Anonymous asked: "hey do you know how to make a slow motion gif? :)"
depends on what you mean by slow motion, if you want it like in movies you need to take a shitload of caps (like everyframe) and then just use a slow timing. if you mean that kind of pretty effect that’s slow but not slow somebody told me you need to make every other frame slower than the rest but I never tried it myself
Anonymous asked: "Mary! Do you have any advices in editing to avoid LQ? Like not using Curves or anything. And also, what settings do you use, the Perceptual/Adaptive thingy? Thanks. :)"
I think unless you know how to use curves (which I still don’t tbh) they most likely will show all the low quality especially in gifs so I try to avoid them as much as I can (a little bit here and there doesn’t hurt). another thing crucial with low quality is size, the smallest the better so don’t go try do a 500x200 gif with a 480p quality it will turn like crap no matte what coloring you can invent. you can see what I mean here: the video is the same 720p quality and the coloring is the same but here I used a liiittle bit of curves and did the gif slitly bigger and you can see all the pixely grain and it looks like crap, here I didn’t use the curves cause the scene was bright enough, the gif is smaller and the quality looks perfect (there’s still some pixely noise in the background but you can’t get away from it)
as for I save my gifs if you go in my first tutorial there’s a picture of all my options :)
it’s very easy and in the video you get to see a bit how I make a gif even tho I apologize for the orrible coloring but I had to keep the video under 10 minutes so I couldn’t play with it a lot. the steps are pretty much these (in the video I did a circle but you can use every shape you want obviously) and the final result is here
as always is you have doubts, questions or requests my ask is always open <3
Anonymous asked: "Hey, could you please tell me how to color circle gif ( a circle gif inside a gif)? I mean for exapmle I want to color it black and white. But the background became black and white too. How to make them in different colors? Thank you. :)"
you can either work on the circle then save it and then you paste it on top of the “color” gif or when you do the black and white (I use a gradient map) and you can use the mask to make the layer apply only to the circle like this
Tutorial #19 : how to erase the background and making a silhouette
it’s all showed in the tutorial above but in case you can’t understand what I did these are the steps
choose your picture, resize it and sharpen
with the magnetic lasso tool outline the figure (don’t worry if you make mistakes I did too and you can fix it later)
make a new layer and fill it with a color a little bit darker than the main color of the background. for example if you have a blue background it will look nicer if you make the layer above it blue and not red, you can if you want obviously but it won’t look as nice especially if you have particular hairstyles like I did in this picture. This goes for the erasing background bit, if you only want a silhouette you can use whatever colro you need it to be
once you have your basic layer you can go around the outlines filling in where you missed a spot or erasing what you have on your picture
once you’re done make another layer under it and fill it with black or white and merge the layers so you can use it where you need the silhoutte to be or just merge everything if you just want to erase the background
as always if you have doubts or questions my ask is always open <3
Anonymous asked: "Could you make a tutorial for this effect, maker: musguita post: /11662117396/au-meme-james-lily-spies-mrsbotwin ? It's like a soft color glow. It's so pretty and I can't figure out how it's done."
since I didn’t do that graphic and that girl is amazing I feel really wrong doing this but this is how I would do that effect