one day i will know how to photoshop

anonymous asked:

do u think you could ever make a walkthrough on how u do portraits? if not that's totally fine too it's just that i'm absolutely fascinated and stunned by your style

This gave me something to do this morning, thanks. This isn’t super in depth cause I don’t even really know how to explain without just saying “learn how to paint in photoshop” but this is just the method that works best for me idk. :) I pretty much exclusively use a hard round brush turning transfer on and off when i need different opacity levels.

(wait for them- the images are gifs- RIP mobile users)

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Arthur came back to life without any warning or whatsoever. He just one day popped up behind Merlin and took him by surprise, aka the merthur au no one needed

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Valentines Day is coming!!!

So, since I’ve been playing a metric crap ton of Metal Gear Solid (still playing 3, so no spoilers please!) I thought I’d whip these up. I’ve got, like, a whole list of other ones that I wanna make, so I might get those up soon. I had the most fun with Meryl and Ocelots…though I think Snake’s is the best…. >w>

Please, accept these humble Valentines, friends. Let me know if you use them, and how your friend/SO liked them! <3

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Well shoot! Thank you for the compliment! I just saw a post about how tumblr was glitching & not telling people when they had asks, so I thought what the heck, maybe I have one, and this gem hahaha haah was sitting in my inbox. I hope this isn’t too late, it can’t have been hanging out too long since my @gemanimate post isn’t that old. Either way it’s probably worth posting?

I used toon boom harmony. And I hope this is helpful, and not just a mess of things I think are coherent. It’s a lot of answer for a simple question, and I hope it doesn’t come off as condescending, but the glow wasn’t just one glow, it was a bunch of slightly different things and trickery that made the efx what they are. Efx are so cool and I like animating them so much in case that wasn’t clear. Each image has a caption clarifying what process it explains if it’s not super clear. 

Please feel free to ask for more clarification of anything if you’re more of a ‘words’ learner. I felt like it’d make more sense with visuals, especially since the network is a confusing concept if you’re not familiar with it. At least, I think it is.
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On to the second part of your ask: how long this mess took me to throw together? Time for another absurdly long answer to a simple question! And if I’m real, I’m writing this all out because I need to admit it to myself more than anything haha. 

My shot is only ~3 seconds long, and I started the animation portion of my shot
two-ish weeks (maybe more) before the due date of august 29th. I should have been able to finish with tons of stress free room for technical error/other unforeseen issues, but I actually took another week and a half past the 29th to finish (thank you @gemanimate team for being understanding).

So here is a friendly, caring, and cautionary reminder–to anyone reading–to plan for both the practical aspects/requirements of a shot as well as your personal mental/emotional capacity to work. The hours needed to finish a shot aren’t necessarily the hours you need to finish a shot, and there’s nothing wrong with that if you plan accordingly. Bolded for the cheap seats (it’s for myself, I am in the cheap seats in my own life). For example, the first few nights I was working on it, I set up a file. Next night, laid out the characters, etc. Eventually, I got into a groove where I was actually animating, but I hadn’t planned for that slow start, or any of the snags I hit in life that tripped up my work flow along the way. Plan cushions for that mind game stuff that I can’t seem to acknowledge if that’s something you deal with, in addition to the technical needs of a project. 

Moving off the soapbox, the hours I put into it that were actual work hours were maybe 15 - 20 hours? Maybe more? I unfortunately did not keep time, and I’m not great at recalling stuff like that. It’s like it wasn’t finished one day, and now it is, and heck if I know what happened between then and now.  

But I guess if you were asking about time because of the complexity of the compositing/glow stuff, that was the last 1 - 2 hrs of work. Once the animation is done, the comp is just throwing in some modules and messing with them until they look the way you want. Messing with their settings is how you learn about them & how they operate. There are tons of different means to achieve the same end in toon boom, a lot like photoshop. None of what I’ve said here is a set in stone ‘correct’ way to composite for a glowy effect, but it is one way. 

Happy animating! And again, please let me know (anyone) if there’s anything that you’d like further clarification on!

Aaaaa It’s complete !! 


Small gift for one of the well known artist in the O-San community @blacklimes ~ I love her art so much and I just couldn’t bypass the opportunity !! >:0


Apologies that the transparents are a little messy, clipping magic wasn’t picking the outlining and Photoshop decided to be EXTRA slow on me :’) I’ll probably redo this one day >:0


So much Choromatsu holy shit– I know how much Limes likes her choromatsu so I thought why not ! Aaaa there green everywhere ‘v’

some stuff

i just wanted to say THAKN YOU to all the people who sent me an ask or a msg over chat about my fake subs and how they made you laugh, or how much you enjoy them. 

thank you for taking the time to write out such kind words, i didn’t even think these fake subs could make people laugh out loud or cheer up so many shitty days so thats really cool. i dont reply to all of them but know that i read and appreciate every single one 

hope you’re all having a good day or night!!!

anonymous asked:

Hey! I LOVE your work, you're amazing!!!! Everytime I see one of your works I think "Ok, that's my favorite" aND THEN you post another one and another one and another one AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO THINK ANYMORE bc you're always surprising me. You're seriously SO good! Idk how to speak bc you're seriously UGH I'll stop speaking sorry if I disturb you

noo you didnt disturb me at all!! THANK YOU SO MUCH i dont know how to react amg im so happyy, that means a lot to hear ;A; your kind words really made my day sobs;;


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zoteri  asked:

3, 7, 9, 18, 26 (i love your art btw, especially the facial structures and expressions)

Aww ty <33

3.How many classes have you taken?

I’m graduating a specialized fine arts high school in a month so like 4 years of worth of life drawing, 3 years of graphic design and 2 years of poster and book design? I’ve taken 0 illustration classes though 

7.How often do you use references?

I don’t really use them all that much, unless I don’t know how to draw a certain object. I need to change that, references are a really good thing!! 

9.How much time do you spend drawing on an average day?

When attending school 1-2hs at least, on break 3-4hs

18.What are you currently trying to improve on?

I’m trying to make my scenes more dynamic and to have more interesting poses, its a…slow process 

26.For digital artists: what program(s) do you use?

Photoshop CC 2015 is my main one atm, but I also use SAI and Clip Studio Paint

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GET TO KNOW ME ⭐️ AESTHETICS MEME: 2/10 movies → Ex Machina

“One day the AIs are going to look back on us the same way we look at fossil skeletons on the plains of Africa: an upright ape living in dust with crude language and tools, all set for extinction.”

Anyone want to play chess?

I’m really really bored so to anyone who knows how to play and has some kind of editing program (photoshop, paint, etc.), play chess with me! I’m not that good anyways, so don’t worry about me creaming anyone, I just want to play for fun -w-;;

In fact, I’ll take on multiple people! Whoever rebloges this with their next move edited in, I’ll vs you!! So yeah umm here’s the board, and let’s have some fun with it :D (only if you want of course)

For Forever and a Day With You (Listen Here) 
HEAVILY inspired by Katherine (the one singing) and Eden (the one playing guitar who also wrote the lyrics)’s song “2022” which can be found here
also, I didn’t photoshop the amazing phan-wedding fanart but i did make the edit itself

(just picture dan and phils wedding while you listen yeah youll be crying don’t worry)

Thinking Out Loud (acoustic) by Ed Sheeran // 2022 by Katherine and Eden (like-totally-phan) // How Long Will I Love You? by Ellie Goulding // The End of All Things by Panic! at the Disco // Somewhere Only We Know by Keane // A Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay // Little Things (acoustic) by One Direction // Neutron Star Collision by Muse

anonymous asked:

Hi, Luna! Your retextures are my faves! Do you batch edit all of the textures? I usually retexture every single subset (or export the edited texture on the other subsets, one by one) but it requires a lot of time and I don't know if there's another way ;_;

Aww, thank you!

I’m afraid I do it the boring, time consuming way. Export in bodyshop and copy and paste the new textures in photoshop. I’m old and set in my ways.

Doing it in SimPe, just replacing the textures, is quicker. Then you just need to replace one image per colour. I’m pretty sure that’s how the kids all do it these days. It’s quick and easy and I am sure that there’s a good tutorial out there somewhere (I would look for you but I broke my glasses so cannot read properly right now, so am struggling to judge how useful anything is). I think you just make the packages up (like in bodyshop I guess? Just export the hairs?) and then in SimPe replace those textures with yours. I’ve done it for hair defaults before and it is easier than I make it seem.

    ( * how to easily make gif icons in just a few minutes !! )

i was messing around in photoshop one day and i found a way to make over 100 gif icons in less than 10 minutes using actions, so i thought i’d share because i know how tedious making gif icons can be !! this is so simple tbh even if you’ve never used photoshop before, you’d probably be able to do this. if this is helpful, please like/reblog !!

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