software and tools

Photoshop’s Eyedropper Tool Tip

SO I just learned a neat little thing that BLEW MY MIND - basically Photoshop is the gift that keeps on giving!

According to this twitter thread (and I’ve tried it and it worked for me), you can use the eyedropper tool to pick a colour outside of Photoshop like, say, a reference you have in your browser!

To do this, simply select the eyedropper tool when you’re working, then click (and hold) and drag it outside of your Photoshop window to wherever you like and it’ll pick the colours it finds!

This saves you the trouble of having to copy a reference image from your browser into Photoshop so you can simply grab a colour - this way you just have to drag the eyedropper!

(Be warned that some people experienced lag and/or crashes when they did this. I’m also not sure if it works for Mac users.)

Concise JavaScript Function Syntax

If the arrow function only takes a single argument, you don’t need parentheses. You can’t remove parentheses on functions with no or multiple arguments.

If you’re only using one line of code, you don’t need the return keyword.

You can reduce the syntax further by removing the curly braces when you only have a single line of code

My Paint Tool SAI Settings/Tools

Hello~ Idk why the draft I wrote before wasn’t saved- Anyhow someone asked me about my Paint Tool SAI settings so I will share with the rest of you guys in case you little ol’ kitten *coughs* also curious. So here gooooes~

The image below is the list of all the tools that i currently have in my SAI. I actually only use some of it even though I tend to collect many settings for my brushes heh.

Sooo since I can’t possibly show it all. I will only gives some of the settings/tools that I often use. Drum roooolll pleasee. 

I often use this to draw line art on my painting. I hardly uses before but until recently I found out that it very useful when I tried to paint the eyes part, paint line and some part of the shades.

I don’t have much to say about this. I often use it to lineart for a none-painting art and cell shading.

If you guys notices in my speed painting video. This is the tool that I often use for all of my painting. I find it easy to blend the color using this setting. But it is just my preference. I recommend you guys to try playing with the setting though. Change the min size and density.

Keep reading

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a taako and a slightly more saturated taako bc i am still trying to figure out how to draw this dude

So I finally got a Moleskine

I’d been longing to try it out for a while (for almost 2 years, actually) and a couple of weeks ago I bought it.  At first, I thought it would be a regular, dotted one. But then I saw this beauty and couldn’t help taking it.
The cover it very nice-looking and modern (although, many people complain about it) and the pages are smooth and nice to write on. What pleases me the most is that the notebook goes with the Evernote Premium code for 3 months and, as an active user of Evernote, I must say that this is a good deal and saves me plenty of money. Definitely will be buying it again, when I finish this one off.

I also got some Faber-Castell and Zebra pens.

WRITER LIFE

  • Tips on Getting Started
  • Why the Right Word Choices Result in Better Writing
  • 7 Tips to Become a Better Writer from Stephen King
  • Why Writers Must Read
  • 4 Ways To Have Confidence in Your Writing
  • Improve Your Paras
  • How to Use Reading to Become a Better Writer
  • How’s My Driving?
  • Writing Lessons
  • Improve Your Writing Habits Now
  • 10 Writing Tips
  • Advice for Young Writers
  • Speed Up Your Writing
  • 5 Ways to Add Sparkle to Your Writing
  • How to be Confident in Your Writing
  • Breaking Writing Habits
  • Writing Better Than You Normally Do
  • How to Finish What You Start: A Five-Step Plan for Writers

Inspiration and Writer’s Block

  • 31 Ways to Find Inspiration for Your Writing
  • Tips for Dealing with Writer’s Block
  • Free Association, Active Imagination, Twilight Imaging
  • Writing Inspiration, or Sex on a Bicycle
  • Finding Inspiration
  • Busting Your Writing Rut
  • Solve Your Problems Simply by Saying Them Out Loud
  • On Habits

MUSIC

  • Coffitivity
  • August Ambience
  • Rainy Mood
  • Forest Mood
  • Simplynoise
  • Soundrown
  • Iserenity
  • Nature Sound Player
  • Mynoise
  • Music For Writers

SOFTWARE AND TOOLS

Research Organization

  • A.Nnotate
  • Bubbl.Us 
  • Evernote
  • Freemind
  • The Literary Machine
  • Xmind
  • Mindmeister
  • Zoho Creator
  • Storyboard Template
  • Scrivener
  • Zotero
  • New Novelist
  • Realtimeboard

Family Trees

  • Family Echo
  • Genealogy
  • Legacy Family Tree Maker
  • Family Tree Builder
  • Xy Family Tree

Editing

  • Paper Rater
  • Autocrit
  • Pro Writing Aid
  • Cliche Finder
  • Editminion
  • Grammarly 

Writing 

  • Open Office
  • Calligra
  • Script Frenzy
  • Abiword
  • My Writing Nook
  • Zohodocs
  • Atlantis Nova
  • Jdarkroom
  • Lit Lift
  • Zenwriter
  • Ywriter5
  • Jarte
  • Storybook
  • Hiveword
  • Bighugelabs
  • Q10
  • Writer’s Cafe
  • Treepad Lite
  • Now Novel
  • Google Docs

Timeline Makers

  • Time Toast
  • Interactive Timeline
  • Preceden
  • Tiki Toki
  • Time Glider
  • Timeline Maker
  • My Timeline
  • Timeline Js
  • Timeline Generator 
  • X Timeline
  • Our Story
  • Dipity
  • Meograph

FORUMS, BOARDS, COMMUNITIES 

  • Fictionpress (Fanfiction.Net’s Original Fic Counterpart)
  • Figment 
  • Wattpad
  • Archive Of Our Own (Mainly Fanfic)
  • Bbc English Literature Message Board
  • Scribophile
  • Writer’s Cafe
  • Writing Community: Writer’s Workshop
  • Book Country
  • Greatwriting
  • Flickspin
  • Writing.Com

WRITING BLOGS

  • The Creative Penn
  • Jeff Goins
  • Write To Done
  • Writer Unboxed
  • The Writers Alley
  • Writer’s Digest

RESEARCH 

Culture

  • Culinary Post 1: Foraging And Food Sourcing.
  • Indian Names And Their Meanings
  • Update: Culutral Appropriation Do’s And Don’ts
  • Geography Post 1: Rational Impacts.
  • Geography Post 2: Cartography (Part 1)
  • Muslim Names And Meanings
  • Geography Post 2: Cartography (Part 2)
  • Primary Sources On Ancient Civilizations
  • Other Cultures
  • Clothing, Fashion And Art Post 1: Styles And Materials.
  • Clothing, Fashion And Art Post 2: Textile Technology.
  • Culinary Post 2: Food Cultures
  • Additional Information Post 3: Divination And Fortune-Telling.

Terminology

  • Fashion Terminology
  • Victorian Dialogue
  • 20’s Slang
  • Glossary of partner dance terms
  • English Slang
  • Ballet Terms

Mental Illness

  • Mental Illness
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Kleptomania
  • Psychiatric Hospital
  • Schizophrenia
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorder

Crime

  • Mob Mentality
  • How Street Gangs Work
  • Street Gang Dynamics
  • Black Market Information

Survival

  • Limits Of The Human Body
  • Basic Wilderness Survival Guide
  • How To Build A Shelter
  • 5 Basic Survival Skills
  • Basic Survival Medicine: Wounds
  • How To Pick A Lock
  • Life After a Heart Attack
  • How To Make A Fire
  • Information On Burns
  • How To Find Water In The Wild

Self-Defence And Fighting

  • Fighting And Self Defence
  • Fighting Scenes
  • Problems With Fighting Scenes
  • Every Type Of Fight Scene
  • Fantasy Battle Scenes

Death

  • Stages Of Decomposition
  • Realistic Death Scenes
  • Death Scenes
  • How Bodies Decompose
  • How to escape after being buried alive in a coffin.
  • What Happens When A Person Dies
  • What Happens When You Kill A Man With An Erection

Body Language

  • Body Language Cheat Sheet
  • Importance Of Body Language
  • Non Verbal Communication
  • Body Language Of Flirting
  • Tips For Writers: Body Language
  • Flirting 101
  • Body Language: Mirroring

GENERATORS 

Names

  • Us Census Name Generator
  • Fake Name Generator
  • Random Name Generator
  • Quick Name Generator
  • Fantasy Name Generator
  • Random Rpg Name Generator
  • Fictional Characters Name Generator
  • Character Name Generator For Creative Writers

Plots

  • Quick Story Idea Generator
  • Short Story Starter
  • Plot Scenario Generator
  • Script Frenzy’s Plot Machine
  • Quick Story Generator
  • Dramatic Scenes
  • Plot Bank
  • Science Fiction Plot Generator
  • Random Plot Generator
  • Step-By-Step Story Plot Generator
  • Story Spinner
  • Story Kitchen

Prompts

  • Creativity Portal Prompts
  • Prompt Generator Lists
  • Creative Writing Prompts
  • Story Starting Sentences
  • Masterpost Of Writing Execrises
  • Writers Block?

NOVELS

  • Getting A Story Idea
  • Start Your Novel Already!
  • Planning The Book
  • Plotting The Book
  • Outlining Your Novel
  • Why First Chapters Matter
  • Your Novel Blueprint
  • Outline Your Novel In 30 Minutes
  • How To Write A Novel
  • How To Increase Your Daily Word Count From 2k To 10k
  • Writing First Paragraph
  • Writing Chapter One
  • Writing Chapter Two
  • When To End Chapters
  • Chapter Length
  • Book Length
  • Formatting a Manuscript
  • Series Vs. Standalones
  • Writing a Blurb

 ROMANCE

Sex

  • Things Smut Writers Should Know
  • Write a Blowjob/Prepping for Smut
  • How to Write a Sex Scene
  • A Smut Guide
  • Domination and Submission
  • Smut - The Bare Bones
  • 3 Secrets to Writing Sex
  • Smut Guide: For Beginners
  • Writing Love Scenes
  • Casual Sex
  • 20 Tips to Writing Love Scenes
  • Making Love
  • A Guide to Language in Smut
  • Lesbian Smut
  • How to: Write a First Time Sex Scene Romantically
  • On Love And Sex
  • Tips on Writing Sex Scenes
  •  Smut (For Virgins)
  • All That Sex!

Kissing

  • Kissing
  • Writing Out the First Kiss
  • How to Write a Kissing Scene: Valentine Edition
  • How to: Write a Kiss (2)
  • Different Types of Kisses
  • How to Write a Kiss?

WORLD BUILDING

  • Eplans 
  • Planet Maker 
  • Timeanddate 
  • Roomsketcher 
  • Average Weather Settings
  • Apocalypses
  • World Building 101
  • Bringing Settings To Life
  • Creating A Believable World
  • Mapping A Fictional World
  • Mapping Your World
  • Religion In Setting
  • Fractal World Generator 
  • Creating A City From Scratch

PLOT

  • 25 Ways To Plot, Plan, And Prep Your Story
  • Creating A Compelling Plot
  • Plot and Conflict
  • How To: Write A Quality Plot
  • What is Conflict?
  • Plot vs. Exposition
  • Components Of Your Plot Page
  • The Elements of Plot Developmen
  • The Snowflake Method
  • Your Plot, Step by Step
  • Basics Of Writing A Plot
  • How To: Create A Plot Outline In 8 Steps
  • Writing a Plot Your Own Way
  • Writing Up A Plot
  • Guide To Plotting
  • The Top Ten Plotting Problems
  • How To: Write A Plot In 12 Steps
  • Eight Unique Plot Ideas
  • Adding Conflict to Your Scenes
  • Beginning And End, But No Middle!

CHARACTERS

How To

  • Backstories
  • Writing An Attractive Character
  • Effective Supporting Characters
  • Minor Characters
  • Creating Believable Characters
  • A Flirtatious Character
  • How to write Disabled Characters
  • Writing A Character Who Has Lost Someone Important
  • Writing A Bitchy Character
  • Character Under The Influence Of Marijuana
  • Writing Rich Characters
  • Make Your Characters Better
  • Pansexual Character
  • Writing Rebellious Characters
  • Writing A Character Based On Yourself
  • Eccentric Intelectual Character
  • Writing Vampires
  • An Indifferent Character
  • Writing A Character Who Self-Harms
  • Character With Night Terrors
  • Writing Child Characters
  • British Character
  • Make Your Character Special
  • Ballerina
  • Writing Convincing Male Characters
  • Writing A Drunk Character
  • Friends With Benefits Relationship
  • Writing Popular Characters
  • Writing A Character With Memory Loss
  • Writing A Female Bartender
  • Writing Villains
  • Writing Manipulative Characters
  • Writing A Feminist
  • Writing A Sociopath

Archetypes 

  • Villain Archetypes
  • The 12 Common Archetypes by Carl Golden 
  • Jung’s 16 Personality Types

Depth

  • Character Quirks
  • Celebrity Secrets
  • Addictions and Bad Habits
  • 16 Character Traits
  • 300 Possible Secrets to Give Your Characters

Questionnaires

  • Character Development Questions For Writers 
  • Character Questions 
  • Character Questionnaire 1 And 2  
  • Child Character Questionnaire 
  • Mbti Personality Test
  • Character Description
  • 100 Character Development Questions
  • Character Development Questionnaire
  • 30 Day Character Development Meme
  • Character Development Check List
  • Adult Character Questionnaire 
  • The Mother Of All Character Questionnaires
  • Character Questionnaire 
  • Character Outlines

Names

  • Popular Baby Names In 1930
  • Popular Baby Names In 1945
  • Top 100 Names In England And Wales In 1924
  • Top 100 Names In England And Wales In 1934
  • Top 100 Names In England And Wales In 1944
  • 1000 Most Popular Victorian Names
  • Victorian Era Names, A Writer’s Guide
  • Victorian Darlings - British Baby Names
  • 7 Rules For Picking Names
  • Character Names
  • Popular Baby Names In 1924
  • English Surnames
  • Dutch Surnames
  • Spanish Surnames
  • Scottish Surnames
  • German Surnames
  • Italian Surnames
  • Irish Surnames
  • French Surnames
  • Scandinavian Surnames
  • Welsh Surnames
  • Jewish Surnames
  • Surnames By Ethnicity
  • Most Common Surnames In The USA
  • Most Common Surnames In Great Britain
  • Most Common Surnames In Asia

EDITING AND REVISION

Reference Materials

  • Dictionary.Com
  • Thesaurus.Com
  • Oxford Dictionary
  • Spanish Dictionary
  • Medical Dictionary
  • Your Dictionary
  • Botanical Dictionary Of Plants And Flowers
  • Cambridge Dictionaries Online
  • Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
  • Rhymezone — Rhyming Dictionary
  • Onelook’s Reverse Dictionary
  • Online Etymology Dictionary
  • Lexscripta - Dictionary Of Slang

How To

  • General Revision Tips
  • Cliché Finder
  • Reading What You’ve Wrote So Far
  • Synonyms For Common Words
  • Urban Legends On Grammar
  • Common Grammar Mistakes
  • Proofreading
  • Three Self Editing Tips
  • Revising A Novel 

Synonyms

  • 25 Synonyms for ‘Expression’
  • How to: Avoid Misusing Variations of Words
  • Words to Keep Inside Your Pocket
  • Words Instead of Walk (2)
  • Other Ways to Say..
  • 300+ Sophiscated and Underused Words
  • List of Misused Words
  • Words for Sex
  • 100 Beautiful and Ugly Words
  • Transitional Words
  • Words to Use More Often
  • Alternatives for ‘Smile’ or ‘Laugh’
  • Words to Use Instead of ‘Walk’, ‘Said’, ‘Happy’ and ‘Sad’
  • Synonyms for Common Words
  • Alternatives for ‘Smile’
  • The Many Faces and Meanings of ‘Said’
  • Synonyms for ‘Wrote’
  • A Case Of She Said, She Said

Editing Services

  • Academic Edit
  • Firstwriter.Com
  • Editavenue
  • Editorial Freelancers Association
  • Editing And Writing Service
  • Editor World
  • The Penn Group

Grammar

  • Grammar Girl
  • Common Errors In English Usage
  • Common Writing Mistakes
  • Grammar Handbook
  • A Guide on Punctuation
  • The 13 Trickiest Grammar Hang-Ups
  • English Practice
  • Guide To Grammar And Style
  • Commonly Confused Adjectives
  • The Tongue Untied
  • Guide To Grammar And Writing
  • Hypergrammar
  • How To Use English Punctuation Correctly

PUBLISHING

Self-Publishing

  • Making Your Own Poetry Chapbooks
  • Content Models for Spreading Poetry on the Internet
  • The Future of Ink: Digital Publishing
  • Putting Your Poetry In Order: The Mixtape Strategy
  • Top 10 Digital Publishing Posts for 2013
  • DIY Poetry Publishing Cooperative
  • Internet Poetry & Self Publishing
  • Making Chapbooks

Agents

  • 1000 Literary Agents
  • Agent Query
  • Preditors & Editors
  • Subscribe to Publisher’s Marketplace 
  • AAR (Association of Author Representatives)
  • US Literary Agents
  • Poetry & Writers Guide to Finding an Agent

Software

  • Scribus
  • PagePlus
  • Libre
  • Spring Publisher

Querying

  • Query Shark
  • Writer’s Digest Series on Writing Queries
  • Media Bistro 

Literary Magazines

  • How to Submit to Literary Magazines
  • AIM (America’s Intercultural Magazine)
  • Calliope
  • Cicada
  • Cricket 
  • Listen Magazine
  • Seventeen
  • Suddenly Lost in Words
  • Sucker 
  • YARN

Publishing

  • 25 STEPS TO BEING A TRADITIONALLY PUBLISHED AUTHOR: LAZY BASTARD EDITION

ACADEMIC

General

  • The Five-Paragraph Essay
  • Using Punctuation Marks
  • Deadly Sins Checklist
  • Formatting Your Paper
  • Writing About Literature
  • Basic Essay
  • Revision Checklist
  • Planning And Organization
  • Editing And Proofreading
  • Latin Terms
  • Essay Structure
  • Tips On Introducing Quotes
  • Academic Writing Tips

Introductions

  • Introductory Paragraphs
  • Introductions
  • Writing An Introduction
  • Preparing To Write An Introduction
  • Introduction Strategies
  • The Introductory Paragraph
  • Writing Effective Introductions
  • In The Beginning
  • Introductions And Conclusions
  • The Introductory Paragraph
  • Writing Introductory Paragraphs
  • How To Write An Intro

Body Paragraphs

  • Paragraph Development And Topic Sentences
  • Transitions
  • Transitions
  • Transitions
  • Four Components Of An Effective Body Paragraph
  • Writing Paragraphs
  • Paragraph Development
  • Body Paragraphs
  • Body Paragraphs
  • Strong Body Paragraphs
  • Body Paragraphs
  • Writing Body Paragraphs
  • How To Write Body Paragraphs
  • Writing The Body
  • Writing Body Paragraphs
  • Body Paragraphs
  • Body Paragraphs That Defend A Thesis
  • How To Write Body Paragraphs
  • The Perfect Paragraph

Topic Sentences

  • Topic Sentences
  • Writing Topic Sentences
  • Topic Sentences
  • Topic Sentences
  • The Topic Sentence
  • Paragraphs And Topic Sentences
  • The Topic Sentence
  • Topics, Main Ideas, And Topic Sentences
  • Writing A Good Topic Sentence
  • Good Topic Sentences

Conclusions

  • Writing Effective Conclusions
  • Introductions And Conclusions
  • Conclusion Paragraphs
  • Conclusion Strategies
  • Conclusions
  • Tips For A Strong Conclusion
  • The Concluding Paragraph
  • Ending The Essay
  • Types Of Conclusions
  • Writing A Strong Conclusion
  • How To Write A Conclusion
  • Writing Conclusions
  • Guide To Conclusions

Thesis Statements

  • The Thesis Statement
  • Thesis Statements
  • Writing A Thesis Statement
  • Thesis Statement
  • Tips And Examples
  • Writing A Thesis
  • Writing The Thesis
  • How To Write Your Thesis
  • The Thesis
  • Thesis Statements
  • Guidelines For Writing A Thesis
  • Thesis Statements
  • Thesis
  • Thesis Statements
  • The Thesis
  • Create A Strong Thesis
  • How To Write A Thesis
  • Developing A Thesis
  • Guide To Writing Thesis Statements
  • Thesis Statements

Citing

  • When To Cite
  • Apa Documentation
  • Mla Documentation
  • Suggestions For Citing Sources
  • Research And Citation Resources
  • Citation Information
  • Mla Guidelines For Citing Poetry
  • Mla Style For Poetry
  • How To Format Your Paper

Argumentative Essays

  • Argumentative Essays
  • Argument
  • Argumentative Essays
  • Persuasive Or Argumentative Essays
  • Argumentative Essay
  • Argument/Argumentative
  • Argumentative Essays
  • How To Write A Good Argument
  • How To Write An Argumentative Essay
  • Writing Conclusions To Argumentative Essays
  • Argumentative Essay
  • Persuasive Essay Writing
  • Writing Concluding Paragraphs
  • Constructing The Argumentative Essay

Writing About Poetry

  • Writing About Poetry
  • Writing About Poetry
  • Writing About Poetry Q & A
  • Poetry Explications
  • Writing About Poetry
  • Writing About Poems
  • Explicating A Poem
  • Writing About Poetry
  • Writing A Thesis Paper About A Poem
  • How To Start A Poetry Introduction
  • Poetry Essay Structure
  • Poetry Explication

Expository Essays

  • Structure Of A General Expository Essay
  • Expository Essay Examples
  • Sample Expository Essay
  • Expository Writing
  • Expository Essay Model
  • Elements Of Expository Essays
  • Expository Writing Information
  • Expository Essays
  • Writing Expository Essays
  • How To Write An Expository Essay
  • Tips On Writing An Expository Essay
  • Expository Essays
  • Essay Map
  • Writing Expository Essays
  • How To Create A Strong Expository Essay
  • Expository Essay Writing
  • The Expository Essay

Research Papers

  • How To Write A Research Paper In Literature
  • Writing A Research Paper
  • The Research Paper
  • How To Write A Research Paper
  • Five Paragraph Research Paper
  • Sample Research Paper
  • Writing A Research Paper
  • Tips For A Research Paper
  • How To Write A Research Paper
  • Writing A Scientific Research Paper
  • Writing Research Papers
  • Research And Writing
  • Research Papers That Rock
  • How To Write An Effective Research Paper

College Application Essays

  • Application Essay Tips
  • Application Essays
  • Tips
  • 10 Tips
  • Application Essays
  • How To Write A College Application Essay
  • Tips For An Effective Essay
  • Do’s And Don’t’s
  • College Application Essay
  • How To Write A College Application Essay

Narrative Essays

  • Narrative And Descriptive
  • Narrative Essay Writing
  • The Personal Essay
  • Narrative Essays
  • Narrative Essays
  • Writing Narrative Essays
  • Narrative/Descriptive
  • Narrative Essay
  • Writing A Narrative Essay
  • Tips On Writing A Narrative Essay

oeklesen  asked:

how to get used to photoshop? i tried to use it for several times but i just can't. does it even have a stabilizer or something? drawing with wacom intuos draw feels awful. ;-;

((((Purely theoretically)))) Ps was not meant to be a drawing device but a photo editing software and for that reason it’s not as adjusted to painting as it should be. It has no stabilizer, tho personally I think that adobe should realise it is a crucial feature by now. I downloaded an external one called Lazy Nezumi which has a PS plug-in and works perfectly.
 
At first I couldn’t get accustomed to PS and it felt like wasted money but I literally forced myself to use it. In the long run it all comes down to being used to the software - where the tools are and how they work. Anyway, there’s no bigger tip here other than you just have to suffer through those two first weeks of using it. I think it’s worth it.

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What can you actually do with the oils in ArtRage? This video walks you through the tool settings.

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anonymous asked:

Why do exclusives games on console always look and run better than third party games? My guess is when a game is created, it has a targeted platform to develop on. Third parties usually develop for pc first, then port to consoles. When any exclusive game is made for a console, it starts and ends only there, taking full advantage of all the specs. That is why (almost) all exclusives always look and run better. Is this correct? Was hoping you could go into this more...

You’re mostly right, but not completely there. While it’s true that third party devs have a target platform they develop on, it isn’t PC by default. In fact, most of the time it isn’t - it’s a console (usually chosen by the team leadership). Almost all console games are developed on PCs, but not necessarily for PCs. Whichever platform is lead gets all the assets and content tested on it. QA will pop over to test other platforms as development goes on, but the designers, programmers, and artists will be the ones with the dev kit for the lead console at their desks to create content and test their changes before submission. 

When we do cross-platform development, we usually have a small team of experts (usually engineering) to make sure things are working on the other platforms while the majority of the team creates stuff on the lead platform, and we have QA periodically sweep the other platforms and logging any weird discrepancies. We usually don’t need much beyond engineering to babysit the other platforms because the idea is that most consoles are about the same in terms of their technical capabilities (not including Nintendo), so it should only require some programming to make the same assets and same engine show very similar results on each platform.

Make no mistake, these engineers don’t sit around and just watch stuff. They’re the ones who have to study the hardware and firmware (and usually the central tech stuff that the publisher supplies to interface with the hardware and firmware), and then write the lower layer of software that works with the tools, content, and higher-level engine code. They’ve got some incredibly challenging tasks, which is why they are almost always in very high demand.

So why do platform exclusive titles usually look and perform better than cross-platform stuff? Well, this is where the software engineering gets down to the brass tacks. When you’re building cross-platform software, you prioritize portability over performance. It doesn’t matter if you can get a slightly prettier game or higher frame rate on the PS4 if it means your XBone version refuses to work, drops frame rate, or has texture problems. This also affects things like how the data are organized and how the tools process the assets in order to put them into the game. If you know exactly how the hardware and operating system will behave, you can take advantage of all of the strengths of that hardware. However, trying to do this on multiple platforms is like trying to throw a ball through two dozen rings at thirty paces. It’s really difficult. So by making it only one platform, those really smart, really knowledgeable engineers can focus their energies on squeezing every last bit of performance and optimization out of the game, rather than trying to keep everything working and looking right. THIS is why console exclusives tend to be better-looking and more performant than cross-platform games.


Got a burning question you want answered?

kiwoa  asked:

Hello! Love the style of your plush! I was just wondering, what do you use for your embroidery? I've been considering my options, looking at machines and software for a while now, and I was curious as to what's been successful for you. Thanks!

Hi, thank you ^_^

I use a Janome memory Craft 400E that I got winter last year (here is a post about it https://www.patreon.com/posts/initial-thoughts-7114383 ) and for software I use Stitch Era which is a paid for software and I know I could probably save money if I switched, but I like it best. 

anonymous asked:

Hi. I really like to draw and I want to learn how to do fanarts/digital drawings/etc... Can you give me any tips? Did you made any art course/degreed?

Hi there Anon, yes I did graduate with an Art degree! As for digital drawing tips (you may take anything I say with a grain of salt, I’m still learning too haha), I’d say start by getting used to taking advantage of “layers.” With, I think, most digital drawing tools like Paint Tool SAI, Photoshop, Corel Painter, and more, you can draw on individual layers stacked on top of each other therefore making it very easy to do line art on one layer and color on another. This lets you not mess up your lineart/guide while coloring or vise versa. ALSO, because it’s so easy to fix/adjust your drawing on the computer, make sure to experiment with different brushes and textures! What’s nice about digital drawing is that you can easily jump from an oil painting brush to pencil to marker depending on the style you want. But it’s good to always keep practicing with traditional mediums as well. You pretty much translate everything you learn about drawing and painting by hand to a digital software, which imitates traditional tools but adds “quick and efficient” methods to adjust and enhance your drawing. Since you mentioned you like to draw I’m sure you will have no problems transitioning into digital :) just take your time and play around with all the tools and brushes so you can get a better understanding of how the software works (I’m not sure which one you are planning to use?). Good luck! I’m sure you’ll do fine ~ I apologize if this wasn’t extremely helpful ;A; I really can only recommend you to try everything and to always keep doing traditional drawings as well.

Answering all ASKS (in a batch again ahhhh) here! 

Hi there guys! @masovince @you-can-be-yourself Reposting anywhere that isn’t Tumblr or DeviantArt is 100% ok with me so long as there are credits (´。• ᵕ •。`) ♡ As for proper crediting, I think I would prefer if you included a direct link to my tumblr or deviantart so that there’s a connection to my accounts <3 thanks so much, it’s not a stupid question at all! And thank you guys for asking! 

HEH. LONG HAIRED YUURI IS MY NEW THING. hahah thank you Anon <3

Hey there! I use Photoshop ~ and oh man brushes. This is hard because I modify them so much from the originals. The base brushes I used are the standard default ones that are already in Photoshop5 but also a couple from Darek Zabrocki (http://daroz.deviantart.com/art/FREE-PHOTOSHOP-BRUSHES-DAREK-ZABROCKI-BRUSH-SET-431393487) and Aaron Griffin’s (http://aarongriffinart.deviantart.com/art/BRUSHES-609357781) free brush sets. 

Ahhh thank you so much, Anon! ;A; 

;___; Thank you so much! You’re making me blush ahhhahsgd I hope you had a fantastic new years as well! <3 

Oh my ~ thank you so much >///< it makes me so happy to hear you like my drawing enough to set it as a wallpaper !

@takaratime Ahhh thank you so much for your kind comment! I’ll keep working hard ( ´ ∀ `)ノ~ ♡

@andifbyyes (⁄ ⁄•⁄ω⁄•⁄ ⁄) Omg you’re too nice! Thank you so much ahhh! I’m so glad you like those pieces and noticed the little details and everything. I think one of the things I appreciated the most about YOI was how human the characters, and especially Yuuri, were. I always aspire to properly translate that into my fanart so it makes my day to read your comment ;__; thank you again <3

@luchile Hey there! Thank you so much <3 and ahhh thank you for your interest in my drawings! Unfortunately I do not have a shop set up. I never really draw fanart with the intention of selling them, but I’ve had quite a few people ask about this now so I may possibly open a print shop/commissions in the future :)) I will let you know!

@rennomus Ahhh thank you so much! >///< I might one day continue it but considering that I’d want to color every panel it might… be a while.. hahaha. And as for the Yule Ball idea, 46Gohan already drew them dancing together <3 and it was actually that drawing that inspired me so much. It’s so lovely and endearing! Please go check it out http://46gohan.tumblr.com/post/153315272616/so-ive-been-rewatching-the-hp-series-lately-and
 and the second part http://46gohan.tumblr.com/post/155186441091/more-yoi-hp-au-drawings-part-1-yurio-and-chris I absolutely adore this AU :)

@vergoftowels Ohhh yeah. That happens. And I guess there’s only so much one can do about reposts. Tumblr still hasn’t gotten back to me about the first one… lol. But thank you for letting me know :) I hope you have a great rest of your week ~

@foxnewsanchor Hi there! Ohhh man I’ve really seriously been wanting to participate in a zine (especially a YOI one) for a long time but I honestly don’t know if I have the time to commit to one. My online courses start in less than a month and I’m not sure how much time I will have to draw new YOI fanart. 
。゚・ (>﹏<) ・゚。 BUT thank you so much for the offer! I’m sure your zine will go well!

@ichigokeks Nooo omg thank YOU so much ahhh! (ಥ﹏ಥ) It’s really the greatest thing to hear that my drawings give other people joy. I’m so happy you like them, thank you again for your kind words, and I will keep practicing hard! <3 Much love!

@scarilypsycho *stalks you back* Ahhhh your comment makes me so happy! ;___; It is the biggest compliment to hear when your work affects people. Emotional atmosphere is something that I struggle with all the time so reading this gave me such a boost of energy <3 thank you so much!

☆*:.。.o(≧▽≦)o.。.:*☆

Thank you to everyone who sent in ASKS! Also for future reference (and I’m so sorry about this) I will NOT be answering any more asks that are not a question, BUT I will respond via private message if you are not anonymous! :) You guys send in the sweetest comments and it makes my day to read them, but it’s just really hard doing screenshots over and over and then manually cutting out asks to do this in batches haha

I hope everyone had a fantastic new years ~ I’m super excited for my online courses to start! Have a few personal projects coming up too. Dabbling in animation lately so I MIGHT… Have something fun for ya’ll in the future depending on how it goes hehe. As for YOI week… Here’s what I’ll probably be doing next week lol.