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Stock Photo Tubas

It’s time for Episode 3 of Stock Photo Instruments. May band-god have mercy on our souls.

(special thanks to @official-tuba for contributing some fabulous material!)

you can actually see the existential crisis slowly consuming him

i don’t even know where to begin on this one

you should love your instrument but most people don’t actually make out with them

let’s be real here, do you know a tuba player who hasn’t done this

is this the new tim burton movie

what, you don’t practice in lingerie?

that’s… that’s not a…

y’know what? i give up.

Art appreciation time.

Let us appreciate that his arm gets longer as it smashes though the screen

Let us appreciate this mans great expression, Anger? Joy? Pain? … Lust?

Let us appreciate that he’s not only punching physical ones and zeros out of his computer, hes also sending additional holographic ones and zeros out from his fist hole. Are these traveling to someone else’s fist hole? or will they just hit the wall and need to be picked up and decoded.

i looked up ‘holding baseball bat’ for an art ref and i think i may have found the greatest stock photo of all time instead

anonymous asked:

Let's be real: you make really pretty things. Any hints and tips as to make pretty things too? Like I just asdfghjkl when I go into photoshop and the stuff I make just never looks good enough. Lil help?

Hey there! Oh man, thank you so much. I am nowhere near an expert - I try. Well, basically the two things I do (and you could too) is to 1. read tutorials. Loads of it. Tumblr is your friend. And 2. practice. I do a lot of these two, over and over again. It’s a brilliant and fun way to get started, because not only you get to learn to do graphics just like those graphic makers you admire and love, but you also get to learn a few tips and tricks over time. Practice makes perfect. As you keep doing the same things, you learn to memorise the routine and get started with being creative about your graphics. That said, I’m not a professional designer. I don’t touch up faces for magazines or create adverts. I only make graphics for the web. So anything I say here is only pertaining to that.

Here are some tips I would recommend for designers on Tumblr and the internet: 

  1. Learn the basics. Find out what a brush is, how to use free transform, where are the blending options, how to use tools, and so on. There are many free online tutorials on and off Tumblr that can help you with that. 
  2. Stock up your resources. I save a LOT of fonts, brushes, PSDs, textures, gradients, and stock photos. This saves time when you need to find something, and especially when you have that idea floating around your head, you can go straight to your folder and pick out that picture or font that you are looking for. Be sure to be organised. 
  3. Keep with trends. Fonts, textures, everything, comes and goes. I’m sure graphic makers would remember the light leak obsession back a year or so ago. If your graphic is in trend, people like it. 
  4. Look for inspiration. I personally follow a few graphic makers so that I can look at what they come up with. It gives you inspiration and you can try to duplicate that look on Photoshop for practice. 
  5. Google is your best friend. If you aren’t sure how to sharpen gifs, Google it. If you want to find a paper texture, Google it.

Some advice I have (these are just some things I picked up along the way):

  1. Use HD pictures as much as possible. 
  2. Sharpen things. And also brighten them. 
  3. I find that if I contrast graphics more, they look prettier. 
  4. I love gradients - they can provide contrast, change your colour scheme, or even just add a new layer to your graphic.
  5. Using shadows and strokes is a good way to make your text pop out from a messy background.
  6. I tend to only use basic colors for fonts - beige, white, black, maroon, things like that. Not pink or green. 
  7. If something looks wrong, don’t be afraid to re-do, or amend it.
  8. I know this doesn’t apply to every situation, but don’t be afraid to improvise on the graphic, on the spot. You might be surprised that it sometimes turns out okay.
  9. Don’t be afraid to explore tools and techniques. I’m only touching on the surface of things. 

Some resources to take note of:

  1. Follow yeahps, photoshopbabe, and chaoticresources
  2. My tutorial tag.
  3. Typography tips.
  4. Colourlovers - an excellent website to find good colour schemes.

Basically that’s about it! Hope this helps!