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Re: Got Questions? Find Answers!

Postby Shastafan » Feb 14, 2011 10:50 pm

Just recently, I learned of the Color Channel Mixer. It's still very new to me, so can someone explain how it works and how it improves my graphics? Thank you! :)
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Re: Got Questions? Find Answers!

Postby narnian_at_heart » Feb 16, 2011 8:56 pm

ValiantArcher and wolfloversk, sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you. I've been crazy busy with college and haven't had a chance to try your suggestions.

I tried both of your suggestions. ValiantArcher's worked well but I couldn't get wolfloversk's to work. I don't know, I might have been doing it wrong. ValiantArcher's suggestion seems to be the faster way so I'll be using that way in the future.

Thank you both for your help!
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Re: Got Questions? Find Answers!

Postby Aravis Autarkeia » Feb 17, 2011 2:45 pm

Shastafan: Channel Mixer is a really fun tool. :) Basically, it helps correct color balances. You can adjust the reds, blues, and greens in your picture.

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This picture was really red so I used a channel mixer to tone it down.
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Many of the tutorials in the tutorial thread use the channel mixer layer, but it's more fun to play with it until you get the look you want. :) hope that helps!
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Re: Got Questions? Find Answers!

Postby Milana » Feb 28, 2011 12:42 pm

how do I make an animation in photoshop? I have the images I want in separate layers, but I don't know how to save it so that it will cycle through them.
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Re: Got Questions? Find Answers!

Postby narnian_at_heart » Mar 02, 2011 11:29 am

Hey Milana, this is a tutorial by Wunderkind_Lucy on how to make an animated avvie. She said it's made in GIMP but should be translateable. I haven't tried making one yet but it seems pretty strait forward and simple.

http://wunderkind-lucy.livejournal.com/1289.html#cutid1
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Re: Got Questions? Find Answers!

Postby Milana » Mar 03, 2011 8:37 am

narnian_at_heart, thanks. I did try to follow Wunderkind_Lucy's tutorial but the references are to places in GIMP and I couldn't find them in the same place in Photoshop (or else it's just the version I have-it seems to be missing a few parts). I ended up using ImageReady.
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Re: Got Questions? Find Answers!

Postby ValiantArcher » Mar 03, 2011 9:19 am

Glad to have been of help, narnian_at_heart! :)

Milana, have you tried looking through the Tutorials thread? Gymmie posted a link to a tutorial on how to make animated avvies on Photoshop. I don't have Photoshop and so haven't tried it, but it might work for you if you haven't got it figured out yet. :)
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Re: Got Questions? Find Answers!

Postby Aravis Autarkeia » Mar 03, 2011 11:46 am

Milana: Here's a really simple tutorial on how to animate in photoshop. :)
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Re: Got Questions? Find Answers!

Postby Milana » Mar 03, 2011 3:48 pm

ValiantArcher, Aravis Autarkeia, thanks for the tutorials.
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Re: Got Questions? Find Answers!

Postby Princess Anna » Mar 07, 2011 10:31 am

Ok, this is going to sound dumb... especially coming from a moderator of the FA section. But:

Where on earth is everyone getting all those great VDT pictures?! :-o
I've been able to find some, but whenever I've looked, my choices have been limited. I assumed I'd have to wait til getting the dvd... but then I see you all having such lovely graphics, using pics I've NEVER seen before!! So, how do you do it?! Would you show some mercy on me, and link me to them? I'd be ever so grateful. Thanks!!
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Re: Got Questions? Find Answers!

Postby Wunderkind_Lucy » Mar 07, 2011 3:41 pm

I think most people get them from the actors' and actresses' fansites.

Most of mine, I found at Enchanted, a Georgie Henley fansite.

Also if you just look on Google, you can find a bunch.

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Re: Got Questions? Find Answers!

Postby americangirlemmie » Mar 07, 2011 5:31 pm

Narnianjedi and I are going to make a mini film of MN this fall. We have a green screen but there are still many digital effect issues we have(Such as Fledge). I would really appreciate Tips! Thanks!
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Re: Fan Art Tutorials

Postby Narnian_Archer » Mar 25, 2011 8:20 am

I have one question: does anyone out there use Macromedia Fireworks to make graphics? From what I understand, most everyone uses Adobe Photoshop, but our computer is too slow to run it, so we use the former. It's easy and simple and I like it, but I would like to use textures in my graphics, and I don't know how to do it in this program. Any feedback or tips would be helpful. Thanks!!
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Re: Got Questions? Find Answers!

Postby SnowAngel » Mar 27, 2011 6:31 pm

I need some help, I got GIMP recently and want to add some fonts. I looked at the GIMP website and followed their instuctions, but I couldn't find "~/.gimp-2.6/fonts". Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong?

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Re: Got Questions? Find Answers!

Postby MountainFireflower » Mar 27, 2011 8:37 pm

Narnian_Archer wrote:I have one question: does anyone out there use Macromedia Fireworks to make graphics?

Narnian_Archer, I used Macromedia Fireworks a while ago, until we got a new computer. I really liked it in the time that I did have it. It's kind of an obscure program - I think you're the first I've met that actually has it. :p

I don't think I was aware of textures and all you can do with them until I joined NarniaWeb and saw their awesome Fan Art thread. ;)) By then I had gotten Photoshop, but one way I did use textures in Macromedia Fireworks was by dragging the texture on top of the base. Then I adjusted the opacity of the texture layer so that you could still see the base. Sometimes it worked, and sometimes it didn't, but that'd be the best piece of advice I have.

My memory is a bit fuzzy on this, but is there a way in Macromedia Fireworks that you can change the blending options? I can't remember clearly, but there might be some things you can do with that, such as changing the blending options on the texture layer to soft light, hard light, etc. It's been a long time since I've used either Macromedia or Photoshop though due to computer troubles. I have vague memories but can't distinguish which graphics program has what, so I'm sorry if I'm just speaking nonsense. :p

I used Macromedia Fireworks for a long time, and it's a really great program. :) If you have any further questions, I'll do the best I can to help.
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Re: Got Questions? Find Answers!

Postby HM Swanwhite » Mar 28, 2011 12:50 am

Hey SnowAngel - hope I can help! If you just install the font it should show up in gimp. When you open gimp in the toolbox (the box on the left) if you click on the capital A you can find the fonts. You use them by then clicking on your image and typing up (if you didn't know that ;) )! Hope that helps! I'll check back to see if you get it.
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