When we read, our eyes move across a page or a screen to digest the words. All of that eye movement slows us down, but a new technology called Spritz claims to have figured out a way to turn us into speed-readers. By flashing words onto a single point on a screen, much like watching TV, Spritz says it will double your reading speed.
Interesting, I wonder if it works! :)
this makes life 10000x easier
Krita the Digital Painting App now on Steam!
This Kiki the Cyber Squirrel, the mascot of Krita the digital painting app. This picture is used as Krita 2.8’s startup splash and Krita’s Steam box art, cover art and avatar as well.Wallpaper version available!Wallpaper version of the first picture, includes popular resolutions for PC, smartphones and pads.» Download! «
What is Krita?
Krita is the only digital painting tool I’m using. It is a free (as in freedom), open source software. It offers a sophisticated brush system, packs in almost everything that a digital painter needs and is very easy to use.Help Krita on Steam Greenlight!
Krita is now available for Windows PC, and the develop team is trying to get Greenlight on Steam as well. Please help them (and thus helps everyone)!
» Krita on Steam «What I like about Krita
Krita’s page has detailed introduction of what it is capable of. I would like to cover a few things that I really like about Krita here as well:
- Krita’s brush system is fast and smooth. It is optimized for graphics tablets with pressure support.
- Ruler tool assistance when drawing long curves (something comparable to SAI).
- It doesn’t draw jigsaws when zoomed out (my nightmare when using Adobe Photoshop).
Krita has a friendly, highly customizable user interface. The basic operations when using a brush tool are:
- Shift + drag = Change brush size
- Ctrl = temporary color picker
- Middle button + hover movement = Move canvas
- Ctrl + Middle button + hover movement up / down = Zoom canvas
- Shift + Middle button + hover movement around = Rotate canvas
Simply right click and you can access:
- Color picker
- Recently used colors
- Favorite tool presents
- Supports layer with many mixing method.
- Supports layer group.
- Supports layer mask.
High quality resize with Lanczos3 filter. It doesn’t produce inferior shrinking result like Adobe Photoshop does sometimes.
- GPU accelerated fast & high quality canvas rotation and zooming.
- Realtime mirrored view mode.
- Color management support.Free as in Freedom:
Krita is free (libre) and open source software. Its source codes are publicly available. You can study, modify, and distribute Krita without restriction. You can learn more about Free Software Movement.The Mascot
And yes, I designed Krita’s mascot, Kiki the Cyber Squirrel. I’ve also designed Krita’s box art, banner art and projet avatar on Steam. Krita’s next major release, Krita 2.8, scheduled on late February, will have my picture as its startup splash as well! I’m very happy to see my work becomes useful to the project!
David Revoy has been making tutorials and resources for Krita, available on his website. If you are new to Krita, make sure to visit his place for some useful tips and brushes! Please visit David’s website.
Oooh this definitely looks interesting!
btw If you really do want to learn to animate, don’t follow my advice just read this: http://www.scribd.com/doc/5445343/the-animators-survival-kit-richard-williams
HOLY SHITTTTT A PDF OF THE ENTIRE GODDAMN BOOK!!!! EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO LEARN TO ANIMATE SHOULD READ THIS
Reblogging again because it’s wonderful and got buried in my feed way too quickly
also I bought this excellent looking little flipbook from snaughtie on etsy and I am putting it into my coping skills toolkit.
I FOUND A THING I NEED
Starting March 1st, you can download X or Y for free! Its only available in America and Canada!
Just register your 3ds/3dsxl/2ds and one of the six games below, and you can get a free copy! If you already own animal crossing, or any of the other games, you DO NOT need to re-download them! Be ready to register by March 1st-31st! Promotion is invalid after the month is over, so be sure to grab your code before Midnight on March 31st!
Because attempting to animate in the purgatory that is a midway between Sai and Photoshop is akin to sawing off your dick with a nail file, I got around to this last week.
The goal is to allow for viewing of wip animations being made in Sai without having to load the project into Photoshop, Flash, or whatever your external timeline of choice is. Essentially, you export each frame as a .png into a folder and then just overwrite them in the same way when you want to update a frame.
On load it defaults to whatever directory it’s sitting in, but if you want to keep it somewhere else you can select the folder source post-load.
Images are loaded alphabetically, so all of these are valid:
- a.png, b.png, c.png
- 1.png, 2.png, 3.png
- Frame1.png, Frame2.png, Frame3.png.
It runs off .png files because I don’t see why you’d use any other format in 2014. If anyone desperately wants .jpeg support or something I can add a toggle though.
Image locations are loaded fresh upon each iteration and held within the program so you can add, update and remove frames without stopping it if you want to. This means you can leave it open on a second monitor and have a looping preview without leaving Sai.
Shit runs on .net 4.5 since C# is cakewalk for stuff like this.
hey everyone! this is my new theme chromosphere, which i made as a birthday present to myself this past november. i hope you like it! because i do. :)
- pixel dot drop shadows
- two-tone gradient background
- light-on-dark and dark-on-light color schemes
- macintosh os 1.0 inspired aesthetic
- infinite scroll option
- two navigation menu options
- inline like and reblog button option
- option to stop gifs on page load
- option to disable hover transitions (saves on cpu usage)
- add images to above and/or inside sidebar (useful for sprites)
- option to stretch images to fit post width (500px)
- readable, easy to customize code
you can install it from the theme garden, here! have fun and let me know if you run into any issues.
Tonight, we had an awesome awesome guest lecture from Dreamwork’s Steve Hickner.
I’ve made some notes from the lecture that I completely agree with so that I can look back at it when I board my film this year. Some notes may be confusing for some because it’s out of context. This will be my desktop background picture for this semester.
Thanks sang !!!
THEME 001: Megalomania by spiralic
hello everyone!, since this is my first redux edit/theme, this is a very simple one idk, i hope you like it anyways.
- only 400px posts (i’m sorry)
- 4 nav links (home, ask, archive, submit) note: submit if enabled.
- dropdown menu, up to 5 links with “go” button
- "rainbow" hover links (optional)
- posts & sidebar backgrounds (optional)
- customizable colors
- remember, the sidebar image is your icon!important
- rounded corners (optional)
YES any help/question/bug/hate message me yep
YES you can edit it as you want BUT please keep the credit intact. thank you :-)
like/reblog if you using or whatever, credits are on the preview bla bla bla etc etc
Finding a good new theme can be hecka hard so here’s a thing to make it easier
HERE is a blog that makes themes and has a bunch of helpful tips and tutorials and has a bunch of other resources
HERE is where you can search for themes with specific aspects (lots of links, different sidebars,etc). It also has tutorials and other resources
If those fail, go to your favorite blog/s and click on the credit (usually located in the bottom right corner). It will take you to the theme creator. Then look through their other stuff. If you liked one of their themes, you’ll probably like another!
Go forth and find a perfect new theme!
Gradient Redux Edit 2.0 by amylbot!!!
hey so i re-edited my last edit and make it work a bit better !!
here are some of the features!!
- text color
- background color
- background image
- link color
- link bg color
- perma color
- perma text color
- if gradient background (2 color options)
- background cover y/n
- custom scrollbar color
- show tags
- 400px, 500px options
- avatar y/n
- shadows y/n
- header y/n
- border radius
- sidebar left y/n
- album art y/n
- search bar y/n
- jump pagination y/m
- 3 links
- sidebar and post opacity
okay and thats it!! i hope it functions better than the last one did!!
updated brush settings
i pretty much use this brush for everything sketching/lining/coloring the whole shebang. i usually have the stabilizer set to 3 for general sketching but i bump it up to 15 for line art.
this is at 100% zoom, and i usually work much larger than this so the texture is more subtle
Yarn Tail Tutorial by luthien368
View the full tutorial here:
(I think this is such a neat way to make a tail! Yarn gets so fluffy after brushing!)