xrre:

preview / code

people have been asking for this theme for a while um sorry i’m sooo late in releasing it but anyway here it is, it’s got lazy load, up to 5 custom links and 4 picture links, hover over posts for tags and info, like or reblog if using don’t steal the codes etc

29 July 2014  /  413 notes
Tagged #theme,

jiffi:

»THEME04: EASY

»CODE »STATIC PREVIEWS: 1. 2. 3.

» FEATURES:

7 image options: background, sidebar, permalink hover, scrollbar, cursor, cursor hover, and favicon.

19 optional features: max background, gradient background, infinite scroll or five page jump pagination, 250px 300px or 400px posts, left or centered posts, tags, hover tags, captions, image fade, shadows, search bar, custom cursor, and four links (three optional).

29 color options

Other notable features: gradient background can be left to right, top to bottom, or diagonal left/right. fully movable sidebar, partially movable posts (margin-left only), hover effect over permalinks and sidebar links, reblog button on posts, and a description and tags that may be typed infinitely in.

Image sources: X X X

More info under the cut—

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24 July 2014  /  2,051 notes
Tagged #theme,

myungin:

image

This will be a tutorial about how to make the second pic here. My idea was to make a tutorial of the first one as well but this came out long already (way too long). Also, the first pic is basic so maybe this old tutorial can help.

Anyhow, hope this helps!

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22 July 2014  /  19 notes
Tagged #t, #g,
Anonymous: do you have any tips on how to use textures? I'm new to graphic design and you're my favorite graphic designer but I'm having some trouble with making things look right :/

karosuna:

hello! first of all, sorry for the late reply!

thank you very much for your support! though i must say you are very kind. i hardly call myself a graphic designer, i just click buttons and cry lmao

anyway here are some tips! i hope they are useful!

1) experiment with the blending modes! the fun is always seeing how different textures on various blending modes make an image so much nicer haha. also, play with the opacity levels. lower the opacity if the effect is too strong.

2) dont be constrained by the texture itself!

  • resize it if necessary. move it around until satisfied. heck, you can even rotate it 90 degrees sideways. or flip it around yay
  • inverting the texture is an option!
  • if you dont like a certain part of the texture, you can always erase it! or clone another part of the texture over it.
  • if the texture is too light/dark, you can put some curves/levels layers on it
  • try meddling with the hue/saturation layer on the texture if you think the texture is not the ‘right colour’
  • creating a gradient on a layer mask on the texture is an option too yay for layer masks
  • you can also duplicate the texture
  • it’s all up to you!

3) some notes on different textures:

  • light textures: set them to lighten/screen modes and tadah!
  • text-ures aka textures with text on it: many text-ures come with black backgrounds and white text so you can set them to lighten/screen. some come in other coloured backgrounds so trying other blending modes is recommended!
  • grunge/grain/dot textures: well they add texture to the image. ok ok they add contrast to it. i usually add them at the top over everything and set them to lighten/screen. but it doesnt mean they cannot be used at other times— experiment!!
  • paper textures: they can be used as backgrounds by dragging them under the image. or layer them over the image and other textures. for paper textures i usually use multiply and soft light modes. there’s a difference: when set to multiply, you will get a darker, more papery effect than when you set it to soft light. for soft light you will just get a bit of texture; also it lightens the image/edit. the lighter the texture the brighter the edit is going to get.

4) textures with dark backgrounds and light designs/patterns/pictures on them should be set to lighten/screen. conversely start with multiply/darken modes with lighter textures. but you can always try other blend modes.

5) i find soft light really useful haha

6) some textures are meant to be used in a certain way, like just as backgrounds only or for layering over something; while others are excellent at both. again, experiment!!

7) if you dont like a texture dont just delete it. hide the texture for the time being by clicking the eye button on the left side of the texture layer in the layers palette. who knows, you may come back and realise it will be better to put it in ^^

8) less is more!

9) when frustrated with the edit/graphic and textures leave photoshop aside and go do something else. take a break and have a kitkat. then come back to it. it is really helpful!!

10) experiment~~!

i cant think of anymore else but if i do i will add it in! the read more function is not working so this is going to be long ;; again, sorry for the late reply! hope this helps ^^;

22 July 2014  /  60 notes
Tagged #asks,

lovoto:

Pastel colouring.

This tutorial will show you how to create a pastel colouring. I hope you like this tutorial as I tried to explain into full detail on how to accomplish this effect. Please like/reblog if this helped you and follow me for more tutorials!

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22 July 2014  /  1,190 notes
Tagged #coloring, #pastel,

rrue:

  • this psd is kinda a base psd and it just includes alot of curves layers and a vibrance option. 
  • should work on most caps, just play with the groups.
  • can be used on its own or as a base.
  • do not redistribute or claim as your own.
  • please like and/or reblog if downloading.
  • download here (mf) or here (da).
21 July 2014  /  59 notes
Tagged #psd,

PSD 011 BY MIXSOUCERS. Feel free to adjust or delete some layers, but respect my work and Don’t redistribute or claim as your own, And like or reblog this post. Here you can find more psds, and here you can request a psd. Thank you and enjoy!! (DL)

21 July 2014  /  723 notes
Tagged #psd,