this is not how you psd

I don’t want to write this, but I should.

I think, my loves, it is time for me to let go of Noor. At least for a little while.

I’ve been turning into the kind of member I absolutely despise seeing in myself, showing up only when my place here is threatened, shallow, useless, building hiatuses on top of hiatuses. My job, while built on strange hours, accounts for some of it. Loss of all of my writing inspiration in everything I do is another part.

I can’t even begin to tell you how much this roleplay means to me. I can’t even begin to tell you what you mean to me, and know that even if we’ve never written together, I have watched your characters and you and considered shamelessly writing you starters without asking. I try to read every conversation on the dash, even when I’ve been gone for weeks. I have to-do lists and plot lists littering my drafts, half-manips and graphics in my incomplete psds folder.

I sincerely mean it when I say I do not know where I would be today without having joined Hai Society in January, without meeting you, without writing Noor. For six months, give or take, you have been such a brilliant part of my life, so many sparks of inspiration, so many high points, and I can’t thank you enough. I love you very much. 

If you want my personal blog, my writing blog, my snap, skype, something else I haven’t listed, please please please please tell me!! If not, I demand you give me your blogs to follow because I don’t want to lose any of you.

All my love,
Kika

jackvtae  asked:

hi dear, can you recommend me some psd for lq and dark bg, is it impossible to make the gif look like hq and bright?

For low quality videos, I recommend you to use simple colorings or B&W  and here is a guide on how to make hq gifs also I recommend you to check out our tips section and the gif tutorials tag!

P.D: to make your gif look more HQ with a LQ video, you can use the topaz like effect. 

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Hey, friends! Meg here for TUTOR TUESDAY! This is a bit of a long one, but I’ve gotten a lot of requests for tips on transitioning from traditional to digital work! I tried to cover all the bare basics, but its up to you guys to explore! Here’s a more in-depth tutorial on how to create your own brushes, and heres one on the steps I use when drawing digitally. If you have any tutorial recs send ‘em in here or my personal! Now go forth and I’ll see you next week!

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but some of us are looking at the stars by @lecrit (x)

There aren’t many things that Alec loves as much as he loves the stars. Most nights, he just likes to sit on his balcony and watch the eerie darkness drape over the sky and the silver glow of the moon, surrounded by the stars shaping constellations he knows by heart.

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Maybe you’re remembering it wrong. It was the Christmas during that big snowstorm, and the power went out. You went to the grocery store because all the food in the fridge went bad. And he took me into the garage.

anonymous asked:

hi!! i just wanted to know, when you paint, and you've done your blk/white values, how are you switching to color? a new layer with like Overlay settings or?? and then you paint on top of that right (but when i paint on top of layer settings and merge later, it loses the effect..)?

This example is from the WIP files of Morrigan here but it’s the process I pretty much apply to any digital painting I do. Here’s how my layer sets tend to look like (I color coded them just for u anon):

Breaking it down, first I have my b&w painting that I’ve usually done in a separate psd file (because if I keep it all in one file it gets kinda messy and difficult to manage after a while) and merged together and ported into a new file for coloring.

Then it’s just a matter of coloring stuff in and messing with blending modes until it looks nice. And yes you can’t merge alpha layers (i.e. any transparency) set to different blending modes because the mode will default to none and you’ll get some funky results. keep those on their respective layers. leave em alone. don’t touch em.

And then I make a new separate set of layers on top to get some more painting action goin on. Try different things to see what works best for you, but I find this sorta three-tier process pretty easy and natural to follow.

lokihiddleston  asked:

Hey, where I can find your effect stars (gif) with your edit here => /post/153925981468/defenders-smoke-bomb-photography

@cpn-america also asked me something similar, so I figured I’d kill two birds with one stone and make a tutorial! 

how to make something like this:

or this:

you will need:

  • photoshop cs6 (or cs5)
  • a basic knowledge of said program
  • the top gif from this post (this is where you get the sparkly effect, so just drag it onto your desktop)

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TheMysteryShack needs more souvenir shirts to sell to suckers!

Here at TheMysteryShack, there’s a lot of tourists looking to part with their money. These simpletons love t-shirts. So we want to make more t-shirts and give them to them. For money, of course! Submit your best Gravity Falls or Steven Universe shirt design for a chance to have it be made into a licensed product and see it sold across the entire web world wide.

Submission Guidelines

1. Attach your design file in .ai (Adobe Illustrator) format or have the .ai file readily available if picked as a winner.
*EDIT: After Checking with the company specifically for shirts, an .ai file is NOT required like with some of their other products. Files accepted include: .ai, .psd, .jpg, .png. Apologies for any added stress or confusion.
2. Attach the sample shirt design used for voting as a jpg file. If you want to be specific, you can choose the specific color you’d want the shirt to be on. You can also further specify certain design elements be certain sizes, i.e. “the design is 6” across the upper chest"
3. No foul language, obsessive violence, gore, etc. These are children’s shows and the companies will have final approval.
4. No Crossovers. Each design picked is submitted to their respective networks.
5. Include your name (or how you wish to be referred to as) when submitting your artwork to receive proper attribution.
6. Artwork should be designed for a surface area of 15" to 19" at 300 DPI. This is considered the printable surface area of a typical t-shirt.

Email to contest@themysteryofgravityfalls.com with your submission!

Rules

1. Submit whatever you want. It can be well placed stock art or something totally original. Keep in mind that Disney/CN will be approving these so try not to submit anything that you know wouldn’t fly on the show. Subversive designs might sneak by them so put on those thinking caps!
2. You must be the artist for any original art submitted or have written permission from the artist to submit. You can submit stock art with added words or phrases.
3. Entries can be submitted until April 30th, 2017. Entries will be divided based on the show it’s from.
4. Winners will be chose in multiple stages TBD. Polls will be used to narrow down potential candidates. There is no limit to the amount of winners.
5. Open to anyone anywhere in the world.

Rewards

1. Several winners will be chosen. Each selected winner of a design chosen to be submitted for licensee approval will receive a monetary reward of $100 USD.
2. Winners with designs accepted by Disney and CN and made into a shirt will also receive a commission for each shirt sold for the first 6 months of availability.
3. Winners with shirts approved and produced will also receive one shirt of their design in an adult unisex size of their choosing.
4. All selected design winners will also receive small gift packages containing merchandise from either Gravity Falls or Steven Universe.

Things to Keep in Mind

1. Treat your design as if it’s on a adult small sized shirt when specifying sizing and placement.
2. Submit a design that works as a shirt. This is important! Taking a poster type of artwork and slapping it on a shirt is lazy, even if some big companies in malls do it.
3. Submitting a design does not guarantee your design will be made into a shirt. Being chosen as a winning design does not guarantee your design will be made into a shirt. Disney and Cartoon Network have final say.

So @complainaboutfruitcake​ sent me this unedited screenshot. Thank you!

I suck at explaining things in english but I will try lol!

1. Here is the unedited screenshot! Pretty! now let’s edit it!

2. First I use Select > Color Range

3. I select the sky!

4. I add solid color or gradient. For this photo I will add a gradient.

5. Here is the gradient I chose, you can google many gradients out there or come up with one! 

6. the foreground does not match the sky, so let’s use color balance and other adjustment layers!

7. Here is how I did mine you can play around with selective color and color balance (its not shown sorry lol)

8. Almost finish! Let’s add some elements like clouds and stars! :)

9. Now add a psd! I use keyloh’s pixel pop!

10. Get creative! I made mine into a gif!

That’s all! Thank you again @complainaboutfruitcake for the screenshot. Also keyloh for the psd! Tag me in your edits! i would love to see them! 

Gif tutorial

Since some people asked me a tutorial on how I color my gifs and make color palette gifsets/multicolor gifs, I’ve finally decided to do it.

We’ll go from this:

to this:

and finally to this:

and this:

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               dip your toes in the galaxy,  
               because it’s yours to explore tonight.
               [  LISTEN.     ART CREDIT.  ]

anonymous asked:

how do you make the sparkles fall behind the image? like only on the background

hey, love! so i’ve been asked this a lot, and i finally have a day off so below is how i end up with something like this: 

(the psd used in this example can be found here)(i save my sparkle gif from here) (this is more to show how to remove the gif from over the model, a tutorial for how to use the gif in the first place can be found here)

this might get a bit wordy since i can never manage to keep things short, and since this is a little bit more complicated than the usual ‘sparkle’ effect, i’ve added a few pictures along the way to help but please feel free to ask any questions!

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