Like most Standard Windows programs, Emofuri uses a File, Edit, View type bar menu at the top of the program. I don’t wish to change my Locale, and I am sure many others do not wish to change theirs, and or do not understand Japanese anyways, so I will give you a little rundown on what Each of the menu’s at the top are.
SOME MOTHER FUCKING MACCARONI (MAKE SURE THEY’RE DRY BRO DON’T WANT NO STICKY-ICKY MAP)
AIGHT THAT SHIT DON’T LOOK LIKE NO COUNTRY I KNOW (EXCEPT MAYBE AUSTRALIA FUCK THEM THOUGH)
ORGANIZE YOUR MACCARONI! MAKE SOME FUCKING COASTLINES!
BETTER, BUT NOT FUCKING GOOD! WHATEVER, TRACE THE COASTLINE WITH YOUR PENCIL. BE SURE TO BE SLIGHTLY SQUIGGLY AND, OH, FUCK THOSE LITTLE ISLANDS YOU MADE THEY’RE NOT BIG ENOUGH TO BE WOBBLY ENOUGH SO YOU’RE BETTER OFF USING EITHER RICE (OR SIMILAR) OR JUST TRY TO MAKE SOME REALISTIC FUCKING ISLANDS (SPOILER: YOU WON’T)
GOOD ENOUGH I GUESS WHATEVER LOOK AT THAT VAGUE SORT OF ISLAND/COUNTRY/CONTINENT SHAPED PIECE OF SHIT. SEE THE ISLANDS? I FUCKING TOLD YOU SO DAWG.
NOW TAKE A SHARPIE AND MAKE EVEN SQUIGGLIER FUCKING LINES AS YOU FILL IN YOUR ISOUNINENT
LOOK AT THIS WONDERFUL PIECE OF SHIT IT TOOK ME LITERALLY TEN MINUTES TO MAKE TOPS AND NOW YOU JUST NEED TO FIGURE OUT WHERE TO PUT ALL YOUR DWARF-FUCKING ELVES AND LIZARD-PEOPLE WITH BOOBS
as a former yearbook editor and designer, let me explain this further
if youre only planning on posting your art online, them please save it as .png ;this is also better for transparencies as well
please, if youre planning of printing your art, NEVER…
I’m so tired of seeing this go around like it’s true. No.. print as PDF, NEVER AS JPEG. PNG is okay since it’s better quality, but it’s better as a PDF since that just happens to be the standard file format print places use. JPEG compresses shit to the extreme. It’s gross. Posting online with PNG is true though. I never save anything, evER, as JPEG unless I wanted the pixels to look like my computer vomited on it.
If you are saving a PDF from Photoshop using the default “High Quality Print” preset it uses JPEG compression. So basically, saving as a PDF (using the default profiles) is just saving as a jpeg, it’s just embedded inside of a document.
But that’s not a bad thing because you can get very high quality images using JPEG compression if you’re saving from Photoshop (or any other app that lets you set the quality) by setting the quality to maximum which is what the PDF preset does. The quality will be high enough to have no noticeable artifacts when printing at 300 dpi. You may notice problems if your image needs to be upscaled, but if you’re upscaling a low resolution image for print then jpeg artifacts are the least of your problems.
Basically jpeg’s not that bad! Most of the stigma surrounding it stems from not adjusting the quality settings or developers that don’t implement quality options at all (lookin’ at you mspaint)
Also this is a really specific case but when saving images for the web, if the image has low color depth and doesn’t require anti-aliased transparency I would use GIF instead of PNG because it displays more consistently in older browsers. Only pixel art really meets this criteria though.
Hello... I hope you don't mind me coming to you for advice. I'm feeling frustrated with my art, like I have all these ideas and I can't draw them :( and I'm even having trouble drawing my ocs. My style keeps constantly changing and anatomy is really hard. And to top it all off coloring is super hard for me too because I've always drawn in black and white or sketched,
Before I give you any tips… Write down ALL of your ideas on paper. That way you can get back to them and think more clearly about them.
Secondly, It’s important for you to be aware of your emotional environment. Sometimes it may be an issue out of art that’s interfering. I’m not sure what you’re feeling in life right now… But I currently have some of the same problems, but my reasons usually circle around feeling like my life is a mess, that I’m not original or a lack of personal identity. If you have an idea about what is really unconsciously bothering you, it may loosen your tension by trying to tend to it. After all, good art comes from relaxation.
Also, there are tendencies to see flaws in our work rather than to sit back and ask ourselves how we can make the picture look right. Sometimes that pressure for perfection causes an artist’s block. However, in reality it just means we need to focus our attention elsewhere. I find that if I’m having a hard time digitally painting, it’s because I have a secret craving for traditional sketching. Sometimes it’s vice versa. Sometimes we just need to throw the pencil and art stuff aside and play some good old video games until we get sick of them. At the same time, think about any possible tensions you have, do something that slightly clears them up. Feel like you have clustered thoughts? Clean the room, do some laundry, grind monsters on an mmorpg, play the dmmd (dickwang mega millionaire destroyer).
In terms of coloring, the best advice I can give you right now is to just experiment. Try color palettes from color tumblrs. I spent a lot of time using them in the past before I did B&W pictures to improve my shading and highlights.
Get into your fashion tag and just draw characters in an outfit, regardless of if they would wear it or not. Doodle little chibis of your OCs. Apparently doodling chibis tend to loosen up tension because they remind you that you don’t have to draw 100 biceps seriously. Unless you wanted to…
Sorry I couldn’t give you any legitimate tips. But usually for those problems, it’s not your art style. It’s just a conflict internally that may be interrupting progress.
Finally, in terms of ideas, Its better try to find a more solid ground first. Ask yourself “which idea seems more realistic?” “If not, how can I make it more realistic?” “How can I tie these random ideas together to make more sense?”
However, keep in mind that ideas change all the time. The best thing to do is be patient and to sort out what you want. Typing seems tempting, but it’s better to jot down notes on paper.
Good luck with your art. Remember that your art will change with time, just like your thoughts and views. Use your references when stuck, draw silly things. Remember to find out who you are outside of art.