Someone requested how I colored this gifset. So here you go. If you want any other tutorials let me know! You’ll need:
- Photoshop CS5
- Basic knowledge on making gifs, you can find tutorials on how to make gifs here.
- Please like/reblog this post if it helped you in any way!
- If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.
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How to make this:
[text: So your friend has a chronic illness or disability…]
- expect them to be able to go out on a whim
- expect them to have lives just like yours
- expect them to always be available
- demand details of their illness that they haven’t volunteered, ask them nicely and don’t badger
- offer help or assistance to make yourself feel like a better person
- act as though the disease is catching, repugnant, or disgusting
- challenge them to do things they have already told you were impossible
- baby them or treat them as though they’re less competent mentally
- tell other people about their illness(es)
- suggest cures/treatments/holistic practices (since, you know, they probably have already tried it)
- Try to relate their problem to your experience - your sprained ankle is nothing like chronic pain, your bout with stomach flu is nothing like IBS, your inability to focus before coffee is nothing like the mental fog that comes with illnesses like fibromyalgia or MS
- ever, ever, ever accuse them of faking. ever.
- understand that some chronic illnesses have good days and bad days, and that there’s no way to predict what’ll happen
- be supportive and understand their limitations
- ask about dietary or physical restrictions if you are making plans with them
- ask about anything that might make things worse for them, and take it into account
- tell them that if they need to tell you they can’t do something that you won’t be angry at them for not being able to, and don’t be passive-aggressive about it
- remember that they are a person, not an illness
- listen to them, ask them questions if you don’t understand something, and remember what they say
I’m sure I’m forgetting something, but this seems like a decent start. Please add your own.
As a college student, currently really hungry with nothing to eat, I understand how hard it can be to get food. Sometimes you really just don’t have the money to eat and when you do, you waste it all on fast food instead of stocking up on cheap things because you’re so tired of Ramen Noodes and canned food you could barf. So, I’ve composed a list of recipes and resources that will fit a college kid’s budget and appetite. Don’t go hungry! <3
Ramen Noodle Recipes:
- Ramen Noodle Stir Fry
- Sirloin-Snap Pea Stir Fry
- Chicken Noodle Soup
- Chili Cheese Ramen
- Egg Drop Ramen
- Spinach and Ramen
- Ramen Spaghetti
- Ramen Alfredo
- Cheesy Ramen Noodles
- Cheesy Eggs Mug
- Cheese and Broccoli Mug
- Mac and Cheese in a Mug
- Meatloaf in a Mug
- Nutella Mug Cake
- Cheesecake Mug
- Coffee Cup Quiche
- Coffee Cup Chilaquiles
- Mug Egg Scramble
- Potato Chips
- Corn on the cob
- Scalloped Potatoes
- White Rice
- Fried Rice
- Baked Potato
- Chicken Casserole
- Garlic Chicken
- Chicken Soup Casserole
- Caramelized Onion Baked Potato
- Soft Chicken Tacos
- My Fridge Food
- Fire House Chef
- Dinner in 15 Minutes
- Advanced recipe Generator
- Recipe Matcher
- Super Cook
- Recipe Puppy
- Cook Thing
- Recipes by Ingredient
- Recipe Key
- Not Beans Again
- Ideas 4 Recipes
- Big Oven
Tumblr photoset widths guide
Note: heights are flexible, just make sure you use the same height for all of the pictures in any one row
It’s easy to get lost in the details when reading a tutorial, so what I really wanted was to provide a guide to my general thoughts and techniques. Of course my actual process was a lot more organic (the layers were not created in that order, I cycled through 10 other textures before deciding on these, etc.), but here you can see the main components which make this graphic what it is.
I assume Photoshop familiarity. For more information I recommend googling the italicised terms below because there are some really great tutorials out there (better than anything I could explain).
Base: The main idea is Sherlock facing one way and John the other (cos of angst lol). Here I used precut images by sallydonovan, but you can cut out your own (Magnetic Lasso Tool, Pen Tool, Refine Edge Tool are just some of the tools which can be useful, find a technique that works for you). To hide the parts I didn’t want to show (like John’s body), I used the Layer Mask tool.
Colour: There are tons of colouring tutorials and psds out there so I won’t explain. But I will mention the awesomeness that is the Curves tool, which is great for controlling tones and contrast (basically emphasising light and dark areas).
Final touch: I decided against a grayscale image so I copied the circle texture to a new layer on top and set the blending mode to Multiply. Again the Layer Mask tool is used to ensure the texture does not overlap John. A point of note is that in the layer mask I used a Soft Round brush around the edges of the circle texture to mute the colour effect and create a bit of depth. The topmost beige texture I set to Linear Burn. Both textures are from chodingdino.