pixel blend

anonymous asked:

Got any tips for a fellow clip studio paint user. I've been trying to get the hang of it for awhile and its really difficult especially making neat lineart.

I don’t consider myself a CSP expert but as far as KEEPING LINES NEAT I could possibly help?

One thing you can do in any program is brush stabilizers, esp if you’re a heavy coffee drinker like this sweaty rat. 

My lineart brush usually looks like this when I’m lining

My sketch brushes are typically set to 2 or 3 bars of stabilization for the sake of looser/rougher strokes. 

Onto general CSP stuff, because I think it’s a good program and deserves to be used. 

It’s incredibly customizable and intuitive once you know what you’re looking for. 

My general work surface looks like:

Navigator is really only used for flipping the canvas. I key shortcut just about everything I could. (getting to my lineart brush is jabbing the “p” key twice, coloring brush is “B”)

I’m a rambler and desperately trying not to tangent my head off, especially not knowing exactly what CSP can struggle to do for someone without much knowledge of it. 

BUT, something to possibly remember/know if you don’t already (tell me if I’m artist-splaining) is how just about everything has an “option box”

^^^this guy and always at the bottom right. For brushes it can do everything from set texture to set what you look at in the brush box when it’s displaying

The eye means you’re gonna see it in tool properties for quick changes while arting. 

This applies to about every tool.

For example!


Shading got a whole hellavuh lot easier when I found the settings for eyedropper

That bottom bit, the “surrounding color”? That’s your “expand color selection by so many pixels to blend the two colors you’re hovering between” setting. 

That’s generally the stuff that made the program  A LOT easier for me to use, but I could be missing what it is that’s making it difficult to pick up. A big reason I use it are the lineart brushes I got out of it, as a big fan of crayon looking ones. 


The Definitive Sandler

Good Sandler: Click, 50 First Dates, Anger Management, Eight Crazy Nights, Mr Deeds, Little Nicky, Big Daddy, The Waterboy, The Wedding Singer, Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison, Airheads

Meh Sandler: The Do Over, Pixels, The Cobbler, Blended, Grown Ups, That’s My Boy, Just Go With It, Funny People, Spanglish, Punch Drunk Love, 

Terrible Sandler: Sandy Wexler, The Ridiculous 6, Grown Ups 2, Jack And Jill, You Don’t Mess With the Zohan, I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry, The Longest Yard, and everything else

cherrylolitalove  asked:

I haven't seen this talked about anywhere so I wanted to ask what do all the blending options mean? (on the right side of the screen under opacity)

Normal–Does nothing. Layers will remain as they are.
Multiply–The best mode for darkening. Works by multiplying the luminance levels of the current layer’s pixels with the pixels in the layers below. Great for creating shadows and removing whites and other light colors (while keeping the darker colors). As an analogy, think of the selected layer and all of the layers below as individual transparencies, and that they are stacked on top of each other, and then placed on an overhead projector. Using this analogy, the light passing through the lighter areas will have trouble getting through the darker areas, but the lighter areas will shine through other lighter areas with relative ease.
Add–Looks at the color information in each channel and brightens the base color to reflect the blend color by increasing the brightness. Blending with black produces no change.
Overlay–Uses a combination of the Screen blend mode on the lighter pixels, and the Multiply blend mode on the darker pixels. It uses a half-strength application of these modes, and the mid-tones (50% gray) becomes transparent. One difference between the Overlay blend mode and the other Contrast blend modes, is that it makes its calculations based on the brightness of the layers below the active layer—all of the other Contrast modes make their calculations based on the brightness of the active layer.
Screen–Similar to the Lighten blend mode, but brighter and removes more of the dark pixels, and results in smoother transitions. Works somewhat like the Multiply blend mode, in that it multiplies the light pixels (instead of the dark pixels like the Multiply blend mode does). As an analogy, imagine the selected layer and each of the underlying layers as being 35mm slides, and each slide being placed in a separate projector (one slide for each projector), then all of the projectors are turned on and pointed at the same projector screen…this is the effect of the Screen blend mode. This is a great mode for making blacks disappear while keeping the whites, and for making glow effects.
Lighten–If the pixels of the selected layer are lighter than the ones on the layers below, they are kept in the image (the opposite of the Darken blend mode). If the pixels in the layer are darker, they are replaced with the pixels on the layers below (they show through to the selected layer). Note that this behavior is on a channel by channel basis, i.e., this rule is applied to each of the 3 RGB color channels separately.
Darken–If the pixels of the selected layer are darker than the ones on the layers below, they are kept in the image. If the pixels in the layer are lighter, they are replaced with the tones on the layers below (they show through to the selected layer), so basically the darker tones of all layers are kept. Note that this behavior is on a channel by channel basis, i.e., this rule is applied to each of the 3 RGB color channels separately.
Difference–Subtracts a pixel on the active layer, from an equivalent pixel in the composite view of the underlying layers (B-A), and results in only absolute numbers (the subtraction never produces a negative number—if it turns out to be a negative number, it’s converted into a positive number). It does a selective inversion where black never gets inverted, white inverts absolutely, and all of the other luminance levels invert based on their brightness on a channel-by-channel basis. With this blend mode, similar colors cancel each other, and the resulting color is black
Dodge–Brighter than the Screen blend mode. Results in an intense, contrasty color-typically results in saturated mid-tones and blown highlights.
Burn–Darker than Multiply, with more highly saturated mid-tones and reduced highlights. 

Sources (x x)

(Their explanations were better than what I could come up with :D)


read only memories, and why you should play it

read only memories is a point-and-click adventure game (heavily inspired by games like snatcher) that takes place in 2064, in the city of neo-san francisco. a bustling cyberpunk city, filled with self-driving cars, virtual reality, and robots called roms (relationship and organizational managers).

it’s not all glamour, though. you play as a tech journalist, reviewing new technology to scrape by. one day, however, a rom named turing breaks into your house and asks you to help find their creator who was kindapped.

along the way you meet a diverse cast of characters to help you with your goal, immersing you into the world and story that you might just wish to live in.

  • one of the biggest draws of the game is the huge amount of diversity. not only is there a large cast of lgbt, poc, and disabled characters, you can choose what pronouns to refer to yourself as. it even allows you to enter your own, which, at least for me, was incredibly validating.
  • the story is amazing, with many twists and moments that keep you on edge, and well-written characters that feel realistic.
  • the look of the game is incredible, with beautiful cyberpunk landscapes and well-made pixel art blending together to draw you into the world.
  • the soundtrack is great as well, with calming melodies and intense songs to keep you immersed and on the edge of your seat.
  • also, just look at turing.

it’s a wonderful game that keeps you immersed no matter what, and i highly recommend it to anyone looking for a memorable game.

just a warning, however: death comes up a lot, and theres a part that involves seeing a corpse. there are also multiple jumpscares near the ending, although you will be able to tell when they are coming.

Pixels IRL

I guess we can thank the textured cube phenomenon that is Minecraft for the recent surge of this new art form.

Pixels In Real Life blends computer game-generated images with photos of real world surroundings. Not only is it graphically playful, it’s super nostalgic. (That dog from Duck Hunt was my first taste of ridicule. I still hate him.)

Spectator mode: ON

anonymous asked:

Why are the colors pink, purple, and blue important for bisexuals on Easter? I see a lot of your posts today pertaining to that and it confused me.

Pink Purple and Blue are important to the Bisexual Community EVERY Day becasue they are the colours of the Bisexual Pride Flag.

If you look at our post Easy to make Easter Eggs in the Bisexal Pride Colors we explained what they mean.

Like so many things in the Bisexual Community it has many layer of meaning. It is so much more than what some think a first glance, just a simple mixing the blue (for boys!) and pink (for girls!),  with a nice purple blend of the two in the middle (purple was also adopted as a color for bisexuality in some unofficial capacity).

So totally Cisgender and Heteronormative. And so totally incorrect! Just like a lot of the silly myths and stereotypes other people acre constantly trying to force onto bisexuals.

Our Bisexual Flag was developed as community project with a person named Michael Page a Bisexual Activist from Florida as the chief designer, and project head. He deliberately used existing (and non-copyrighted) bisexual symbolism, saying, “In designing the Bi Pride Flag, I selected the colors and overlap pattern of the ‘bi angles’ symbol.” 

From bisexual speaker, writer and activist  Robyn Ochs we get the history of the bi-angles, the three overlapping triangles which trace their origins from the infamous pink triangles tagged for homosexuals in the Nazi concentration camps. But then were reclaimed and made into the symbol of LGBT pride and defiance in the face of AIDS by ACT UP’s “Silence = Death” slogan.  Robyn explains that the bi-angles were “designed in the mid-1980s for the Boston Bisexual Women’s Network by Liz Nania. The bi angles are, to my knowledge, the first bisexual symbol created.” 

So the pink represents same-sex attractions (aka gay and lesbian) and the blue is different sex (aka heterosexual) attractions; where those colors overlap in a color gradient of different shades of lavender/purple is attractions to both and all, representing the possibility of attraction anywhere along the entire gender spectrum, (bisexual) . 

Which as you’ll notice also ends up (On purpose? Sources differ so who knows, it’s been lost in the mists of time + legend) is a kind of visual “pun” on the (in)famous Kinsey Scale, with

Pink = representing Kinsey 0: Exclusively Homosexual
Blue = representing Kinsey 6: Exclusively Heterosexual
Purple = representing Kinsey 1 thru 5: all the variations of being bisexual - which is why one (cute) nickname for bisexuals in some parts of the world is the “Purple People” or the “Purple Menace”

and which incidentally is why quite a few Bisexual Groups have names like the 1 to 5 Club.

Bisexuals just cannot seem to stop with all the endless word-play and puns! Even some of our famous books, Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World edited by Robyn Ochs, Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out edited by Professor Loraine Hutchins, PhD + Lani Kaahumanu, etc., etc. See what we mean? Always with the double + triple meanings and jokes.

But anyway getting back to the colours … also notice how the purple pixels blend unnoticeably into both the pink and blue? Just as the real world where bi folk blend in with both communities.

So this is why on various holidays, and everyday for that matter proud bisexual people find endless ways to include Our Colours into the celebrations.

Westley hates wearing a suit almost as much as I hate seeing him in one.


I thought I might start off with what happened in my life yesterday! I intern at an art gallery, and it’s been so so fun getting to visit all these different galleries and museums; yesterday was the Albert Oehlen exhibit! It was this interesting blend between pixellation and expressionist strokes creating a controlled chaos that were his pieces. 

I apologize for my awfully drawn spiraldex. I’m planning on creating a sticker template so no sad circles would occur.