my very own graphics

heymomlookimadeablog  asked:

How do you make your transparent pictures? Could you some tip or a tutorial, please? They're like so good

Sure! I can post a few tips!

First of all, I use Photoshop. All images are in .png, because that file format preserves transparency.

When I choose pictures to make transparent, I try to find the highest quality possible images. Usually from videos that are 1280px720p. The higher quality video, the better the images look (especially with WOY, since the lines are so thick and defined). From those videos, I take screenshots.

Here’s a nice little example!

Now some people like to use the magic eraser tool or the wand tool to do transparents, but usually when you do that your results are kind of sloppy, and your image might not end up very clean. I’ve developed my own techniques from years of doing graphic design and edited gifs for the Hetalia fandom.

First, I open the image up in Photoshop, unlock the image, and make two additional layers to go underneath it. I make one layer all white, and one all dark blue.

Cool! Next, I do all the erasing by hand. I use a tablet to do erasing, but you can also use a mouse. Start with a large sized eraser first, and just start whittling…

Slowly decrease the size of your eraser as you keep whittling…

and whittling…

and whittling…

and whittling…

AND VOILA!

I do one final check to correct lines…

And there it is!

Hope this helps!

♥1k Thank You: My Love Letter to You All♥

Yesterday when I woke up I had hit 1k followers, and I literally gasped because I couldn’t believe it. I’ve been mulling over how I would celebrate/acknowledge this all day. I finally decided upon a (probably super lame) thank you post (ok so it is actually more of a narrative). So if you will forgive me one long text post (please don’t unfollow me for this dear lord that would just be the saddest irony of my tumblr existence), I just have some feelings about my tumblr journey that I need to express…

(If you actually “keep reading” this, bless your soul and I love you. Warning - It is long but I pretty much never post personal stuff on this site, so I figured it was time to open up to you all in case you care- which you may not. Hopefully some of you will because I mention a lot of you in it! IF YOU ARE ON MOBILE I AM SO SORRY BECAUSE THE READ MORE LINE PROBABLY WON’T SHOW UP AND THIS IS A HELLA LONG PLS DON’T HATE ME OMG)

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For Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes.

A journey through separation, heartbreak, uncertainty, and support, into the happiness, love, and life that they more than deserve.

Listen:  Side A  |  Side B

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