Teach a man to Fish (Fark Board Beginner Questions)
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Posted by Rattlehead on 5/30 at 10:17 am to RonFNSwanson
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What is the best way to save sig images/avi's so they are clear and still fit into the size requirements?


It depends on the content of the image. Detail, colors and graphics/text all factor in with jpg compression. Also, you can use smush.it ( LINK ) or the like to remove all of the overhead bytes.

Is your current sig image giving you problems?




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Posted by RonFNSwanson on 5/30 at 10:59 am to Rattlehead
Yeah, and I look at everyone else's and they are so clear.

mine is actually over the required file size by a good margin


tell me if this makes sense.....

I work on it at 1200*450 and then shrink down. I thought that would keep the pixels clear if they got smaller....


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Posted by Rattlehead on 5/30 at 11:37 am to RonFNSwanson
I work the layers at 800x300, flatten it and then go down to 400x150.

Maybe try this:

Sharpen the Ron layer before you shrink

Darken/blur/decrease saturation on the background layer

Change the color of the text to something that is not so bright/different



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Posted by RonFNSwanson on 5/30 at 12:00 pm to Rattlehead
Thanks man

Also while I have you here, I see all these text effects people have, and I'm only seeing pretty basic ones on my program. Is there another program for text that y'all use or am I missing something?



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Posted by Rattlehead on 5/30 at 12:18 pm to RonFNSwanson
I don't use anything beyond the standard functions of Ps to do text effects. Sometimes that is a combination of several layers and effects.

If you have anything specific you have seen or are trying to recreate, point it out and I will help if I can.



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Posted by timdallinger on 5/30 at 12:34 pm to Rattlehead
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I work the layers at 800x300, flatten it and then go down to 400x150
I do the same. I also have the option of reducing the quality of JPEG's when saving using Paint.net. I'm pretty sure PS has a similar option when publishing. Sometimes it makes a difference in the quality of the final image, sometimes not. It depends on the detail.

I use standard text. You can find more free ones at Dafont. Then you can add shadows and highlights to improve the overall appearance but those aren't specific text effects.



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Posted by RonFNSwanson on 5/30 at 12:58 pm to Rattlehead
Something clean like this....




Or I think the basic function I'm looking for is to outline like this one... then I think the rest would fall into place.








ETA: and IDK if Vol got banned or something, I can't see his sig anymore... Anybody got an idea how he did his text?


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Posted by Rattlehead on 5/30 at 2:06 pm to RonFNSwanson
JOSE:

1) Do your text in a heavy font (like Impact) in white

2) Render the text layer

3) Blur the layer

4) Select All the layer (dashed line just around the text)

5) Select -> Modify -> Contract however many pixels for thickness you want

6) Delete selection

7) Adjust layer Opacity


Mess around with each of the variables and see what they do. That will help you get what you want out of it.


TIGER IN GATORLAND

That looks like a straight up stroke of a text/layer. Text in white and stroke it black.



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Posted by RonFNSwanson on 5/30 at 2:08 pm to Rattlehead



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Posted by BluegrassBelle on 6/16 at 3:32 pm to RonFNSwanson
I figured I'd ask here for a response.

I recently downloaded the GIMP 2.8 update and for some reason I cannot reduce the file size (kb) like I could before when saving the .xcf to a .jpg. It gives the option to reduce the quality but the kb is not going down. This is after flattening the image as well. Any help you could give would be appreciated.



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Posted by DriveByBBQ on 6/21 at 1:17 pm to RonFNSwanson
I'm brand new and just downloaded Lightroom 4. I want to know how to duplicate people's faces (render) within the same frame....how to copy and paste someone's head to multiple bodies. Because that shite is hilarious.

I've already imported the photo and I've messed with cropping it but to no avail.


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Posted by RonFNSwanson on 6/22 at 12:26 pm to DriveByBBQ
I'm assuming by downloaded you meant stole. I want no part of this.








Just kidding. I don't have Lightroom, but from what I understand it is mainly a photography editing program. It serves a different purpose than Photoshop. The main tools used in rendering faces are magnetic lasso and the regular eraser to fine tune and make it perfect. So if you don't have that, you will need the regular Photoshop program. You use the lasso to select the shape you want then right click inside and hit 'layer via copy' as many times as you need faces. Then erase any pixels that don't belong to make it look perfect. Matching textures and tones is a whole different animal, so see if you have the ability to do those things first.


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Posted by TigerDik86 on 6/28 at 12:25 pm to Rattlehead
Fark masters...

I'm trying to create a .gif but every time I try to add a cut out to a certain layer, by copy/paste, it wont overlay but will shot the outline of the cutout but not what I pasted..... Any help on the topic of adding items to a .gif is greatly appreciated.

i'm creating a gif from gifsoup.com from a youtube video and have made my gif but now adding in other items seems to be a pain
...
sorry if this has already been discussed. I just hurried up and asked


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Posted by TreyAnastasio on 6/28 at 2:21 pm to TigerDik86
Hey yall. big time GIMP noob. Trying to resize a pic, and I can only see the new sized pic over where the original sized pic was.



Notice the black bar on the bottom and the cut off sides. Any idea what Im doing wrong.



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Posted by Rattlehead on 6/28 at 4:55 pm to TigerDik86
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TigerDik86


What application are you using?



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Posted by Rattlehead on 6/28 at 5:04 pm to TreyAnastasio
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TreyAnastasio


Menu: Image > Scale Image


If you have requirements for height and width, you can...

1) click on the link button to turn off constrain proportions and distort the image

2) size to required height or width and crop down from there


Just mess around and you will get the hang of what the tools/functions do.



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Posted by TreyAnastasio on 6/28 at 5:57 pm to Rattlehead
I figured it out. Changed the size of the canvas.

I'm gonna have a ton of questions.



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Posted by TigerDik86 on 6/29 at 9:52 am to Rattlehead
GIMP




I think I figured out what I was doing wrong... not clicking on the layer that I wanted before I started. But then I was about halfway done with a 24 layer gif and went to save and came back today and it saved only one layer.... I saved over the whole gif...




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Posted by iwyLSUiwy on 6/29 at 7:41 pm to Rattlehead
Probably a super Germans question but does anybody have a link to the "fark request" thread? TIA


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Posted by CtotheVrzrbck on 7/1 at 10:40 pm to iwyLSUiwy
Okie Dokie. Reinstalled CS4, Master Collection. It's time to learn animated gifs.

What are the basic tools I need to go get? youtube capture prog?
I assume premiere will let me cut the clips down to length.


What are the tried and true tools of the trade my friends?



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