and it looked worse on photoshop

How big should you make your art?

I’ve noticed some digital artists out there who just kind of guess when choosing the dimensions of their artwork. Trying to understand ppi, dpi, print dimensions, and resolution can send you down a rabbit hole of complexity likely to break your brain.  

If you are creating an image only for the web, it is really up to you how big you want to make it. The only relevant dimensions are the pixels. Print size and pixels per inch are of no consequence. A 1920x1080 300ppi image will be the same as a 1920x1080 600ppi image. Your screen only cares about pixel dimensions.

If you plan to print your image, that is where things can get complicated.

Here is the simple version…

First you need to determine the maximum size that your work may be printed. Here are the most commonly used sizes for poster prints. 

Now you need to know the brand of printer that will be used. Typically it will be Epson, HP, or Canon.

For Epson printers…

  • Input the width and height. 
  • Input a resolution of 360 pixels per inch.

For Canon, HP, and most other printers…

  • Input the width and height. 
  • Input a resolution of 300 pixels per inch.

So let’s say you are in photoshop and you want your art to be printed at 11" x 17" on an Epson printer. This is how you should create your document. 

If you do not know how your work will be printed, I recommend erring on the side of “too big.” If you end up having to enlarge your work, it could result in some quality loss. 

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anonymous asked:

Don't you feel like Cas is getting smaller? I mean, I was sure before that he and Dean where almost the same heigh but Dean was a little taller than him, and last episode when I saw them standing in front of each Dean looked a lot more taller than Cas

That’s an interesting question. IRL, Misha is a strapping lad [183 cm], only 3 cm shorter than Jensen [186 cm] (and, well, much shorter than Jared [193 cm], but then again, isn’t everyone?), but the show has a habit of framing him so he looks a bit smaller than that.

Like, this is them IRL -

- and here is a normal shot from S12.

There are, of course, a number of reasons to cheat with how tall or short actors are, and some have to do with the general framing of the scene, not with the narrative itself. That said, you’re right - this SPN 12x19 thing was almost ridiculously out of proportion.

And the thing is, this is deliberate and meaningful, especially if we consider how carefully arranged other shots in this episode were - from Kelly’s face disappearing into the dark mirror (making her a identity-less baby bump) from Dean and Cas isolated inside that circle, Amanda Tapping has been super attentive and done a wonderful job. In this case, what is most apparent is the symmetry (two groups, isolated down the middle), the white light between Dean and Cas (which draws the attention of the viewer, is in the dead centre of the scene and also a perfect symbol of that distance forming between them), and the almost perfect descent in height of the characters themselves.

This creates a very neat visual effect and it messes with our psychology, because traditionally in Western visual arts the winners go left to right (it’s possible this has to do with our writing system, since in Etruscan art, it’s the opposite way around), as you can see on every Greek vase ever painted -

- but here, even though Cas has just defeated Dagon, we know something is not right and we know Sam and Dean are the ones being reasonable, so our brains instantly go, Wait, what? and this straight line from Sam to Kelly makes things even worse, because it’s a strong indication that there’s some kind of falling down and degeneration involved, and it makes Cas and Kelly look like they’re wrong BUT THEY’RE ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE FRAME (*siren blaring*) and there’s an office inside your brain that’s busy busy busy trying to unscramble wtf is going on.

But - and here is where the magic happens - if you frame this shot in the ‘right’ way, the meaning changes and the thing becomes much less effective.

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dress me up, buttercup I two (m)

Originally posted by osyub

pairing : hoseok x reader

genre: idol+stylist!au, drama, humor, slight angst

warning: light dom!hoseok, spanking, oral, light dirty talk

word count: 7.4k

summary: There are nearly 1,000 reasons why mixing work and romance is a terrible idea. Unfortunately, Jung Hoseok makes it very hard for you to resist.

chapters: one | two | three | four

✩ a/n: so hobi has a thing for butts….. (゜▽゜;)

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You didn’t even say goodbye.

How to clean manga in Photoshop

First of all, here’s a post that explains how to get Photoshop for free.

Because I love to color manga, I often buy manga and doujinshi to scan and color. Most of the time, I “scan” by taking pictures with my phone because it produces much higher-quality photos of individual panels/drawings than scanning an entire page would have produced.

The downside, though, is that the pictures I take initially end up looking much worse than scanned images. But after experimenting in Photoshop, I found a way to clean them up in seconds! So I decided to finally make a tutorial so others can do the same. Also, I’m pretty sure these concepts apply to all photo-editing software, not just Photoshop.

Step 1: Open the file

As you can see, the picture I took isn’t suitable for coloring. But we can change that!

(click “read more” to read the rest of this post, as it’s rather long)

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remember bamzooki and the zooks you made on it. could they move? nope, they flailed around or ran off screen. there was no in-between. but they looked rad. your computer would lag even worse than when photoshop was open. this was in 2005, no bleeding edge shit here, best your computer could do was run petz 5. but you didn’t care. you were 10, you wanted to create some weird looking fuckers with lsd inspired patterns and colours.

best of all was the tv show though. so real. so intense. 8 kids and a grown man screaming at a green screen, willing their zooks to do well. you hated them, you wanted to be on it.

this was 00s british kids tv, youtube it now.


B A R O N   -  [Digital]

‘Our interest in their world was purely for the betterment of mankind. Everything has clearly gotten out of hand now, yes, but it was worth the risk. I assure you.’  -  Dr Hayden

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anonymous asked:

I'm asking ( you don't have to answer) what's the drama going on w/ Jackson?

Photos from Pepsi advertisement (Chinese ad) leaked, it’s a collaboration with Alexander Wang. There will be videos released later. Jackson is criticized for his hairstyle and his responses to the issue.

Those who agree with the criticism and those who don’t have been fighting on Jackson’s Instagram.

There are people telling him to leave the group and photoshopping Instagram comments to make him look worse. We’ve also found a fan who lied about what happened at Secret Meeting with fans yesterday.

allen-walkerz  asked:

I just discovered your blog and I'm enjoying it a lot so far! I had a bit of a vent I guess - I've been working out doing the blogilates beginner calendar and cardio for a month now + eating as healthy as I can and I'm definitely feeling a bit stronger etc - I just don't really see it and sometimes it gets me really down, I've cried over how I still have lower belly fat etc. I don't know if it's in my head or if I'm really doing something wrong.

Hi hun! I’m so glad you like my blog and find it helpful! And CONGRATULATIONS on committing to a healthy lifestyle for a month already!!

Ok so there’s a lot to tackle in your questions:

1) You do not have to change your body in order to be beautiful. You are gorgeous, and all your friends are gorgeous, and all the other girls at your school/work are all gorgeous and lovely.

Your desire to compare yourself or your belly or your whatever to another woman’s and somehow feel bad about your own body is an act of self-destruction you were taught by the patriarchal culture that benefits financially from women feeling insecure. If every woman suddenly loved her body so many companies would go out of business IMMEDIATELY. So fuck the patriarchy and love your powerful body.

2) Age makes a big difference. Like if you’re anywhere from 12-17 you’ve basically got a bubbling cauldron of hormones inside of you that’s determining what’s going to happen to your body. Exercise and healthy food is absolutely benefiting your body but in terms of how you look your hormones are basically taking over and being all “WE WILL GROW HERE AND HERE AND NOT HERE”, (and that’s mostly determined by your genetics). Your body is putting on fat because that’s what it does during the painfully awkward years of puberty, so that it can become an Adult Woman body that can carry and feed a baby. Your body is still developing and so it’s especially important for you to prioritize health over looking a certain way.

3) Blogilates and a bit of cardio is a fantastic combination that is absolutely worth continuing as long as you enjoy it. Change does take time. Again, so many (scam) companies benefit from us expecting ridiculous transformations overnight, because then we get discouraged with healthy methods and turn to their useless (and at worst dangerous) products instead. The truth is if you are making healthy changes then your body IS changing. Just not at the speed that advertisements/BS reality tv tries to sell us. Real change takes time. You are getting stronger. Be patient with yourself.

4) Enjoy trying different things. Like I said, blogilates is wonderful. But don’t force yourself to stick with one thing if you find yourself wanting to explore something else. Wanna try a dance class? Go for it! A new sport like soccer or roller derby? Yes!  Weight training? Get a good coach and lift that shit! Boxing? BEAST MODE ACTIVATE. Variety is the spice of life and it’s SO important to keep fitness fun and exciting.

5) Regarding food I want to make sure you’re actually eating healthier, not just BS “diet culture” healthy. Real healthy food is lots of fresh veggies and fruits, protein, less-processed fats (like olive oil and avocados instead of margarine), and whole grains (brown rice. whole wheat, etc). “Diet culture” healthy is really processed stuff that’s “fat free” or “low carb” or other weird marketing gimmicks and are totally unhealthy for you. So avoid the weird fat-free cookies and enjoy real food instead.

6) I kind of want to circle back to point #1… It’s incredibly hard to get out of that comparison mindset, and the fact that we’re surrounded by heavily retouched images makes everything worse. Because we end up comparing our own bodies to a body that doesn’t even exist. Photoshop/lighting tricks/etc. have become so extreme that a freakishly processed image looks normal to us and real human bodies look wrong to us… it’s really messed up. So I wanted to include some images of undeniably fit women to try to expand your perception of what’s healthy… So here are some pictures of incredible athletes Serena Williams and Ronday Rousey (who train multiple hours every day because it’s literally their job) and model Lauren Graham (who’s also healthy and gorgeous):

And also notice how even THESE pictures have been photoshopped? Look at Lauren’s and Ronda’s knees, how small Serena’s left arm is, everyone’s impossibly smooth skin without shadows or cellulite, etc… Even these images don’t accurately represent healthy bodies because they’ve been retouched so much… So please remember all of this next time you’re tempted to feel bad about your body. Also, because it can’t be said enough, fuck the bodyshaming sexist patriarchy. You and your body deserve better.

Happy 1 year anniversary to my blog Dangerous-Stain-Builds!

I’ve learned a lot about sims, building, Photoshop, photography, and even myself this past year. Looking back on my houses its hard to not feel embarrassed about about how bad some were, or how ugly the screenshots look, or all the mistakes I uploaded some houses with. It’s hard to learn to deal with mistakes from the past, and to accept the fact that getting better at things will make old projects look worse BUT THAT’S OK. In the end these are good problems to have, and it’s good to look at old work to see how far you’ve come in your journey, whatever it may be. 

The point is to not give up, but to also remember where you started - and we all started with 0 followers. 

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