I got a request to explain how to apply a doodle gif texture, and since I couldn’t find a tutorial, I decided to make one myself! I will be explaining (with lots of pictures) how to apply the hearts gif shown in the banner. I used the hearts gif from this doodle pack.
What you will need: photoshop. I use cc 2015. Difficulty level: ★★☆☆☆
Spent most of the day coloring icons and MOST of that time was on this one panel bc I’ve gone through at least five different variations of light source for it. These are only the last two because I’m like “maybe people would like to see that” but I didn’t save the others. My bad.
difficulty: easy as long as you already know basics like how to use s4studio etc.
- photoshop (please do not ask me where to get photoshop) - a dds plugin for your photoshop if you’re using dds textures - the texture of the item you want to recolour - optional - topaz denoise (please do not ask me where to get topaz)
if you have any issues, please feel free to ask questions only about this tutorial (preferably off anon so i can help you easily) - please don’t ask about how to obtain programs or operate s4studio :-( google is your best friend!
Hi! Would it be possible to post a tutorial of how you created the text in this set /post/135890396784/just-fill-the-poor-boy-in-already thank you :)
Absolutely! It’s a little fiddly and takes some time to do, but once you’ve made one, you can pretty much just drop it into your other gifs!
I’ve tried to make this as accessible as possible to beginners by giving you guys follow-along examples (as gifs) to help with navigation, but if there’s any questions, don’t hesitate to send them my way.
Photoshop CS5 and up (I’m using CS6 for this. Anything below CS5 won’t have the video timeline, which makes this a lot easier.)
Know how to make a gif. If you don’t, here’s a tutorial I made a few years ago. It’s really old, and I’ve changed some of my settings, but the raw fundamentals are still there. (Again, any questions - just send them my way and I’ll be more than happy to help.)
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.
Hello, friends! I’ve had a few people interested in finding out how I made thesegradual-colour gifs I posted recently, so I thought I’d do a tutorial for anyone who wants to give it a go :)
As I’ve mentioned before I didn’t use a tutorial myself, I just figured out my own way of doing it using my Photoshop/gif knowledge and an existing gifset as a guide. I also had to work around a few Photoshop glitches I usually struggle with, so my way might be slightly over-complicated ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) But anyway let’s get started!
Here are some Photoshop tips and tricks that I wish I’d known when I started digital painting. The shortcuts are for Photoshop CS6, but they should be similar across versions.
Flip your canvas while sketching. This will make anatomical flaws painfully obvious and may help you work out areas you’re having trouble with. You may literally recoil in horror when you flip it (I know I have), but after you fix the mistakes and flip it back your drawing will look much better. (Image > Image rotation > Flip canvas horizontal).
Liquify is your best friend for fixing your sketch. It allows you to push and pull sections of your drawing around so you can fix little things without having to redraw them a million times. However, it will slightly blur the areas you push around so don’t use it on your final images because you’ll loose some detail. (Filter > Liquify…).
Adjust the brush presets for smoother lines. Photoshop’s default brushes have spacing set to 25% for some bizarre reason; reducing the spacing to 1% will give you smoother lines. (Brush panel > Spacing > 1%).
Rename and rearrange your brush presets. Save brush settings you like, delete the ones you don’t use, and test/rename all the brushes you download to avoid cluttering up your presets and streamline your process. Everyone loves trying new brushes, but I always end up going back to the same 5. You can also rearrange your workspace under the Window menu.
Blend your colours while painting by selecting the intermediate colour. Okay, everyone and their mom has probably told you that blending with the intermediate colour is far superior to the Blur and Smudge Tools. What they usually fail to mention is that you can quickly select any colour on your canvas by holding the ALT key while using the Brush Tool. (I’ve programmed one of the hot keys on my tablet to be ALT so I can select colours quickly while painting without having to switch to Eyedropper Tool or Colour Picker).
Use Clipping Masks to restrict your painting to a specific area. Need 12 layers to get the right skin tone but tired of erasing the edges of each one so they line up perfectly? Use a clipping mask to prevent a layer from exceeding the boundaries of the layer below it. (Layers panel > new layer > RIGHT CLICK > Create clipping mask).
Test your colour and tone variety by taking them to the extreme. Using adjustment layers that max out the saturation of you painting will give you a clear idea of the colours you’ve used and the overall hue of your piece. Another adjustment layer minimizing saturation will make it obvious where you need to add more light or shadow to boost your contrast. (Layers panel > Create new fill or adjustment layer > Hue/saturation… > Saturation set to +100 or -100).
Make your painting more cohesive with Curves. Curves will adjust the overall hue and tone of your painting, which can quickly tie all of your elements together and add atmosphere. You can also adjust Levels and Brightness/Contrast in the same way. (Layers panel > Create new fill or adjustment layer > Curves…)
Introduction words, introduction words, let’s get to the point.
1. The first step is to write a script. And, buddy, that’s a pretty rough start, because I never learned how to do that properly, and drawing comics without a script apparently gets you a special place in Comic Hell.
I think primarily in pictures and scenes. Words are… somewhere there, mostly as snippets of dialogue attached to their respective scenes. But actually describing a scene? “Fuck you”, says my brain “You can sketch this out in 5 minutes tops OR bang your head on the table for an hour, trying to come up with the right words.There is no in between.” And so, all my attempts at shitting out a proper script were met by utter failure. I couldn’t continue like this.
So I thought, fuck it, I’m just gonna write a rough timeline and see where it takes me.
2. Draw the thumbnail.
Doesn’t have to be pretty or detailed. Its role is to give you a general idea how to transform your concept so it makes sense on paper, and how to arrange the elements so the page doesn’t end up cluttered and stuff.
Personally I consider this step the most difficult, as navigating the connection between the How It Looks In My Head and How Do I Get It Out Of My Head is pretty tricky. Thankfully, sketching teeny tiny thumbnails doesn’t take much time, so you can sketch as many as you want, until you’re either a) satisfied with the result and ready to continue your work, b) tired of this miserable mortal existence, in which case you need a break and a nice warm cup of tea or a refreshing punch to the face; whichever makes you feel alive again.
3. Create a new file in your drawing program of choice.
Seems obvious, but hey, if I say step by step then it’s step by step.
4. DO RECTANGLES.
With the rectangle tool (of course). Like this. You can reuse this setup in the next pages (like I did here), as long as you don’t plan on experimenting with more dynamic compositions.
5. Set the opacity to 40%, make a new layer and start sketching.
Use the thumbnail as reference, but don’t feel obligated to stick to it if you think changing some things would present your idea better.
I don’t put too much detail in my sketches (unless it’s something I’ve never drawn in my life), so usually I end up with something like this.
6. Set the current layer’s opacity to 40%.
Doesn’t have to be exactly 40%, you just need the sketch to be visible but not so it makes linearting difficult.
7. LINEART TIME, MOTHERFUCKERS.
On a new layer, ofc.
I draw panel edges by hand because I like how they look and also because I hate myself.
8. Continue until satisfied.
I really like when things poke out of their panels a little. It makes a nice illusion of… uh… something. Whatever.
Anyway, now’s the time for details. Have at it.
Sketch and lineart comparison.
PRO TIP: Pour a bucket of cold water over your head for every hour you spend on procrastinating. It helps a lot. Mrozna approves.
So, that’s my take on the subject! I hope it was an interesting bit of info for you guys.
Hi I'm not sure whether you care anymore but I think "on this day we create a barrier with our lives" would be closer to "hodie dissaeptum vitis nobis creamus" because it would literally mean "today a barrier with our lives we create"
Well, maybe. But it’d kind of be a pain to edit it at this point since I basically never save the layered version of these panels soooo I think I’ll leave it as is if it’s all the same to you guys.
I’ve been asked by several people how I get the affiliate and network icons so sharp in some of my groups, so I decided to write a tutorial. (This will also work for your tumblr dash icon.) I’m using Photoshop cc for mac, but I’m not using the mac shortcuts here, so it should work for PC users as well.
This is pretty basic stuff, but it’s a wordy tutorial so that anyone with less photoshop experience should be able to follow along.
Hello um!! I just got clip studio paint and it's a little overwhelming!! ;0; do you think you could give some basic tips on the program? (also tips on animating and whatnot would be helpful ;v;)
oh of course! Here’s my basic layout for clip:
I have things moved around because before clip I used sai, and this was similar to how i had that set up. The tools are set up under tabs. Each button on the far left usually opens up several tabs that have several tools within them. honestly figuring out how the brushes worked in clip was the most difficult thing for me!
experiment around and see which brushes you find the most handy!
on how to create an animation below the read more!
THIS WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO MAKE A PSD FOR YOUR RP ICONS OR GRAPHICS. I will personally just be showing you how to do it for an image that isn’t cropped or bordered. you will need photoshop for this, but you don’t have to be a pro! ( you can prob. find a download link online but be careful! ) the tutorial is below the cut! Its super flexible and easy and is a great way to spice up your aesthetic and visual mood for your writing threads or blog posts!