❤ fave male: THE DOCTOR, DUH (probably ten, I love eleven, BUT). ❤ fave female: Either Donna or Rose. ✖ least favorite character: Martha Jones oh god don’t kill me. ✔ who resembles me: Probably eleven? Because of the childish but clever thing? Wow that sounds vain… ❤ most attractive: TEN OR ELEVEN OR RORANICUS PONDICUS. ❤ three more characters that I like: Amy, Nine, Captain Jack.
❤ fave male: OH GOD. Wardo. I think. ❤ fave female: Erika? ✖ least favorite character: SEAN PARKER BECAUSE HE RUINS MARK. ✔ who resembles me: Oh lord…Eduardo? I mean with the whole wanting to achieve and caring what others think a little too much…. ❤ most attractive: WARDOWARDOWWARDO. ❤ three more characters that I like: the twins and the dean of the college, because he is just full of the luls.
❤ fave male: My dad? ❤ fave female: Me, obviously. ✖ least favorite character: GRAHAM. ✔ who resembles me: Me. ❤ most attractive: Me. ❤ three more characters that I like: the crazy gran, Geoff, fat man off the news.
Obviously people make gifs in different ways, and if you don’t like this way then there’s plenty of other tutorials out there, but this is how I personally make mine. I use VLC Media Player (it’s kind of rubbish, I advise you download Cyberlink PowerDVD 11 which works in the same way but my free trial ran out and I can’t find a torrent link) and Photoshop CS4. I don’t have download links but if you google them they’re pretty easy to find.
If you already have a way of screencapping videos or are importing them through File, Import, Video Frames to Layers, skip straight to STEP EIGHT.
Download and install Photoshop and VLC Media Player or Cyberlink PowerDVD.
If you’re using Cyberlink, skip to the next step, if you’re using VLC, you need to do this first. Go to Tools, then Preferences, then to Hotkeys, and go down to the action called Next Frame. Change the hotkey to whatever button you want to use (I use t for it).
Then go down to the action called Take Video Snapshot and change the hotkey to whatever (I use c).
Go to Tools, Preferences, Video, and then scroll down to the place that says Video Snapshots. In Directory, choose the folder where you want to save your screenshots to. You can just make a folder called ‘GIF screenshots’ or something (I just use my old PowerDVD one). Make sure the format is set to ‘.jpg’.
If you’re using PowerDVD this migth be in a slightly different place, so just hunt around for it.
Insert a DVD/download a video off the internet/off youtube. You can use sites like keepvid to do this.
Find the place in the DVD which you want to make a gif of, and pause it there. Then, press c to take a screenshot of that, t to move forward a frame, and then repeat this until you have capped the entire section you want to gif. I realise I do this a really long winded way, but it’s just the way I prefer making gifs. Altogether you should have between about thirty to a hundred caps, but we can cut this number down once we get to Photoshop.
Go to this website and click on the ‘Download for: Photoshop CS2+' button (doesn't work in Chrome, I don't know why). Then, copy it from your Downloads folder into the ‘Adobe Photoshop CS#/Presets/Scripts' section of your Photoshop.
Next, open up your Photoshop. If you’ve copied it correctly, when you go to File and then Scripts, there should be an option called ‘Import Folders as Layers 2-0-0’.
Open this and select the folder which you set as your folder to save your screenshots to.
Now is when we get onto actually making the gif. Once all of the screenshots have imported, you want to first go to Image, Image Size…, make sure ‘Constrain Proportions’ is ticked, and then change the width to 600.
Then you want to click the button in the bottom right hand corner and select the button with the arrow and the three little lines,
And then click ‘Make Frames from Layers’.
This should put all of your Layers on the right into the Animation (Frames) bar at the bottom (if you can’t see them just double click the ‘Animation (Frames)’ and they’ll appear).
Now you can crop away any edges you don’t need, like if the main image is in the center and there’s loads of nothing on the side which you can get rid of. Once you’ve cut off as much as you want, go again to Image, Image Size…, and change the width to 500.
Now, do whatever colouring and whatnot you want to do. If you don’t really know what’s going on, I have a couple of PSDs here. If you don’t get how to use them, ask me in my ask box or something, because that’s pretty simple.
Select all the frames in ‘Animation (Frames)’, and click on the first one where it says ‘0 sec’, and change it to ‘0.1 sec’.
Now your gif is ready for saving. You want to go File, and then Save for Web and Devices… Once you’re there, select from ‘Preset:’ the option called ‘GIF 128 Dithered’.
Have a look in the bottom left corner. If the file size is bigger than 500k it won’t work on Tumblr (just warning, this gets real annoying).
If it’s up to about 700k then you can fiddle with stuff, but because this one is way bigger, I’ll show you what you can do to make it a lot smaller first. If yours is only a little bigger, skip to step fourteen, and if yours is under 500k already skip to step fifteen.
So if you have a stupidly large gif like mine is at the moment, it’s probably because you have way too many frames. Mine has 25 at the moment, so a really good way to make a gif a lot smaller is deleting every other frame, and then increasing the time. You want to select every other frame and then delete them.
When you’ve done this, select all the layers like you did in step eleven and then change the ‘0.1 sec’ to ‘0.2 sec’.
Go to File, and then Save for Web and Devices… and select from ‘Preset:’ the option called ‘GIF 128 Dithered’ again. You can see how the size has shrunk a lot.
Now there are a few ways you can make it under 500k. First off, you can shrink the actual image dimensions, but I usually avoid doing this because I think it looks kinda ugly, but it can be useful for some things. You want to just change the number here until it’s under 500k.
If you don’t want to do that, another way of making it a lot smaller is by going Image, Adjustments, and Black and White… which you know, is pretty self explanatory.
If you don’t want to do either of these, then you want to make sure ‘Dither’ is on at least 90%, click the top right hand button, change ‘Desired File Size’ to 500k, and click ‘OK’.
If you think it looks too pixelated, click where it says ‘Diffusion’ and change it to ‘Pattern’.
This will probably put it over 500k again, so just do the ‘Optimize to File Size’ thing again, and then see if you prefer it like that.
Your gif is ready! Now, just save it and then upload it to Tumblr! Here is the gif we have made!
Dean likes his food! Right, I’m sorry that was so long and I hope you made sense of it all! If you have any more questions, feel free to ask me and I’ll get back to you in your ask box or whatever, and if this tutorial actually helped you, if you could let me know that would be great, because I’d like to know if this has helped people out!
I received shitty chain mail earlier (as I mentioned before) of which is basically here, and because of Supernatural, even though I know it’s a bunch of shit, I was like just thinking how it’s exactly the kind of thing to happen in one of the episodes or something. Anyway.
It’s been crappy weather all day, grey clouds, raining on and off. We have shitty ventilation in our kitchen so the wind really howls in there and it sounds creepy as fuck. I’m quite a paranoid person anyway, and I could hear this noise in the garden, and I kept seeing shadows so I left the kitchen kind of quickly. My mum was in the living room and said something about going into the garage which I didn’t pay much attention to, and then I went upstairs to have a bath.
So, I was in the bath, and I looked over at the mirror, and on the mirror was written ‘I’m coming’ with a mark from like a hand dragging down it, so I kind of flipped the fuck out. Then, the lights went out and my heart fell out my ass, and I could hear voices when I knew perfectly well my mum was in the garage. I grabbed a towel and ran out of the bathroom, slamming the door, and I heard a crash from inside the bathroom, so I sprinted into my own bedroom and shoved the door shut, sitting against it and trying to breathe.
When my heart finally started again, sensible me suddenly appeared. Then, my brain was all, ‘dude, you wrote that yourself on the mirror two days ago to freak out mum’. Also, I realised that my mum had gone into the garage to cut the electric so she could change a bust lightbulb downstairs (idk why she does that). Also, I live in a semi-detached house, so that would be why I heard the voices, and I know that whenever I slam the bathroom door the towel rail falls down.
Either way, this is why I shouldn’t be allowed to watch Supernatural.
Just spent the best part of an hour and 20 crying.
Supernatural season 2 finale. Words cannot. I just…the fact that Dean would do that for Sam is just what makes him so amazing. And finally, after all that time, to finally kill…I kind of can’t comprehend anything right now. Oh god. He has a year. I mean I know there’s like millions more series, but oh god, what’s going to happen. A year.
How I feel about The Doctor: I adore him more than most people. He’s definitely one of my favourite fictional characters of all time; he’s wise, silly, clever, funny, amazing, brave, and so many other things. Plus, he flies around in a big blue box.
What I like about the character: I guess the way he changes with each regeneration? Like, when the Eleventh Doctor rolled around, a lot of people accused him of being too much like Ten, but I think he’s completely different; more childlike, different temper, more old fashioned in a way…and yet you can tell that altogether, they are the same person.
Who I think should be the characters best friend: CAPTAIN JACK HARKNESS.
Who I romantically ship the character with: Me. Lolol no, I ship Ten/Rose and Eleven/TARDIS.
Something I would add to this characters personality: The ability to be on time? I don’t know, he’s pretty perfect.
How I feel about the character: OOOH THIS IS A GOOD ONE. I think that Mark is very complex and deep, and I don’t hate him for what he did to Wardo, I just think that he was manipulated by Sean and he was only seeing his own success, and forgetting about his friend. He’s not so much a people person, and I guess he lost his only friend because he was so easily manipulated.
What I like/don’t like about this character: I like that he’s so determined, and that he’s an absolute fucking genius (seriously, the things I would give to be that clever…). I don’t like how he forgot Wardo’s feelings because he was getting too caught up with the success of his company.
Who I think should be the characters best friend: Wardo/Dustin/Chris.
Who I romantically ship the character with: WARDO.
Something I would add to this characters personality: The ability to not fuck up with Wardo? Lolol that’s a legit thing.
hi, just wondering how you made your tv widget in your about me section? :)
Oh, I made it in photoshop by getting a picture of a tv off google and erasing the centre, then putting pictures behind it so it plays as a gif? If you write in my ask box off anon, I can make one for you if you would like, or explain a little better? :)
I cosplayed Ramona Flowers on the Saturday and got a picture with a Scott and a Knives, and then on the Sunday I went as Hinata from Naruto and my friends were Kiba and Shino, and there was a massive Naruto photoshoot which was awesome ^^
I bought like, four Supernatural posters and a load of postcards by this artist who’d drawn them all pretty, and then a LOST necklace of like, the Dharma Initiative logo and a can of Duff and a Pocky pencilcase and a load of Japanese chocolate.
So yes! All in all it was a really good weekend, we saw some friends and watched Titanic and cried and sat in Travelodge painting a baseball bat and it was all very fun. And now I’m back and I have a week to spend revising History, Maths and Latin and then I die for a month. Yay.