Many thanks to Diesel Sweeties for the care package today, including this amazing shirt.
I’m at allllmost 100,000 followers on this thing. It seems appropriate.
This is a weird tumblr feature! But here’s a behind-the-scenes look. Thank you to my top 4 cuties! That’s a nice thing to see.
Yeah! I got a lot of requests for this today. I made a list last year but some of the blogs are not currently updating, so here are my sources for spooky imagery and words:
- ghostesswiththemostest (style and substance)
- octoberhaunt (inspiration for decor and ambiance)
- spookyhome (hasn’t updated recently, but so pretty!)
- realfun-funeral (not specifically Halloween, but a girl who loves Halloween more than I and has some seriously amazing style)
- 365daysofhalloween (the reigning champion)
- h-a-l-l-o-w-e-e-n (a new one I just found today!)
- the-lovely-fall (visually appealing images of that wonderful August-September-October trifecta)
- autumn-whimsy (pictures to give you that cozy, nose-wrinkling, book-and-a-pumpkin-spice latte it’s-finally-cold-enough-for-sweaters feeling)
- herebewitches (atmospheric pictures, spooky homes, bats and moons!)
If all else fails, there is the tumblr Fall Blog Network. About a hundred or more listings! Sounds like a good way to waste an evening to me… :)
Truth hurts, man
(You can choose between this clean, scanned version or the crappy picture I took on my phone!)
Ahoy, holiday shoppers and collectors of fine webcomics paraphernalia: I have 10 Marceline and the Scream Queens #5 variant covers up for sale on Etsy RIGHT NOW. They are $30 each, include one of 10 original Adventure Time sketch cards, and shipping is FREE (in the US and Canada).
Thank you all for your patience - I hope to have more in the coming weeks, but nothing is certain! CLICK!
A quick tutorial, now REBLOGGABLE. But it only works on a Mac:
Open iMovie. Make a video using your webcam/iSight using the camcorder button. Trim it to the size you want. Then choose “Share > Export using Quicktime” from the toolbar and you’ll get a box with some options. Pick these:
Export: Movie to Quicktime Movie
Use: Broadband - High (you can select lower settings! Keep in mind the lower the quality, the longer the gif you can make. I cap out at about 3 seconds long.)
This saves your file as a .mov. From here, open Photoshop and click on File > Import > Video Frames to Layers. I usually select the option “Limit to Every 2 Frames”. You can get fancy here, like using the Window > Animation panel to change the frame speed to 0.6/second instead of 0.3 or 0.4, but pretty much all you need to do from there is Chose File > Save For Web & Devices, select your file type as a .gif and play with the settings to make it look right. Generally, if your file size is too high, reduce the number of colours (to 64 or 32) or play with the Lossy slider.
Remember, tumblr won’t load gifs over 1mb or 500 pixels wide.
Then, if you want to insert the image into a text post (let’s say, a response to an ask) without it becoming a grey box, here’s how:
Open a tumblr window, and make a new text post. Above the Post box, to the right, click the ‘+ Upload Photo’ button. Select the gif you’ve made. When it uploads, click the HTML button and find the image address. It should start with http://media.tumblr.com. Once you have that address, you can insert it in any post as a URL image! Cool, huh?!
Have fun! It takes practice!