The Twilight Saga

**Credit to Claire for flower stock**

Welcome one and all!

Because spring fever is in the air, I decided to use a flower stock in my header to represent spring, and "springing forward"!

I am Nikki by the way, and will be willing to teach any pupil willing to learn!

I use several free websites to gather everything I need to create my final graphic in GIMP.

GIMP is a free program that you have to download.

I have personally used it for roughly a year or more and have had no problems with the program GIMP itself.

Here is the link to directly download GIMP.

If you would like to learn more about the program, just to be safe, feel free to visit www.gimp.org

Below are some of the other sites I plan on incorporating in instruction, click the links to visit and begin getting to know them:

LunaPic.com

Photobucket.com

WeHeartIt.com

Deviantart.com


Okay, as far as tutorials go, I like doing them in units or sections. One for Basics, one for Applying Basics, so on and so forth.

I also post tutorials either on a discussion, in message form, or in Word Document form.

I shall willingly post all forms, but I usually post in both discussion and Word Document form.

AND, if it is a short tutorial, I post it as a comment here!

I pre-post lessons I plan, and add links as I post them, so if a word isn't click-able but it is under the tutorials section, that is why.


Okay, so good luck as pupils, and feel free to look around visitors! Always share your tutorial results as a comment here!

-Nikki


TUTORIALS:

CURRENT UNIT:

**Links may be a bit off, just scroll down if it isn't the right place.*

How To Make an Artificial Gradient

Vampirization, Edits (with layer modes)

Text-On-GIFS (via LunaPic)


BANNER PERFECTIONS

Introduction

Text Placement

Interpretation

Theme

Sweet Spots and Shape (inspired by Claire J. Darling ^-^)

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I like how the gradients blended in the second one. Did I teach text effects yet? I can't remember...

I'd recommend using those or Layer Modes.

I also recommend using more than one text box when you add text so that your text looks

Like This:

And Not Like This:

I know, bad example because of the different fonts, but it's really the spacing between the words Nikki and of tts I want you to look at.

Does that make sense?

(Don't worry if it doesn't, when i get into Sweet Spots I'll explain Spacing in more detail too.)

i understand, thx :)

You're welcome

Okay, I'm gonna do the lessons out of order a bit.

I hope you guys don't mind. I'll probably update tomorrow.

kk :)

Okie Dokie girlie! Can't wait! =D

(Sorry, I hadn't gotten a chance to use this gif. xD I had to. Haha.)

I almost dumped this tutorial, because I found it a tad confusing, but I decided I'd regret it if I didn't post it. It is mainly an introduction to what I call, banner perfections.

ENJOY!

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I forgot to further explain my thoughts on text placement,but I will in the text placement lesson. Now you get why I wanted to dump this intro :3

Does this count for sweet spot?

 

Yes, it came out very well ^-^

yay!

 

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