i might even make a psd with this coloring if people like

anonymous asked:

Can you give me some advices/tutorials on how to make gifs? I suck at it and hell, I've been trying to gif for two days and I still can't :(

Of course! Let me just say when you start off making gifs it can be very difficult and confusing (I know it was for me). So I’m going to try and give you lots of tips and things that I’ve learned so hopefully you can skip lots of the hard parts I had to learn on my own. Also don’t get discouraged if you feel like your gifs aren’t turning out amazing, you’ve just started and it’s taken me over the course of 3 years to start making ones I’m actually happy with, as always practice gives you experience! Anyways enough of my rambling lets get started.

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Gif Coloring Tutorial

So, I got asked by a few people how to color our gifs, and specially hard scenes, such as yellow scenes from Suicide Squad, they can be a pain to color, so here I’m gonna show how to do this kind of coloring:

Basically you’ll need

  • Knowledge on how to make gifs
  • Any version of Photoshop (mine is cs5)

Please note that this a very detailed tutorial so that everyone can do it, including screenshots, so everything is under the cut.

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Editing Manga Icons for Skintone: A Guide

Well, as long as I’m in the process of editing these icons, I might as well throw a tutorial together for anyone who might need it.

As you’ve probably noticed, there are very few manga faceclaims out there with darker skin colors, which seriously limits FC options for some muses, since not everyone is comfortable with live faceclaims or can draw their own. SO, here’s a simple guide for how I edit my icons

I’ve found this method is easier with icons that are already cropped & resized, so it’s probably in your best interest to make the icons before editing. It’s pretty quick (even if you’re like me and use a crappy laptop trackpad); editing one icon usually takes under 1 min. once you know what you’re doing. 

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anonymous asked:

i saw your posts about not white washing pocs in aesthetics and was wondering if you have any tips how not to do it

okay so it’s actually super simple to NOT whitewash people, or darken up pictures that were already whitewashed– especially in the case of aesthetics bc you don’t have to account for movement. all u need is little tools: levels, curves, and selective colour – ur bffs when working with POC in photoshop :)

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I know a lot of you are really unsure on how to do manips, and how to make them look nice. So I’m going to do a very large, detailed tutorial on how to do a manip, letting you watch me do a manip, tips, etc. This is written for people who have absolutely no experience with manips in the slightest. So if you kind of have the hang of it - you might be able to skim over parts. If you have ANY questions - let me know.

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stunningxqueen  asked:

//How did you made that? I have seen it around and even tried on photoshop but ppl talk about templates and that

Templates? Are there templates? Wow, that would have made my life 20x easier just then. No, I didn’t use a template! I made my own, and it’s really not too hard once you get the hang of it! Here’s a simplified step-by-step to make something like this:

1. Make a new file! Mine was 400x420. Give it a white background so you’ll be able to see what you’re doing, but delete that when you’re done. You want it to be transparent.

2. Enter your text!
Find a font that you like (also one that is generally easy to read). Size your text and space it out appropriately. You may need to change the kerning (space between characers) or leading (space between lines) of the font here. Readability is the #1 priority. Add any flair you like with the texts. You can change the font of certain words for emphasis, or like I did pull a color from the icon to use on certain words for emphasis.

3. Add stroke lines/designs if you want!
I did this by making a line with the line tool, selecting it with the magic wand tool, then overlaying it with a black and white gradient. Then I just copied and rotated the line to make the second like. Some people might do fancier things (a signature, fancier types of lines rather than just a simple stroke) and you can look up tutorials from various photoshop help sites to find just what kind of style you want on your template.

4. Find your icon/image!
You can do this before you add your lines or after. I did it after. You might need to shift the spacing of things around so everything is nicely placed and spaced correctly.

5. Set all layers to soft light! It will make the final image look better. This is where you would delete the white background to make it a transparent image.

6. Save your image as a .png and upload!
And you’re done, viola! You can tweak it how you want, and save as a .psd as well for future use! And now you have your own image template for your posts! Enjoy!

anonymous asked:

hai Nicole! I reaally love your printables ( ◞・౪・). How'd you learn to use Photoshop? Could you please link some tutorials you used to learn it? (ノ^∇^) Sorry if this is too much to ask though. Have a nice day!

hello! (o^-^o) as mentioned earlier (its also part of the faq) i taught myself how to use photoshop so I cant really link you to any tutorials i have personally used but I always link everyone itsphotoshop because really thats the only site I go to for specific tutorials (like how to put ppl in a circle or whatsoever) but i’ll just recap how I taught myself PS also here are some links i searched rn:

  • photoshop tool basics
  • hubspot OMFG WHY DIDNT I SEE THIS BEFORE IM SAD(iДi)
  • wikihow i dont use this site that much but this is an ok tutorial!
  • if u wanna read my tips u can read it below the cut! (this is reALLY LONG) (since i get so many asks abt it might as well make it v long)

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A stray thought for those pagans who feel that their religion just isn’t the same without animal sacrifice, but who don’t actually want to go out and kill a horse or something:

The whole idea behind sacrifice is that it was you willingly giving away a representation of something of great meaning and importance to you. 

If a sacrificial animal came from your own stock, you had to spend the money to maintain the herd, and keep all its members safe, healthy, and well-fed. You had to buy the feed, invest in a guardian dog or two (train said guardian dog(s)), build the sheds, find the pastures, tend the wounded, treat the ill… And in exchange, these animals would feed and clothe you–either by directly providing you with meat, milk, and fibers, or giving you those things to sell so you could obtain your needed supplies. In a lot of the cultures animal sacrifice was prevalent in, people’s stock animals were their life

Even if the sacrificial animal was one bought from a herdsman, it was still a representation of your hard work. Whatever trade you had, you had to do it well enough and long enough to have the money to purchase an animal to sacrifice. The coins you hand over to the shepherd represent your bloody knuckles and bruised knees, pricked fingertips, long days and sleepless nights. 

So how does this translate to the modern age?

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This is a tutorial for making gifs with the use of KMPlayer and Photoshop. I use Photoshop CS5. There are other ways to make gifs, but this is by far the fastest and easiest way I have found to make them. We’re going to start with the assumption that you already have the caps for making the gif, but if you do not, go ahead and view the KMPlayer tutorial for gathering caps for gifs.

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How to start a roleplay help (RPH) blog.

I thought it would be a good time to write a guide for roleplay helper or the ones who’d like to become one. Of course there are might a few points some don’t agree with, but I’ve tried my best to write everything useful (in my opinion) down. I’ve written quite much so I separated the topics for an easier navigation.

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anonymous asked:

Let's be real: you make really pretty things. Any hints and tips as to make pretty things too? Like I just asdfghjkl when I go into photoshop and the stuff I make just never looks good enough. Lil help?

Hey there! Oh man, thank you so much. I am nowhere near an expert - I try. Well, basically the two things I do (and you could too) is to 1. read tutorials. Loads of it. Tumblr is your friend. And 2. practice. I do a lot of these two, over and over again. It’s a brilliant and fun way to get started, because not only you get to learn to do graphics just like those graphic makers you admire and love, but you also get to learn a few tips and tricks over time. Practice makes perfect. As you keep doing the same things, you learn to memorise the routine and get started with being creative about your graphics. That said, I’m not a professional designer. I don’t touch up faces for magazines or create adverts. I only make graphics for the web. So anything I say here is only pertaining to that.

Here are some tips I would recommend for designers on Tumblr and the internet: 

  1. Learn the basics. Find out what a brush is, how to use free transform, where are the blending options, how to use tools, and so on. There are many free online tutorials on and off Tumblr that can help you with that. 
  2. Stock up your resources. I save a LOT of fonts, brushes, PSDs, textures, gradients, and stock photos. This saves time when you need to find something, and especially when you have that idea floating around your head, you can go straight to your folder and pick out that picture or font that you are looking for. Be sure to be organised. 
  3. Keep with trends. Fonts, textures, everything, comes and goes. I’m sure graphic makers would remember the light leak obsession back a year or so ago. If your graphic is in trend, people like it. 
  4. Look for inspiration. I personally follow a few graphic makers so that I can look at what they come up with. It gives you inspiration and you can try to duplicate that look on Photoshop for practice. 
  5. Google is your best friend. If you aren’t sure how to sharpen gifs, Google it. If you want to find a paper texture, Google it.

Some advice I have (these are just some things I picked up along the way):

  1. Use HD pictures as much as possible. 
  2. Sharpen things. And also brighten them. 
  3. I find that if I contrast graphics more, they look prettier. 
  4. I love gradients - they can provide contrast, change your colour scheme, or even just add a new layer to your graphic.
  5. Using shadows and strokes is a good way to make your text pop out from a messy background.
  6. I tend to only use basic colors for fonts - beige, white, black, maroon, things like that. Not pink or green. 
  7. If something looks wrong, don’t be afraid to re-do, or amend it.
  8. I know this doesn’t apply to every situation, but don’t be afraid to improvise on the graphic, on the spot. You might be surprised that it sometimes turns out okay.
  9. Don’t be afraid to explore tools and techniques. I’m only touching on the surface of things. 

Some resources to take note of:

  1. Follow yeahps, photoshopbabe, and chaoticresources
  2. My tutorial tag.
  3. Typography tips.
  4. Colourlovers - an excellent website to find good colour schemes.

Basically that’s about it! Hope this helps!

lysnk2  asked:

Hey frogman, I have a question about saving on photoshop. I've noticed that after I edit and save a picture, it's a lot bigger than before. I understand this happens because of the editing, but this makes it difficult to upload them to facebook or tumblr. Is there a way to save my pictures so they won't be so big without sacrificing quality? Should I not be saving them as photoshop files?

You should always save your images in two formats. A high quality uncompressed format like PSD or TIFF and then a lower quality format for web publishing and emailing. Typically a JPEG. 

PSDs or uncompressed TIFFs would be like your master copy. JPEGs would be representations of those masters used for publishing purposes. 

The best way to save a JPEG version of your file in photoshop is to use the “save for web” feature. This will convert your image to sRGB so when it is published on the web, it will give you a faithful representation of your colors. 

In the save for web interface you have a few options that can help you reduce file size without sacrificing too much quality. 

This is the ‘save for web’ interface. Most of the controls are in the right sidebar. 

At the top you want JPEG selected. Then you can load a quality preset. “High” is perfectly fine for publishing on the web. It sets the quality to 60. That means that it will add more compression to the image to make the filesize smaller. 100 would be very minimal compression. The image preview will show you what it looks like with compression. Chances are, you won’t notice much quality loss even at 60. And when the image is viewed at smaller sizes, it is very unlikely anyone will ever notice. 

Don’t worry about progressive, optimized, or embed color profile. Those are more old school options that have little bearing on how images are loaded and displayed in modern browsers. Plus, embedding a color profile may cause issues with how your image is displayed on computers other than your own. 

It is important to convert to sRGB. This is the color standard used by all web browsers. By converting to it, you will ensure that your adjustments and colors are faithfully recreated no matter where the image is viewed. Be warned that there is no way to make your image accurate on every display. This just makes sure it will look as good as it can. If they have their screen calibrated properly, it will look close. 

Lastly is the image size option. You do not need to upload the full 20 megapixel files to the internet. Consider the platform you are publishing too; see if they have a maximum image size, and then resize it accordingly. Tumblr has a maximum size of 1920 x 1200. So I usually make my images for tumblr around that size. 

Once you have made your adjustments, there will be a display of your filesize in the bottom left of the box. 

If you are unhappy with the filesize, you can make further adjustments to hit your target. 

Note: If you are a real stickler for ultimate sharpness and quality, you might resize the image before ‘save for web.’ Always do your sharpness adjustments after resizing. If you sharpen before you resize, it will lessen the effect and not give you as good of a result. Always look at the sharpened image at the size people will most likely view the image.