|2006-04-15, 17:37||Link #123|
the way i learned ps (yesterday was the first day i made something with it i swear to god),
is that i just saw that what it says is what it does
the basics that you need to understand are:
selecting (using laso, or boz tool):
when u select an item, any things u do (such as gradient) is within the selected area. therefore if u selected a part, than copied it thats what you get.
Everytime you paste something, or add a new object, it makes a new layer. therefore if you copied something from one image and pasted it on another, its two layers. layers are important caus u need them in animation
a very important thing that took me a couple of minutes to learn (which was pretty long for me ) was that eraser doesnt just make the part you erase over white. It actually deleates from the image. Therefore say you copied an image with a white backround. You decide to paste it over another image. Youd notice that the whole image (even the white) will appear over the backround image. If however you erased over the white part (you wouldnt see the difference yet) you will find that if you paste over the backround again, that it DOESNT show the white. Now this may be a pain in the ass, believe me its the longest part for me. However there are 2 other eraser tools that will make your job easier:
1. backround eraser
lord i dont know how it works, but i love it. Simple erase over some words that are in front of a picture (actual words that are part of it, not text using the text input tool) and you will notice that the bakround behind the words disapear, and not the words o_O. I dont know how this works exactly, or its limitations. I just say play around with it
2. Magic eraser
this is like a paintbucket, except it actually clears the area you click in. However if part of a line is broken, it may clear more than you want it to. Use it with crisp lines, and not small broken ones.
Another lesson on layers
ok this is important, and it took me a while to get used to. On your layers toolbar is where you will be working with layers naturally. However there are a few things you need to consider
1. View layer
the little eye next to a layer, shows wether u see the layer. This is important for animation (very important) and also it will make your life easier. However note 2 things. You cant work with a layer thats hidden, just because you cant see the layer doesnt mean your not working with it. You need to select the layer you are working with.
2. Work on layer
if you click the whole layer, the layer you are working on is the one with the brush on it. This is important since if you have several layers, you have to have the brush on to work on the one you wanna work on. just because you see a bunch of layers, doesnt mean you are working on them all.
A little basics with animation:
yup learned it yesterday along with ps in general
Ok to use animation you need layers. If you understood what i said before, you will understand new objects make new layers. However there is another way to make layers. If you selected an area, and than chose to do "layer via copy" that will mean you make a new layer of the exact object you copied. This is important for doing things such as editing animation with a brush, since brushes dont make new layers. after you have the layers you want, go to "edit in image ready" on the bottom you will see the animation toolbar. First you need to simply click on the page icon for how many pages of animation you want. I usually do mine to how many layers i have, since layers make the animation. You can set the timing easily with the animation by clicking on it, thats not ahrd at all. However you have to realize that each animation deals with layers seperatly. say for insatance your first page of animation had a circle on it. If you went to the 2nd animation and removed the circle layer, than it will apply only to that animation. therefore you do your animation by selecting in each animation slide, wether or not you view a layer. You'll get used to it .
some basic tips with animation(stuff i use)
Sparkles, bullets, rain wutever
if you want to have an effect that covers the whole picture, but you want it to look like its hitting all over it (hard to explain, just look at my examples lol) than its real easy to do. Simply just add the effect once with a new layer (like for sparkles, do select all, layer via copy, than just use the sparkle brush and dab all over the new layer). Just add another layer, and use the same brush, but try to tab in slighty different places. this will make area effects
Say you wanted to make something expand. there is an easy way. First lasso the item you want to expand or move i guess, and copy it. Paste it, but make it smaller or bigger, or in a different spot (free transform). Keep doing this until it completes an animation. some good techniques to use:
skew (to make a fluid motion)
distort (to make advanced expansion)
perspective (you can do nice grow effects)
o well i hope that helped ^^;;
just some basic tips from a begginer ^^;;
|2006-04-18, 16:03||Link #125|
Join Date: Mar 2006
|2006-04-19, 18:26||Link #130|
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Ontario, Canada
k SH...i was following what you said...i cant copy and paste...it wont highlight for me and i dont know any other way to do it
edit: below...o...heh heh...i knew that,
idiot me XP
edit2:I GOT IT!!! w00t!! thanks SH and xiate
Last edited by kira_lacusXX; 2006-04-19 at 18:47.
|2006-04-21, 12:46||Link #132|
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: event horizon
Getting & Using New Fonts.
Spoiler for Reply:
Here's are some nice little websites to get free fonts:
The easy normal way...
Now if you go into PhotoShop or ImageReady or any other application you can see the fonts, and use them, even if the application was running when you installed them.
A simpler way to install fonts is to create a shorcut of the Fonts thingy in your Control Panel. Just go left click on it and select Send to... » Desktop. Now all you have to do is extract the fonts then drag and drop on the icon to install them.
Last edited by felix; 2007-02-03 at 07:35. Reason: Reved QC.
|2006-05-15, 22:42||Link #135|
Kira_Naruto, the ecchi
Join Date: Dec 2005
Thanks CG .. would you mind adding a link to this thread from the stickied how to create av thread as well.. since this thread keep getting lost down the grave
I've seen quite a few sig beginner asking questions on that thread and i love to point them to this thread but a bit troublesome since we need to search for it as well :'(
linking this thread at the first post of that thread could help ^_^ .. So I could bash them for not reading the first post
|2006-05-19, 14:31||Link #138|
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: event horizon
You mean like this...
Signature size problem... (common beginners mistake)... watch out for this or you'll get in trouble ^^
Rounded Edge Tutorial © Yuiichi
Pen Tool Tutorial © Dragonwingz
Advanced Rounded Edges Tutorial © Yuiichi
Shuffle Text Tutorial © Yuiichi
Brushes Sites © Yuiichi
Cutting Render using Quick Mask Tutorial © Kira_Naruto
Layer Blending Tips © Drake
Filters Tutorial © Kira_Naruto
Brush Background Tutorial © Yuiichi
Color Up Your Signature Tutorial © Kira_Naruto
Border To Animated GIFs Tutorial © Catgirls
Changing Colors Tutorial © Kira_Naruto
How to do a (non continuos) Loop Tutorial © Pellissier with expansion by Kira_Naruto
Rounded Border Tutorial © BlackCatXIII
Resize Picture Tutorial © Catgirls
Short-cut Tutorial © evil-samurai
How To Make Complex Selections Tutorial © BlackCatXIII
Optimizing Gifs Tutorial © BlackCatXIII with expansion by Kira_Naruto
Advanced Optimization Tutorial © Riker
Step-by-Step Placing Text Tutorial © Asphyxiate
Getting/Using New Fonts Tutorial © SweetHoney
Getting/Using New Fonts Tutorial © BlackCatXIII
P.S. Please check if the people listed have any objections before using it ^^... I tried to include everybody...
And please check if Newtyped's post above (second on this page) is a tutorial... it didn't seem like that to me so it wasn't listed...
|2006-05-19, 18:41||Link #139|
King of the ...'s
Ok... I made some eyes for my signature and i animated them. The problem is the poor quality of the overall picture. Any good advice?
Maby im just picky when it comes to quality? Does it look okey?
|2006-05-19, 19:17||Link #140|
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Hiding... don't try to find me.
^Animated GIF files usually have lower quality since they're only limited to only 256 colors. It gets worse if you have to shrink it down to 50kb with that size.
Anyways, it looks fine. You just won't be able to use it in this forum.
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