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Post by Perrydotto (?) » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:29 am

Could someone be a dear and link to the Princess Sparkle vectors? :allears:
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Post by numsOic » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:12 am

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Post by Westy543 (?) » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:29 am

Perrydotto wrote:Could someone be a dear and link to the Princess Sparkle vectors? :allears:
This one's apparently an original thing http://designjh.deviantart.com/art/Alic ... -351434096 (you have no idea how many terrible things I had to sift through to find it :gonkity: )

Here's the main one http://mamandil.deviantart.com/art/Prin ... -351341690

What programs are you guys using to edit?

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Post by drunkill (?) » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:21 am

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:crack: :pinkietoot:
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Post by EquestriaGuy » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:38 am

time to learn how to make a .gif...brb

I'm gonna need GIMP and the Freemake Video Converter to grab some things from youtube.

edit: I hate GIMP. I'm gonna punch my monitor like this guy if I keep this up. someone else do this for me. put princess twi on the monitor of this .gif Image

I fucking despise GIMP. I can't even figure out how to select a frame to edit. All I want to do is add Princess Twi to frames 1-12. Is that so hard?

edit 1 million: I think I figured it out. you have to get rid of blasted eyes I think.

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Post by Venusy (?) » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:53 am

EquestriaGuy wrote:edit 1 million: I think I figured it out. you have to get rid of blasted eyes I think.
Click on a layer in the layer selection dialogue box to select it, shift+click on the eyeball to make it the only layer to view.

Does anyone know how to fix this GIMP bug?
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Charlemagne is the correct font for that text, but GIMP just displays it as the default sans serif for some reason. :pinkieshrug:

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Post by PictishBeast » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:42 am

Venusy wrote: Does anyone know how to fix this GIMP bug?

Charlemagne is the correct font for that text, but GIMP just displays it as the default sans serif for some reason.
Is Charlemagne the only font that isn't displaying correctly? If so I don't have a fix, but I do notice that sometimes it's hard to select the text properly to change fonts/sizing. If all else fails you could do the text in PowerPoint or Paint and import it into GIMP as an image file. (Can't wait to see that thing you're making, by the way.)

EquestriaGuy, it's true that GIMP isn't the most intuitive program and it has no user manual to speak of. Pretty much everything I've ever learned has been the result of typing "how do I do _____ in GIMP" into Google.

One happy note: I've been using GIMP off and on since 2008, but in the last month and a half (since Twilight's Bad Day) I've learned more than in the previous four years combined. Thanks :ponydrugs:

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Post by Adelor Lyon (?) » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:50 am

jamartinezm wrote:Image
Mancow! :iamapony:

I was half as old as I am now and used to listen to him on the radio. He was an early-morning "shock jock" Chicago radio show host. Funnier than Howard Stern and much more down to earth. It was a lot of gross-out humor but being 13-17 at the time I loved it. There were legal issues involving his contract and a radio station that he got hit on and he was off the air in Chicago for years. I haven't kept up on what he's doing with his career (his show's still on the air), but I remember him being a pretty good guy.

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Post by PictishBeast » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:02 am

^^^ Mancow did agree to be waterboarded during the whole Guantanomo thing and agreed that it was torture, so good on him for putting his money where his mouth is. (Fun fact: I've been on the Mancow show, for all of five minutes.)

EDIT: Fixed comment to be less opinionated
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Post by EquestriaGuy » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:51 am

I did it! This is my contribution to the thread.

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Post by Venusy (?) » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:54 am

PictishBeast wrote:
Is Charlemagne the only font that isn't displaying correctly? If so I don't have a fix, but I do notice that sometimes it's hard to select the text properly to change fonts/sizing. If all else fails you could do the text in PowerPoint or Paint and import it into GIMP as an image file. (Can't wait to see that thing you're making, by the way.)
There are a few others that don't work, like Wingdings and Webdings. I've done some checking and this appears to be a bug with the font library they used for 2.8, but I'm never going back to 2.6 for any reason.

Hex editing the text is done, just need to record it. Then comes the much harder bit of manually editing the frames to add Princess Twilight! :gonkity: Unless anyone has suggestions for easy to use video editors, or I can figure out how to use AviSynth.

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Post by Kronos (?) » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:18 pm

Wait, there's a GIMP 2.8? I thought 2.6 was the current version.

I guess I'm going to have to upgrade now.
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Post by ABitS (?) » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:18 pm

numsOic wrote:
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that rules, I don't even care that it's making fun of this thread.
EquestriaGuy wrote:I did it! This is my contribution to the thread.
That's, uh... :nngh: nice

I took a quick stab at it it myself:
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Post by Durandal (?) » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:44 pm

Kronos wrote:Wait, there's a GIMP 2.8? I thought 2.6 was the current version.
I guess I'm going to have to upgrade now.
Yes, holy crap do this right now. Just the fact that it condenses into 1 window like PS rather than having 5 dialogs scattered about all over your screen is enough for me to never use 2.6 again

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Post by EquestriaGuy » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:46 pm

Another Brick in the Stall wrote:
That's, uh... :nngh: nice

I took a quick stab at it it myself:
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FFFFFUUUUUU I've never heard of the program before today, and still don't understand it. It's a work of art is what it is!

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Post by Kronos (?) » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:21 pm

Durandal wrote:
Yes, holy crap do this right now. Just the fact that it condenses into 1 window like PS rather than having 5 dialogs scattered about all over your screen is enough for me to never use 2.6 again
Oh I would like that.

And researching on it - layer trees?! Oh my god I need this like yesterday. A massive file I'm currently working on is starting to choke at close to 180 layers (and these are mostly clear aside from what amounts to a small box with text in it) but I can't compress any of it in case I need to move something.
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Post by MasterOfKnees » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:31 pm

We got the official Larson stamp of approval, now that's quite the achievement.

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Post by Octavia (?) » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:11 pm

Adelor Lyon wrote: Mancow! :iamapony:

I was half as old as I am now and used to listen to him on the radio. He was an early-morning "shock jock" Chicago radio show host. Funnier than Howard Stern and much more down to earth. It was a lot of gross-out humor but being 13-17 at the time I loved it. There were legal issues involving his contract and a radio station that he got hit on and he was off the air in Chicago for years. I haven't kept up on what he's doing with his career (his show's still on the air), but I remember him being a pretty good guy.
I too listened to Mancow from around ages 11-14, when he was on Rock 103.5. The gif is a clip from an Eagle Man commercial he was in. :spike101:
:v: "I've got something for you!"
:-I "Oh, look at those low rates."
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Post by ABitS (?) » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:39 pm

EquestriaGuy wrote:
FFFFFUUUUUU I've never heard of the program before today, and still don't understand it. It's a work of art is what it is!
:twonk: THAT BELONGS IN A MUSEUM
:squintyjack: So do you.

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Post by CorvusCaw (?) » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:03 pm

Can't figure out GIMP right now, so yeah, whatever...

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Post by EquestriaGuy » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:18 pm

^^ just don't. I yelled at my computer trying to figure out how GIMP works.

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Post by Durandal (?) » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:25 pm

Gimp is actually an elaborate marketing campaign by Adobe designed to infuriate its users to the point that they'll just buy Photoshop instead :liarjack:

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Post by agradify » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:52 pm

I installed GIMP once. It took ten exorcists to uninstall.

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Post by Lazy » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:16 pm

Durandal wrote:Gimp is actually an elaborate marketing campaign by Adobe designed to infuriate its users to the point that they'll just buy Photoshop instead :liarjack:
...you just use different layers for frames and use your mouse to click the buttons, boop de boop :rariwhat:
I mean, it was worse when it was multi-window before(ugh) but I don't really see how it's a pain to use now.

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Post by PhoolCat (?) » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:24 pm

So what's wrong with Paint.net? :v:
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Post by numsOic » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:25 pm

Gimp is actually pretty easy, comparatively. If you have problems using it, you probably don't have the know-how to handle any non-basic image editing programs.

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Post by PictishBeast » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:28 pm

Hey, we got a mention on Know Your Meme.

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Post by Durandal (?) » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:07 pm

PictishBeast wrote:Hey, we got a mention on Know Your Meme.
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(I'm sorry, I've always wanted to use that image in context for years now but the opportunity has never come up)

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Post by Venusy (?) » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:25 pm

Question: how mad would everyone be if I embedded a 16.2MB gif that would likely bring browsers to their knees? :v:

Honestly though, because of the way this one was done, I'm thinking I might be better throwing some audio on it and sticking it on YouTube.

EDIT: Eh, whatever, the indexing has done a number on it, but I can still upload the GIF version.
:sweetielarm: CLICK FOR 16.2MB GIF :sweetielarm:
I just wish one of those shots wasn't at such an awkward angle.

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Post by Kronos (?) » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:37 pm

numsOic wrote:Gimp is actually pretty easy, comparatively. If you have problems using it, you probably don't have the know-how to handle any non-basic image editing programs.
Or, you could watch this


I met the guy who makes these videos, he's hilarious. These videos are also very informative along with being hilarious. The episode involving the cat with bladder issues is fantastic :v: The majority of these videos will also apply to GIMP, namely the core basics.

(Note: Do not take these videos seriously in terms of the "story", it's all an act. Aside from the ring, they actually did sell a Ring of Infinite Sorrows)
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Post by CorvusCaw (?) » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:06 pm

numsOic wrote:Gimp is actually pretty easy, comparatively. If you have problems using it, you probably don't have the know-how to handle any non-basic image editing programs.
Video editing in layers is no problem, I just haven't spent an hour looking at GIMP.
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Post by ozone » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:39 pm

I made an excessively large gif:

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I forgot to thank M.A. Larson.

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Post by The Doctor (?) » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:10 pm

PictishBeast wrote:Hey, we got a mention on Know Your Meme.
My "Heavyweights" .gif got on there .

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Post by Madeline (?) » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:10 pm

InC wrote:Image
I know this is old but it made me laugh so hard. Comedy gold, good sir. :golfclop:

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Post by ABitS (?) » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:14 pm

The Doctor wrote:
My "Heavyweights" .gif got on there .

:awesomedash:
The Twilgiht typo I somehow missed in yours will never be fixed now :smirk:

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Post by PictishBeast » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:15 pm

ozone wrote:I made an excessively large gif:

I forgot to thank M.A. Larson.
That's amazing. What movie is that, and where/how did you get the bit with Twi flying?

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Post by TrippyDipy » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:18 pm

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Here's my own GIF for the thank you thingamabob. :v:

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Post by The Doctor (?) » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:21 pm

Another Brick in the Stall wrote:
The Twilgiht typo I somehow missed in yours will never be fixed now :smirk:

:rage: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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Post by ozone » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:27 pm

PictishBeast wrote:That's amazing. What movie is that, and where/how did you get the bit with Twi flying?
I'm not sure what movie that is (I just got the gif off reddit) but I got that Twi flight cycle on some random pony gif site in the depths of the internet:
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Go wild. :pinkietoot:

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Post by Wylie » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:52 pm

Venusy wrote:Question: how mad would everyone be if I embedded a 16.2MB gif that would likely bring browsers to their knees? :v:

Honestly though, because of the way this one was done, I'm thinking I might be better throwing some audio on it and sticking it on YouTube.

EDIT: Eh, whatever, the indexing has done a number on it, but I can still upload the GIF version.
:sweetielarm: CLICK FOR 16.2MB GIF :sweetielarm:
I just wish one of those shots wasn't at such an awkward angle.
This is the most amazing thing. Twilight (the Poster) will be pleased at the mention in two weeks' time. :awesomedash:

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