how to make banners in photoshop

I’m black and blue
     I’m built for it, all the abuse
              I got secrets, that nobody, nobody knows
                                            I don’t want, what I can get
                                                     I want someone, with secrets
                                                        That nobody, nobody, nobody knows

Independent Semi-Selective Cinder Fall.  Written by Kitten.  Established 12/12/14

anonymous asked:

Hello! I was wondering if you could please direct me to any character templates that would work really well in, or were made for GIMP? And maybe some tutorials on how to make one in GIMP? Thank you so much!

I’ve already looked through the ‘character xcf’ tag, so I’ve already seen all of those listed there. I am just wondering if you knew of any more that might be out there? Those in the tag weren’t exactly what I was looking for.

Tutorials - these could be used for making character XCFs type graphics:

If our followers have any suggestions please message us and we’ll update the list! -C

masteredshadows  asked:

➑ Give us a rough estimate: How much time have you spent on your graphics? (icons, theme, banners, promos, etc)

                      ➸  MUNDAY FUNDAY . ; ACCEPTING !

➑ : Give us a rough estimate: How much time have you spent on your graphics ?

               OKAY  , these estimates might be surprising…… 

        ICONS : I usually just use a PSD. To actually come up with the PSD, it usually takes ten minutes to the max — & after I figure out said PSD, I just drag & drop, so iconning at that point takes less than a minute.

        BANNERS / PROMOS : I put these two together because I usually cheat & use the same image for both — or as is the case with this blog, an image I already used in some other capacity. I also like to match aesthetics, so the banner / promo usually matches the color scheme of the theme… So often I use the same psd & vary it somewhat. So accounting for the tweaks… Probably five minutes. I mean, come on. Look at my promo for this blog. Perfection, I know, but also took less than five minutes —

         THEMES :  I put these last because  this  is where all my time goes. I’m very, very picky about my backgrounds. I don’t usually add a bunch of textures & stuff, but I still edit & put as much focus on the image as possible. It’s just gotta be aesthetically pleasing — & as you can tell from the above estimates, it’s where much of the inspiration comes from for the rest of my graphics. The longest I’ve ever spent on a theme that I can recall was… Four hours, & that was with the layout of my current theme on Anne — because I was using an image that needed to be erased by hand, experimenting with mirror images for the first time, & wanted to get the color scheme just right. With Ashe, the theme took me half a day to work on — but that was because my PTSD unfortunately comes with some attention deficit issues, so actual working time it took me about two hours.  HOWEVER  , I would say the usual time a theme takes me ?? Actual working time ??  Forty-five minutes to an hour.

Oh wow, thanks for the interest! I doubt I’ll be making custom runes/banners because I’m a procrastinating busy college student, though they are pretty easy to make. As for how I make them, let’s talk about the tiny ones. 

First grab a template (I’ll post them a bit later), open it in an image editing program of your choice, (I use photoshop for all my stuff) and zoom in real close, like 1500% or something. It’ll look like this:

Then, draw your symbol using a 1px brush:

Make a new layer under the lines, and color the thing!

And last, add some glow (layer overlay)

And you have your runestone

Tutorial: Gif in Gif 101

Piece of cake. Really.

I’ll show you exactly how I made the banner.

1. Make the gifs separately. Each gif MUST have the same amount of frames. Save them, then open them again in PS. That is, if you made them with Smart Objects and all that shabang.

2.  Create a new group: (move group -folder- on top of the layers)

-double click on the folder to rename it (very helpful if you work with more than 2 gifs) and click enter.

3. Select ALL layers and move them into the folder:

4. Now repeat step 2 & 3 with the other gif(s) you want to work with.

5. Create a new PS document:

File –> New…–>

-Width and Height should be the size of your main gif. In my case it’s J2 bowing down. 860x300px. BG should be transparent.

6. When you’ve created the new document, duplicate the frame to the amount of your gifs’ frames. In my case: 43. (I do this to have a transparent background on each frame)

transparent bg is important for gifs like this one:

7. Go to the main gif and ‘Select All Frames’, then: ‘Copy Frames’.

8. Switch back to your NEW document. Again: ‘Select All Frames’, then: ‘Paste Frames (Over Selection!).

- Repeat this with the other gif(s) you want to add.

9. It’ll look like this now:

-the black with the white dot appears here because I’ve added a vector mask (round gif) - if you wanna know how to do that, send an ask ;) Your folders should all look like the ‘J2′ folder in my example.

…moving on…

10. Move the gifs around: (All frames still need to be selected!) Click the folder you want to move… example: ‘Jensen’ then hit ‘V’ and start moving it to where you want it to appear on your gif. Repeat with the next folder.

11. Select Frame Delay Time. English: change the timing of your gif 

12. File–> Save for Web. Done.

Okay, remember how I was talking about a Halloween fic-a-thon?

It’s going to happen! It’s going to happen right here (and on AO3). You can do art, you can write ficlets, you can write long winded tragic ghost stories, horror stories, whatever you’d like. The final day, Halloween itself, is open prompted, so for those of you who want to do something bigger for that day (like me) this is your starting flag.

As for the first twelve prompts, those will go live on October 1st right here at Just remember to tag your responses with “13 days of Halloween”!

Looking forward to seeing any/all of you there!

And if you have any questions, you should absolutely feel free to ask me.

merry crisis! ok so this is my first follow forever and i thot i should make it bcs 2015 was wild as fuck !!! also i learned how to copy and paste on photoshop so i had to make a banner. anyway yea i really love all of yall even tho no one talks to me on this site

i bolded the ppl who i love a lot! but first i gotta mention these 2 hoes

@gentlegg : when the hell are u gonna delete its been 2 yrs and u still show ur face here. jk i love u a lot and even tho ur hoe ass forgot that u invited me to ur christmas party. thanks for listening to me scream about zarry when no one else would ur a #tru friend.

@theofficialrock : u almost gave me a heart attack 2 years ago when u asked if i had a blog i was gonna cry but here we r. thanks for texting me those messages so i can add them to my banner and thanks for not unfollowing me when i became a 1d stan :~)

mutuals ! (faves are bolded) 

@aztecheaux , @blacckatemoss , @bvby-angel , @champagnepadre , @cryptozoologay , @dianeguerrerro , @fillipinx , @finestyles , @firefliesloosetonight , @gentlegg , @glucosegirls , @guapababy , @harryfeatzayn , @harrysguccisuits , @horanslove , @hotlineblingzayn , @ificouldflyupharrysass , @it-takessabitmore , @lauramercierbodyscrub , @louisandharrysnewyearsparty , @popunkzayn , @putyoursweetlipsonmylips , @reallyfondofharry , @saudihoe , @sjwofficial , @solozarrysquad , @spearmint-kisses , @theofficialrock , @tmhzarrys , @zarrents , @zarryfuckmeup , @zarrysgf , @zayinnmalik , @zaynfeatliampayne , @zaynmalikleft , @zaynsfreepalestinetweet , @zaynstonta , @ziamblogger , @zitties , @zoctober27, @ufozayn

non-mutuals !

@1hzt, @21hry , @bad1dimagines , @benwinstagram , @champaynepapi , @tvventies , @darklirry , @fuckboyharry , @haramzayn , @harryedward , @longwaydwn , @mexicanho , @mrbulian , @problematicassharry , @snowzarrie , @thicchoe , @vipharry , @universityfic , @zayndele 

if i forgot u sorry! this took longer than i thought dam. anyways have a good rest of the year and 2016! 

Tragicminewt's Follow Forever

Okay, so on the first note I couldn’t make any cool banner for this because I am very untalented in the world of photoshop and editing pictures. So this just gets a basic title. On the second note, a lot of you don’t know me and I don’t know you but all of you have made my tumblr experience worth while. I came here and I didn’t know anyone or how to do anything (granted I still don’t) but I have found so many people that have all the same interests as me and I’m so glad. Whether I know you, or I don’t I am thankful for each and every one of you and just know that each and every one of you mean something to me and have done something for me in some way. So thank you guys, all of you. <3

My lovely gladers: 

1gurgi1 - scottiesbutt - scottmcfluffy - scottshowl - stilesbansheequeen

(Following the link, you will find personalized letters for each of you. x)

Mutuals that I love with all my heart: 

aceshot - allvdia - argentbow - bellamybake - brendresa - gladersandlostboysj0hnmurphy - laurenswriting - madgesgoldpin - mazerimmer - mminho - newtmare - newty-newt - preciousmalfoy - punkassaris - pynch - rainosa

For the record, all of you are absolutely  awesome and I would love to talk to each and every one of you. <3

Others that I follow who are no doubt perfection:

amazerunners - arrow-flies-true - bloodygreenie - captaingalileo - captaingally - chaoswolves - colinmorgay - czernysargent - gaynewt - keeptheoutlawqueenfaith - mazenalby - mazerun - minewt - minhos-newt - morganswritings - neverlandspirate - newmas - newtjpg - newtttheglue - ohgally - punkbrenderesa - punkgally - queerharrypotter - rafaelmcalls - runnerstiles - runnieundies - sangstergasm - scottmccbooty - scottsobrien - shuckfaceparadise - shuckyeahnewt - thegladuh - thebloodymaze - thomas-gangster - thomasansgter - thominho - trafalgar-sev - wckednewt - westhallen - wickedisgood - willpoultry

As it was said before, a lot of you I have never talked too but I do secretly admire you from afar and you guys have helped me even if you don’t know you have. Maybe with a fic, a post, an edit, or a video. Or maybe just showing up every now and then. I have no doubts that you are all amazing people and if I could get to know each and every one of you, I would be glad to have gotten that chance. Your appearance on my dash could change my mood in the matter of seconds. I wish I could somehow take the time and thank each one of you individually. I love all you guys, I hope you know that. Thank you for making my experience here such a great one. <3 (I am so sorry if I forgot anyone, if I did I will update it if I figure out I forgot you. Thanks guys)