has nothing to do with anything but looking back at my old gifs and cringe cause its just horrible, i didnt know anything about coloring, i basically put a psd over it & called it a day but using ps more everyday, when u see my new stuff i dont think you'd believe i made my old ones. my point is, the only way to get better at something is doing it. i didnt realize i got better along the way by just being consistent. this just clicked for me & it applies w/ everything else. dont think just do :)
I realte so much to this, anon.
When I started making gifs I didn’t know about coloring or sharpening. I can’t find the first gif I ever made because I didn’t even tag it, but let me tell you it was terrible. I just screencapped the episode and made a GIF, that’s all.
This is the first GIF I tagged. It was sharpened, but not colored
At that time I was so proud that it didn’t look blurry, but I hate the colors. I didn’t know how to apply layers to gif, so I was frustrated.
After reading tons of tutorials and spneding hours and hours on Photoshop, playing with layers, textures, gradients and layer options, I finally managed to be where I am right now with my gifs and I can do shit like this:
More examples here
I know I stil have tons of things to learn, but I see improvement and I’m really proud of my gifs :’) And yeah, it’s taken me years. That first gif is from December 2012. I’m still learning and improving, but getting better at something ALWAYS TAKES TIME, and you always need practice to get better. It’s exhausting and frustrating, but if you truly want to go for it and if you truly love it, all that work is going to be worthy.
I see my old gifs and I think, shit, this is terrible, what was I thinking on this coloring?, but to get where I am now, I had to make all those terrible gifs, and at that time, I was so proud of them, even if I knew that I still had to improve, but I felt I had improved, that I managed to do something I couldn’t do before and that I had learnt something new that could take me one step forward.
So yeah, I get what you’re saying. If you want to get better at something, you need to practice. Andyou might suck at first, and it’ll take a long time to reach the point when you finally say, I do not longer suck at this, but if you truly love it, go ahead. The work will be worth it.