I’m deviating from the world of fandom for a moment to post a quick picture tutorial because I keep seeing those little gray boxes in so many posts, and there’s no reason to put up with them unless it’s your choice. :)
Instead of getting this when you post a still pic or a gif:
It always looks nicer to have this:
How to make it happen? Very easy. Whenever you post, make sure you use this option to upload the image:
So +Upload photo instead of the little icon that has a picture of a tree in it.
But what happens when you’re not posting a Text Post? What if you’re reblogging something that isn’t a text post or answering a questing in your ask? There’s no +Upload photo option there, but what I do is simply open a new tab, click “Text Post” and upload my pic or gif there.
Then all you need to do, once you’ve uploaded the pic, is get the HTML code:
Once you have the code, you just have to go back to the tab where you’re making your actual post, click the same HTML link there, and paste the code you copied in the window that pops up. After pasting the code, click Update and the image will appear in your post. If unsure where in the HTML box to paste your code, just paste it after everything else. Once the image is in your post, you can drag it wherever you want.
I hope that was helpful. It always bugged me when I’d try to post a pic and it would come up as a gray box, so I thought I’d share the trick in case there are others who feel the same. :)
You've got some nice work here. Btw, which tablet are you using for your PS work, are you facing any problem blending the values ?
Hellooo and thank you! :)
I use a Wacom Bamboo Fun, the tiniest version. Sometimes I have trouble blending values; I’m only just learning how to paint in PS. I used to have lots of trouble blending, which is why I hardly picked up my tablet. There are 2 ways I blend; one is when I simply use the Smudge tool, but with the Shape Dynamics and Scattering set on (this ensures that the colours don’t just move around; it’s like using the Add Water blend option in SAI), as my base colours. Then I go over with brushstrokes, using the Eye Dropper tool to pick up the values I’ve smudged together. Otherwise, I just paint with a hard round brush to get general values, then blend them together using a middle-ground colour, with a medium-soft brush on a pretty low opacity. Helps to get a good gradient. :)
For my greyscale work, I tend to work on 2 layers: one layer is pure medium grey, and the second is what I actually paint on. I haven’t done much colour work, but the layers go all over the place when I do - shadows and highlights go on different layers set to Overlay and Soft Light etc, whatever works best.