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aurora borealis : (18 January 2017 - 08:36 AM) and today we have our fourth snow day in two weeks
steadily : (17 January 2017 - 11:07 PM) thank you vanya! i'm still in the process of collecting terribly dark screencaps but i will surely try that! :)
steadily : (17 January 2017 - 11:06 PM) yeah that's what i'll probably do :P ess, you're the best <33
azimuth : (17 January 2017 - 11:05 PM) Sometimes duplicating the screencap layer and putting it on screen/soft light is also helpful in brightening (:
heartfelt : (17 January 2017 - 11:02 PM) you can always pm me to take a look if you need :)
steadily : (17 January 2017 - 10:49 PM) the screencaps i want to use are really dark and they just look really blue/green?? and i'm afraid that brightening them too much might make the quality look even lower. i'll give it a try with curves though, thanks ess! :loves:
heartfelt : (17 January 2017 - 10:41 PM) i use a lot of curve layers to fix screencaps if that helps at all :||
steadily : (17 January 2017 - 10:40 PM) i use photoshop cc
nyx : (17 January 2017 - 10:35 PM) i thiiiink someone is posting a tut soon but idk if they are for sure doing it. but either way, what program do you use?
nancy drew. : (17 January 2017 - 10:28 PM) We love their CDs, I'm really excited!
steadily : (17 January 2017 - 10:28 PM) does anyone have any tips on working with screencaps? because they are the worst things on earth, i'm serious :ll
aurora borealis : (17 January 2017 - 04:29 PM) ooh have fun! they're wonderful (i've never seen them live though)
nancy drew. : (17 January 2017 - 01:50 PM) Yooooo, the boyf and I got Explosions in the Sky tickets (early anniversary present to each other) for April. SO PUMPED.
caomoyl : (17 January 2017 - 11:25 AM) thaaaanks!
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