipping Masks to restrict your painting to a specific area. Need 12 layers to get the right skin tone but tired of erasing the edges of each one so they line up perfectly? Use a clipping mask to prevent a layer from exceeding the boundaries of the layer below it. (Layers panel > new layer > RIGHT CLICK > Create clipping mask).
  • Test your colour and tone variety by taking them to the extreme. Using adjustment layers that max out the saturation of you painting will give you a clear idea of the colours you’ve used and the overall hue of your piece. Another adjustment layer minimizing saturation will make it obvious where you need to add more light or shadow to boost your contrast. (Layers panel > Create new fill or adjustment layer > Hue/saturation… > Saturation set to +100 or -100).
  • Make your painting more cohesive with Curves. Curves will adjust the overall hue and tone of your painting, which can quickly tie all of your elements together and add atmosphere. You can also adjust Levels and Brightness/Contrast in the same way. (Layers panel > Create new fill or adjustment layer > Curves…)

People wants to know my secret about infinite layers and how I deal with it.
So here it is:

I make temporary shortcuts.

1, 2 & 3: I select the tool “select layer” and click and the locker, so it doesn’t select layers that are lock (like sketches or effects).

4: I go to modifier key setting and choose “opt+shift /alt+shift” to select the tool “select layer” temporarily. (be carefull to select the right sub tool and “common settings” or “settings for each process of tool” from what you prefer).

Each time I want to change layers, all I need to do is opt+shift and it changes the tool quickly and I can insta choose which layer I want to work with.

There are tons of shortcuts with CSP just find the time to explore the software.

fantasticis-deactivated20160428  asked:

This is probably a suuuper annoying question that you get, but what brushes do you use in Photoshop? I am in love with the way you colour things, but I can never seem to find the right brush to get that same texture. <3

For painting skin, I use this default brush and change hardness to around 50% and opacity (at the top) to around 60% or less. (also, keep blending colors! Pressing Alt key to select the nearby color helps A LOT.)

For painting clothes and other stuff, I like to use square brush to make it look a little bit sketchy. And you can create the brush yourself!

Anisah tries to make a tutorial :) 

There is probably a list of people who should never make tutorials, and i’m on it… but here we are anyways ~

(this is a very detailed tutorial from start to finish, so please bear with me lols. also, its super long, so under a cut it goes )

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Sharpening Actions without Timeline

So up until recently, I used PS CS6 Extended, which meant I had timeline. Recently (recent is relative) though I haven’t been able to get CS6 Extended on my laptop, so I’ve had to figure out how to use GIF actions without timeline.

Now, obviously there are many problems with this:

a. It’s a pain to make the actions because you have to coordinate the frames and layers
b. Just smart-sharpen is disappointing compared to the many different GIF actions you can find online that work with timeline

So! I figured out a way to make actions that work without timeline, and can still do a lot more than a simple smart sharpen! Here’s how, under the cut!

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An anon sent me a message asking if I could make a tutorial on how to convert children’s clothing to adult clothing (and they specifically mentioned a dress) so I will be showing the process of how I made the Chloe Dress!

I would say that my tutorial will be beginner-intermediate level, and so there may be some steps that you may already know, but I figured I would just go ahead and cover as much as I can for anyone who looks at this tutorial!

Also, this tutorial became super long. Sorry about that! lol

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serethenutelliann-deactivated20  asked:

can you teach us the ways of the glorious halftone

If you mean the process I use for applying halftone, I shall try my best to explain!

I use Clip Studio Paint EX, but I do believe Pro works the same way. I’ve made a tiny colour doodle of Teikoku!Kiku to start with, and flattened the layers.

To the left of my workspace, there’s a wee little panel called Layer Property, which does all the work. If it’s not there, you could access it from the Window menu.

I add a new layer over the drawing, and using the checkerboard button, I enabled screentone mode on the layer. Please make sure that Density is set to brightness of the image rather than colour, so as to allow transparency. I find unchecking Reflect Layer Opacity smooths out the dots a bit.

Left-clicking on Kiku’s layer thumbnail, I select the area to fill and, choosing an intermediate grey from the colour wheel, I fill in the selection using [Alt]+[delete].

Now that the screentone has been applied, the density of the dots can be adjusted using the tone lines slider. Moving it left enlarges the dots, reducing density and moving it right has the opposite effect. 

I switched the blending mode of the tone layer to Overlay, so it now takes up the colour underneath it. I used the soft eraser to erase the bits where I didn’t need the tone and reduced the dot density a bit by erasing with varying pressure. Please note that you cannot reduce the dot density in this fashion once the layer has been rasterised. I lower the opacity a bit so it looks better ^^

Once you have adjusted the dots to your heart’s content, you can rasterise the layer! This is done by simply right-clicking on the tone layer and selecting ‘Rasterize’. I used a measure of Gaussian blur on the dots after rasterisation, to soften the ragged edges. It’s done!

Completed Kiku-chan, with some other patterns thrown in to compensate for my hasty messiness~!

I hope I have been able to properly answer your question! Since my experience in these things is pitifully small, this is likely not the best way to go about this in CSP. I apologise profusely for my lack of clarity and bad handwriting.

Thank you for your message!

sometimes i forget this isnt like as commonly known as i think it is so heres a couple digiart tips i guess?? for those that dont know

(these apply across all programs unless it says something like “in sai” or “in photoshop,” etc)

  • holding shift while resizing will lock your proportions so it doesnt end up awkwardly tall or squished
  • holding shift while selecting lets you select multiple areas at a time
  • holding alt and using the selection tool will let you deselect specific areas
  • that little white and gray checkerboard thing underneath the two color swatches in sai? if you click that, it lets you use any of your brushes as an eraser, which is nice if youre going for specific shapes or effects when youre erasing, etc

thats all i can remember off the top of my head but if yall know any other lesser known digital art tips feel free to tack on

I feel so good about the decision I made yesterday (see my previous post) that I’ve decided to make it permanent: from this day forward, all clothes I get will only come from 4 sources:
1: thrifting
2: individual makers (etsy/storenvy stores etc, handmade only)
3: sustainable brands with proper production and workers rights like Noctex or Barbara i Gongini.
4: select alt brands (because I want to support and spread the subculture. This will be limited though, and only in the form of sponsorships)
I have one package coming with a new pair of shoes that I bought a few weeks ago, but then that’s it! I even returned some H&M clothes that I bought last week and hadn’t worn yet. This decision has brought me so much peace honestly, and I want to promise you guys that I’ll honor it!

Hat from H&M
Restyle necklace from Attitude Holland
Blouse from eBay
Everything else is thrifted

djinnquinn  asked:

What kinda music would helix and gh0st like?

I answered gh0st’s music interests somewhere but i cant find it ))):
helix finds it difficult to listen to most music but enjoys Pogo and other artists with a similar style. soft upbeat music is also good. “the neighborhood” “daughter”, “foster the people” and others could also be found on his playlist. hes also partial to early 2000s punk/alt rock but very selectively and in small doses.
He still likes swing and jazz tho since thats the last big thing before he went full hermit shunned from society for sixty (60) some odd years

anonymous asked:

Hello,i wonder if you can tell me where did you find the patter (or the background) in this post /post/69806609745 i really like the circles but i don't have idea where can i find something similar,thank you

First sorry for the late reply, second 

Let’s start with the miny tutorial

how to do wmoething like this

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2 tips & tricks from today’s stream:

1. Quick brush size change: When you have Brush (B) selected, hold alt and drag with right mouse button (depending on what settings you have on your wacom pen, too). Dragging vertically allows you to change opacity (less opacity upwards, more opacity downwards). Dragging horizontally allows you to change brush size (left smaller, right larger).

2. Quick RGB color selection: Press alt + shift and then drag right mouse button to get access to the color pallette without clicking on the menu! Requires a bit of getting used to.

natsu1heartfilia  asked:

I apologize if you've already answered this before, but what programs would you recommend for newbies to digital art? Thanks in advance xoxo

Hello! :D I’ve answered a similar question HERE before. But specifically for newbies, I think Paint Tool SAI would be very easy to use because it’s so light weight and everything is just so simple. There aren’t any complicated commands / effects / settings and you can just simply PAINT freely. :D

Here are some shortcuts you might find useful in SAI:

Hold Alt + Left click/Select : Color Picker

Hold Space Bar : Moving around the Canvas

Del : Rotating the Canvas (specifically when making circles). If you want to make circles, go make a Vector Layer (the New Layer icon with the Fountain Pen drawing), select “Curve” then Zoom in or Zoom out to determine how big you want the circle (more or less/estimate) then without letting your cursor move away left click to put down the first Anchor Point, Press Del to rotate the canvas, without moving still, left click to put down the next Anchor Point, Del, Left Click, Del, Left Click, until you complete the circle and go back to your first Anchor Point.

Ctrl + (+): Zoom In

Ctrl + (-) : Zoom Out

[ : For making the brush size smaller

] : For making the brush size bigger

Ctrl + Z : Undo

Ctrl + Y : Redo

Ctrl + S : Save (Always remember to Save! XD For those unexpected circumstances like Black Outs, BSOD, PC Crash, etc.)

Anyway, those are the shortcuts I can think of in SAI so if you decide to use it, these might be of some use.

There are also customizable shortcuts for the Tools themselves, mine has:

P as Pen

V as Brush

E as Eraser

Just Double Click on the Tool to change its Shortcut Key with whatever letter you want, and you can just press the Letter on your Keyboard whenever you want to use the Tool for easy access. 

Also, if you press the numbers on your laptop, (the horizontal numerical keys), you’ll instant change the Opacity of your Brush so watch out (or experiment with it).


10 Helpful Wildstar tips for Cupcakes

1. You have a double jump. It is amazing. Go nuts.

2. Running paths or roads gives you a small speed bonus

3. Do not attempt to complete every single quest. There are way too many. Try to do quests at least 2 levels higher than you as you get an xp bonus for these.

4. You get your house and dyes at level 14. You get a mount at level 15, it costs 10 gold. Try to save up. BG start at lvl 6, Adventures at level 15 and dungeons at lvl 20.

5. Crafting has been bugged for a lot of people so when you hit level 10 and get crafting, check your Add-on window to see if it is listed as ‘Suspended’ or not. This will tell you if Carbine has fixed the problem yet.

6. Always use your R ability. This is crazy important, for most classes its a damange increase like woah. It has a cool down, time it wisely and you will be a beast.

7. There is already a massive addon community. Check out either Curse or 'Mission Control’ (The Addon support program created by Packetdancer). You can download addons WHILE you are in-game, just download it and /reloadui. And it will load. (For RPers, look for RocketPig, super simple RP addon)

8. Frame-rate issues are known by Carbine and they are working on optimizing like crazy. If it gets to be too much for you, disabling target frame and combat log in the add-on menu and going full screen instead of windowless full-screen will help drastically. To see your frame-rate select Alt+F1, will put it the right hand corner. If you choose to turn off target frames, make sure your turn on your own heath-bar by going to Nameplates -> Health-bar -> Always show.

9. If you are colorblind, there are options within the combat menu to change the colors within the game for whatever type of color blindness you have.

10. And finally, SUPER IMPORTANT FOR GROUPING, Carbine has implemented server phasing to help alleviate over-crowding on high population servers. If you join a group on high population servers, it is likely you will not see each other even if you are standing right on top of one another. To sync to the same phase, click on the Group Leaders name and there should be a 'Sync to group’ button that will allow you to join each other.