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So, ever since I got my own Tumblr account, I felt tempted to try my hands at gif-making, and this weekend I finally caved and experimented with different programs and techniques. I have to say, it really is fun and far less difficult than I imagined. Well, at a beginner's level at any rate. I have no doubt that some of the effects I have seen on fancier gif-sets require more time and professional programs to achieve. Of course, making gif-sets is not the same as making wallpapers, but it has been a long time since my creative muse last decided to stop by, and I am glad that I finally feel motivated again to create something.

For anyone interested, you can find my first two gifsets HERE and HERE. As I said, nothing fancy, but I am quite happy with them for a first try.

Date: 2013-10-28 01:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
They are great!

Date: 2013-10-28 01:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you! :)

Date: 2013-10-28 03:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
These are lovely! I especially love the colouring of the second set :)

Date: 2013-10-28 04:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you! I am glad you like them. Now I am waiting for you to make Grimm gifsets. *g*

Date: 2013-10-28 04:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
LOL don't tempt me I've just managed to put that temptation at bay especially since I'm rather unartistic and the gifs would look awful lol.

Date: 2013-10-28 05:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ah, it's just a matter of practice, and you don't have to be particularly artistic; a simple recreation of a scene is fine. :) Once I am allowed to watch Grimm, I might make some gifs myself.

Date: 2013-10-28 06:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Love them! Did you make the "I'm a freak" gif on your splash page/dashboard (or whatever Tumblr calls that)?

I'd love to be able to make gifs. What software are you using? :)

Date: 2013-10-28 07:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks! And no, I didn't make that gif on my main page. I am not so advanced in gif-making that I can make gif-blends - that will need some more experience. LOL

Well, I am using KMPlayer to take the screencaps (it allows you to set the exact frame rates at which it takes caps, so it makes for smooth gifs) and PhotoScape to make the gifs (it allows you to work in batches and offers a variety of tools to edit the caps). Both are freeware programs and easy to use. For the throw-and-catch set, though, I additionally used Photoshop to adjust coloring, brightness and sharpness because I wanted it to look particularly crisp and colourful.

Date: 2013-11-06 04:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks for the info! :)

Date: 2013-10-29 12:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You are so clever! I wouldn't know where to start!

Date: 2013-10-29 10:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aww, it's not actually that difficult. There are programs out there that make the whole process pretty easy. ;)

Date: 2013-10-29 07:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hee, they're very cool! I had to laugh at the throw-and-catch series. :)

Date: 2013-10-29 10:23 am (UTC)
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Thank you! I am glad you like them. The throw-and-catch is my favourite as well.

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