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I made a thing! It’s a Star Wars, BB-8 themed Valentine’s Day card! ^_^ Templates to print your own at home are linked below! :D

Had the idea a while back to make some Star Wars themed Valentine’s Day cards and needed a project to get back in to my artwork so here we are :P I made everything from scratch in, it’s the first time in a long time that I’ve actually made any new artwork so I’m a bit rusty and it didn’t really turn out quite like I was hoping ^_^; I’m still getting the hang of using so please forgive my amateur art :S

I’ve uploaded the card templates so you can print them at home and fold them in to actual physical cards! :D You can get them here:

I gave it a test print at home and it seemed to work well enough, you can see the results pictured above. My printer is pretty crappy though and I was using standard paper so it came out a little dark on the inside section :( But hopefully if you have a decent printer and paper it will turn out better :)

Tip: I turned off the “Fit to Page” option when printing and it seemed to work well. Fold along the horizontal edge first (when holding the paper in portrait alignment), then the vertical edge to turn it in to the card. You’ll likely need to trim off the edges of the paper with scissors unless you have a printer that prints edge to edge.


My first time using EMOFURI, this program was such a pain in the ass to learn. especially when i didn’t use the template and know what half the stuff meant. I almost gave up and was about to just animate with AE. THANK YOU BASED GODS FOR THE TUTORIALS.  I DONE FUCKED UP. HIS FACE TURNED WONKY WHENEVER HE LOOKED TO HIS SIDE. Anyways, Jean Kirschtein, everybody. 

anonymous asked:

hi! could you explain how you did this set? /post/134323088293/damon-elena-appreciation-week-day-2-favorite

this is a tutorial explaining how to make a gif like this:

- you need to know how to make gifs and generally use photoshop (i’m using photoshop cc)
- you need timeline
- please like/reblog if this helped you, these take time to make
- let me know if you have any questions and i’ll be happy to help :)

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Hola guys, It’s been literally over a year since I made Sims 4 CC. Mostly because every time EA came out with a new patch it ruined my mods LOL. 

Anywho, this is a new skin temp I’ve been working on for a minute, kind of a revamp of my first two skin templates. This is a skin overlay and can be found under skin details. With this skin I recommend using Ms. Blue’s set of skintones, they’re PERFECT (which can be found here). *Tag OpaqueOctober if you use please (:*

You can download this skin here! :) TSR download link.

CC Used// Hair: Anto  Eyebrows: Alfi-si Eyes: Me: :* Highlight/Bronzer: Mac-Cosimetics Face Tattoo:  OverkillSimmer Lipstick: Simpliciaty


I finished my wtnv and wtdb intern shirts! :D

I used ctgraphy’s templates which you can find right here! Basically it involved freezer paper, stencils and fabric paint but if you follow that link you’ll get everything.

Anyway, this was my first time making stencils like this lol but they turned out pretty okay! You can see that it wasn’t completely painted perfectly but it’s for me so I’m happy lol

I initially wanted to make it b/c I don’t have much in terms of wtnv items besides those hair pieces I made but now I’m thinking I could possibly cosplay as an radio intern of some sort? lol what do you guys think?

easy guide on How to make a Kuriyama Mirai Sword

This is my first time cosplaying and an experience of me making this sword ^_^. I know there are other awesome tutorials on how to make weapons for cosplaying/cosplay like this but this is just my experience/take on making a cosplay sword for a low budget, and I am sorry if it’s imperfect…it is my first time doing this…

You will need:


Corrugated cardboard
Masking tape
Red (meatallic) spray paint 100ml


craft knife
mask for spray painting


1) Draw out a sketch of the blood sword, use many references…mine was 95cm long for my height (160cm). It might have to be longer or shorter for your height but this really depends…

2) Cut the paper sword template out.

3) Use the paper sword template to cut the sword out from corrugated cardboard (Best if the ridges of the cardboard are going up (length-wise) instead of across your sword (width-wise), so from the picture below:

ridges of the cardboard are going up, not across the sword ( from the directions in the picture) and that makes it less sturdy (and I am an idiot for doing this XD). I’ve just taped it with super glue and masking tape because I cut the sword out in parts which makes it kind of less sturdy.

4) Wrap the whole sword with masking tape. Do this neatly or else it would look unfinished when spray painted with (which happened to mine .___.)

4)i) (optional but may make the sword better) when masking taping, press the edges of the blade to make tapered edges, this will give the sword a more sword-ish look.

4)ii)(optional again) Paper mache. I’ve not done this but apparently it does give a better effect, might try next time.

5) Spray paint time!! Just lay out newspaper in a well ventilated (preferably outside) place the sword on top of the newspaper and follow the instructions of the spray paint and spray! (*important note* DO NOT BREATH THIS IN, IT IS HARMFUL.) O.O

6) And this is what you should end up with…

not bad for a beginner hmm… the handle on mine is a bit flimsy and fragile, should have cut out the ridges going up the cardboard instead of across… ._______. but I think it turned out pretty good ^u^~ considering it’s my first time ^^

I didn’t need to buy anything (except the spray paint which was around £3.50 from B&Q), cardboard I picked up and masking tape was already available… there’s always the art rooms at school which contain all the supplies :D

well that’s really it ^_^ Hoped that kind of helped, and good luck with cosplaying! (which I am still working on ^^;;)
How trippy version of Mariah Carey Christmas hit fools the brain
People are hearing vocals in a MIDI version of the Mariah Carey classic All I Want For Christmas Is You that shouldn't be there. We get to the bottom of the mystery
By Aviva Rutkin

“Diana Deutsch, a cognitive psychologist at the University of California, San Diego, thinks she knows. Deutsch specialises in auditory illusions: tricks of sound that make people hear words or melodies that aren’t there.

I waited on the phone as Deutsch opened up the MIDI Mariah file and listened to the song for the first time. And then, I was crushed to hear her say: “Actually, I don’t hear it.”

In fact, Deutsch hadn’t ever heard the original. That’s why the illusion worked for me and failed for her, she says. It’s an example of what psychologists call top-down processing, when the brain uses information it already has to try to understand the world around it.

I already knew the song: my brain had a template saved that it could match the new sounds to, filling in the non-existent vocals. My expectations shaped my perceptions.

“This must be a very strong example of having the template and then invoking it,” she says. “It seems like the brain abhors ambiguity and wants to make sense out of things, so we create for ourselves precepts of things that aren’t really there.”

Brains are insane. I can hear almost every word in the chorus. 

PS: Diana Deutsch has lived on this planet for 77 years and has never, ever heard “All I Want For Christmas Is You”??? That seems impossible. 


(Wrong holiday i know) pokemon-global-academy, this was my first time drawing something on my 3DS that actually likes somewhat good. I did use a template for omanyte’s body except for the arms. If anyone has any pointers, please let me know. (Also made Helix’s shell clear in case I wanted to do something weird. May change it to easter later tonight)

anonymous asked:

Can you show us an example of a study guide that you've made? I really struggle with templates and layouts for things, I get too bogged down with things looking a certain way that I lose a lot of revision time. It's silly, I just struggle to find the halfway point between neat, pretty and useful

hey there! thank you for this suggestion - I have uploaded an example of a study guide I made in my first year of study for a module called ‘Geographies of Development’. HERE is a link to that!

In terms of templates, I will use the style sets on Microsoft Word, like these:

I usually keep their settings, but I change the ‘normal’ font to Arial. They have lots of different styles so you could try a couple and see which one you like the look of. I will use ‘heading 1′ for the title of lecture {you could just do the title of what you’re doing!}, ‘heading 2′ for subheadings and then I write the rest of the guide in bullet point form. You can see my writing style in the example I uploaded!

What I like about these style sets is that you can open the navigation pane on Word and quickly jump to a heading or subheading! see:

Once I’ve figured out my structure and such the revision guide practically writes itself - I make sure I summarise lecture notes, include readings and references, occasionally diagrams {there were no relevant ones for this class!}. It really doesn’t take me long to put these together - maybe 2 days of work. It’s so much easier than writing it out by hand, and once I have all the material together I can incorporate it in to my ‘active studying’ techniques! I hope this has helped! xo

ourqueenfelinefatale  asked:

I was wondering if you knew where to find templates for gifsets and how to download and use them? I wanted to try new ways of making graphics in my spare time and your help would be greatly appreciated.

Apart from the ones I make myself, I get all of my templates from here, it’s honestly the best resource imo:

The great thing about gifset templates is that you don’t really have to download them to use them (at least I don’t), lemme explain. 

When I first started making gifsets, this was hands-down the best video I came across. I highly recommend it to anyone who’s interested in knowing how to use templates for gifs in Photoshop. I’m a visual learner so I was happy to come across a step-by-step tutorial that explains everything really well.

There’s one thing that isn’t covered in the video though and I think it’s really important (assuming you’re using Photoshop):

  1. Colour your individual gif
  2. Before you copy it onto your template, click the small arrow with the lines on your timeline and select flatten frames into layers.

I cannot stress enough how important this stage is lol. If you don’t do it, you’ll end up with a horrendously coloured final product and I wish I had known that when I was starting out tbh.

Here’s part of a gifset I made a few months ago and the template (full one here) I used to achieve it. You can see the dimensions for each gif and the overall image size for the set is 245 x 300. 

Another way I like to use templates is so that the gifs are kinda “centred” like this:

All you have to do is crop the gif to the dimension you want (in this case 300 x 165) and then go to image - canvas size - select pixels from the dropdown box - and then change the width to 500 px and there you have it!

Hope this helps, if you have any other questions just let me know. :)

i think this is the first time i’ve ever finished one of these templates lol!!!! i’m glad i got to do it with ichiruki (here’s the translated version, it’s smaller so that’s why i didn’t use it)
i have no idea what the XX in the first one means so i just… used my…….. creative liberty 

(full res here cuz tumblr sure loves destroying quality :/)



So there would be times that you will have lots of pages per plate and drawing the border consumes much of your time. I would share to you my engineering hack of how to quickly draw the same borders :) Hope this would help you :)

1. Use the previous border that you made. The first border would have exact measurements that you want, so you have to make one which will serve as your template.

2. Mark the essential corners. Mark the essential corners which you will use as guide to know where you will start and stop inking.

3. Connect the dots :) connect the horizontal dots, then the vertical dots or vice versa.

4. For the small boxes of the lower side of the plate, mark one side of the line according to their respective distances.

5. Use a right triangle for accuracy and precision that you make a straight line perpendicular to the other line.

So there it is. I really don’t care if there would be slight changes in the measurement of the border, as long as the lines are straight, parallel and perpendicular to each other, because, it would be less likely to happen that the professor will measure every border that he is going to check, which includes your classmates works and other sections works :)


I completed the set of artist trading cards, SPG edition. For no reason, mind you. I try to have something along to draw on since I often find myself waiting for stuff and I just don’t understand the people in waiting rooms staring into space or reading magazines. So I got the artist trading cards even though I know they just cut fancy art paper small, bundled it, and priced it for profit. But danged if it hasn’t been perfect for when I forget my sketchbook.

So here they are. Themed art cards of three robuts, each around 2x3″. The first is titled, “Art Deco Automaton.” The second is, “It’s Cosmic” (I love that song) and the third is “Clockwork Pinup.” I might someday augment them digitally, maybe even add color, use each as a template and make a painting of each one. But all I did this time was lower the brightness and up the contrast to compensate somewhat for the scanner. The real ones aren’t as visibly blotchy, though.

Automaton characters property of Steam Powered Giraffe.

Feather-set’s Summer To-Do List

LAST UPDATED: 5.13.15 (this post will also be continuously updated so check back often)

Hey all! As said, finals have just come to a close and I am free from the confines of academia for three whole months! With that, I can dedicate a whole chunk of time to blogging and bring us all closer together! Here is a to-do list of all the wonderful stuff I’m planning for this summer:

  • Here’s the template that I’m working on for the witchy course! This course will be one of my biggest projects this summer, and I hope you all can take part and enjoy it! You can see the notes I’ve compiled for it thus far HERE (: 
  • The “stuck in the broom closet” tips and trick booklet that I posted about HERE all those months ago will be going through its first drafting, which I hope to have out before the summer comes to a close. This booklet will be FREE and accessible to all, and I do hope that once the first draft comes out you will all help me work to make it even better. 
  • More witchy icons! I made about 16 free-to-use witch-themed icons (which you can find on Imgur here). I want to make many more, and you guys have been very helpful in providing ideas for me. I’ll be sure to make many more for you all! (This is also where my icon comes from, heheh:)
  • More informational posts and infographics like some of the ones I have floating around Tumblr right now. Here’s a preview of one I’ve been working on for a while:
  • More doodles of witchy friends here on the Tumbls. I’ve already doodled herbs-and-journals, and I have plans for many more people here! Get ready to have yourselves drawn all chibi-like because it’s going to happen (:
  • Answering all of your asks, obviously 
  • Fridays with Feather-set (FwFS) vlogs and videos like my How To Make Black Salt video (HERE

There are some more personal, non-witchy things I want to do as well, and I hope you all can enjoy them as well!

  • Music/band reviews for bands that I’m quite fond of
  • My mate and I are going to start a gaming stream/channel/blog thing with let’s plays and reviews and junk
  • More art! 
  • More writing!
  • Vlogs full of adventure while I’m in Sweden!