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anonymous asked:

How do you make your screencap collages if you don't mind me asking? They are just so lovely :)

I assume you’re talking about picspams? Correct me if I’m wrong. Anyways, thank you! I haven’t made that many picspams because I’m still learning. My Memories of the Sword picspam is probably the only one I really like. Here’s what I usually do:

  • Take caps of everything that look nice. Must be HQ videos (720p/1280p), otherwise I don’t bother.
  • I look through all of them and pick the ones that I like and think will look good together
  • Open Photoshop and create blank canvas; size according to how many caps I want in one canvas. I used a 540x632px canvas for my ‘Memories of the Sword’ picspam. 
  • Open individual caps on PS. Crop, resize, sharpen and colour. For colouring, I try to emphasise the colours that are already in the cap. If green is the main colour in the cap, I make it more vibrant by adjusting the settings on Selective Colour or Vibrance. The adjustments I usually play around with are: Brightness/Contrast, Curves, Vibrance and Selective Colour.
  • After I finish editing all of the individual caps, I copy frames and paste onto blank canvas. Use Move Tool to arrange caps. I usually place two caps next to each other if they have similar or complementary colours. 
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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

I’m sorry, too, Dmitri… I’m very sorry… All right, you’re sorrier than I am, but I am as sorry as well… I am as sorry as you are, Dmitri! Don’t say that you’re more sorry than I am, because I’m capable of being just as sorry as you are… So we’re both sorry, all right?… All right.