umm i was asked how i colour gifs sooo i’m now showing you how i make stuff from something like this
to follow this tutorial, you will have to have general knowledge of how to make a gif on photoshop. if you don’t already, you can read an old tutorial that i made; since i don’t exactly gif like that now, you can ask for a new tutorial if you wonder what my current gif-making steps are.
✧ » here you will find #62 #120 gif icons of fx’s main rapper & singer amber liu. none of the original gifs used belong to me, full credit goes to their amazing creators. if you see any of your gifs & would like to be credited or for them to be removed just shoot me a mssg. if you found this useful a like or reblog would really be appreciated !
Hello, i want to start making aesthetics, but I have no idea where to start... like for example where do you find the images? a how do you make them smaller without them getting blurry and then how do you put them together.. and how do you change the backgrounds to different colors.. like i'm so lost.. can you give me some tips? i would be grateful :)*
how to make aesthetics like this
okay, so idk if i’m the best person to answer this, but i’ll be doing my best to put up an easy-to-understand tutorial for you. we’ll be going step-by-step :) all the stuff is under the cut since it was rather long
This tutorial is long, long overdue. I’ve had many requests for this, I believe. So we’re going to keep this short and sweet just as the tutorial is. So I’m going to show you how to change a color to another in your gif!
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!
Hello :) Could I ask you how did you make these gifs post/121213352496 ? Did you use Lighten or another mode? How did you manage to blend them together? Thanks
(x) hey! there are really hundrets of ways how you can make these gifs, but this is basically how i end up doing them/what i’ve learned with time:
if you want to make an image show up on a dark background/get rid of the dark background, set it to “screen” (or “lighten”, play around with the settings until you think it looks good)
if you want to make an image show up on a bright background/get rid of the bright background, set it to “multiply” (or “darken” again, play around with the settings)
“soft light” and “overlay” are settings you can test out, too, it all depends on the source material you got)
not every scene is suitable to be blend together, if you don’t think a scene is 100% perfect for this, use a different one, but, you can always try out adding a new layer and brighten or darken parts of your gif with black or white
personal tip: have the colouring ready before you blend gifs together, you’ll see better how it will end up and sometimes it reduces the cleaning up you will have to do
i haven’t saved any of the psd files but as far as i can see almost all of the gifs i made are blend together on a dark background, so i should have used screen or lighten. i tried to re-create the first gif:
these are how the gifs look like separately:
both scenes are rather dark, but! the upper part of the second gif (I’ll just call it the group) is much brighter than the lower part, which will help us a lot making certain parts stand out, alright, make sure both of your gifs are converted into “smart filters”, after i duplicated one of the gifs into the file of the other, i’ve set the gif with the group to “screen”
my gif looks like this now:
well, since we can’t make out their faces anymore we are going to get rid of the bright parts, add a “layer mask” to the gif you’ve set to screen and paint with a black brush on the parts you want to delete!
now my gif looks like this!
this is how i ended up doing every gif of the gifset, except for the green gif. you see the flying hovercraft above of prim’s head, right? the hovercraft is rather dark and the background of the scene was bright, i’ve set the gif to “multiply” or “darken” and it should basically ended up like you can see it now, i’ve possibly deleted parts through a layer mask though like i’ve shown before.
hoW did u change the bg color of the last vid in your gifs i cannot do it to save my life
there are lots of ways of doing it but i need to highlight the fact that dan and phil’s gaming room with grey/neutral walls are the main reason the bg color change is possible lmao thanks for moving boys
anyway! the way i do it, basically all you need to use are selective colors and hue/saturation, so let’s say we start with this:
we’re gonna use selective colors and work on neutral (the color of their walls), i ended up with these settings
but it can honestly be however you prefer, as long as it doesn’t change their skin tone/hair color too drastically, mine ended up like this:
it’s a very subtle change indeed but it’s for the sake their skin remaining human-like. just for comparison:
now we’re gonna use hue/saturation; since
i dragged cyan a little bit further than the other tones on my selective color settings we’re gonna mess with cyan and blue tones; my settings look like this
and the result, which is also subtle:
and you can drag the cyan/blue sliders all over that rainbow to get different colors!
so this is the very basic of what you need to do, the rest is up to you! duplicate hue/saturation and selective colors layers or add new ones (play around with sliders and see what colors make u happier), use color balance to help you out with the background, and then add the other layers or a psd for brightness/levels/curves, basically do your regular coloring process adapting to the background colors (change layer positions as well!) etc; my final result looks like this (i changed the bg to yellow instead of blue ok lol):
all you have to be sure is that their skin tones don’t change too drastically and the background doesn’t look too grainy!
ALSO! check if the psds you already use have selective colors and hue/saturation layers, if they do try using them instead of adding new layers. it might be a little easier to work on the bg change with a coloring you’re already familiar with!
i know this isn’t the best explanation but i hope it at least helps u understand what you have to work with! practice makes perfect, so even if u don’t like ur results at first keep trying :)
EDIT: hi you, thank you for visiting this tutorial. however, it is at least over a year old and i’ve explained how i make my icons nowadays. please check this ask out!
After my icon tutorial I want to introduce you to the action system from photoshop, which can be used to let photoshop edit your icons. So actions is pretty much THE function to let you edit your icons (e.g. when there are new scenes of your character released or you made a border/watermark/new psd for them). Simplified Photoshop can record what you are doing and can reproduce it on other pictures.
At first you have to open the actions window. You can find it under Window > actions or by pressing alt + f9 on windows // on mac options + f9
has nothing to do with anything but looking back at my old gifs and cringe cause its just horrible, i didnt know anything about coloring, i basically put a psd over it & called it a day but using ps more everyday, when u see my new stuff i dont think you'd believe i made my old ones. my point is, the only way to get better at something is doing it. i didnt realize i got better along the way by just being consistent. this just clicked for me & it applies w/ everything else. dont think just do :)
I realte so much to this, anon.
When I started making gifs I didn’t know about coloring or sharpening. I can’t find the first gif I ever made because I didn’t even tag it, but let me tell you it was terrible. I just screencapped the episode and made a GIF, that’s all.
This is the first GIF I tagged. It was sharpened, but not colored
At that time I was so proud that it didn’t look blurry, but I hate the colors. I didn’t know how to apply layers to gif, so I was frustrated.
After reading tons of tutorials and spneding hours and hours on Photoshop, playing with layers, textures, gradients and layer options, I finally managed to be where I am right now with my gifs and I can do shit like this:
I know I stil have tons of things to learn, but I see improvement and I’m really proud of my gifs :’) And yeah, it’s taken me years. That first gif is from December 2012. I’m still learning and improving, but getting better at something ALWAYS TAKES TIME, and you always need practice to get better. It’s exhausting and frustrating, but if you truly want to go for it and if you truly love it, all that work is going to be worthy.
I see my old gifs and I think, shit, this is terrible, what was I thinking on this coloring?, but to get where I am now, I had to make all those terrible gifs, and at that time, I was so proud of them, even if I knew that I still had to improve, but I felt I had improved, that I managed to do something I couldn’t do before and that I had learnt something new that could take me one step forward.
So yeah, I get what you’re saying. If you want to get better at something, you need to practice. Andyou might suck at first, and it’ll take a long time to reach the point when you finally say, I do not longer suck at this, but if you truly love it, go ahead. The work will be worth it.
I wanted to animate one of the MM emojis and tried to add some inbetweens and experiment with shading and such. This was such a trial seeing as I am new to animation;; As you can see the timing fluctuated a bit throughout the process. Overall I’m glad I got to finish this ♥
Apprx: 12hrs of continuous work/research on wtf I’m doing LOL