idk if i already asked this, but how do you only use 5-6 adjustment layers? it's my greatest struggle in making gifs. I can NEVER do that. I use like 10 layers max to get the look I want. although the gif makers' tips I look at always say to keep it 5-6 layers :/
Hey there! I’ve received a similar ask, and I had yet to reply to it cause I’m so behind with replying to everyone due to lack of time, so if it was you, I’m so sorry!
Before I get into anything though, I’d like to say that…. you really shouldn’t let what all the other giffers say condition what you do. What works for others may not work for you, and if you’re happy with how your colouring turns out, what does it matter if it takes you a few more layers than other people? We all colour in different ways, and obviously tutorials and advices are super useful and they can teach you some stuff you had yet to discover and it’s always great to improve, but at the end of the day what’s important is the result and if you’re happy with yours, don’t pay too much attention to what other people say or do.
The thing I always stress about is making tiny adjustments, cause if you go super crazy with those, you just end up reducing the quality of the gif, by bringing out pixels.
How the hell do I only use 5/6 layers when I’m making tiny adjustments? Well, it depends on the layers you use and how you use them.
I end up using a couple more layers if I’m making a colour porn gifset, cause I abuse of selective colour, but generally I just use curves, brightness/contrast, exposure, selective colour, colour balance and photo filter.
Out of all them, curves is the one that will impact your gif the most, and will make you lose less layers after, if you use it correctly. And by using it correctly I mean if you use the eyedrop tool with the white tip:
What this tool does is it turns whatever colour you click on with it into the whitest point of your gif, brightening everything accordingly. This is very useful especially if you’re giffing a dark scene! I’ve talked a bit about this tool here.
Everything is going to make more sense once you start using it, cause the more you practice with it, the more you get the hang of it!
What you want to do once you click on it is to click on the lightest point of your scene. Keep in mind that it’s going to turn that point into white, so if you choose a dark colour your entire gif is going to look like crap. You want to choose as close to white as you can, but if you choose actually white, it’s not going to do much of anything at all.
Now, you also need to keep in mind that this tool is going to affect the tone of your gif, based on which colour you pick, so if you pick a yellowish colour, it’s going to change the tone of the gif into blue, if you pick yellow it’s gonna make everything blue-ish and so on, going in the opposite way (so it’s very useful for those movies/tv shows that have a terrible yellow filter and such).
if I were to pick that light green/blue colour behind harley (the red dot)
my gif would turn like this:
see? that colour turned into white, the gif was brightened accordingly, but since I chose a blue/green-ish colour, now the tone is reddish!
If I were to pick harley’s hair where it’s lighter instead:
I’d get this:
much better, right?
A lot of this is trial by error. You’re going to need to click on a lot of stuff and undo it until you find a combo that works for your scene, but the more you use this tool, the more you understand how it works and the easier it gets!
Now you see why I would only need a couple more layers to be happy with my gif! And that’s by only using one tool, curves! Notice also how despite the fact that it’s a dark scene with shitty lighting, it got brightened straight away without bringing out pixels/lowering the quality!
You can achieve great results with a few layers, you just have to use the right ones ;)
i’ve noticed that it’s become a trend on here for compilation posts to start circulating. what i mean by a compilation post is the op is collecting a variety of gifs, screenshots, and photos to make a sort of “list” about whatever topic they choose. this may be a “sexy jimin” post or a “savage yoongi” post, but no matter the topic a lot of these posts are using stolen and reposted work
how do you spot when something is stolen? @jjeonguk wrote a great post about it here. some of the tips include gifs being different sizes and/or styles, being watermarked with a url other than op’s, and being tagged with things like “bts smut” just to get their post into as many searches as possible.
reposters in general really piss me off, but thankfully most of the time once they’re called out they stop and/or the community bands together to make sure the stolen work isn’t being reblogged. but these compilation posts are popping up on my dash quite frequently. i never see anyone calling them out, and i never see people questioning if it’s stolen. plus, they’re getting thousands of notes. whole blogs seem to revolve around generating these kinds of compilation posts full of stolen content, and people keep letting it happen
here’s an example of what these posts with stolen content look like:
Love the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Love kink? Do you want a low-commitment content-creation challenge where the points don’t matter?
THEN HAVE WE GOT THE CHALLENGE FOR YOU!
Participants in MCU Kink Bingo will each be assigned a Bingo Card with 25 Bingo Squares composed of kinks and tropes and ships catered to your personal taste. Complete a square by creating an all-new fic, piece of art work, photo montage, gifset, playlist, or other content of your choice! Make a bingo, or black out your whole card, or just do one square - it’s all in good fun!
If you follow me, or have seen my posts, you know I am super Richonne affiliated. Why? I just love them. Not only do I love the characters, but the actors who portray the ship, Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira, do so perfectly.
But why do I just love them? It’s more than the trope of, “I am a dark skinned woman, thus I love this pairing because of that.” I love this pairing because of it’s bravery. Even in this modern world, others still can’t get over the fact that the most popular love interest for a white male lead CAN BE a dark skinned woman. It is not a crime. We need some loving too. Diversity, Inclusion, Representation: I’m all here for it.
Now this actress, Danai Gurira, is intelligent. Highly intelligent. How she handles criticism of this role, and let’s face it, the extreme hate she receives because of it, astounds me(I have never even seen a single retort back to the hate). She is nothing but a class act. I respect her because she understands how important it is to see a WOMAN who is beautiful, strong, complex, but knows she does not fit the standard acceptance of beauty.(She is super beautiful though. I would kill for her body, uggggggh).This makes her highly targeted, and often the only one singled out. Often times, when people down this ship, I’ll look at their profile and see countless photos of Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Tom Payne, but never much Michonne (Oh okay, Michonne is your favorite character, but I ain’t seen her ass in any picture or gifset I done flicked by on your dash. But I digress).
We are talking about the most watched show in television history. This coupling is seen over the entire world. What blows my mind even more is that the lead star, you know Andrew Lincoln, has actively campaigned for the pairing to be realized on the television screen. Now, this man has not seen one episode of his own show, but is aware of the magnitude that the Rick and Michonne pairing would have on the world.
He has constantly said that this relationship would be inevitable, and now that it has come to fruition, I start seeing mini Merle’s come out the wood works. (What I’m seeing when I read hot button words like “cringe,” “uncomfortable,” “I just don’t understand,” “no chemistry,” “Rick’s not good enough for Michonne,” makes me upset.) Y'all really want to say, “That’ll be the day I see a nigga kissing Rick.”(At least Rick let Merle know what day it was). Ain’t no white meat or dark meat homeslice, lol.
So, what gets me is that I constantly hear “Michonne is great we love her. She is a bad ass. She is my favorite character. But, and l want you to listen to this big ass but, I don’t like her with Rick, our white male hero. She can take care of his kids and kill for him, put her life on the line for him, but not love him. That’s too much. That’s crossing the line.” I’ll proceed to ask why and get responses like. “I don’t like two strong characters together.”(Oh, so you like strong ass Daryl and strong ass Caryl together? Or a strong Maggie/strong Glenn? Or, strong Daryl with a strong Jesus?). OK, gotcha. Or, “I never saw this coming.” (I never saw Trump becoming president, shit happens). Roll with it.
I’ve recently read, “I can’t wait for her to die.”(Thanks for waiting, she won’t). Or, “why are you always attacking us for an opinion”(why you all up in the Richonne tag lurking and getting angry cause we getting spoiler after spoiler and just dancing and drinking our wine, eating our popcorn and preparing our caskets for 7b).
Guess what, I’m not fond of a lot of things. I don’t like watching water polo( I don’t actively care if others know that fact or not). That’s like me going on every social media account and screaming to everyone “I like all water sports, swimming, diving, you name it, but I don’t know, water polo makes me uncomfortable. I want to barf when I see water polo. That’ll be the day I see water polo being played.” (See, that sounds silly as hell). This is how y'all sound with your dehydrated selves.
Richonners, y'all are lovely people. I’ve never liked a fandom so much. Nothing but positivity comes from us. I even support many other ships ( Caryl, desus, gleggie, tara/ denise, aaron/eric. I even low key ship carol/Morgan, carol/Ezekiel). So just stop it haters. Stop lying to yourselves.
That dark skin has some mighty power, if it gets your panties in a bunch like that. Here’s some Gatorade for that salt y'all be losing in the tag.
Hello, there! We are a new blog meant for all polyamorous ships in multiple fandoms, whether canon or not. We wish to celebrate polyamory in a positive light aswell as gather resources and prompts for others to create polyamorous content.
As we are a new blog and there are currently only three of us, we find ourselves short-handed, and since we want this blog to reach as many fandoms as possible, we need you!
April 18th is David Tennant’s birthday and I thought it would be fun to celebrate with a whole week - from 4/16 to 4/22 - packed full of appreciation for this amazing human. ♥
How you can participate!
There’ll be themes for each day of the week that you can use as inspiration however you like.
Tag your David Tennant appreciation posts with #dt appreciation week in one of the first five tags (tumblr doesn’t track after five). All original posts with this tag will be reblogged here for everyone to enjoy!
Anyone can participate with photos, gifsets, edits, fan art, fanfic, meta, headcanons, experiences, discussion, anything DT related. Don’t be shy, the more the merrier!
🌟IMPORTANT:Please do not use or post others’ work.
For any questions or concerns, drop me a line and I’d be happy to help!
Daily Spider-Man is a dedicated blog that aims to provide you with content relating to all spider-verse characters from any marvel associated movies, tv shows, and comics, as well as providing you with a space to confidently share your spidey related creations to our followers!
We’re looking for more members to contribute content to our blog. In regards to members, we want people who can make edits, gifsets, comic edits/scans, or mau screencaps of any of the spider-verse characters.
UPDATE #1: **we’d be more likely to add people who can edit and post photos of the cast (of any of the three spider-man versions), but you are expected to post a little more than the overall average of once every two weeks - let us know when you apply if you’d like to join our blog and post only edits! (examples of the type of edits we’re looking for here)
UPDATE #2: if you find yourself very interested in the spider-man series, and the movie(s) coming up but you don’t make edits/gifs or anything, we may actually have a spot for you on our blog that will still allow you to participate! if this interests you, please contact us through our box, we’ll propose our idea and we can discuss details there!
Thank you, and if you have any questions, feel free to contact us for anything!
I was sitting around the other day and thinking about how lots of fandoms have challenges that fic writers can participate in and lamenting that quiobi does not. So I got off my butt and decided to announce a challenge. I’ll repost this every few weeks as a reminder for those who might not have seen it the first time.
This challenge is open to writers, artists and everyone in between. Art, poetry, photo manips, videos, gifsets, poetry, it’s all welcome. There’s no theme except it has to be Obi-Wan Kenobi/Qui-Gon Jinn. It can be set during the prequels, the originals or an AU, it’s up to you. For fic writers there’s no limit on how long or short your fic is. You can of course submit multiple entries (such as a fic, some photo manips, artwork etc.), if you’re interested.
The challenge will run from October 1 – October 28, 2017. Any Jinnobi work you submit must be complete and it must be submitted during the month of October. However, you can start working on your work at anytime over the next eight months, just don’t post it publicly until the challenge is officially open.
Before October: If you see this post and think you are going to write, draw, or make something for the Jinnobi challenge, please let me know. Send me a message on tumblr letting me know you intend to participate. If you need a beta, I’ll be glad to put a call out for those who are searching for betas. If you are willing to beta for someone who is looking for a beta, let that person know. At this present time, I’m not able to beta for others, but please message me if you have any questions about the challenge.
October: Once October 1st comes around you’re welcome to post whatever you have, please tag your work with the tag Jinnobi Challenge, whether it’s a fic, art, or a tumblr post. To guarantee that I know you posted your work, message me again with a link to your work (or links, if you submit more than one work). By the first week of November, I’ll put up a master post with a list of all the amazing stuff everyone has created.
Rules: 1. No underage jinnobi slash. 2. If you’re working on anything triggering please tag it with the appropriate warnings 3. Your fic must have a rating on it (the challenge is open to all ratings) 4. If you’re posting a WIP, the first chapter must be posted on or after October 1, and the last chapter has to be posted before October 28, so I don’t recommend it unless you know you can get it done in that time.
If at anytime you don’t think you’re going to be able to participate in the challenge after all, just let me know. Life gets busy, so I completely understand if you don’t have the time. Remember that this challenge is for fun, I don’t want anyone to worry that their contributions aren’t going to be as good as others, or stress over whether they’re going to reach the deadline, the important thing is to enjoy shipping Jinnobi. If you do have concerns, feel free to let me know and I’ll see if I can tweak the challenge so that the following year will be easier. That’s right, I plan to make this an annual challenge! So who’s interested in participating?
Love the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Love kink? Do you want a low-commitment content-creation challenge where the points don’t matter?
Participants in MCU Kink Bingo will each be assigned a Bingo Card with 25 Bingo Squares composed of kinks and tropes and ships personalized to your personal! Complete a square by creating an all-new fic, piece of art work, photo montage, gifset, playlist, or other content of your choice! Make a bingo, or black out your whole card, or just do one square - it’s all in good fun!
We give a little Tumblr comeback since we’ve been inactive on here for quite some time. But the reason is worth it as we have an announcement to make:
It’s been ages since we started to organize it, but finally we did it
We’re happy to announce that we’re hosting the first ever Ambrollins
Appreciation Week here on Tumblr!
We’ll start on August 7th that is the sixth anniversary of the first
face-to-face between Dean and Seth, when they were fighting in FCW… we
thought it was a nice occasion to celebrate it :)
We couldn’t do it
without the help of @theawkwardfangirlwithavengeance,@nooneym
and @stubzs87. They organized everything. And with everything we mean EVERYTHING. So give them a follow since they are loyal Ambrollins-maniacs :) It’s an honor that they asked us to host the Ambrollins Appreciation Week and we of course agreed immediately. They picked for us the seven themes to fulfill during each
day of the week, namely:
Day 1 (August 7) - Favorite match
Day 2 (August 8) - Favorite moment(s)
Day 3 (August 9) - Favorite quote and/or promo
Day 4 (August 10) - Why/how did you start shipping them
Day 5 (August 11) - Favorite headcanon
Day 6 (August 12) - How would you book them from now on
Day 7 (August 13) - Free day/Fanworks day
You can choose to fulfill each theme the way you want, whether it’s a
photo post, a gifset, an artwork, or just a text post.
Of course we
promote creativity and original works, so please don’t steal others’
works to make it your own posts. If you aren’t good with graphics but want
to add pics although, official pics and digitals in HD quality are available on
the WWE website.
IMPORTANT: Use the hashtag #aaw2017 so we don’t miss your posts and can reblog them.
We hope to see many of you joining us to make the week
even more beautiful :)
Hullo darlings! September 22nd is Billie Piper’s birthday and you know we have to celebrate our wonderful queen ♥
🌹 How you can participate! 🌹
🌹 From 9/17 - 9/23 there’ll be themes for each day of the week to use as inspiration however you see fit. You can put up as many posts as you like. :)
Tag your Billie Piper appreciation posts with #bp appreciation week in one of the first five tags (tumblr doesn’t track after five). All original posts with this tag will be reblogged here for everyone to enjoy!
🌹 Anyone can participate with photos, gifsets, edits, fan art, fanfic, meta, headcanons, experiences, discussion, anything Billie related. Don’t be shy dears! The more the merrier!
🌹IMPORTANT:Please be respectful to all fanworks creators by not posting content that isn’t yours.
Each day has a character or a theme for that day. Pick one or the other to use, or both if you see fit. (The themes and characters aren’t related.) These are merely suggestions and I fully support any sort of Billie appreciation so tag them all and post how you’d like. :)
The overall themes for the week are:
Favorite Billie moments in 2017, or Thirteen x Rose free-for-all
🌹 9/17 DAY ONE:
Theme: Billie Fashion
Character: Hannah Baxter / Belle de Jour (Secret Diary of a Call Girl)
🌹 9/18 DAY TWO:
Theme: Badass, dorky, happy, or sad Billie moments