- DO sharpen gifs. DON’T sharpen caps for picspam.
- when making picspam, cap choice is just as important as coloring.
- when you color, enhance what is already there. don’t take a yellow cap and try to turn it purple. it’s going to look ridiculous.
- it’s better to under saturate that over saturate.
- that tumblr trend with the chopped words lazy minimalism scratched out face etc that you think looks neat and everyone is doing seems like a good idea now, but its not. its not a good idea.
- start an inspiration folder and use it when you want to start something new. that doesn’t mean ”copy other people work” but break other graphics down and do your best to try to mimic the effect for your own knowledge. everybody learns by imitation. you can make it your own. i’ve had mine for 5-6 years now and its the best thing i ever did..
- if the typography looks questionable, it probably is. that goes for most things. trust your instincts.
- don’t stress about the fact that you “don’t have your own style”. some people take years to develop a recognizable look to their work. its okay. you will.
- ANYBODY can be good at photoshop. ANYBODY. theres no creative gene that makes you pre disposed to photoshop superpowers, and its insulting to assume that some people are naturally better because it invalidates the years of suffering they went through to be as good as they are. Your favorite graphic makers didn’t get out of bed and master PS. YOU DON’T NEED ANY ARTISTIC EXPERIENCE TO START PHOTOSHOP. photoshop is something that takes practice, but you aren’t broken. you aren’t hopeless.
- arial bold italic with a +1 or 2 stroke for dialogue text.
- when applying textures, soft light and screen are your best friends, and (probably) lower the opacity.
- if you use a popular texture, always try to make it unrecognizable.
- put your textures under your color layers always.
- even if you screw up a lot, never stop experimenting. you don’t have to post every failure, but screwing up is part of learning.
- idk or just ignore me
Alrighty, so a lovely anon asked me to do a tutorial on this edit. I’m going to try my best to recreate it, if you have any other questions just message me. :)
This one is really simple. The tricky part might be configuring the settings to get the wave length and since I’m new to this, I can only figure it out through some trial and error. So be prepared to do some experimenting.
Despite linking some of yall to some professional tutorials and other tumblr user’s tutorials, the lot of you bothered me to write this so here you go. It’s beginner-friendly but it does require some knowledge about the layer mask tool.
This is a quick tutorial because it’s really nice graphic but that won’t take 2 hours to make. Perhaps the challenging part is getting some of the coloring!
- Tip 1: Use a shot where it’ll be easy to cut. Something that has a silhouette effect works too. For that edit I used this shot (Reichenbach Fall). Sherlock is easily one of the best shows to make these kinds of graphics for (as opposed to supernatural, which is a really dark show)This is badly cut and you can still see some light coloring (the sky) from the original screenshot but it won’t matter.
- Next, I used this picture of London. The original had color I believe but I have no idea where I got it from.Set it over Sherlock and blend mode to screen.
Then, I found some textures. I think it’s best using some canvas ones to give it a “painted” look. I used some of cumberlord’s textures. This is a challenging part for first timers so if you need more explanation on this then let me know.
Now that we have our textures set I brushed the middle to make way for the birds
Then I added my own coloring and psds (this you will have to figure out on your own. I can’t make tutorials on coloring if i tried gahh) and i used a gray “wall” texture blend mode to multiply 100% plus the bird texture
aaaand the final result here:
tutorial for piewinchesters » Hey. I was wondering, if it’s not too much trouble, you could tell me in /post/28025754463/graphic-exchange-for-cowls-d what the technique is called when you have like an outline of something and then the actual picture (like the red part) so I could look up a tutorial? Thanks!
This is currently a trend in Tumblr. I’m going to explain the photoset I made to help you guys know where to start and what kind of resources to add.
- Full size final result here
- Please like or reblog the post if you liked the tutorial
More favourite fonts (a resource list):
higher | capsuula | val | ridge | accent | vger grotesque | valk | print clearly | salomé | promesh | rispa | lousiane | distractor | channel | playtime with hot toddies | brain flower | dominique | bamq | lev serif | magna | stroke | benthem | london | oranienbaum | broken records | rex | teletype 1945
Natalie Dormer shot by Lorenzo Dalbosco for Nylon Magazine (September 2013)
Where to download stuff
okay so i get a lot of people asking me where to download stuff/how to find things on the internet. this post is a collection of resources that i use and can vouch for completely to get pretty much anything you would want, media-wise.