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Motion Blur Effect - Tutorial

@screamlikeacanary asked me how to make this effect.

  • I’m not an expert on this but if I can share the little things that I know and help, I’ll do it.
  • English is not my native language, so I apologize beforehand for any mistake.
  • My ps is in spanish, but I don’t think that would be a problem.
  • For this tutorial I use Photoshop CS6 (you can use other versions) and KMPlayer for the screenshots.
  • Basic knowledge on Photoshop is required.
  • Please like/reblog the post if you think the tutorial has been useful.


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hey! so as requested, here is a guide on how i make my icons. please keep in mind i use photoshop cs5. other apps and programs may or may not work- im not 100% sure, but feel free to try! in this guide you’ll find out how i make the following three icons: 

  • if you find the guide useful, a like or reblog is appreciate but not required! if you have any more questions feel free to message me!

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I have never made a vid of myself doing anything and I dont really have the time to make that happen rn. Hopefully once im on holidays i can start doing some SIC STREAMS again. Maybe one of those can be actually properly scheduled and can be me on mic going step by step on how I do a full illustration.

But for now, I can do a step by step annotated post?? I happen to be at the lining stage of the cover for chapter 11, so why not force myself to actually do that via this ask lmao. 

Unfortunately that means our subject will be Avaric.

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A 12-minute read on bike style changes in the last 70 or so years.

Most American bikes thru the ’60s were one-speeds for kids, because teenagers were aching to grow up fast and cars seemed better for dating.

Beginning at the end of WWII, the older generation launched a 20 years or so succession of screwups that sent a message to the younger generation that these folks were not to be trusted or emulated. Things like pesticides, the Korean War, Emmett Till, Viet Nam, holding women back, civil rights stuff, hating rock-n’-roll were just a few of the problems caused by the older generation.

A big one happened on January 28, 1969—an oil spill off the Santa Barbara (California) coast. Union Oil took a shortcut with the drilling rig, and the ocean erupted with oil. To a country of young people who’d been environmentally sensitized by Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, it was the straw that broke the back, and led directly to the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970.

Earth Day was a protest against environmental destruction, so riding a bike wasn’t retreating to childhood and taking you out of the dating pool; it was a way to protest the older generation’s greed that was destroying the environment. The order to young people was: Don’t use gas on Earth Day. Show you care, don’t be part of the problem, ride a bike, and we did.

Girl sees bike, boy meets girl. Who are they and where are they now?

Some of the bikes were borrowed from younger siblings, some were leftover from when they were young, but bike dealers ramped up for Earth Day, and lots were bought new. Schwinn Varsities sold like mad, because Schwinn dealers were everywhere. High-schoolers took to the 10-speeds because the drop bars and gears made them not kids bikes. But the Varsity was unexotic and heavy, so if you were a one-upper, you held out for a European bike—a Raleigh Super Course, Peugeot UO-8, Gitane something or other, a Mercier, or the exotic (in my neighborhood) Cote d’Azur.

Back then, nobody lusted for a Nishiki, but it’s got a cool badge, riveted on and everything.

All of the early 1970s foreign ten-speeds ones were steel and slender, and had lugged frames and nice-looking decals. If you were into bikes you’d get the manufacturer’s catalogs at the bike shop and read about what the better bikes had that you’re didn’t, and figure out how to spiff up your U-08 so it was closer to a PX-10. (Mark put Campy Gran Sport derailers on his first cheap French bike.)

The first American framebuilder in the renaissance was Albert Eisentraut, who grew up in Chicago and learned from Oscar Wastyn, the first builder of Schwinn Paramounts. Albert was building his own frames in the late ’50s, and taught frame-building classes in the ’70s.

A 1973 or so Ritchey road bike.

Tom Ritchey made his first bike frame at 15 ½, in … 1972? Something like that. Tom was never normal, he’s always been Mozart, and he’s not the standard.

Anyway, Eisentraut’s classes led to a boom in custom building that, by the late ‘70s, grew into dozens of American custom frame builders, who collectively  revved up interest in bikes and riding and bike geekery in general.

By then the European brands, the French in Particular, were losing to the  Japanese. The  10- and then 12-speeds were well established, too, from cheap to expensive, all of them with familiar proportions and details, just executed with different degrees of perfection constrained by price.

Even the poorer executions were still signs of sincere attempts at art, and tho they didn’t get a lot of respect at the time, it’s an unexpected treat to see, locked up with a white plastic bag as a seat cover, a cheap ’70s bike with chome-tipped fork blades, seat stays, and chainstays, and a flat fork crown with a thin stamped steel cap on it with an artistic shoreline. These days, cheap bikes still copy expensive ones, but most of today’s expensive bike are de-detailed and are, I’d say, bad role models. Like 7-year old with leather and chains.

The first genuine mountain bike Tom Ritchey made…1977 or so. The frame joints are gorgeous, the tubes aren’t all fat, but the frame is not underbuilt. Looks nice to me..which is why our bikes use the same proportions still. It’s not because we can’t go fatter.

When the first actual mountain bikes were made in the late ’70s, they veered off from strict road style, but were just as beautiful (maybe more) than any European road bike . The upright bars and fat tires gave them away as mountain bikes, but frames and forks were still beautifully detailed. The first Stumpjumper was lugged and had a fork crown, just like most good road bikes. Then price competition forced out the lugs for tig-welds, and crowned forks for the crownless “unicrown” style, but from 25 feet they all looked about the same, with those traditional proportions.

By 1988 more than 75 percent of the bikes sold in America were mountain bikes, and moto-crossers and motocross magazine publishers saw the trend and got involved. To motocrossers, the early mountain bikes must have looked unevolved, effete, and ready for a crayons-to-perfume makeover. The whole look changed—the joint details, proportions, graphics, and these new mountain bikes didn’t look European anymore. It’s not a shame that they didn’t look European. Why should they? The shame is that they looked so crude, that somebody in the loop figured what the hell, it’s just a bike.

In late ’89, Rock Shox developed the suspension fork, and after suspension bikes won big in the 1990 mountain bike world championships, every body wanted them and almost all manufacturers jumped on it.

Stumpjumper from about 1991, I think. A good place to stop.

At first the shocks were only on $1,000+ bikes, but within five years they came down to $450 bikes. It was hard to sell a mountain bike without them, and nobody knows that better than me (or Bridgestone sales reps at the time). Now it’s 2017 and it’s hard to find a new model bigbrand a city bike or whatever, that doesn’t have shocks. Fat tire bikes without them are barely even recognized as mountain bikes.

Suspension forks lead to full suspension frames, which lead to events that required body armor and helmets with full face protection, and at this point the desired look was gnarly, raw, and big. Ugly was pretty, pretty was obsolete. By the early 2000s, mountain bikes looked like motorcycles without the motors, and the clothing and helmets followed the same route. It’s hard to talk about these changes without coming off like a grump, but I’m just trying to address the evolution of these visual and techy changes. It’s kind of interesting, isn’t it?

Do bicycles need disc brakes? If heavier and faster motorcycles could use rim brakes, they would—because rim brakes are more powerful. But motorcycles weigh so much and go so fast that they’d burn up rim brakes. Rim brakes are ideal for most bike riding, but that gets lost in the inferiority complex.

The earth isn’t your %$#@ bike-gym!

There are some riding situations that favor disc brakes. Steep, rim-heating descents, grit, slim, and muck (it’s not a matter of braking performance in muck, it’s that muck packs rim brakes. Don’t ride in muck.) A lot of people feel better about their chances of survival when they’re over-gunned, over-sheltered, over-clothed, over-fed, and over-vehicled, no matter what kind of vehicle it is. The Ford F150 is the best-selling motor vehicle in America. I’m sure it’s a great truck, but still…

The trend to single chainrings and clutchy rear derailers is another way that bikes are going more like motorcycles. I’m all for simplification—if you can get by with one ring, that’s the way to go, for sure. And rear derailers with clutches that maintain chain tension to keep the chain engaged on the chainring and reduce chainslap on the chainstay. —those aren’t evil insidious infiltrations from the dark side, but they are from the dark side. Ha!

How dare you, dude!

Isn’t mountain biking great?

Motors are the final frontier, and they’re coming, too. People were monkeying with motors on bikes in the early 1890s. Electric motors didn’t hold a charge well and were too bulky. Steam was hard to start and too dangerous to put between your legs. The internal combustion engine, patented in 1885, was the winning design, and by 1903 we had Indians, Harleys, and Triumphs (and cars, too). Once motors were available, adults quit riding bikes.

Do it on an indoor track with fake trees!

One living & smart bike industry guy who works for a huge bicycle maker predicts that electric motor bikes will make up 30 percent of the bicycle market by 2022. He calls them just eBikes.

eBikes are conveniently called ebikes to de-emphasize the motor, even though the motor is why they exist, and they appeal across the board: To baby boomers who don’t want to grunt anymore; to millenials who like their hipness and tech and who also don’t want to grunt; to former drivers who for one reason or another have lost the right to drive, or who just can’t afford a car; and to Green people who want to be one less car. The scary thing is motors + fat bikes + trail access.

Positioning eMotorbikes as just another kind of bicycle avoids licensing, registration, more costs, a long wait at the DMV… and allows them on bike lanes and multi-use paths and trails in your local open space that still allow bicycles. Does it not matter that there’s a motor?

eMotorbikes can be a blessing for some people, can replace cars on the road, but I bet they’re replacing more bikes than cars. When they do, GREAT! But the question is: at what point does a bicycle stop being a bicycle? How loosely do you define bicycle? An airplane isn’t the world’s best glider. Reel mowers and power mowers are both lawn mowers. Draw your own line, but to me, a motor on a bicycle makes it a motorcycle.

This is my bike. It can go anywhere, but stays close to earth.

Rivendell Bicycle Works is a bicycley bicycle company, which means we make the kind powered by muscles and gravity. We aren’t going to sell “bicycles” with motors. Maybe it’ll be to our doom, but we just like the simple, refined, nearly perfect pedal bike. It’s the best thing ever developed or that ever will be, even though sometimes it makes you tired and sweaty and even though it’s not always a joy. If an eMotorbike takes the place of a car, it’s doing less damage. When it takes the place of a bicycle, it does more. A bicycle, even when ridden by a world-class farter (eater of mung beans, sprouts, and cabbage) pollutes much less. In 2017 with another monster hurricane heading towards Florida, pedal-bicycles are something to celebrate, aren’t they?


Since @katheryan asked me how I add the captions to my pics, I thought I would share it with everyone :)

As you can see, in the editing program I use, there’s a text tool in the toolbar on the left. The font is Trebuchet MS. Size 10 px. Font style bold. Choose the color you want (I outline it with black) and then don’t forget to place the text on the centre of the pic and to add some shadow so it stands out more ;)

And here you have your captions!! Hope I made everything clear!! <3


Commissions are: CLOSED!

Thank you so much for your interest, but all commission slots are now full! I’ll open another batch if I have time, so stay tuned!


  1. Send me an ask (or @ on twitter)! If you get in, I’ll respond privately and ask you to send the reference(s) and description of what you want to my e-mail.
  2. Send me an e-mail! I’ll shoot you a line back to confirm I got it and ask any questions I have before I start. Once all the details are settled…
  3. Send me your dollars! Payments can be sent via PayPal to the same e-mail I correspond with. You will receive your drawing within one week starting from the time the payment is received.


Social Media Icons - $25 each - 600 x 600 px - 10 Available

A cute icon for you (and/or a friend!) in 2-3 of your favorite colors. Max two (2) per customer.

PORTRAITS - Price Varies - 5″ x 7″ @ 350dpi - 4 Available

Black & White Sketch - $75 each

A black and white line drawing of the subject of your choice from the waist up.

Monochrome Painting - $150 each 

A greyscale or monochromatic painting of the subject of your choice from the waist up.

Full Color Painting - $250 each

A full color painting of the subject of your choice from the waist up.


  • No multi-subject, full-body, or environmental requests will be accepted at this time.
  • You must provide at least one visual reference.
  • Payments must be made upfront, in full.
  • Subjects can be from anything; real-life, original, fan characters, or pre-existing*.

*For characters created by an independent artist (webcomic, indie dev, etc) you must obtain proof of permission first.

Availability is limited, please check OP for status!


(via Peugeot PX 10 SN 150214_3587 | Custom rebuild | fahrradjusti | Flickr)

sherlockfan7  asked:

Hi! I am 14 and looking for advice about digital art. I have a cheap Wacom tablet and drawing pen and the software I use to draw is Sai. I love your art and I'm just wondering if you have any tips on brush sizes and the software that you use, thanks! (Also, I'm poor so it'd be great if the software could be free to download. :), Thanks! )

Hello! Thank you so much for your ask! That’s so awesome you’re drawing now, I didn’t even try digital art until I was around 16-17 ish? I’m still learning a lot myself, being a mostly traditional artist, so the best I can give you is advice from my own experiences. First of all, I would say the part of the drawing process is experimentation, so no matter what tools you use, you’re still learning, and even with really expensive programs or tools, they can only do so much, so don’t worry if you don’t have an expensive tablet or program. I still use a cheap one myself and for years I also used SAI because it was free.

The program I use now is Photoshop CC, which I definitely recommend, but it costs money, and when I was 14 I was not about that life. For years I have used SAI, I think to me, it was the best alternative? There are some aspects of SAI that I like even more than Photoshop - mostly its simplicity and intuitiveness. But for me, I didn’t have pen pressure with SAI so I eventually opted for Photoshop. But I’ve edited my paintings for years on SAI and it’s worked very well. 

I know some people recommend Fire Alpaca and Clip Studio Paint, which are free and cheap respectively. I definitely recommend you check out this post for more details!

As for brush size, it depends a lot on what you are doing! For linearts, these are my usual settings: I tend to have a canvas size of 2000 px and brush size of 3 - 6 px, but sometimes up to 8 - 10 px for 3000 px canvas sizes.

But for coloring, it really depends on what you are doing. I change the brush size a lot for it! Generally for smooth lines (which I struggle to do with shaky hands), try to have a large canvas size, smaller brush size, and then reduce the overall size of the canvas in the final image, and your lines will look smoother.

 Anyways, sorry for my ramblings, I hope I was able to help a bit - Please feel welcome to ask if you have any more questions, I love receiving them!

anonymous asked:

Hi Krishna, I have a question, are you familiar with the moving circle objects that float around in a theme ? I've seen some rp blogs that have it, can you link me to a tutorial with it?

Hello !! I’m not sure about what exactly you are saying but I figured out it may be the Jar of Blobs that you are talking about, I have the exact thing that I’m having on my indie rp you can view the demo here @brxttitude

If you are talking about that thing, then I have then this would be the tutorial for it ! It is actually a very simple one so there’s no need to worry about a lot of coding. In this you could actually pick if you would like to have a comet, blob, snow, rain, bubbles, and etc…

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Mary Edit Tutorial (requested)

so i was asked how i made this particular edit: 

and since, of course, i’m a total moron, i did not in fact save it as a psd file so i have no idea what i did, but, since i was bored and felt badly about giving nothing to the anon who was so kind to ask, i tried to recreate it through the following steps :)

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oops another supernatural network because you can never have enough of those right?

graphic made by Yaloo!! (oops sorry for the feels heh)

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