i edited this on an online photoshop

hey! ever wanted to make a cool psychedelic looking background for something?

something like this?

Well im gonna show you how to make one! I’ve noticed a lot of tutorials online show how to make one for Photoshop, but since not everyone can afford photoshop or doesnt want to risk getting a virus from a cracked version, we’re going to be using a free online photo editing program called Pixlr Editor! 

Now you’re gonna create a new image…

it can really be any size, but i went for a square shape just because :)

once you open it up you’re going to want to click the blue rectangle icon right below the eraser tool. this is your Gradient tool.

once you click on the gradient bar, it will give you a menu and a variety of gradient defaults. click on the one that has the amount of colors you want, as you can edit them by clicking on the little squares below the big gradient bar and then clicking the color box. You can also move the squares around to get the right distribution of colors you want. :)

now that i’ve got the colors i want, you want to go to the mode bar and select Difference. 

Once you make your gradient by dragging your cursor across the canvas, it will first look like this (if you selected Radial type first)

But what you do to make it more psychedelic is you make different sized gradients across the canvas over and over again, and after a few times it will look a little something like this!

pretty cool already! also after doing a 2nd gradient you will notice the colors invert because of the difference mode. but once you make another gradient on top the colors will switch back! You can switch between Linear and Radial types too for added effects~ And eventually you will get something that looks like this!

pretty cool!

I use Photoshop to draw each frame and then edit everything on vegas pro, but there are many different programs you could use. I don’t think there’s one better than the other, it’s a matter of which program it’s easier for you to use to draw and then edit.

Now about the tips… Here’s something I got from professors back at the school of comics and some videos/animators online.
Animatics are nothing else than storyboards with audio, animators use this process to see and adjust the timing of certain movements before making the full animation.
So the important thing is to know how to storyboard.
How you can learn to storyboard? First watch A LOT of movies, study which shots are used in certain scenes and why they’re used there.
If you’re familiar with comics, storyboards are actually really similar. The only difference is that in comics you can make small, big, vertical panels or panels that cross the page ecc, while in stoyboards you have only that rectangular space to use.
As always, the “quality” of the drawings doesn’t really matter as long as it’s perfectly clear what’s happening in the scene (you could use even stick figures).
Mmmmh… Another tip that comes to mind (and I find it really useful and try to always do it) is to remember to guide the eye of the audience through the action.
As an example I try to make the centre the focus of the shots most of the times.

Even though the camera moves around, the focus is always the centre so it’s simpler for the audience to watch.

Another thing concerning the movement, it’s the direction of the action.
There’s a rule (in comics too) that the characters in a scene need to stay in their side of the shot even when the camera changes. It’s a little confusing said like this… xD let me show you.
Let’s take the dialogue scene between Jeremy and Brooke. As you can see above, I made Brooke enter so that she stands at the right of the shot and Jeremy’s on the left.
Even in the next shots, this order stands so the audience it’s sure of the fact the at the left there’s Jeremy and at the right there’s Brooke and won’t lose any time or energy trying to find again where to look.

This rule can be broken when doing a fighting scene, to add more confusion to the mood.

Anyway keeping that rule in mind, you need to observe it even when a character leaves a shot. What does this mean? Look here:

here the squip is on the right and Jeremy on the left

Next shot, the squip enters from the right (because the audience remembers him standing in that side)

Then he moves around the screen from right to left

Then he exits the shot to the left side

And when the camera widens, the squip stands to the left (doing the same action - in this case pointing at Jeremy- also helps)

You will think “isn’t this a normal thing to do?” 
Well, yes and no because there’s a lot of people getting this wrong and ignoring the rule altogether.
I’ve seen multiple times things like this


It’s wrong and distracting for the eye.
This is the right way

The next big thing it’s about the different kinds of shots but I don’t know if you want me to explain that too, this post is already really long xD

If you want to know more, here’s a video lesson from a great animator


I hope I was of any help!

Yugioh - Happy Birthday to Ryou!

Even without the ring, I imagine he is still being watched over~~~

I got the inspiration and perspective help from this pic I found online (I posted the link on my other site since for some reason it won’t let me here).

BONUS - up on the shelf close up! Hope you enjoy! ;p

*done in pencil, edited in photoshop*

anonymous asked:

how did you and your sister get into photography? i wanna get into it and eventually freelance in my spare time when i get enough experience but don't how to begin and 2) have you both done wedding photography and if not is that something you'd be interested in doing? also do you think it's better to be self taught or is it okay to take a photography class at my local community college? like i feel like almost everyone is self taught and idk if taking a class is a waste


We have always been into anything art related. Our parents bought us small digital cameras for our birthday when we were in 5th or 6th grade I believe. We were always taking photos of nature, vacations, and various events. When we got to high school (right around the time dslr cameras were becoming available to everyday consumers not just professionals) my dad bought one for himself. At first our dad wouldn’t let us use it without him there but eventually when we got the hang of using it and he let us take it places without him there. Natasha started taking photos of school events and posting them on Facebook. I started doing the same but a little bit after her. Eventually she bought her own entry level dslr and I bought my dads old dslr when he upgraded his. By sophomore year we were both posting lots of photos on Facebook. We also started asking our friends if we could photograph them. We would style our friends and have mini photoshoots. This was all just for fun for us. We have always been into editorial makeup/photography and styling our own shoots was our way of getting into that. Then during the summer after sophomore year a student asked Natasha to take his senior pictures which she ended up doing did. And later more and more people asked both of us to take their senior pictures. We had no idea how to price anything or what to include in packages initially. After 2-3 years we both were honing in our photography style and were getting better at pricing and guaranteeing a certain level of quality to our clients. When we got to college we would go home and take senior pictures during the summers. In college we took peoples headshots. So it was overtime that we started our photography businesses. We didn’t start photography with the intention of making a business out of it/going into it professionally. We still ask our friends to photograph them and have mini photo shoots that we style. Its important to us to constantly create personal work as well as client work. During all of this we both tried our hand at surreal/photo manipulation photography but it wasn’t for us. By the end of high school and throughout college we also shot a few wedding but both didn’t like photographing weddings. By the time we finished college both of us realized that our favorite genre of photography is portraits. So now we mainly shoot headshots, portraits, and senior pictures professionally and create editorial shoots for our personal work. 

Even though we both went to art school neither of us has taken a photography class. The photo department at U of M mainly focused on documentary photography which we were not interested in. Plus the photo professors were known to be sexist and/or racist. We are about 95% percent self taught. One of our digital media professors did help us learn some stuff in photoshop but that’s about it. When either Natasha or I start a hobby we go into it full force lol. So right when we got into photography we followed a TON of photographers online and were constantly trying to figure out how they edited there photos so we could improve our editing. Over the course of 8 years we have really developed our photography styles and editing skills. Early on we would sometimes try and copy other photographers which helped us figure out what we liked and disliked for our own photography. I don’t encourage people to copy other artists especially if they are going to sell their work. But it can be helpful when figuring out your own style but it’s important to make sure you are not ripping someone off and give credit where credit is due. When I would use another artists idea I always explained in the description who the artist was and linked to their work. A photographer I know was notorious for copying another well known photographer but her audience thought she was super original because they didn’t know about the well known photographer. Plus you will never be as good as the original photographer/artist and will end up constantly comparing yourself which is no fun lol.

Even though both of us are self taught I don’t think taking photography classes is a bad idea if you think it will help you learn. One of my favorite illustrators, Sam Spratt, took many illustration classes when he was at SCAD but that doesn’t mean he is any better or worse than other illustrators that are completely self-taught. I always wanted to take commercial/fashion lighting classes but they were never offered at my university. I also would love to take some photography workshops but they the ones I want to take (Lara Jade’s in particular) are too expensive for me. Also as an artist I’ve generally been self-taught. I had a few great drawing teachers and professors in high school (I took a college drawing class in high school) who helped me a lot. But when it comes down to being an artist you really have to push yourself to make stuff outside of class. This was a challenge for a lot of my classmates once we graduated. A lot of them didn’t know how to create work outside of class. (I’m simplifying a lot here bc i could go on and on about how much i disliked or liked u of m’s art school lol) My whole life I’ve been making stuff outside of class so creating a photography business wasn’t super difficult for me. 

This brings me to the business/freelance part. Turning something you are passionate about into a business can be great and horrible. A lot of my friends don’t freelance because the business side of it destroys their interest in the art. Some of my clients are very particular and they don’t always like the photos I take. But this is something I have to get past. Also over time you start to get better clients because they come to you knowing what they will get. Early on people would hire me because they knew I took photos not because they liked my style of photography (I hope that makes sense). Now people know what they are getting and it’s less likely that a client will be unsatisfied with their photos. As a freelancer keep in mind that it’s a lot of emails and advertising yourself. Yes it’s great that I can make money off of something I love doing but I have to keep in mind that it’s still a business. When I first started out clients would ask for lower prices and I would lower them because I didn’t want to lose a client and I didn’t know if I was too expensive or not. This was fine at first but now I don’t budge on my prices because now I know my worth and it’s not fair to my other clients to change prices. Also photography gear can get expensive and when you freelance/do photography professionally there is a point when you’ll probably to invest in professional gear. Part of this is to put you among other photographers in the industry but the physical quality of your photos will also improve. This way you can better guarantee what a client will get. Ex. my dad’s old dslr that I used had a cropped sensor so if the lighting wasn’t the best i couldn’t edit the photos as much in photoshop as I can with a full frame camera. Basically I just want to make it clear that once you start freelancing it’s a business so just like other business you have to know when and where to invest and how much. 

I’m sure you were not expecting this long of answer but I hope it helped! 

So I made a thing...

I’m on episode 7, and since I can’t finish it because I refuse to waste my money with online games like Eldarya and SC, I decided to have some fun with the images that @eldaryandy​ provided me.

Here they are:

Valkyon is my bae in this game, so I wanted to put my Guardian, Alyxa, here. I have another Guardian, but I haven’t decided which one of the guys I’ll choose. When I do, I’ll make another one for her.

@eldaryandy‘s, Andy, with Nevra. What do you think?

And here’s @incorrecteldarya‘s Guardian, Sophie, with bitchy blue, Ezarel. I hope you like it.

on art theft

Some of you may have noticed that I’ve been reblogging a lot of stuff related to plagiarism and art theft recently. This is because my painting of an OC character design was reposted on another site without my permission or any credit to me. It still had my watermark on it. I’ve since had it taken down.

One thing I’ve noticed is that there are a lot of posts already made about tracing, reposting, and outright reclaiming; rightly so. They are prevailing issues on tumblr and deviantart (it’s a cesspit), and urgently need to be addressed. Another issue is people submitting other people’s art for videos without permission. The phandom unfortunately has a bit of a penchant for this, mostly due to the number of people desperate to be noticed by Dan and Phil who don’t realise the implications of stealing art – hence the angry posts made by affected artists. However, there are very few – if any – posts on cheating.

What I mean by this is artists who take photos they find online and pass them through filters to make them look like paintings, then claim that they drew them themselves.

This is cheating. I cannot stress it enough. I’ve seen it on my dash recently, and I recognise what has been done to the picture. I can see the tools that have been used because I know my way around Photoshop and other editing programs, but someone who is not familiar with these may just see a really good digital painting. Thus, the “artist” gets attention and praise for their “work” – something that took all of ten minutes to create.

It is grossly unfair to legitimate artists who pour hours into a piece of work that they’re proud of, only to post it online and have a piece of cheated art surpass it in notes. It also basically spits in the eye of artists, completely devaluing their work and integrity, reducing their talent to something that can be cheaply replicated and passed off. Can you see how this would make them feel? Like they may as well not bother if their stuff is going to live in the shadow of faked pieces.

It is absolutely not okay. Ever. This is a very grey area in terms of plagiarism etc, but it’s absolutely a demonstration of a complete lack of artistic integrity and respect.

Sorry for the rant.

1,000 Followers Celebration! 

As someone who has built most of their lives on words-the intricacies of them, how a few simple letters can combine in an infinite number of possibilities to create words and paragraphs and ideas-it’s not often that I find myself speechless. But I am now, because I’ve reached a milestone that I never thought I would ever reach. So you’ll have to excuse me while I do a bit of storytelling. 

I first became aware of tumblr last year and I’d always had the idea of creating a more specialized sideblog, but it wasn’t until March or April that I started seriously considering making it. Not only was Game of Thrones beginning to take over my life again, but I had (surprise, surprise) been writing a lot of fanfiction. And I was stunned at the lack of Jonerys fanfiction. So of course I figured ‘since they probably won’t get their happy ending, why don’t I write it instead?’ From the beginning it was mostly just going to be oneshots so I could write a lot in between the constraints of school and keeping up the appearance of having a social life. 

But I didn’t think I’d get any more than 150 followers, at most. I guess I happened to come at a good time. Like, I don’t know why I have so many. I don’t write long and complicated meta, I don’t make amazing edits, and I’m not a super great artist. I’m not even really a part of the community, really-I only started really being into GOT in 2014, right before I turned 13, and started watching it this past season-so it’s not like I’ve known everyone for years. I just write fanfic and reblog other people’s posts and generally love my ship, because Jonerys has done so much more for me than I can articulate. I don’t know if I really understand it myself, but it’s helped me cope with anxiety and high school (which are both awful, in case you were wondering). And it’s so much easier to reach out to people when I know we already have something in common. 

And you might not think it’s a big deal that most other people who ship the ship are in their twenties and thirties but to me it is, because that seems like a lot of years and I always feel like I have to overcompensate and not seem immature. Because like I’m not used to being a part of a fandom. I’m used to writing thousands of words every night, just not so much posting them online. But I’m getting better. 

Lol I don’t write fics for any of you. I write them because the ideas are in my head anyways and I figured ‘maybe someone wants to read this shit instead of just having it sit on my computer so I can read it on long car rides’. And apparently, someone did. 

So thank you for making this community such a wonderful place and giving a young writer room to grow and build her craft (and occasionally make some shitty edits because she doesn’t really want to shell out a lot of money for Photoshop). Where it’s totally not weird that I’m obsessed with a fictional couple and have their family tree written out seven generations into the future (well, maybe it is a little bit, but I’m used to it). In less than three months. 

Now I’m going to start praising all of my talented mutuals because once I get started writing it’s hard to stop. But I just want to thank all of you so much-for this milestone and all the ones before. Really. Every time I hit another hundred I’d think ‘but that’s it.’ And it hasn’t been. 

Thank you all so much for everything that you do for our community. You all deserve the best in the world <3 Love you all

Now let’s actually enjoy Jonerys tonight! 



You’ll notice I don’t have very many. Firstly because this blog is only a few months old so I haven’t really had time and I’ve been hesitant to follow multifandom blogs for a while because I need lots of Jonerys content for this site. But feel free to reach out to me whenever. I promise that I’m a really nice person lol and I can talk about things other than GOT. Really. 

I’m also really anxious so I haven’t gotten to know any of you as well as I would like to, especially since it’s only been a few months. I’d really like to change that, if that’s all right with all of you. I’m going to have to get through hiatus somehow-unless tonight kills me and the Sex That Was Promised sends me to heaven on Cloud 9….

In no particular order (I could go alphabetically but I just don’t have the time for that right now) : 

@jxlight : I remember when you left a comment on my second story No Regrets back in May and I flipped out because I love all of your artwork and I couldn’t believe you’d actually read my fic lol. You make the cutest comics and I always look forward to reading them-they always make my day, no matter what I have going on! 

@trueloveforeverbeautyandthebeast : I love your blog so much! It’s so pretty (and I love your url)! You’ve been here since the very beginning and I always love it when you leave comments on my stories or like my posts!

@mpaty1475 : Another of the perennials lol. Always leaving kudos on my work. I always looking forward to seeing your username and the comments you add to your posts. Thank you so much! 

@ellimomo : What is there to say about you that hasn’t been said by someone already? You’re the Queen of Positivity and the Queen of AUs, a total optimist, and the nicest person to the new people in the fandom. Your AUs make my day whenever I see them. Seriously. You’re so creative. You were one of the first people I (finally) got up the courage to talk to when I was new to the fandom and I’m so glad I did. The Jonerys community is so lucky to have you, whether it’s for your reaction gifs or your ship positivity when we’ve been getting a lot of anti hate lately. Our ship would be a lot different without you and I’m so glad you’re here! 

@sweetorganza : Beautiful edits, always. You have such a talent. Also so kind to everyone. I’m always honored whenever you like or reblog something of mine, especially something that I write. Your recent Alliances edit? Almost made me cry. From a set of moving pictures. I don’t know whether that says more about me or you. 

@jonerysthrones : You run a lovely Jonerys blog! I love seeing all your answers to questions (especially those from antis) and I’ve also seen some lovely edits! A really great source for everything Jonerys (and staunch Daenerys defender). 

@bemywiggins : You reblog some of the most interesting content and you never fail to make me laugh, even if it has nothing to do with Game of Thrones or I don’t get the reference. Like, I reblog so much content from you. It’s lovely. Never stop lol!

@scarletstonewood : Another one of my Jonerys friends! I still have to listen to those songs you said reminded you of Jonerys because I’m terrible at listening to music if it’s not composed by Ramin Djawadi… Also love your tags! You just summarize all of us shippers (or at least me) so well! Love it love it love it love seeing you on my dash. 

@oadara : I’ll just flat out say I’m still lowkey nervous whenever I add onto your posts or whatever because you’re like the definition of Jonerys royalty and you were writing meta for the ship when I had no idea who Dany was other than she raised her dragons as her children???? Your meta is amazing and so are your answers. Thanks for shutting down all of the damn antis-and yes, for discussing the mysteries of life with me that one time. I can’t imagine what it must have been like to watch this ship develop over time but I do know it would be a lot different if we didn’t have you spearheading it all. So thank you for your kindness and your sheer willpower and for being the closest person to Daenerys Targaryen that’s actually real. And believe me, that is not a compliment I give out lightly. I am literally still in awe of you. 

@gleeksoccergal : Also a great source for content. Thanks for reading my stories and for always sending me random Jonerys photosets when I need something to cheer me up. Really, your timing is quite amazing. 

@naerysv : Congrats on your own milestone by the way! I love your blog and the way you fiercely defend our queen whenever. You’re so lovely and I love seeing your stuff on my dash :)

@sleeplessme : My source for all of the leaked dialogue that I don’t let myself look at. But seriously-you’re another rock solid member of the fandom and I always look forward to hearing your take on characters, episodes, and theories! You do so much for our community and your opinions are absolutely invaluable. 

@luvd80s2 : Another source of content because you reblog everything. I love whenever I see that you’ve reblogged my stuff because it just makes everything seem more…official. I can’t explain it but I love seeing what you add on to things-especially your reaction gifs! Absolutely amazing. The fandom is lucky to have you!

@truegodofthearena : Creator of amazing edits that I’m always stunned by because some people (like you) have such an amazing handle on Photoshop. I also love when you reblog my fics and then add something in the tags about how much you like it because there’s always this little bit of time after I post a fic when I regret writing it in the first place and it’s always nice to know that even just one person liked it. I always look forward to seeing you on my dash. Thank you for being so kind to a newbie :) 

@mhysaofdragons : Again, what is there to say about you that people haven’t already? I remember when you just had 300 followers lol. And now you make amazing edits and answer questions and write meta and write fics and…lol, you could put me out of my job and write all my fics and I bet no one would mind. You’re so kind and caring too. One of my favorite blogs that I follow-I’m always excited every time you like one of my stories. Also amazing at gifsets. I know I already said that but I’m still thinking about what I want to do about my request because I don’t want to muck it up…I’m so glad you were one of the first blogs I started following. You welcomed me to the fandom on one of the Daenerys posts I made on my multifandom blog and I’ve never forgotten that. 

@letdaeneryslive : I love your url, by the way. And your blog. You always have the best content and I love seeing you on my dash :)

@thesilverrqueen : Probably one of the sweetest people I’ve met on Tumblr. Always reblogging my stuff, even if they’re just random posts about my writing updates or how no one in my family understands GOT in any way. Thanks for the compliments you put in the tags (and your url is also lovely) !

@khaleesiwhitewolf : Another newbie! And yet you run a high quality blog and deserve all of your new followers. I always look forward to seeing what you add on to everyone’s posts and the way you always talk straight about Game of Thrones and the joy/struggle that comes along with watching it.

@annabelleebythesea : I remember exactly where I was when you started following my blog-I was having breakfast in an airport with my dad on the way back from NYC and I got so excited it was hard not to make him think I was any weirder than he already does. Because your gifs are so amazing and you have such talent! I have no idea how you gif everything so fast (are you sure you sleep?) but I have a lot of respect for it because everything you make is lovely. The fandom is blessed to have you making edits for us. Honestly. I love talking with you about our lovely ship <3 And cats. See above. 

@princessdany : You have the cutest blog and the greatest aesthetics. It’s lovely. And you’re lovely, obviously. And I love your color edits-you really have a lot of talent. It’s been wonderful being a part of the community with you :)

@daenerystubborn : Great aesthetic, beautiful edits. Like, really beautiful edits. Shamelessly reblog yourself all you like, please. You deserve it. 

@inside-the-overthinkers-mind : One of my fellow fic writers! I love your fics sooo much honestly and I love it whenever you reblog mine because you’re such a talented writer. I hope you write something else soon; our fandom always needs more fanfiction and sometimes I feel kind of bad because I’m just consistently spamming you all the time with random drabbles and oneshots…but your blog is quality. High quality. 

@arriannemvrtell : CINNAMON LEMON CAKES. If you don’t understand that reference I got your name change wrong-in which case, please redirect this post to the person whose username used to be eliamartvll. You’re soooo sweet. Thanks for being my beta reader even though technically you haven’t betad anything yet lol. Thank you for messaging me at two in the morning your time and for always being so kind to everyone. I have to say, I was hesitant to follow someone whose blog also ships Jonsa-but I was pleasantly surprised to find that you’re one of my favorite blogs I follow. Though you’re such a lovely person that shouldn’t be surprising. All the internet hearts in the world. 

@forcenturiestogether : New mutuals here but I love your blog. You’re always posting something GOT related. Thanks for liking all of my shit posts lol

@winter-comes-with-fire-and-blood  : You’re so sweet! I love your blog and all your opinions on Jonerys-you’re so knowledgeable and know how to make a young one feel welcome. I’m so glad I met you, honestly. And your fanfics are amazing too :)

@sethkatejonerys : Such a sweetie. Welcome to the ship! You have a great blog, just so you know. I love seeing you on my dash! 

@arya4queen : Lovely edits and soo nice :) We’re new mutuals but I love talking to you and your edits are so amazing. Never doubt that-I will always reblog them. Multiple times, if you’d like lol. 

@heylowday : Literally the best. You always make my day and I’m so honored that you like my fanfics and are making me edits because seriously your edits and manips are some of the best I’ve ever seen. I can’t believe it. Thank you so much lovely! And also your fan videos are AMAZING!!!!! Everyone should check them out if they haven’t already. 

@loyalbarbarian : Love seeing your comments on stuff. Keep on keeping it real. Never change lol 

@dreamofspring : One of my favorite gif makers. They’re incredible. Honestly. Goals. I always look forward to seeing your edits and icons. This is a depressingly short thing but just know you’re one of my absolute faves and I’m so glad that we’re mutuals :) 

@mrsharington : Kit Harington and Richard Madden source I never knew I needed. I love all of your creative posts, even though we’re recent followers. You’re so sweet and kind and I always look forward to your amazing content! Already one of my faves! 

@mudinyourlungs : I’ve been waiting a very long time to tell you just how much I adore your blog. I love reading your asks and answers and you do so much to shut down the hate in our fandom. You’re so intelligent but also ready to fangirl with anyone over how amazing it is that this is Actually Going to Happen and I’ve been a fan for a very long time. Your blog is truly amazing. I absolutely love it. So glad we’re mutuals.

@spaceamazon , @ferosa , @is-there-a-yugioh-fandom , @sakura-bell  My newest mutuals! I haven’t gotten a chance yet to get to know all of you as much as I would like to but just know that I appreciate how much I always see you on my dash :) 

*Also, I’m very sorry if I missed anyone! I just went through a list of my followers and I think I got everyone but it was also 10:30 at night (I wrote some of this in advance because I’m working today) sooo (also why I took a picture of my cat instead of making an actual edit lol)

lonely-little-angel-girl  asked:

hi what app do you use to make your edits and typography? ♡

I use:
• Phonto: an application for iPhone
• Pixlr: A free online photo editor and application for computer and phone
• Gimp: A free downloadable alternative to Photoshop
• Picsart: A free downloadable application on all phones, tablets, and even kindles
• Superimpose: An app created to help with transparent and masking
• PhotoScape: A free downloadable quick fix photo application and gif maker as well (although I haven’t used it in awhile)
• I usually use more than one application per edit. Also colorhexa.com is your bff when it comes to finding colors and shades
If anyone wants to reblog this please do. I’d much rather people have this resource than constantly steal my content :,)

gonnadeleteblog-deactivated2014  asked:

Hello! I just wondering about your prints, doesn't it have to be CMYK in order for the colours to be shown well? If you work only in SAI (which doesn't support CMYK), how does the colour of your prints turn out well? Do you edit it in Photoshop, if so, how? Sorry if this has been asked before, and thank you for reading!

Heyo! Sorry for this belated response. Cmyk printing is something I’m still trying to figure it out myself so I can only give tips from personal experience. Yes, I only work in SAI and it doesn’t support CMYK unfortunately. I always edit in Photoshop afterwards. What you can do it ideally test print your images at home with your own printer or there are some online printing companies that allow you to order actual hard copy proofs of your images so you can edit accordingly which is super helpful!

In Photoshop (I’m using Photoshop CS6), there are several ways to do this. One method is to covert image to CMYK mode under Image > Mode > CMYK Color. This usually merges all your layers though.

Another is if you’re working in RGB profile you can go under View > Proof colors. This sets the profile you want to simulate or test with overriding normal display color management so basically it’s showing you the CMYK colors as it would print on paper. Not super exact but gives you an idea. It appears duller than RGB profile. 

You can edit your colors as and keep checking the Proof Colors option on and off to try to get it to how you like.

Something to keep in mind while you’re working with cmyk printing is the gamut colors. Gamut is basically the range of colors that a color system can display or print. Most RGB colors are too vibrant, thus out-of-gamut, and are unprintable. 

You can see which color won’t print under View > Gamut Warning. Click and Unclick to see which colors are out of range.

You can also color pick a color in your drawing, open up the color picker and it should give you this warning icon that shows you it is out of range. Clicking on it will give you the CMYK substitute which is usually much duller. In regards to my illustration, the bright blue color of the sky will be replaced automatically with a color replaced within the CMYK scale if it prints. 

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Clicking View > Gamut Warning while in color picker, shows you exactly where the printable color range is (image below). So in regards to the blue sky of my sousuke drawing, that color will not print.

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OH Another thing… my colleague gave me some tips with Color Settings when I printed out assignments for school. In Photoshop, go to Edit > Color Settings and select Adobe RGB (1998) for RGB. It provides a larger gamut range for RGB which helps when you’re converting to CMYK! And it prints fairly true to what I see on my screen! YAhoo!!!

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Adjusting colors is complicated and it takes some experience to get right! T_T GOOD LUCK! I hope this was somewhat helpful! There are way more helpful links and explanations online too so yeah don’t…take my word on it because I’m still learning myself…. Eep. 

anonymous asked:

Could u do a tutorial on how u make your gifs please?

Okay, here goes. This is only one of many methods. I use Windows. Here are some useful tips before we get started:

  • Whatever clip you’re going to use from any episode, I’d recommend it to be at least 480p. 720p and 1080p are best suited for the best looking GIFs. When I torrent episodes I ensure that they’re decent quality before downloading.
  • Tumblr GIF sizes have a maximum of 3MB. In order for them to actually play, make sure your GIF size is under 3MB (2.99MB is fine, just as long as it’s not 3MB or more!)
  • Make sure when you go to export, you have ‘forever’ selected, instead of ‘once’. If you have once selected, this means that’s all your GIF will play for - once.

With that said, let’s get into the tutorial. If you would like me to reiterate any points, just let me know.

¬ So, first and foremost, I’m going to open Photoshop. I use CC 2017. Then I’m going to open Windows Movie Maker. This is so I can trim down parts of the episode to a clip I want to import. 4.43 seconds would be appropriate for the GIF size I am making.

¬ Once the clip has saved, I am then going to go to Window and select Animation. The timeline should open along the bottom panel, which we will need. Then I’m going to go to File, Import, then select Video Frames To Layers… and import my clips and it will convert into frames and layers. It will be displayed like so:

¬ Using the shift key, I’m going to select the first two frames and delete them (sorry Alex!), then repeat the same to any frames that include her at the end. Now all of my frames only include Nicky. Now, clicking the crop tool, or tapping C on my keypad will bring up the dimensions. To get rid of the black lines around the edge of the clip, I’m going to select 1366x768px and crop out what I don’t want.

¬ Once cropped, I’m going to move onto the size of the GIF. Go to Image, then Image Size. Make sure you you have the middle icon selected. Put in the width size you’d like. I’d recommend 268px, since this is tumblr’s default width size. You can see more about default sizes here.

¬ Now we’ve done that, we can move onto the adjustments. Here I’ve increased the brightness and contrast. You can use multiple effects such as saturation, curves, and exposure - as well as many more. Make sure that your adjustment layers at at the top of your layers, otherwise they will not be present for all the frames of your GIF.

¬ Here is what my GIF looks like with the adjustments I selected:

¬ Using the black and white adjustment or gradients, I can also turn it black and white.

¬ Now let’s talk PSDs. PSD stands for ‘Photoshop Document’, they consist of adjustments/colouring techniques and filters. Usually they’re a saved file, like an uncompleted one for you to work on from where you left off if it ain’t no 15 minute job. Although, many people kindly share them here and online to basically, well, make your GIFs/edits look pretty. I don’t save mine, but I get them from here. That said, I’m going to explain how to put one onto your GIF. In short - It’s simple. Open the file where you have your PSD saved and drag it to the top bar next to ‘Untitled-1′:

¬ Now drag the PSD file into the work space, and drag the file onto your GIF like so. Now the file will appear at the top of my layers - if it doesn’t drag it to the top.

¬ Here’s what my GIF looks like with the PSD:

¬ Nice, right? What about text? Let’s move onto that! Pressing T on the keypad, or clicking on the Text tool will bring up the options. I use Ariel Bold Italic. 14pt is too large, so I’m going to reduce it to 9pt.

¬ After typing her dialogue, here’s what it looks like. Again, in order for your text to appear on all frames, make sure it’s at the top of your layers. Using the Move tool, or pressing V on your keypad, move the text on you GIF to position it. Photoshop will present lines to determine where the center position is, like so:

¬ But, I want to make the text stand out more in order for it to be easier to read. Right clicking on the text layer, select Blending Options:

¬ This will open a panel. I want to select a stroke and drop shadow to my text. Here are my settings:

¬ Now we’re going to export. Go to File, Export and Save For Web. It will bring up this panel:

¬ Make sure it’s under 3MB and the looping option selected to ‘Forever’ and finito! Here’s what it looks like:

anonymous asked:

would u ever consider doing a tutorial on how you make your dread retextures ?xx

I kinda explained it HERE, but not really so I’m gonna try again xd

I just take the dreads texture and put the dread strings over the original alpha until it looks good xd

I have the dreads saved in PSD and every separate string colored in my 36 colors palette and put in a folder so that’s a lot of work. xd But you can also just use the photoshop actions to color it every time. 

This is the alpha I use to make my retextures. I edited it for myself and enlarged a bit but this is the original, I think. I couldn’t find it anywhere online anymore so here’s the one from my personal disc  ^_^

@estrojans: did you make the actions yourself to recolor them, or did you find them somewhere?

The actions I use are by @pooklet. I use them for both hair and dreads and you can find them HERE. There are some colors I changed just by simply using contrast or Hue/Saturation. You get the drill. :3

anonymous asked:

Hi, I love your art style! I wanted to ask if you have any tips for traditional artists trying out digital art for the first time please? Like where to get a cheap tablet and how to use a digital art program?

I recommend monoprice tablets to start out because theyre fairly cheap and work really well! (I got mine for 45$ and its a dream lol)

As for programs, I’d look up a butttone of tutorials online when you decide which program you want to use! I use SAI for actual drawing and photoshop for editing, but you may wanna use something different!!! Watching speedpaints are pretty useful too!

And PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE. Going from traditional to digital is kinda weird at first but you’ll get the hang of it soon!!!

Coscards creation tutorial!

Cosplay business cards or ‘coscards’ are extremely handy for those who hate the awkward hassle of 'take my cellphone and add me on FB’ thing. Also, easier to network and to get your name out there for both cosplayers and photographers! 

These are some suggestions/templates for your coscards.

Just like any other business cards.
- simple, clean
- readable text; basic and simple ones are best like Century Gothic
- state name/alias clearly
- keep your info compact and straight to the point
- use social media icons if you desire
- (Photoshop specific): use stroke for letters
- borders for flat bgs if desired
- pastel/light colors are usually better
- put your info in a corner if overlaying on an image

- clutter; don’t have too many words or pictures
- overly bright colors
- curly/calligraphy text
- overly large text
- cover your image especially faces with text
- put entire URLs/links (username on specified site is sufficient)

For the first example, here’s my sample:

For second example, I personally suggest photographers to use this format instead of the other two.

Here is my sample. I did write in the template above to use flat bg, but if you have one cosplay/photo you want more emphasis on, you can include your info on the side and overlap it slightly. This one is most susceptible to clutter, but also shows a range of your skills better too.

For the last example, here’s my sample.

These were all rendered on photoshop, but you can use online editing images if you wish. I personally prefer picmonkey or pixlr for anything. 

But please understand that these are all at your own expense, and you will be handing these out for free. To get them printed at a company isn’t expensive and isn’t difficult (but Idk many besides visaprint so I can’t help you with that)

Hope that helped and good luck!


I have a new sketchbook out! Recently launched at the Sc-fi Weekender in Wales (where new comic artist prog punk band Warp Spasm had their first gig) this book will be the one I have to offer folks at mcm Hannover and London next month. It’s also available from my newly set up online store frazerirving.bigcartel.com and I’ll also be introducing an extended directors cut edition of last years book which sold out ages ago, but I loved it and I want to print more.

Right now tho I’m drawing Guardians of the Galaxy pages, a Power Rangers story for this years annual, and continuing to revise and tweak the almost legendary Gutsville, so I’m going to get back to that now and leave u to look at the pictures.

Halo: Incursion (Fan-Made Game Cover)

A little project I spent the last 24 hours on. I’ve always wanted to see what it’d be like if Ben was the star of his own standalone Halo project. Set in 2553, a few months after Halo 3, it would follow Ben (as a surviving Spartan-III from the Human-Covenant war) on his mission to take down a threatening warlord who seeks to wage another conflict against humanity.

The campaign’s length would be similar to your average Halo, but would also feature Firefight with up to four players. Plus, like Halo 3: ODST did back in 2009, Incursion would also include a seperate disc that comes with the full online experience for Halo 5: Guardians.

Hope you guys like this neat project I made!

Edited together in Photoshop, featuring posters from @commandernova702, @cfowler7-sfm, LordHayabusa357 and yours truly!

I do NOT own Halo! Copyright belongs to 343 Industries and Microsoft Studios!

anonymous asked:

Hi D nice photos! Do you photoshop/edit your photos? Also do you have any recommendations on a camera for beginners in photography? Thanks :)

Hey, thank you 🙌🏻 yes, I edit everything you see and I use Vscofilm presets in Lightroom. As for cameras, I’ve only ever used Canon but you are better of checking online and having a shop around.