trying something new with this gifset

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― Japanese skater Katsuki Yuuri: Grand Prix Final silver medallist.

Dedicated to the one and only @katsuukis who never fails to surprise me, and whose giffing style inspired me to try something new. 

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I’m honored… to be entrusted with the care of yer son. But Dougal speaks true. I will use every option in my power to defeat the British, and that includes raising the MacKenzie banner. I do not doubt yer fighting spirit, but I know that you will not sacrifice your men needlessly. If the cause is lost, then you will put the lives of yer men above all else.
requested by @lifeasbritney

honestly…some of you guys gotta chill with attacking “bandwagon fans.” like, i get being pissed if they attack you first on something they don’t know about, but that’s not what i’m talking about here. who gives a shit if a new fan decides to root for whoever won the cup last, or whoever has the cutest rookies, or whatever their criteria are? they’re literally just trying to become fans of the sport you love and say you want more mainstream attention for. if that means watching their first-ever game and reblogging eight gifsets of the same player, how does it affect you??? it literally does not matter…just let people enjoy things casually ffs

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                                 MMPR ot5 Appreciation

                                            april 1st - 30th

every ranger deserves their time to shine so that’s why few of us have banded together and we want you to join in! this month we’re trying something new and are gonna spend april showing our appreciation for the mmpr ot5 (original and reboot) relationship! whether its gifsets, fanfic, fanart, a collection of headcanons, fanmixes, or liveblogging your favorite episode - don’t hesitate to show this months ranger ship some love!

tag your posts with ranger lovefest so we can all find each other and reblog!

this months ranger ship is: Mighty Morphin ot5 (original and reboot)

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two of a kind

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We just reached 7k followers, we wanted to thank every single one of you that follows us. It really means a lot and we’re really happy to have so many incredible people that follow us; so again thank you all so much!

To celebrate we thought of starting “10 days of Little Mix”. This is something that is very common nowadays but there aren’t much about the girls and we also thought that this could be a good way to help them with their new single: No More Sad Songs.

Now, here are the days that we’ve decided to make. All you have to do is make an edit/gifset/graphic about it and we’ll try to reblog everything that you’ll tag as “10daysoflm” alongside with our tag “dailylmgifs” so that it’s easier for us to find all of your incredible edits and reblog them! :) Also, if anyone has a question feel free to ask us everything, our inbox is open!
We’ll start with day 1 on Monday 13th.

Day 1) Favorite girl
Day 2) Favorite interview moments
Day 3) Little Mix + color
Day 4) Favorite lyrics
Day 5) Favorite tour moment
Day 6) Favorite moment in mv
Day 7) Favorite music video
Day 8) Favorite ot4 moment
Day 9) Favorite Instagram/Snapchat videos.
Day 10) Free day.

Remember to include the link to stream and to buy No More Sad Songs! You can also add link to stream and buy Touch since it’s been pushed in the US lately.
We hope you guys enjoy this and that a lot of you can partecipate. We can’t wait to see all of your edits! 

Thank you again for following us and good work. 😊

HAPPY 2nd SEXIVERSARY!!! 

If you were around last year, you know I celebrate April 22nd RELIGIOUSLY, so there will be an onslaught of 3x20 on my blog today😊. And if you’re new, the gist is that in honour of it being the anniversary of the day *angels singing* Olicity made love for the very first time and I ascended to shipper heaven (I’m writing this from there duh), I dedicate April 22nd to reblogging my favourite gifsets/art/reactions from THE GREATEST WEDNESDAY OF MY LIFE.

[Olicity sex is NSFW (by tragic CW standards😴) so if you want to blacklist: The Sexiversary]

“Sharpe” - Digital Oil Painting

Haven’t painted Tom in a while, a gross oversight on my part. I tried something new with this one. His eyes were looking rather gray, so I used an “eye iris” brush on his eyes, trying to bring out that more turquoise color. I don’t know if I like the result in the end, but hey, I learned something.

This is NOT a Photoshop filter, every stroke is painted by me.

Tips for giffing sports (esp. hockey)

I see a lot of knew people trying to gif things recently and I wanted to help some people out ith somethings that may be confusing for people who are new to it.

  • You don’t need photoshop or to pay for anything for it. Of course the more money you put into it, the better the quality but the tools exist everywhere for little cost. All you need is access to the internet, some sort of screen recording program, and access to streams (you can use illegal streams but the quality usually sucks). 
  • if your realizing your gifs are frozen when you actually post the gifset to tumblr that’s probably because the gifs are too big. and yes if it’s frozen on your end it’s going to be frozen for everyone else too it’s not your computer glitching. Gifs need to be under 2mb for tumblr. to achieve this i like to keep my gifs to about 2 seconds long sometimes more or less, but 2 seconds at 10 FPS and 500px wide is about average and may need a little cropping but will fit with tumblr.
  • During interviews i usually crop the hell out of gifs which will result in a smaller size gifs and i can usually get it up to 4 seconds, i do this for fights as well. Using a perfect square and fitting it around just the face of the interviewee or the around the players fighting will allow you to double the time. Esp. fights since they are so long i use this method because it’s hard to gif all of it in two second increments. This also allows for smaller dimensions because tumblr width is 500px and if you fit two gifs side by side it’s 250px.
  • going off of size actually i want to reiterate that. 500px wide is the ideal size for gifs on tumblr, you can go smaller i do that a lot but the bigger it is compared to the size tumblr shows the better the quality. Since you can put gifs next to each other you can cut this and half and get the same quality.
  • Putting wide gifs next to each other will make it harder for people to see your gifs. Tall gifs and thin gifs or square gifs tend to be easier for people to see when they’re next to each other. Obviously this doesn’t apply to everything as it’s your gif and you can do whatever you want to it. 
  • Yellow or red text with a black border will show up best over hockey games. The contrast is usually really big on hockey rinks with the white ice and dark jerseys that you usually can’t use black or white text for it to come up over the whole image. I use green sometimes but i just think that looks a little goofier than yellow or red. 
  • If you’re giffing a goal wait for the replay. Yeah the original goal will have the best shot of the celebration but if you’re getting the goal itself wait and record all of the replays if you can. There are going to be different angles and slowmos which are easier to gif. The original play of the goal will usually be too fast or unnoticable especially if it’s a tip. I tend to find that the last replay they show is the best. I will use the original celly though, because that’s usually the best one.

stylistic choices are all up to you and id on’t look down on anyone who’s gifs do not fit what i’ve said here. do you. your thing is your thing and i’m not going to judge you for the way you gif things. I just think this may be a good groundwork for people or maybe give other people the confidence or the know how if they’ve thought about giffing before but don’t think they can. 

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Make Me Choose:

→ thetraingoat asked: Burning Legion or Old Gods

For I bear allegiance to powers untouched by time, unmoved by fate. No force on this world or beyond harbors the strength to bend our knee. Not even the mighty Legion.” — Harbinger Skyriss

CSBB Artist Spotlight: beautiful-swan

Today’s Captain Swan Big Bang Spotlight features @beautiful-swan​!

What kinds of artwork do you make?

Edits, aesthetics, and many humor based posts

What’s your favorite thing about creating artwork?

I like the process, how an idea transforms into a work of art in a short period of time. I like looking back at all the steps I took and just thinking to myself, “wow, I did that.”

What’s something you’ve always wanted to try your hand at, but haven’t had a chance yet?

I’ve always wanted to make gifsets, but unfortunately creative cloud is just too expensive to buy on a month to month basis. I do have photoshop elements to make edits, but it doesn’t allow you to make gifs. 

If you are new to the Captain Swan Big Bang, what made you decide to sign up? What are you looking forward to?

I love making edits, but sometimes I just don’t have any ideas. I’d love to get some inspiration from these fics to be able to create something. I’m looking forward to seeing all of the final products!

First Artwork: http://beautiful-swan.tumblr.com/post/145836228525

I remember when I made this I was really proud because I had just figured out how to make the shadow! But I also love how it turned out, I really like the colors in it.

Second Artwork: http://beautiful-swan.tumblr.com/post/157122148095/ee-cummings

I really like how I was able to combine a bunch of pictures together to create the night sky, I think it looks really nice.

Third Artwork: http://beautiful-swan.tumblr.com/post/152657617724/the-pop-tart-dilemma-sailorkillian (VIDEO)

Well, this isn’t really artwork, but it’s probably my most popular crack post. I was not expecting it to get all of the attention it did! This has got to be one of my favorite things I’ve ever made.

Check out @beautiful-swan on Tumblr

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Come on, Raven. What stinks the most? That I tricked you? That I nearly wiped out your team? That everyone liked me better than you? Or is it that deep down inside you really believed I was your friend?

anonymous asked:

hi, sorry if you're not the best person to approach with this but i just know you're a bigger name in the clexa fandom, and i think it'd be cool if we did like a clexa appreciation week sometime soon. but this time with tumblr posts i.e. gifsets and edits as apposed to fics like in the last clexa week. i would try to start something myself but idk how and i don't have much followers! i think it'd be fun to see a bunch of new content, just something to think about

Hi! Sorry for the late reply.

I am SO supportive of your idea! I LOVED clexa week and actually I’m hoping it’ll become an occurrence tbh. I understand that it cannot happen too frequently, because people need the time to prepare and organize for it, but I would definitely love to do it again?

I am definitely up for it, but I guess the fandom should decide, especially how to organize it and when. So, if anyone likes this or has ideas, maybe spread this? :D