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
Cursor*10 - little game where you have several “lives”. you use your cursor to navigate the floors, and when the time runs out, you go back to the beginning. however, the previous cursors will go through the same path they made before, thus allowing you to get further each time.
Daymare Town - creepy point and click game. very inky, interesting drawings. you have to find your way through (or perhaps out of) Daymare Town, which is inhabited by obscure prickly people.
Grid Game - there are a bunch of little circles. click one, and watch it rotate and set off a chain reaction. mindless distraction game.
Samsara Room - a strange escape game where you’re stuck in one room but pass through different dimensions to get out
Feed the Head - more like interactive art than anything. there are several different things to do in this game.
Factory Balls - a bit of a puzzle game. you have to paint a bunch of balls to match the model shown, using various options and paints.
Grow Nano Vol. 3 - one of my favorites of the Grow series. you have to click the options in the right order in order to make the sick person feel better. this one just warms my heart.
make sure to click the tags to find more games by the creators and companies and the rest of the games in the series!!!
I find Tonypa’s games to be simple, unique, and enjoyable. A lot of them involve patterns, colors, and matching, so they’re very calming as well.
some from me!!
deep thinking games with exploration themes…
6 differences - a pretty cool find the difference game that’s very atmospheric and somewhat soothing in the first levels, mostly takes place at night around a city, features sound effects and music and even moving cars down the highways. content warning for some surrealism and acid-trippy effects in the later levels (a person with a deer head, some kind of alarming music, the level’s walls moving as you look for the differences, etc - sometimes the level changes after you find all but one clue, and in one instance a train goes by rather suddenly and loudly, but it didn’t make me jump and i am sensitive to jump scares)
i wish i were the moon - short and sweet game about two people and a moon! clone things and move them around to get different endings :3
small words - a soothing platformed-style exploration game that lets you uncover different maps/pictures as you walk around
don’t look back - a creepy game based on the myth of orpheus and eurydice, this is a platformer-style game that has you going to the underworld to get your lover back. very atmospheric, but a slightly creepy atmosphere that (of course) references death, so take care
alight in dreams - during a dream you get wings, and explore the dream to find out about the history of a person who has never dreamed before. mentions death and suicide.
a house in california - explore an old house and learn its history, very atmospheric. can be a bit confusing for some, you may need a walkthrough.
silent conversation - a soothing game that makes levels out of passages of classic books; you win by toughing every word. not my preferred reading material, but the way the levels are built kind of force you to drink it all in stead of speeding through it.
games that are a bit creepy…
prior - you, a little box creature, wake without your memories in an unknown place. you must explore to find your family and figure out what happened before you woke. a dark game with multiple possibilities - can be a little creepy.
immorTall - an alien makes friends with a human family after crashlanding to earth. defend them as long as possible!
loved - a dark sort of game where you go through the levels deciding if you will choose to obey the voice giving you orders or defy it. in some casing obeying makes things easier, but in other cases the voice asks you to make things hard on yourself - throwing yourself onto spikes so you have to start over, etc. sometimes it is almost impossible to do what the voice asks. (serious warning for emotional manipulation, just to be safe - the question at the start will purposefully misgender you depending on your answer, and continue to do so throughout the game, but, depending on your actions, will then correct the mistake at the end.)
one chance - a kind of dark game; in the impending apocalypse you have one chance to decide what to do with the rest of your life. there are many endings, but you really do only have one chance…refreshing the page will not let you play again! content warning for death,suicide, impending doom, hopelessness, etc
every day the same dream - another fatalistic game with multiple endings, but this one allows you to find them all. same warnings as the one above.
elude - a metaphorical representation of depression. dark melancholy levels, nice atmosphere, but can be a little moody.
symon - you play as an elderly man stuck in a hospital bed. you sleep to dream and relive your past. this game is pretty much endless and features endless combinations of the same tasks, to reflect what that sort of life might be like. cw for death and end-life blues.
now for some lighter ones…
pizza king 2 - i found this sim where you run your own pizza shop weirdly addictive. food cw, of course, and it’s the only sim on here because they usually aren’t my thing, but, well.
boomshine & obechi - two colorful games where a well-placed click will start a chain reaction and see how many points you can collect!
music bounce - release bouncing balls to hit platforms to get the perfect rhythm!
dropsum & dropsum colors - math games where you combine numbers to eliminate them. you can choose where to drop the numbers, turn the board, and use powerups! (dropsum colors isn’tloading for me rn, but it might for you)
first person tetris - you spin with the tetris blocks! fun for pros, but it can make you dizzy.
flash tron - a recreation of the original tron game as seen in the movies. here you can play with others online!
dolphin olympics - super fun game where you swim and do tricks as a dolphin to score as many points as you can in two minutes. there’s also a freeplay mode. if you jump high enough, you may even see the moon ouo
mirror’s edge 2d - i adore the 3d version of this game for ps3, but if you don’t have access, you can play the mini/2d version. no real story, but it’s a very challenging game with rad animation!
bloons - i started playing the tower defense game, but they’re all pretty fun and complex. scroll down a bit and click any of the ones under “bloons games”
elephant games - a sort-of series with gems like “achievement unlocked” & sequels (where there is no objective except to complete all the achievements) and “this is the only level” (where you go through the same level many different ways). you grow to be quite fond of the little guy. :’D
some of these i haven’t played in awhile! i pulled from my bookmarks, because i used to spend all day curating links to these things. if i’ve missed a content warning PLEASE feel free to contact me about it or add it yourself!