twirlingavengers

Typography Poster Tutorial

pscs5:

One of my favourite types of things to create on photoshop has to be typography posters. I’ll be teaching you to make something like this - 

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This tutorial doesn’t follow a specific poster for you to make as the whole idea is to create something unique. I’ll be showing some different techniques and ideas to get you started.

Firstly, you’ll be needing some fonts. Websites to download some great ones are lostype.com, fontsquirrel.com and myfonts.com. Some of my favourite fonts are lobster, sail, carton, crete round, tall films and ranger.

Something to think about is how you want each word to look and which words to accentuate. For example, let’s take this quote from The Hunger Games “I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun.”  You might want to pay attention to the following words; ‘pretty’, ’beautiful’, ‘radiant’ and ‘sun’. You could make these words bigger and use a particularly bold or ornate font. As well as accentuating certain words, you can clump a few together in the same font, make the size smaller and use quite a plain and simple font in uppercase. Make sure to play around with the ‘kerning’ which is this tool

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This is the changing of how much space is between each letter. The minus numbers make the letters closer together and the positive numbers make them further apart. You can type in any value and make them as you like. You may find that your words fit better when you make the gaps bigger or smaller. image

Try not to use too many different cursive or ornate fonts and try sticking to not mixing sans serif and serif fonts in the same piece of work. You don’t have to stick to this but it’s something to keep in mind.

Something else I do to selected words are to create a letterpress effect like this

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You can do this by adding in these settings on the layer style (double click the text layer).  Check the following boxes ‘drop shadow’ and ‘inner shadow’ and add in these settings.

first the drop shadow

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now the inner shadow

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Play around with the size and distance of the inner shadow, as you don’t want the black shadow to overpower the colour of your text. You want it to be subtle.

Another thing to add detail to your text is to duplicate the text layer and change it’s colour to highlight the text like this by moving it a few pixels to the left (make sure this text layer is below the original by dragging the layer down in the layers pallete.

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You can also add other things like shapes and borders. This is a link to some banner shapes that create this sort of look

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One last important thing – your colour pallete. It can be difficult trying to combine different colours so try this website – color collective for some inspiration. Just copy and paste the colour palettes into photoshop and use the colour picker tool to get the exact colour. 

Note - please do not copy or replicate my typographic posters and have fun creating your own!

curseofthefanartlords

A weird thing I find incredibly helpful for art/writing.

sauntering-vaguely-downwards:

deadcantdraw:

Eplans.com is a website that sells blueprints for houses. 

This might not seem that helpful but if you want a characters house you can make selections based on what sort of house you want them to live in. 

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Then browse through the results and find the house you want. Then you can view the blueprints and have a room layout for that house, which can help with visualising the space they live in. 

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It makes describing generic homes so much easier.

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andlatitude

Colouring tutorial, sort of

andlatitude:

So lately a lot of people have been asking me if I’ll do a tutorial for how I colour my drawings. I’m pretty terrible at tutorials but I thought I’d at least try it.

So the following is my process for colouring drawings in Paint Tool SAI. (This assumes you have a basic knowledge of the program already)

First…you start with your lineart.

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Next, you fill in the basic colours. If you’re patient and tidy, you can do clean lines, make sure they have no gaps, and then do the solid colours with the magic wand tool.

If you’re lazy like me, you can make it more difficult for yourself by leaving the lines sketchy and colouring them in by hand.

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If I were doing coloured lines instead of leaving them black, here is where I would change them. Changing the colours of the lines is pretty simple - on the lines layer, just check the little box that says “preserve opacity” and recolour them however you want.

Next step is the shading. For this drawing, I chose to do my usual cel-shading style.

Make a new layer above your lines and solid colours and set it to “Multiply.”

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Choose a mid-to-light greyish purple colour (you can actually use pretty much whatever colour you want depending on the look you want for the drawing - try experimenting with different ones a bit) for basic shadows.

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Sometimes I draw in the shadows by hand, and sometimes I do what I did here instead - which is fill in the entire thing with shadow and then erase the light.

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(Tip: if you ever have trouble with figuring out your light source, think of the light as rain/water and the light source as where the water is coming from. Anywhere that would stay dry, should be in shadow. Anywhere that would get wet should be lit.)

You can play with the opacity of the shading layer to make it more or less intense. In this case I wanted it a little more dramatic, so I raised the opacity of the layer.

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Next, the background. If you’re good at backgrounds you can draw a good one. If you’re bad at backgrounds (like me) maybe just slap some coloured squares back there or something.

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Add some highlights on the hair and you can be finished!

Sometimes afterwards I like to go into Photoshop CS5 and add some more lighting effects with gradients and stuff and play with the Colour Balance a bit but that’s not totally necessary or anything.

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Tah-dah!

ohhicas

hella rad - soundtrack for an excellent adventure through ’80s pop culture

video killed the radio star - the buggles | cars - gary numan | whip it - devo | call me - blondie | don’t you want me - human league | working for the weekend - loverboy | hungry like the wolf - duran duran | billie jean - michael jackson | come on eileen - dexy’s midnight runners | safety dance - men without hats | i melt with you - modern english | eye of the tiger - survivor | let’s dance - david bowie | love is a battlefield - pat benatar | mr. roboto - styx | maniac - michael sembello | 99 luftballons - nena | sweet dreams (are made of this) - eurythmics | footloose - kenny loggins | wake me up before you go go - wham! | take on me - a-ha | manic monday - the bangles | the final countdown - europe | (i just) died in your arms - cutting crew | just like heaven - the cure | don’t you (forget about me) - simple minds | heaven is a place on earth - belinda carlisle | we didn’t start the fire - billy joel

[listen]

hella rad - soundtrack for an excellent adventure through ’80s pop culture

video killed the radio star - the buggles | cars - gary numan | whip it - devo | call me - blondie | don’t you want me - human league | working for the weekend - loverboy | hungry like the wolf - duran duran | billie jean - michael jackson | come on eileen - dexy’s midnight runners | safety dance - men without hats | i melt with you - modern english | eye of the tiger - survivor | let’s dance - david bowie | love is a battlefield - pat benatar | mr. roboto - styx | maniac - michael sembello | 99 luftballons - nena | sweet dreams (are made of this) - eurythmics | footloose - kenny loggins | wake me up before you go go - wham! | take on me - a-ha | manic monday - the bangles | the final countdown - europe | (i just) died in your arms - cutting crew | just like heaven - the cure | don’t you (forget about me) - simple minds | heaven is a place on earth - belinda carlisle | we didn’t start the fire - billy joel

[listen]

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truebluemeandyou:

27 Ways to Tie a Scarf. I can’t believe I found a PDF of Hermès Cards released by Hermès here. There are several sets of cards so you can also google “How to Tie a Hermès Scarf” for more ideas. You can no longer buy the Hermès Knotting (Playtime) cards except on places like EBAY for about $50+.

valamaldoran
chaperoned:

Name | Description ✗ Description ✗ Description ✗ | FC: Actor Name
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"Failure is the fog through which we glimpse triumph."
♫ THERE ARE LOTS OF SYMBOLS YOU CAN USE HERE
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→ SOME LINKS → SOME LINKS

chaperoned:

Name | Description ✗ Description ✗ Description ✗ | FC: Actor Name

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed dapibus dolor a metus imperdiet sit amet iaculis velit congue. Aenean lobortis cursus leo ut volutpat." QUOTE SAYER

Formatting on Tumblr blows. So, here’s a cheatsheet. Simply go to reblog this and click on HTML. Then, copy and paste the sections you need. There are links to symbols and generators you can use as well (particularly for header text). “br /” is used for keeping text one line under what was previously written (HEADER #1) while p creates new paragraphs with a clear line between (HEADER #2). If you write too much in the pre (grey background), it will add a scrollbar. Here’s a link to all the code used because it’s gonna look weird reblogged.

✗ H E A D E R

LOREM » sit amet
LIPSUM » sit amet

CONSECTETUR»

  • CAPS; lowercase (Italics)
  • CAPS; lowercase (Italics)
✗ HEADER #1
Title → Info
Title → BOLDED [More info about it]
[A] Lorem ipsum dolor sit
✦ [B] Lorem ipsum dolor sit
✗ ℋℯader #2 (link to the symbols to make that)

↳ Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Donec ac gravida justo. Vivamus in eros vitae orci ullamcorper mollis a quis dolor. Aenean scelerisque, risus nec mattis mattis, massa mauris tristique neque, ac mollis metus urna vel mi. Sed posuere eros orci. Etiam porttitor euismod molestie. In a tellus sed enim faucibus tempus sed nec ipsum. Pellentesque in sem risus. Nullam laoreet, ante non imperdiet dapibus, felis leo porttitor dui, et semper odio diam id arcu.

SOME INTRO CAPS.  And some text after that isn’t as fancy.

✗ Hᴇᴀᴅᴇʀ (small caps generator)
 TITLE // SUBTITLE HERE
basic info or a quote or something
TITLE  // but with bigger text here
T i t l e : and information
Title: Subtitle — [link]

Linked Title Italics about it

LAST NAME, FIRST NAME.
↳ DETAIL. DETAIL.

▒█░▒█ ▒█▀▀▀ ░█▀▀█ ▒█▀▀▄ ▒█▀▀▀ ▒█▀▀█  (TARTY GENERATOR)
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001. TITLE - ARTIST (LINK THE SONG ON THE RIGHT) []

Some lyrics or text can go here.

✗ ORDERED LISTS

[1] one
ii. two
03. Title - Artist
04. Title | Artist
5. TITLE AND  / The Artist
some lyrics
or text can go here

song title - song artist | song title - song artist | song title - song artist

i. Title // Artist ii. Title // Artist iii. Title // Artist

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Table of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01
Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02

as you see headers can be multiple lines

"Failure is the fog through which we glimpse triumph."

♫ THERE ARE LOTS OF SYMBOLS YOU CAN USE HERE

end notes ;; lorem ipsum text can go here

SOME LINKS
SOME LINKS

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PHOTOSHOP BRUSHES MASTERPOST

yellowfur:

Those Photoshop brushsets are created and shared by professionals and are free to use :

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(©)m@ (Mathias Verhasselt)

BRUSHES #1   BRUSHES #2

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(©)Goro (Goro Fujita) 

BRUSHES

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(©)Barontieri (Thierry Doizon)

BRUSHES

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(©)Bumskee (Min Yum)

BRUSHES

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(©)CptObvious (Maciej Kuciara)BRUSHES #1   BRUSHES #2

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(©)Tuomas Korpi 

BRUSHES

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(©)Kekai Kotaki

BRUSHES

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(©)Shaddy Safadi

BRUSHES

credit goes to creators and pandemonium art

(there are even more brushsets on the list)

valamaldoran
doublehamburgerjack:

etonia:

zetatauri:

I would like to tell you guys about this website, if you have not heard of it already.  Zenni Optical does prescription glasses for $7USD (some frames are more expensive, but they have a LOT of cheap, and really cute choices).  That includes the frames, prescription lenses, a case, and a cleaning cloth.  All for seven dollars.  All you need is your prescription.  For a few dollars extra, you can get prescription sunglasses.  This is a great resource for people on cheap health insurance, or if you just tend to break your glasses a lot and need a few extra pairs.
I just got mine yesterday, and they’re very sturdy.  Better than the last pair I got through insurance, actually.  And when I inevitably break these ones, Zenni has my prescription saved so I can quickly order a new pair.  I picked the cheap shipping option (four bucks), and they took about a week and a half to get here, but there’s a faster option for about $14 or so. 
Glasses are one of those things a lot of cheap health insurance won’t cover, which makes this an invaluable resource for anyone on a budget.  They even ship internationally.

I got my new sunglasses from Zenni and they are SUPER CUTE. I’ll definitely be using them again.

I’ve had my Zennis since 2009
Still going strong, have not fallen victim to loose temple syndrome

doublehamburgerjack:

etonia:

zetatauri:

I would like to tell you guys about this website, if you have not heard of it already.  Zenni Optical does prescription glasses for $7USD (some frames are more expensive, but they have a LOT of cheap, and really cute choices).  That includes the frames, prescription lenses, a case, and a cleaning cloth.  All for seven dollars.  All you need is your prescription.  For a few dollars extra, you can get prescription sunglasses.  This is a great resource for people on cheap health insurance, or if you just tend to break your glasses a lot and need a few extra pairs.

I just got mine yesterday, and they’re very sturdy.  Better than the last pair I got through insurance, actually.  And when I inevitably break these ones, Zenni has my prescription saved so I can quickly order a new pair.  I picked the cheap shipping option (four bucks), and they took about a week and a half to get here, but there’s a faster option for about $14 or so. 

Glasses are one of those things a lot of cheap health insurance won’t cover, which makes this an invaluable resource for anyone on a budget.  They even ship internationally.

I got my new sunglasses from Zenni and they are SUPER CUTE. I’ll definitely be using them again.

I’ve had my Zennis since 2009

Still going strong, have not fallen victim to loose temple syndrome

minuiko
hannigraham:

Hey everyone! I’m sure you remember this lovely post suggesting fantastic movies of queer ladies. And I thought that I might be of help, and give you links to those movies with some lovely lesbian romance.
To see the summaries of the films, check the post that gave me the idea. They make good summaries, and make them funny too. :)


R O M - C O M S

Kyss Mig(Kiss Me)
The Four-Faced Liar, 
The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love
Saving Face
Nina’s Heavenly Delights
Yes or No
I Can’t Think Straight
Desert Hearts

F U N N Y  S H I T

D.E.B.S.
But I’m a Cheerleader
Itty Bitty Titty Committee

A C T I O N / T H R I L L E R / M Y S T E R Y

The Hunger
Bound
Kill for Me
Chloe
Cracks
The Moth Diaries
Affinity

P E R I O D  D R A M A S

The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister
Fingersmith part 1, Fingersmith part 2
Tipping the Velvet episode 1
The Night Watch
Viola di mare
Farewell, My Queen

H O T  A S  F U C K

Bloomington
A Perfect Ending
Elena Undone
When Night Is Falling
Room in Rome

D R A M A S

Circumstance
Loving Annabelle
Gia
Blue Is the Warmest Colour
Aimée & Jaguar

T E E N A G E R S ?

Lost and Delirious
Show Me Love
Water Lilies
My Summer of Love
Pariah

T R A N S  W O M E N ?

En Soap
Laurence Anyways

O T H E R S

Bye Bye Blondie
The Secrets
The World Unseen

hannigraham:

Hey everyone! I’m sure you remember this lovely post suggesting fantastic movies of queer ladies. And I thought that I might be of help, and give you links to those movies with some lovely lesbian romance.

To see the summaries of the films, check the post that gave me the idea. They make good summaries, and make them funny too. :)

R O M - C O M S
F U N N Y  S H I T
A C T I O N / T H R I L L E R / M Y S T E R Y
P E R I O D  D R A M A S
H O T  A S  F U C K
D R A M A S
T E E N A G E R S ?
T R A N S  W O M E N ?
O T H E R S