photoshop graphic tutorial

Hello graphic makers!! You’re probably aware that there is a huge problem on tumblr with whitewashing. Or maybe you’re not. As a predominantly disney-based blogger, the whitewashing I personally see are from the disney fandom, so I’m going to use screencaps from those movies to show you several quick techniques so you’ll see just how easy it is to have your pretty bright and pastel colour palettes and not whitewash characters of colour.

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Ghost Hunting! Part II of my Graphic Illustration Series
Hey guys! It is hard to believe it almost February. This is a preview of one of three new illustrations I’ll be releasing on Each comes with a full HD Video tutorial including PSDs, High res JPGS, Annotations, and step by step process for as little as $5. You can sign up until this Tuesday, January 31 at 11:59 PM. Sign up today!

Gif Tutorial

So I was asked by a couple anons to do a tutorial on how I make my gifs and now that I’m done with exams I decided to do it. This is the first tutorial I’m making so I hope whatever I say makes sense to those who are interested in it. And before I start explaining I’d like to say that this is the regular method I use to make my gifs and it’s something I ended up with trying many tutorials I found online throughout the years. So if you find any similarities with other gif tutorials that’s probably why. I would also like to remind you that the settings I use always change with each scene and lighting so if you want to use it, you’ll need to adjust them for every gif differently.

So I’ll be explaining how to go from this:

to this:

Or how to make this (which is basically the same)

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Here’s a video tutorial of how I made this reversing ghost fade aardwolf gif:

dedicated to freethepoets​ (check her out!)

Okay, this is basically compiled from maybe 20-30 different sources, so there’s a lot of info here. one hella big masterpost.  Even though there’s so many, I have personally checked each link to make sure it works, so you shouldn’t have to worry about that. Note: if marked with *, it’s digital/tablet art most likely. This is a really long post, so look under the cut. Follow for more master posts and references!

Tutorial for Beginning Photoshoppers
Photoshop help blog (2) (3)
Painting tutorial 
how to shift images using blur
brush stuff (2) (3) (4) (5)
glow in sai 
coloring art (2cloth)(hair)
how to draw clouds 
how to make stars
water fire snow light 
light sparkle 
mountains (2) moon ice
greyscale tutorial 
ps layers 
glitch effect 
download ps (2) (3) 
this tag (ps) (2)
this tag (sai) 

Other Graphic Stuff*
Make multi-page images 
Pixel art (2) (3 eyes)(hair)(fur)(4)
image types (jpeg,etc.)
pattern library 
lots of templates 

Gif to flipbook 
easy toon 
how to make one 
this tag

Google Fonts 
font out of your handwriting 
my tag 
this tag

Colors and Coloring
Color Basics
Color Blender *
Color Palette Generator
Great Color scheme designer 
Get info about a color by its hexcode * 
What colors pair well with others? 
A bunch of color groups/palettes (2)(3) (4)
how to make a color palette
coloring * 
adobe color wheel 
gradients *

Photo Editors/ mess around with art*
gimp (how to use it for shading)
more here and here 
online image editor 

Drawing People/Animals Tutorials/References

How to draw dreadlocks and other black hairstyles (poc)
How to draw wolf/dog ears 

body motion 
hands (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
feet (2) (3)
faces/ heads  (2) (3-lighting) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11)(12)
kissing (2)
Dragons! (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)  
clawed hand                                  
 expressions (2) (3)
how to keep variation when drawing faces
comprehensive body refs/tutorials (2) (3) (4)(5) (6) (7 could be slightly nsfw)(8 nsfw-ish)(9) (10) (11) (12)  (13 nsfw)
body ref (you get to create the poses)
skin tone ref

hats on people (2) (hoods)
skin color palette (2 is skin in-depth tutorial) 
more skin helps (2) (3)
butts and thighs 
cool mutant human skeleton refs
male torso (2)
female body
creating creatures 
felines  (paws)
lion head
animals (general) (paws)(fur)(2)
how to draw penises (nsfw i guess)
sitting poses (2)
hair (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)(11) (12)(13)(14)(15) (braids) (more braids)(braids)
clothing (2) (jeans) (boots) (plaid)(lace) (armor)
horses (2) (3) (hooves)(legs + hooves)
dogs  (2) (3)
cats (big cats) (cats 2)
wolf paw (head) (body)
human wings (2) 
wings (2) (3)
pegasi (is that the plural?)
anime eyes (2)
eyes (2) (3) (4)
cool body visualizer 
ears (2) (3) (4 + noses)
noses (2)
mouth (2) (3) (4)
necks (2)
skull (2) 

Inanimate object Tutorials/References
How to draw trees (2) *
Awesome water ref 
clouds * (2)
rose (2) bush*
grass in sai/ps * (2) (3) 
rain * 
water *
3d rooms how to
gun ref (2)
chain how to 
how to draw gems 
gold coins 
how to draw an apple 

Make a comic strip 
Digital sculpting *
Silk art 
art prompt generator (2)
clay figurines 
how to watercolor 
how to add dimensions to your art 
watercolor pencil technique (2)

Other Resources 
Hella tutorials here as well 
this blog 
this page 
art ref blog 
inking masterpost 
art youtube channel 
this site
fashion infographics  
these master posts 
ps blog (2) 
this post *
body ref blog 
master post of art resources 
this art tag (2)

A lovely anon requested I make a tutorial for how I made the gifs from this gifset. I decided to create a new gif that mimicked the style of the gifset so I could take those reading the tutorial through the complete process. All you need is adobe photoshop, a basic level of knowledge of the program, and patience!

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anonymous asked:

Could you do a graphic tutorial for/post/120855259626/throne-of-glass-by-sarah-j-maas?

I’ve never done a graphic tutorial before so I hope this helps. I’m assuming you have basic knowledge with PS6 because that’s what I use. For this graphic we’re going to use the polygon lasso tool and marquee tool so I hope you’re familiar with those.

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anonymous asked:

Hi um I used your cutting out the background from an image tutorial and it's not really working out for me because the persons hair is kind of all over the place. How do I get rid of the background without making her hair look horrid?

Hi! So, I’ve only ever talked about this once which was in my pastel hair tutorial, but it’s definitely worthy of its own tutorial. We’ll make it a mini-tutorial, though. And of course, it’s under the cut. (:

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Line Art Tutorial

quick and shtty tutorial for @frenchfriesdippedinkpop but i wanted to finish this for her & make it public for whoever wants this

first, open up whatever photo you want to use, and I couldn’t find one fast enough, so I’m working with this one of Kyungsoo (if you don’t have Photoshop, any other online photo editor should be fine, experiment!)

Next, you’re going to create 2 layers. The first layer is going to be a simple white layer and the second is going to be a transparent layer for us to actually trace on. The white layer is going to be easier for you to track your progress and see how you’re doing so far. But make sure it’s in this order (i never name my layers tbh)

when you start tracing, make sure you hide the white layer so you can see your background image

Then you’re going to take your paint brush and set it to 1 (or around 1-5, see how well it works out for you.) Then, I preferably set the opacity to 80%, but you can set it lower or higher, depending on your preference. I personally prefer it to not be too dark.

Now you can begin tracing! It’ll be easier if you have a mouse or a pen tablet for line arts. A tip I like using is to use the shift key while making little lines around the outline I’m doing. Shift will make our lines straight, and if you’re around a curved area, do it in little dots/strokes so it will trace curved.

Here’s what mine looks like so far (except my computer was being glitchy and everything kept messing up and I was being really lazy. This isn’t the best at all!) But from experience, using the shift method is way better than attempting to free-hand it .. except if you’re actually good at that, then by all means, go ahead.

In all honestly, I gave up on the Kyungsoo one, so here’s one I did a while ago of Luhan’s Harper’s Bazaar cover. So it should be completed, and you can make it as complex or as simple as you want. I usually don’t outline the face nor spend too much time on the hair, I just draw little strokes. But you can do the wrinkles of the clothes if you want. I usually do.

Now we can color it. You can leave it blank if you’d like, but I usually color in the clothing. First, I use the eyedropper tool to grab at the color of the article of clothing I’m doing and then use the paint bucket to fill it in. Set the opacity to 50% or what you prefer. Then begin to color in the clothes.

Now it should look like this. Then, if you’d like to amp it up a bit, add a background. I usually use backgrounds of buildings. 

The end result should look something like this! (You should have more layers, but I had this saved as one, so)

I hoped this helped. Feel free to ask me if you have any questions!

How to Properly Blur the Background of an Image in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we’re gonna learn how to blur the background of a photo. This is useful to know if you want to make the subject in the foreground pop, eliminate distracting elements in the background, or put text over the image.

I’m gonna use this image of cute puppy Sam because it’s adorable, and because blurring the background would make it easier to focus on the adorable golden retriever in the foreground. This image is a particularly good candidate because there are multiple faces in the background, and faces are especially distracting (because your eye is drawn to them).

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anonymous asked:

you know how i can make a watercolor edit? most of the tutorials use brushes and things that are hard for me to do, im looking for something more easy it would save my life if you would tell me some

of course we can help you sweetheart (:

you’ll need

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Minimalist + Animated Graphic Tutorial

Today I am doing a tutorial for my minimalist graphics, requested by poedameron and since its a multistep process, I have split it into 3 parts.

  • You should be familiar with Photoshop, or you may find it confusing.
  • Difficulty level: Intermediate/Hard
  • I’m using Photoshop CS5 Extended
  • Plz like/reblog if you find it useful

I’ll be showing you how to make this graphic from this post:

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