Hey guys, as promised, here is part 3 of Tutor Me? This is actually going to be the final part of this mini series, though if anyone would really like it, there is an epilogue that contains the next scene but it does contain smut. like real smut. if you’d like me to upload the epilogue, please send me an ask! don’t worry too much though, I’ll definitely do some more Reggie oneshots! he’s such a cutie lil fluffball.
hi can i ask how do you make time to create so many gifs? i barely have time to make one gifset in a week :(
Short answer, I’m really fast and I have a very fast computer!
Instead of giving a long answer though, I thought I’d give a few tips on how I do it, since this is a question I’m asked quite often, so what the hell, I’m gonna share my wisdom :)
The following tips are very useful and will 100% cut your time on photoshop of a significant amount… Though I want to stress on the fact that it’s having a lot of RAM on your computer that’s going to make the real difference on how fast you can be.
How to be faster when you gif:
I’m not sure how important it is to other people, but I’m very organized. When I’m making a gifset, I put the screencaps in different folders for how many gifs I’m making. That’s helpful for several reasons (it’ll be relevant a couple of points down too), but also cause I know how many more scenes I need to capture to complete my gifset, and I directly have a general idea of what the gifset is going to look like.
Related to that, I usually keep on my computer, on a pendrive and on a HDD the screencaps of some of the scene I use the most/I can possibly use in the future. They’re all in different folders, some named by character, some by fandom, some by episode, some by colour. This is very useful cause I don’t have to go and capture them again and again, wasting time. (Say, I gif Tony Stark quite a lot, I have most of his scenes already saved. It saves me A LOT of time!)
I use potplayer for capturing frames. Using that, or whatever app you have (I had kmplayer before) is way faster than using photoshop to do it.
I always capture the screencaps before I open photoshop. I usually keep the 2 phases separated. It’s mostly habit by now, cause my old pc was much slower than the one I have now, and this is especially helpful if you don’t have much RAM, cause as you know, ps runs on RAM, and will eat as much as you give to it. If you have other stuff open at the same time while using ps, it’s gonna make your pc and the whole process really really slow.
Following that, you can actually up the amount of RAM you can dedicate to photoshop! Go on Edit -> Preferences -> Performance! Remember not to overdo it though, especially if you plan on using other apps while you work on pc! I keep mine at 70% (so I have 10gb of ram dedicated to ps, now you see why I’m fast.)
Uploading screencaps as multiple DICOM files is much faster than loading files into stack! The main difference is that you can’t pick and choose which files to load, but you can only load folders (hence my putting everything into folders I said above!)
Now, the best advice that I can give you, the one that will change everything and really make everything so much faster: make actions, use actions!
Seriously! I’m the laziest person you’ll ever going to meet, so I made myself an action for literally EVERYTHING. Why? Cause a lot of the work we do on ps is repetitive and we end up doing the same things over and over for 8, 10, 20 gifs. Making frames from layers, setting the animation delay, resizing, sharpening…. It’s always the same things, but we waste so much time to input all those commands!
I made myself an action for making frames and setting the delay. I have several other actions for resizing in the dimensions I use the most (like I have an action for 268p x 140p, one for 268p x 170p and so on). I have another action for sharpening. That means that the only thing I need to do is hit play and that’s it. In a couple of seconds everything is done and I have the gif ready so I can start the fun part: colouring it.
I don’t know why but it always takes me way less when I use actions than when I have to input those commands by hand. A+++, best thing I ever started doing, would totally recommend you try it!
I don’t have much time myself, love, that’s why I keep everything organized and ready to go, so I can gif on my breaks, and I don’t have to be more frustrated than necessary (and god knows how frustrating colouring can be!)
I have the advantage of having a pc and not a mac, so I can use potplayer directly and not waste any time converting my videos in acceptable formats that quicktime can read (kudos to mac users who spend so much time on that omg how do you do it!)
Okay because this is my first ever photo set on here and I’m hella proud of my ugly ass for stepping out of my comfort zone and uploading these 😭 Not really feeling these at allllll (idk wtf I was doing with my hands half the time 😭) but the sun was doing me right today and I feel like I’m actually in an okay mood so why not? 😊 The color yellow ain’t really a norm for me but it’s got my confidence peaking just a little 😬 Happy Friday Y'all 💛☀️🌈 btw… yes, yes that is a pimple on my lip 😂
Request: You’re an amazing writer. In the spirit of Christmas being right around the corner, could you do an imagine where you’re Peter’s best friend? You go over to his house and decorate the tree. Could you include like ugly sweaters, hot chocolate, and mistletoe? Please and thank you. // hiiii could you possibly write a holiday season themed fluff w/ dorky Peter? xx
A/N: I changed the first request a little so the imagine would be on Christmas day. I thought it would be nice to upload it today, as a present from me to you to thank you for your support and the kind words you always offer me. Thank you ver much for following me and reading my imagines and merry Christmas/happy Hanukkah or whatever you celebrate(if you celebrate anything at all). Lots of love xxx
‘’I can’t believe you are actually wearing that’’ you said after looking at Peter for five minutes. He stopped looking at his food and looked at you, furrowing his brows. ‘’What’s the problem? Your sweater is as ugly as mine!’’ he said, sounding offended. ‘’It’s not!’’ you told him. ‘’Mine is ugly, but yours is horrendous. It hurts to look at it.’’ He laughed softly and directed his gaze to his aunt, who was speaking with your parents. ‘’Can we open presents now?’’ you asked, a begging look in your eyes. Your mother laughed and nodded swiftly, gesturing for you to leave the table and walk to the tree that was in the Parker’s living room. Peter got up from his chair even faster than you, grabbing your hand and pulling you through the house. ‘’I’m so happy your parents agreed to spend Christmas here this year’’ he said as he pulled you down so you were seating on the ground. You laughed and nodded, looking at him. ‘’Come on, open your presents!’’ he exclaimed. Your parents and Aunt May rested against the doorframe, looking at the both of you and whispering. You didn’t really care -you just wanted to open your presents. Starting to unwrap one of them, you stopped in your tracks and looked at Peter, noticing the way his eyes were filled with joy as he stared at you. ‘’Thank you’’ you told him. ‘’I don’t even know what it is, but thank you.’’ He blushed and smiled, shaking his head as if to tell you it didn’t matter. Just as you were about to finish opening the present, your mother’s voice called your name. ‘’[Y/N], sweetheart, I forgot my phone in the kitchen and I am really tired. Would you mind getting it for me?’’ You sighed and rolled your eyes, but nodded, not wanting to make your mother mad. ‘’Come with me?’’ you quickly asked Peter, to which he nodded and got up, walking to the kitchen beside you. Once you got there, you couldn’t find the phone anywhere, so you started walking out of the kitchen to tell your mother. ‘’Oh, dear, look!’’ Aunt May said as you were walking through the door, Peter’s hand in yours, her hand pointing to something over your head. ‘’You can’t break the tradition!’’ she said before winking at you and disappearing, walking to the living room. You lifted your head and found a piece of mistletoe hanging from the doorframe. Peter looked as well and when you both looked at each other, you both blushed, not knowing what to do. ‘’I mean-I don’t want to make you uncomfortable, you k-‘’ Peter started, being cut off by your lips pressing against him, one of your hands still holding his and the other behind his neck. He put his other hand on your hip, moaning into the kiss. When you pulled apart he smiled softly and let out a sigh. ‘’Wow’’ he simply said. You laughed and rested your forehead against his, closing your eyes briefly. ‘’I’m too embarrassed to go in there now, so do you mind opening the presents later and watching a movie now?’’ you said, not eager to go back to the living room and have the adults tease you about the kiss. Peter laughed and kissed you softly once more, running his hand through your hair. ‘’As long as it involves kissing, I’m fine with whatever you have in mind’’ he told you.