heyo i know you have a tutorial for overlay gifs but do you have any tips for getting that kind of double exposure effect on an edit or static image?? your stuff is always so amazing and beautiful <3
I go along the same way as i do with gifs when I do still graphics, but since there’s more lee way in a static image (because of the lack of movement yay!) there’s more possibilities of creating a seamless or an outright cool effect! You also have more power with focus so it doesn’t look too blended together that the overlay image is unrecognizable.
One of the tips I have is to use other things than Screen for achieving double exposure. Screen is great when you’re dealing with a silhouette and a relatively bright image:
Yesterday, I shared a list of links to help you guys pick a name that is meaningful to your character. Today, I’d like to share another set of links (as always) that focuses on meanings, mainly the meanings behind numbers, symbols and colors.
Why? Why am I so keen on finding things that have a deeper meaning to them? Because of Harry Potter. If you think about it, everything in the book has a purpose and a meaning. J.K Rowling picked specific names and numbers to perfectly mesh with her books. Everything has a place and a reason. I think this is something that admins can use in their role plays if they wish to spend time thinking about the specifics of their story. Admins can even go as far as to think about if their color scheme fits the atmosphere of their story.
This took me a good few hours and a lot of effort to make and even though it was mainly for myself anyone can feel free to use it, for the note it is still under construction and I am undergoing fixes. So If anyone actually does use this other than myself and notices a broken link or something not quite right, could you please inform me about it? Thank you.
THAT FIRST SITE IS EVERY WRITER’S DREAM DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY TIMES I’VE TRIED WRITING SOMETHING AND THOUGHT GOD DAMN IS THERE A SPECIFIC WORD FOR WHAT I’M USING TWO SENTENCES TO DESCRIBE AND JUST GETTING A BUNCH OF SHIT GOOGLE RESULTS
I am currently using Photoshop CS5, but this can be done on other versions of PS. I am not familiar with other programs so I don’t know how much this tutorial will help if you are using something different.
So, first thing’s first. We make our gif. For this tutorial I will be working with this sexy thing right here:
I like it when gifs are crisp, so I do sharpen each individual frame, which can take a while if you have a lot of frames. Reason why I try not to exceed over 20 or 25 and avoid myself a headache.
Now that we have our base, I do some coloring. you can download the psd I used here
And now we have coloring!
When you finished coloring your gif and fixing the brightness and contrast to your liking, create a new layer all the way at the top and fill with black. Then go to Filter > Texture > Texturizer and choose these settings:
Click ok, and then change the layer to lighten. Now go to Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast and change the settings to:
Brightness: -35 Contrast: 30
Now, the fun part. Save your gif so that we work just with the frames and we don’t get distracted by all the coloring layers.
Decide where you want the glitch to happen. For this I’m going to I want it right when he opens his arms, so I’m using frames 5 and 6. Go to your layers, and duplicate layer 5, then double click on it to go to the blending options menu.
Once you are there, unselect the Red in the channels option. It should look like this:
Select ok. Not move the layer either to the right or to the left to see the effect. Go to Layer > Merge down, and you end up with one single layer that looks like this:
Do the same with Layer 6, but this time move the duplicated layer in the opposite direction.
I’m going to go ahead and do this again to frames 10, 11, 16 and 17. The final result is this:
Now, if you want just the flicker but not the blue and red coloring effect you skip the blending options for duplicated layer. Instead, you change that layer to lighten and move it to the either the right or the left. It gives this effect:
And then do the same with the frames you want to flicker, giving you this result:
Hope this makes sense because it’s my first tutorial ever. Please like if you are going to try it out <3
Emperor/Empress, Kaiser/Kaiserin, Tsar/Tsaritsa: rules over everyone
High King/High Queen, Maharajah, Pharaoh: rules over other kings
King/Queen, Sultan/Sultana, Shah/Shahbanu, Raja/Rani, Rex: rules over everything (Europe) or leader of a large area or province (ancient Egypt, Persia, India)
Crown Prince/Crown Princess, Emir/Emira, Dauphin: also called the heir apparent, next in line for the throne
Prince/Princess: other children of the imperial or royal family
Archduke/Archduchess: ruler of an archduchy
Duke/Duchess: ruler of a duchy; highest rank under the royal family; While some duchies have their own lineage, members of the royal/imperial family can also be dukes (ex. Queen Elizabeth II is the Duke of Normandy)
MARQUESSATE, MARGRAVIATE, OR MARCH
Marquess, Margrave, Marquis/Marchioness: the ruler of a marquessate, margraviate, or march
Count, Earl/Countess: ruler of a county; known as an earl in England, but their wives are still countesses
Viscount/viscountess: ruler of a viscounty; rank below counts/earls
Baron/baroness: ruler of a barony
Baronet: British title ranking below baron and above knight
Seigneur/Knight of the Manor: rules a small local fief
Knight: basic rank; used to denote someone who owned land and fought on behalf of their overlord
Baron/baroness (Scotland only): ranks below a knight and above a laird; hereditary position
Laird (Scotland only): ranks below a Scottish baron and above an esquire; landowner’s title
Esquire: indicates someone who attends or is apprenticed to a knight
Gentleman: the lowest rank of gentry; owns a small manor or plot of land