i can still notice the pixels when i upload it to tumblr

Some Tumblr GIFing tips

I’m not an expert - I’m still learning every day, when I have the time (ahaha -_-), so this isn’t a tutorial on how to make awesome GIFs, it’s just a few tips on how to get started as well as some things that took me ages to figure out on my own. Started this for Pleth and have been working on it sporadically ever since; HI PLETH. /wave

Note: I use Photoshop CS6, so this is based off that. Earlier versions of PS might work the same way, but then again, they might not. :(

Size
Converting video to GIF
Frames
Actions/scripts
Adjustments/PSDs
Text
Tweaking

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Gravity Falls Countdown Signup (CLOSED)

Introduction

Last year was very, very long. But suddenly the big hiatus got an end date put on it, and gf fans all over were delighted. So I took inspiration from projects such as the Pokémon x/y countdown and made a tumblr post asking if there was interest in doing something like that for gf, and that somehow ended up being noticed and YEAH that’s this blog’s story. I was very excited.
The countdown project work like this: You sign up for the countdown. The objective is to make an artwork that recaptures one of the episodes all the way up to Not What He Seems. Every participant will be assigned a unique date for their entry in the countdown.
Let’s say I posted mine June 1st, and the hiatus ended July 1st, then there’d be 30 days left . This should be indicated somewhere on your entry(“See you in 30 days” “30 days left” “blabla” Like you’re counting down from 30 to 0). You can include it in whatever way you want. If you’re unsure, you can look at the entries from last year on this blog!

The Countdown

Since the airdate has yet to be included, I don’t have a fixed schedule for deadlines or for posting the entries. Unless the air date is announced during the week I will sort out a preliminary deadline to be on the safe side. It will be from mid june, and the deadline is longer the later the episode aired.
So for example, the deadline for Scary-Oke(S2E01) will be two days earlier than the deadline for The Golf War(S2E03).
This time around we have fewer episodes, so there will be 2 people drawing per each of the 11 main episodes. It’s not going to be a collab though, you will still be allowed to do your own piece.
The Countdown will span over a period of 20 days.

If you’re interested in participating, please continue past the “Read More” break!

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