PHOTOSHOP THREAD: Thanks, M.A. Larson!

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Post by Perrydotto (?) » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:59 pm

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Post by Framwinkle » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:15 pm

Not as fancy as some others, but I had to do it.

http://framwinkle.deviantart.com/art/Th ... -352685292

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Poor Shining Armor. Maybe someday he'll get his wings and can be a princess, too. ;)

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Post by Dragoness (?) » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:39 pm

Framwinkle wrote:Not as fancy as some others, but I had to do it.
I laughed.
Poor Shining Armor. Maybe someday he'll get his wings and can be a princess, too. ;)
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Post by PictishBeast » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:12 am

This time M.A. Larson has gone too far. Too far! :applejargh:

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Post by Big Boss (?) » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:15 am

Well, at least we know how he got fast fossilized now. :-I

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Post by drunkill (?) » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:40 am

Thanks Larson. :notthisshitagain:
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Post by Venusy (?) » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:14 am

EquestriaGuy wrote:^^ just don't. I yelled at my computer trying to figure out how GIMP works.
You want unintuitive? I'll give you unintuitive:
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The main change I've made here was to remove my full name and comments. That's a pretty short script, and it still took me a good while to figure out. (Mainly why textboxlower2 and textboxlower3 needed the BlankClip() to work when they're being trimmed anyway, but still).

(Also the bit with Twilight flying in was actually meant to be her just popping in from the bottom as the camera moved, but I screwed up the numbers. :v: It came out better for it anyway).

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Post by Renard » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:14 pm

A few tips:
- Animating in GIMP is not really convenient, since it wasn't made for this (it's hackish). You can alway add GAP though.
- GIMP uses multiple windows because it was designed primarily for Linux, known to have a selection of efficient windows managers (unlike Windows). If you're stuck on Windows, you can ease the pain with at least those two tools: always-on-top, alt-drag. That's a bare minimum - you'll be missing an efficient keyboard mapping and virtual desktops (on Windows, none of the third-party or first-party ones are nearly as usable as on Linux). Single-window mode is there to help you without such tools, but definitely not as efficient.
- Reducing GIF file sizes: Gifsicle does absolute wonders trimming down the fat, and I mark my words.
- Reducing PNG file sizes: OptiPNG is where it's at. The GIMP is usually efficient enough in most cases, so if you're using it, you don't really have to worry about this.
- If you can, use APNG instead of GIF.

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Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:14 pm

Unfortunately, support for animated PNG, which is still non-standard, is abysmal in everything except Firefox.

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Post by numsOic » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:42 pm

Renard wrote:A few tips:
- Animating in GIMP is not really convenient, since it wasn't made for this (it's hackish). You can alway add GAP though.
For animation work, I also highly recommend Add alpha to all layers, Rename layers, Select top/previous/next/bottom layer only and especially AnimStack, which requires a bit of learning but will highly simplify many basic tasks.
Renard wrote:- GIMP uses multiple windows because it was designed primarily for Linux, known to have a selection of efficient windows managers (unlike Windows). If you're stuck on Windows, you can ease the pain with at least those two tools: always-on-top, alt-drag. That's a bare minimum - you'll be missing an efficient keyboard mapping and virtual desktops (on Windows, none of the third-party or first-party ones are nearly as usable as on Linux). Single-window mode is there to help you without such tools, but definitely not as efficient.
I use Linux (Ubuntu under xfce), and I find multiple-window mode to be clumsy and annoying. The underlying problem is that the Gimp development team outright refused to listen to their users for ages on this matter even after their code started to be ported to Windows, and even if some users simply prefer single-window mode for whatever reason. The fact it took them till 2.8 to actually incorporate some sort of implementation for such a widely demanded feature is frankly a bit concerning.
Renard wrote:- Reducing GIF file sizes: Gifsicle does absolute wonders trimming down the fat, and I mark my words.
- Reducing PNG file sizes: OptiPNG is where it's at. The GIMP is usually efficient enough in most cases, so if you're using it, you don't really have to worry about this.
Gifsicle is completely free and can compete with the best. As for OptiPNG, I find that PNGOUT sometimes compresses better, noticeably so; I routinely use a slightly less thorough version of imgopt, which layers OptiPNG, PNGOUT and AdvPNG.
Renard wrote:- If you can, use APNG instead of GIF.
Yeah, this is not really viable if you want most people to actually see your animation. Wish that it were. (Oh, and also the filesize really shoots up, so it's only convenient for stuff like icons and emotes.)

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Post by Wylie » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:46 pm

Just as a heads-up: after the episode airs and is awesome, I want to do the unironic version of this thread, where Princess Twilight solves everyone's problems and we get to blame Larson for that, too.

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Post by Adelor Lyon (?) » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:20 pm

Wylie wrote:Just as a heads-up: after the episode airs and is awesome, I want to do the unironic version of this thread, where Princess Twilight solves everyone's problems and we get to blame Larson for that, too.
We might as well get started on that now. After all, M.A. Larson's writing the episode. :iamapony:

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Post by numsOic » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:21 pm

I really am looking forward to reading (read: very briefly skimming) the post-episode explosion in the thread.

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Post by Wayoshi (?) » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:59 pm

It's probably going to be our biggest episode thread of the first 65, when all is said & done.

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Post by dilettante » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:03 pm

Am I too late? Probably. Man, why did I waste an hour of my life on this. Photoshop CS3 on a Mac is awful for gifs.
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Post by The Doctor (?) » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:16 pm

So can this thread be moved to the general forum next week?


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Post by Adelor Lyon (?) » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:44 pm

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This one was way easier to make than the shovel gif.

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Post by The Doctor (?) » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:48 pm

From the Round Table Story
Did Larson continue to appreciate the joke? He did! On Twitter he praised the thread, calling it “absolutely hilarious” and singling out this Memento joke by The Doctor for special attention:
Didn't even see this on his twitter, that's awesome. :awesomedash:

Also, apparently the link is broken for the Star Trek one I made. And It's my favorite of the ones I've made so...

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Post by Killing Vector » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:59 pm

In retrospect, I'm surprised no one did this sooner.

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Post by The Doctor (?) » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:12 pm

Man, I feel silly for not thinking of that one myself.

Well done!

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Post by Perrydotto (?) » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:13 am

I have no idea what you guys are talking about, editing gifs with GIMP works just fine.

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Post by MasterOfKnees » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:28 am

Framwinkle wrote:Not as fancy as some others, but I had to do it.

http://framwinkle.deviantart.com/art/Th ... -352685292

Poor Shining Armor. Maybe someday he'll get his wings and can be a princess, too. ;)
At least he'll also be able to throw Twilight now.

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Post by dilettante » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:16 am

Killing Vector wrote:In retrospect, I'm surprised no one did this sooner.
Oh man I was thinking the same thing too. Looked through my gif folder and found that one sitting there. You did it better than I could have anyways.

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Post by londonarbuckle (?) » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:42 am

PictishBeast wrote:This time M.A. Larson has gone too far. Too far! :applejargh:

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Okay, this one actually made me laugh. :golfclop:

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Post by PictishBeast » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:49 pm

So somebody on Reddit took some of these GIFs and posted them for karma :notthisshitagain: but in looking at the imgur album I noticed a couple GIFs that never appeared in this thread. Given that Wylie first suggested the "Thanks M.A. Larson" meme over in the pony lecture thread, it's interesting to see how it spread outside the boards. Anyone know who made the Indy rolling ball or supermarket GIFs?

EDIT: As The Doctor mentioned, we have an article on the front page talking about the meme.

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Post by Durandal (?) » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:14 pm

The front page wrote:There’s a game in the series called Twilight Princess. I mean seriously
I am amazed that this blindingly obvious connection has never actually occurred to me before. :sadrarity:

Now to make a gif of it...

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Post by UnintelGen » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:00 pm

Durandal wrote:
I am amazed that this blindingly obvious connection has never actually occurred to me before. :sadrarity:

Now to make a gif of it...
You could have Link's first transformation... Into a Twilight Princess. But that's obvious. What other scenes- Oh! The one with the falling ... Oh- What's-her-name! There's probably tons of sequences to abuse.

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Post by The Doctor (?) » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:46 pm

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Post by Undefined » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:40 pm

I've never made a gif before, and this might be ok or really bad, but I got the idea from this and this.

Attempted retaliation for scaring Patrick? I got nothing. I just recalled that one episode from waaay back with the big lazor and explosion.

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Post by Big Boss (?) » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:05 pm

Not too bad for a first try! Welcome aboard.

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Post by Scuderia (?) » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:37 pm

:-/ Arrrrgh! That dog keeps dying!

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:excite: Thanks, M. A. Larson!
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Post by Chaos Sonic (?) » Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:36 am

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Don't kill me over the font, Kefka! :gonkity: I copy-pasted those letters from the instruction text at the bottom of the original, though I had to be a little creative with the k, M, and A.

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Post by Durandal (?) » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:24 am

Oh man this is only about 2 weeks after the fact, but Venusy, what font did you use for the dialog boxes in Majora's Mask? I've been looking for that font.

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Post by numsOic » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:25 am

Chaos Sonic wrote:Don't kill me over the font, Kefka! :gonkity: I copy-pasted those letters from the instruction text at the bottom of the original, though I had to be a little creative with the k, M, and A.
Why did you do this? You can download Celestia Medium Redux for free on the Internet.

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Post by Chaos Sonic (?) » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:33 am

numsOic wrote: Why did you do this? You can download Celestia Medium Redux for free on the Internet.
:pinkieshrug: I thought it would be the lazier option at first. Then I found it didn't have all the letters I needed, but I was determined to finish what I had started anyway.

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Post by Venusy (?) » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:34 am

Durandal wrote:Oh man this is only about 2 weeks after the fact, but Venusy, what font did you use for the dialog boxes in Majora's Mask? I've been looking for that font.
I, uh, couldn't tell you, that wasn't an image edit. :sheepish:
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For this one and the Pokémon ones in the other thread, it seemed easier to make the game give me the text than it would have been to create them manually.

EDIT: A quick search for "majora's mask dialogue font" gives the font name as Chiaro.

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Post by DarkMatter (?) » Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:37 am

I've been trying to find some good Hank Hill going "BWAAH!" gifs to use Alicorn Twilight but haven't really found anything good. :fluttersmith:

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Post by Wylie » Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:32 am

Venusy wrote: I, uh, couldn't tell you, that wasn't an image edit. :sheepish:
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For this one and the Pokémon ones in the other thread, it seemed easier to make the game give me the text than it would have been to create them manually.

EDIT: A quick search for "majora's mask dialogue font" gives the font name as Chiaro.
Jesus Harold Christ on a unicycle. You edited the rom, then recorded it, then pasted Twilight in, -then- turned it into a .gif?

:jingo:

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Post by UnintelGen » Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:58 am

You went above and beyond the call of duty for thanking Larson. Well done. :golfclop:
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