(pls forgive me, i’m not a photo editor. i just wanted ot7)
Hey, everyone! I recently hit 100 followers! I’ve had this blog since January and even though I had a rough start and I wanted to leave a few times, I’m very glad I pushed through. I wanted to save a follow forever for another milestone and just do a drabble game for this one but there are so many amazing blogs a wanted to thank. I really appreciate every single one of you guys. This blog has been a safe haven for me, and I can’t imagine how my life would be without it. I’ve felt much more loved on this blog in the short time I’ve had it than on my previous blog, which I had for 2 and half years before I left. Even though this blog may be considered ‘small’ to some people (not that it matters to me), I still feel as if I genuinely matter to all of you, and I can’t thank you enough. I will never be able to fully express my gratitude. I really do care about all of you.
All the users that show up under my followers are my friends, and I care about each one of you so much. Thank you all so much for all that you’ve done for me. I’m beyond grateful.
Can i ask you how you make the speech bubbles move (in that last klance fanart?) i've been trying to learn how to do that small shaking animation but i don't even know what program to use ;; Sorry if this is bothersome ! ;;
hi!!!! not a bother at all! im still learning myself as the last klance art was the first time i use that lil animation bubbles. I’ll to explain as best as i can.
I use photoshop cc and did the lil animation in there.
don’t forget to put the loop setting to forever!!
hopefully this helps but if not, this website helped me out
Hi! I just wanted to say I really, really love your art, it's so cute! ^^ And I'm really glad you draw my boy Ryoma, since not many people draw him! I'm just really happy whenever I see you on the dash in general! (I also remember when you made that Ryoma animation for his birthday, so I was wondering if you might have any animation tips, if you don't mind me asking?) Anyways, I hope you have a wonderful day!
Thank you! To be fair, I am not any expert at animation, I don’t know anything very technical so my animations are simple. When I animate, I try to think of how I can break the scene and put it in step by step! I also think in colisions and gravity stuff! I use photoshop or premiere to animate
Hi! I've been considering making mangacaps and gifs of my own but I don't know where to start! You always post them and I'm super curious, how should I get started? I tried looking it up but I couldn't really figure out how. Any advice?
Well first you should try downloading photoshop or gimp (which i use and is easier to download). I’ve made some tutorials before you can check out (for gimp)
hi i'm so sorry if this is annoying or if you've been asked this before but i've been dying to know and too scared to ask people, but how do you get your screenshots to look so clear? mine are so tiny and grainy. i've tried googling to no avail. you don't have to answer this if it's a bother i have just been trying forever and i can't get it to look good. thank u so much
omg it’s no problem!! so i use the website http://waifu2x.udp.jp/ upload my picture and pick these options: style: artwork, noise reduction: highest, and upscaling: 2x and then convert
and that’s it! it’s super easy. a lot of other people also use photoshop but i don’t have that so….i dont lmao
That artwork you just posted of Zora's Domain blew my socks off! :D I'm curious though, how does using a photo texture work? I've seen it done before but I don't understand how it works--the results are always fantastic though and I'd like to try it in my own art :)
Thankyou so much! :) Answering this publicly because I know there’s other artists wondering this too, hope that’s cool.
The way I use photo textures is by using Masks in Photoshop and then painting the texture in with an Air Brush: for me it feels more intuitive that way instead of cutting and pasting it in. You don’t want to be controlled by the photo - make the texture work for you and your idea.
Here’s a super quick tute to give you the idea:
Always start with your idea first. The cooler and more exciting, the better. For the sake of just showing this technique, I’m just going with the idea of some rock in a forest and working from there. Block in some shapes, whatever colours. Then you get your photo and plop it on top.
This is a photo I took when I was in Hokkaido, Japan. I recommend using your own photos, Google can be pretty boring sometimes (along with the whole copyright thing. So just use your own stuff, or royalty free photos).
Then you do this: With the photo layer selected, click the Vector Mask button (as above). At first it might seem like nothing has happened, but then go Ctrl+I or Cmd+I to invert the mask layer and it disappears! OOoooooOOh
Then the fun part. Grab a brush, the best I’ve found is an Airbrush, make sure the colour is white and then paint a few strokes on the vector layer.
You are now painting in the texture! Cool right?!! :D
From there that’s when you experiment, flip the texture upside down, try different Layer Blending modes for cool effects, and just mess around with it. And of course paint over the texture so it becomes part of the painting.
It can be fun for a good starting point and to get a colour palette down. Just whatever you do - make the photo your slave. Don’t let the photo restrict you, control it and make it work for your painting and idea.
My streams on Youtube are a more easier way to see how I integrate the photo textures into the painting (here’s the channel), but I’m painting differently now than I was 6 months ago - nowadays I’d only use 1 or 2 photo textures while handpainting the rest. I’m still learning too and my technique changes as I keep painting.
I get a quite a few questions asking me about my process on digital painting, and because I’m terrible at typing out coherent explanations I decided I’d just upload a video of the process instead. I hope this answers some of those questions.
-Always paint on as few layers as possible, usually one. this helps me change things quickly if i need to
-Change things about 10000X throughout a drawing, as you can see in the video. It’s okay to not get things right the first time because I sure as hell don’t
-have a problem with eyebrows, apparently??
-Use reference! I have two monitors and have tons of reference on the other one to help me get the look of things right. there is nothing wrong with using reference for drawing
-Usually paint in Paint Tool SAI or Photoshop CC
-Use a large Wacom Intuos 4
If you have any more questions feel free to ask, I’ll try to answer as best I can!
Hey Hirata! I've seen you colored manga fragments so fast. You don't have there a tutorial on how to digitally paint? I have on my computer Photoshop CS and CS4, ImageReady CS and other basic programs. I don't know if these serve of something, thanks.
Well, I already post tutorial but. Here you are. (And I use Sai but it doesn’t play very big role)
1) First of all clean frame from all dialogues. If you can’t do this try to find cleaned one. As for me I always do it by myself;
2) Make a base color. (For every new color new layer);
3) Add shadows and flares;
4) Make base color for background;
5) According to situation made background, its texture;
6) Add, if you need, some effects (for Natsu - fire is usual) and it done!
I am 75, completed PS tutorial on step-by-step actions--no problem. I don't know how to apply it when trying to learn from other gif animations I Google. What I've done so far--the bouncing ball/flying airplane, used Puppet Warp on turtle image so his head and mouth move. Love Internet, enjoy learning, blogging. Lucie
Hi Lucie, Way to make my day!
If I understand your question, I think you’re wondering how to study animation from gifs that you find online. If that’s the case, you can open gifs in photoshop and let them play. By default the timeline will look different because it will be in ‘frame’ mode. This is is easy to play things but difficult to animate in (which is why I didnt cover it in my tutorial). Simply click the play button to make the animation work, and then you can click individual frames to see what’s happening on each one. Its a great way to learn tricks off people.