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Update June 2017: Tumblr dimensions/sizes for optimal display of your GIF on the dashboard. To prevent your GIF looking fuzzy/ not animating/ refusing to load, use the sizes above.

Most important is the width, height can be whatever you want up to a point. GIF that are next to each other must be the same height or tumblr will crop them. 3MB+ will not work. More on tumblr sizes

Fix Tumblr’s new controls!

I have come up with 3 ways you can fix the tumblr controls on your blog:

  1. The tumblr controls are always visible but are smaller and more appealing to the eye.
  2. The tumblr controls are again smaller but are only visible on hover over a small icon.
  3. The default controls are replaced by custom links.

Installation and (partial) previews: version 1, version 2, version 3.

The icons used in version 1 and 2 are outicons. All of my themes have been updated and you can now choose between all three of these option.

hey guys! i’ve noticed lately that a lot of gifsets/edits of moana, especially pastel ones, have been whitewashing her skin, and i know that this isn’t just a problem in moana gifs, so i thought it might be a good idea to make a comprehensive guide on how to avoid whitewashing poc/color poc in general. this guide will be split into three parts: vibrant gifs, pastel gifs, and dark gifs (any of the tips i give for gifs can be applied to edits as well – it’s even easier to avoid whitewashing poc in edits, because you can color it normally and then erase the lightening layers over the person’s skin).

so, without any further ado, here we go!

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I got a request to explain how to apply a doodle gif texture, and since I couldn’t find a tutorial, I decided to make one myself! I will be explaining (with lots of pictures) how to apply the hearts gif shown in the banner. I used the hearts gif from this doodle pack.

What you will need: photoshop. I use cc 2015.
Difficulty level: ★★☆☆☆

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anonymous asked:

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). 

Example:

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 ;)

nargles  asked:

BABE! So I know this might be weird but I love the fonts you use for your edits and I'm looking for some good new fonts (cause I'm a font hoe) can you tell me some of your go to fonts please? Ily!

Hi Mia! I love collecting fonts as well & I have too many to choose from. But for clarity, I’ll list some of my favourites by their style and provide you a few links where to find quality fonts c:

Also I recently made a font pack on my sideblog so you should definitely check that out for more fonts <3

Handwritten / Calligraphy fonts:

Sans-Serif:

Serif:

Websites for high quality fonts:

Creative Market | Font Bundles | TheHungryJPEG | Behance

Since it’s been a while since we last made a masterpost, I figured I’d make one. So below you’ll find a list of all the blogs you’ll ever need for your tumblr or photoshop needs. Bolded ones = favourites.

GENERAL RESOURCES  ― @arabellasources  //  @chaoticresources  //  @fandomresources​  //  @fuckingphotoshop  //  @itsphotoshop  //  @manyresources  //  @peachresources  //  @photoshopcupcake​  //  @photoshopdeluxe  //  @quirkyresources  //  @reblogresources  //  @resourceme  //  @rresources  //  @whoaps  //  @yeahps  //  @yeahsource

COLOUR PALETTES  ― @1302933  // @color-palettes  //  @dailypalettes  //  @royalspalettes  //  @spectrra  

FANSITE HEADERS  ―  @arizonadesigns  //  @fansitehelp  //  @headersonline

ICONS  ― @aryavatars  //  @dashiconsxo  //  @dashtars  //  @firedash  //  @lightavatars  //  @toxicdash

PSDS  ― @artjunkpsds  //  @ameriepsds  //  @colorarepsd  //  @itscolour //  @pswonderland  //  @rosiepsds  //  @selenapastel  //  @sixcoloring  //  @stipslerie  //  @vannilapsds  //  @wasirauhlpsds  

THEMES  ―  @1204px  //  @acuite  //  @extasisthemes  //  @felinum  //  @mrsthemes  //  @neonbikethemes  //  @nymphthemes  //  @odeysseus  //  @painthemes  //  @shythemes  //  @solarre  //  @solitudethemes  //  @theme-hunter  //  @themesbysofia  //  @vortexthemes

OTHER USEFUL BLOGS  ―  @capsforedit  //  @colorgifs  //  @lovsgifs  //  @textureporn  //  @yourfonts

Remember to like or reblog if you find this helpful!

anonymous asked:

how do you color black and white pictures?

Sorry for the late answer, here’s a super quick tutorial on how to color B/W pictures!

8 EASY STEPS ON HOW TO COLOR A BLACK AND WHITE PICTURE

For this tutorial I use:
Photoshop CS6 (CS5 will do equally well)

For this tutorial you’ll need:

  • Some basic editing skills
  • Cropping skills
  • Sharpening skills 

DIFFICULTY:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

How to go from this:

To this:

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