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ATC groups and supplies

Are you interested in trading or exchanging your Artist Trading Cards? -  Here are 5 Artist Trading Card groups.

 Need some supplies to make ATCs?  - Scroll down to shop for what you need to make awesome Artist Trading Cards.  

Artist Trading Card local meetups

http://artisttradingcards.meetup.com

Find Artist Trading Card groups near you through meetup.com.

“Meet other local collectors, creators and traders. Share your favorite collectible art made to trade with other artists!”

Illustrated ATCs

http://www.illustratedatcs.com/

“We are a juried trading group for artists who have been creating art for sometime and want to trade for ATCs and mail art that exhibits a more advanced stage of artistic development and skill. If you're still learning to draw or paint, then this probably isn't the place for you.”
- from the Illustrated ATC registration page

ATCs for All

http://www.atcsforall.com

"Our focus is on friendly ATC and mail art trading and swapping in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Everyone is welcome here. All mediums are welcome too--stamping, painting, drawing, collage, mixed media, fabric, clay--you name it, we do it! And we don't just trade ATCs; there is a lot going on here."

Art Cards Wanted

http://www.artcardswanted.com/

"Two months ago, we started up a new website dedicated to art cards (ACEOs), because of the growing interest from artists around the world and our own members. Although the ArtCardsWanted.com site is very new, it's already been a great success."

ATC World

http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ATC_World/

“If you love ATC's (Artist Trading Cards), then come join us! We have swaps running all the time, each listed in the database. This group is for sharing art work through ATCs.”

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5 Great Books for Artists and Creative Entrepreneurs

Artists and entrepreneurs have a lot in common.

Both seek to change the world in some small way by using their talents and creative vision. For a long time businesses shunned too much creativity and focused on numbers and dry logic. Luckily however, there is a movement emerging that creativity into building a businesses.

It has become obvious with pioneers like Steve Jobs that being rebel minded, risk taking and wildly creative can lead to incredibly successful and world changing products. Some artists have shunned doing too much business out of the old fear that it would compromise the artistic vision and make the artist a 'sellout'. However more artists are beginning to realize that if they integrate entrepreneurial practice into their artistic vision their artwork can reach farther, be more impactful and sustain the cost of living for the artist.

In todays digital age anyone can start a business. Services like Society 6 and Zazzle has made it easy for artists to make their artwork available for purchase to people around the world. Social networks like Pintrest, Tumblr, Instagram and facebook has made it possible for artists to reach a global audience of like-minded people. Making a business out of your artwork does take time, dedication and a structured approach and if you're not into business it can be difficult to know where to start.

The following selection of books are ment to help artists expand their horizons to see new ways of making their artwork a sustainable way of life.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Lean Startup

The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched. 
The Lean Startup approach fosters companies that are both more capital efficient and that leverage human creativity more effectively.  Inspired by lessons from lean manufacturing, it relies on “validated learning,” rapid scientific experimentation, as well as a number of counter-intuitive practices that shorten product development cycles, measure actual progress without resorting to vanity metrics, and learn what customers really want. It enables a company to shift directions with agility, altering plans inch by inch, minute by minute. 

Rather than wasting time creating elaborate business plans, The Lean Startup offers entrepreneurs - in companies of all sizes - a way to test their vision continuously, to adapt and adjust before it’s too late. Ries provides a scientific approach to creating and managing successful startups in a age when companies need to innovate more than ever.


Business Model Generation

A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers

Based on the wildly popular creative tool Business Model Canvas. It offers a creative way to sketch out a business idea and see how the pieces fit together. It makes you consider all aspects of your venture and see it clearly from the top. The Book is very nicely designed and uses a lot of creative techniques to simply some complex ideas and presents them in a practical way for you to use in developing your business venture. Read the first 72 pages for free at http://www.businessmodelgeneration.com/downloads/business_model_canvas_poster.pdf:


The Startup Owner's Manual

The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company

This book really is handy to have when you need direction on how to maintain and run your business. Each chapters pertains to a certain challenge or process in a startups life. Being an artist professionally really is like managing a business and Startup the Owners Manual provides concrete steps and checklists of how you progress through common stages.

Steve Blank the Author of the The Startup Owner's Manual is connected to both Alex Osterwalder and Eric Reiss, the authors of the two previous books. Their theories meld together and Steve Blank in particular does a great job of connecting the ideas of all three books through presentations available free on Youtube!


The War of Art

Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

A succinct, engaging, and practical guide for succeeding in any creative sphere, The War of Art is nothing less than Sun-Tzu for the soul. hat keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor—be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece? Bestselling novelist Steven Pressfield identif ies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success. The War of Art emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to reach the highest level of creative discipline. Think of it as tough love . . . for yourself. Whether an artist, writer or business person, this simple, personal, and no-nonsense book will inspire you to seize the potential of your life.


Turning Pro

Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life's Work

The follow-up to his bestseller The War of Art, Turning Pro navigates the passage from the amateur life to a professional practice. "You don't need to take a course or buy a product. All you have to do is change your mind." --Steven Pressfield  When we turn pro, we give up a life that we may have become extremely comfortable with. We give up a self that we have come to identify with and to call our own. . The passage from amateur to professional is often achieved via an interior odyssey whose trials are survived only at great cost, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. We pass through a membrane when we turn pro. It's messy and it's scary. We tread in blood when we turn pro.. What we get when we turn pro is we find our power. We find our will and our voice and we find our self-respect. We become who we always were but had, until then, been afraid to embrace and live out.

7 Ways to Make an Effective Event Poster

by Johannes Madsen

It is not enough to be good at Illustrator or Photoshop to be able to make an effective poster or flyer. Something that looks good might not brings people to an event, a website or whatever the reason for the poster is.  

1. Consider the purpose of the poster

"Why?" is the big question. Why does your poster exist and why should people look at it? These are important questions to consider before working on your vision for poster. Focus the way you design your layout and communicate your message to fall in line with what the poster is trying to do.

2. Know your placement and audience

Where is your poster going to be looked at and who will look at it? A poster for an event might be set up around town. In that case you might want to make the fonts big enough to see from across the street. If the poster is at a bar, school or hospital I would consider that in the tone of the poster. Thinking about the people who will be viewing it and putting yourself in their shoes and seeing their needs can change the way you design the poster

2. Prioritize information

A poster can have lots of information. Names, dates, places and descriptions that are all important. Make sure you have an overview of what is most important  before as you set up your text. Make an order of information that makes sense and tells a narrative.

You can use font size, color and other elements to highlight the important bits. Is bits of information go together you can code them the same color or wrap them in a box together.

3. Simplify your fonts and colors

Avoid cluttering the mood and tone of your poster by using too many fonts or a color scheme that isn't balanced. Pick a few elements and make them more present.

4. Clear call to action

What is it the poster is trying to get people to do? It might be to go to an event or visit a website. Use QR codes to make it easier to visit a website.

Making sure your poster is clear about what 'the next step' is can make is much more effective.

5.  Capture the event

Set the mood and tone of your poster to match the event it is promoting. It is easier said than done but also where you can challenge your creative abilities. If you can create an imediate sense of what the poster is about it will be much more effective.

7. Simplicity

Too much on a poster can take away from what is important. It is tempting to want to add more effects and colorful features on your poster but it might just take you longer to do and make the whole thing more confusing and less effective.

 

 

Developing Your Own Manga Style

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Developing your own style Fan art is a great way to get more practice. Do all your favorite characters in their original style or do them in YOUR style. Are you thinking you don’t have a style ? Try this: Collect a group of 20 images of artwork that you admire. When you look at the pictures do they have things in common? That can help direct your to your style.

Your Manga Gallery

Start an Instagram or Tumblr account and post your finished artwork and your work in progress. Here’s why you want to do this. It becomes an gallery for your work. A place to show your art. Its good to see your work ‘published’. Another reason to start your online gallery this way is to see your development. If you practice your Manga or Anime Art you will get better. When you look back at your work on your Instagram or Tumblr account, you will notice the progress. Search hashtags or tags #manga, #anime and character or title of your fan art and like and follow other artists that inspire or interest you.

Try new things

Experiment with taking photos of your art in different kinds of light to see what works best for your art. Try scanning or copying your work and printing it out multiple copies and coloring it directly.

Cave Art

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Inspiration from the start of Art

Recent discoveries of Cave Art will inspire you with the surprising skill and imagination of the world's earliest artists.

Picasso was so impressed after viewing the Cave Art in Lascaux that he said, "We have learned nothing."

5 Things you didn't know about Cave Art

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  1. Most Cave Art was painted by women
  2. Cave Art exists that is 50 thousand years old
  3. The world’s most ambitious re-creation of Cave Art is going on right now
  4. Some Cave Art is believed to be done under the influence of visionary drugs
  5. Cave Art is under attack by human pathogens similar to disease outbreaks

 
 
 
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Making Christmas Greeting Cards

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 Make this holiday special.

Share your skills by making Christmas Greeting cards.

Showcase your talents for family and friends and try out some new techniques you've wanted to test by making Christmas greeting cards

.Get inspiration from Handmade Christmas cards sent by famous artists to their friends and Artists Homemade Christmas Cards.

Need more ideas ?

We found 49 Awesome Holiday Cards to get your creativity flowing.

Wondering what type of greeting to write?

 Here’s inspiration for what to write inside your holiday cards


 

No time to make cards this year?

We hand selected some cool Holiday cards to make your make your life easier.


 
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Learn more about the first christmas card


Ideas for Artists Holiday Cards

  • Have a Card making Party
  • Try out new techniques
  • Give a set of all occasion cards as a gift
  • Showcase your skills for friends and family
  • Start a new tradition 





Making Christmas Ornaments

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Get motivated by these creative ornaments by Voyages of the Creative Variety




Artist Themed Ornaments

Give your artist friends these unique Artist inspired Christmas tree ornaments.


 

   Check out our Pinterest board ‘Artistic Christmas Ornament Ideas’ 

for inspiration and great examples of Art themed christmas ornaments.





 


Start a new tradition this year by making Christmas ornaments.


Memories are made with cherished Christmas ornaments that are passed to generations and gifted among dear friends.

Share your unique gifts with those you love and make them something special this year.


Ideas

  • Start a new tradition, make a ornament every year
  • Have an ornament making party
  • Make ornaments as gifts



 


How to Cook like a Great Artist

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.....The Artist's Palate contains an unprecedented collection of favorite recipes from some of the most famous international artists throughout history -- from Michelangelo, Henri Matisse, and Mary Cassatt to Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, and Jeff Koons. Featuring over 125 recipes from 89 great artists, and accompanied by more than 150 photographs of the artists and their work, family snapshots, artworks, documents, and memorabilia, this book offers a unique look at the private lives and appetites of some of the world's most creative personalities. (from the Publisher)

.......One of the most influential painters of modern times, Claude Monet lived for half his life in the famous house at Giverny. It was after moving here in 1883 with his future second wife, Alice Hoschedé, and their eight children that Monet's work finally achieved recognition. His growing success meant that he was able to indulge his passion for comfort and good living.

Family meals, special celebrations, luncheons with friends, picnics: all reflected the Monets' love of good food. Just as the inspiration for many of Monet's paintings was drawn from his beloved gardens and the surrounding Normandy landscape, so the meals served at Giverny were based upon superb ingredients from the kitchen-garden (a work of art in itself), the farmyard, and the French countryside.  (from the Publisher)


At the Auberge Ravoux, in a tiny artists’ village twenty miles from Paris, Vincent Van Gogh found a measure of peace in his ill-starred life—and experienced an unparalleled burst of creativity, producing seventy masterpieces and studies. The Auberge still operates today as the Maison de Van Gogh. Little has changed since Van Gogh first set down his bags more than a century ago, and visitors are still treated to the comforting, delicious regional cuisine that he would have dined upon.
(from the Publisher)

...In the tradition of the best-selling Monet's Table, Frida's Fiestas is a personal account in words and pictures of many important and happy events in the life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, and a scrapbook, assembled by her stepdaughter, of recipes for more than 100 dishes that Frida served to family and friends with her characteristic enthusiasm for all the pleasures of life. (from the Publisher)

...Matisse, Picasso, Hockney—they may not have been from the same period, but they all painted still lifes of food. And they are not alone. Andy Warhol painted soup cans, Claes Oldenburg sculpted an ice cream cone on the top of a building in Cologne, Jack Kerouac’s Sal ate apple pie across the country, and Truman Capote served chicken hash at the Black and White Ball. Food has always played a role in art, but how well and what did the artists themselves eat? Exploring a panoply of artworks of food, cooking, and eating from Europe and the Americas, The Modern Art Cookbook opens a window into the lives of artists, writers, and poets in the kitchen and the studio throughout the twentieth century and beyond.(from the Publisher)


Artopia Magazine recommends these as gift ideas because they engage and stimulate your senses in the same way your favorite great artists experienced.

Its not just something to read, these books are full of easy, delicious recipes that will appeal to creative cooks.

The art inspired recipes are memorable, making them perfect for parties or special occasions.

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the party!

We put together 10 highly rated books about

 Artists and Cooking

Artist are well-known for their creative presentation of food and eclectic dinner parties.

These cookbooks will give you insight into the lives of your favorite great artists, ideas for your picnics and themes for memorable parties.

ARTOPIA recommends these books as gift ideas because they engage and stimulate your senses in the same way your favorite great artists experienced

Its not just something to read, these books are full of easy, delicious recipes that will appeal to creative cooks.

The art inspired recipes are memorable, making them perfect for parties or special occasions.

“.....How would you like to dine in Van Gogh's olive orchard or in Bonnard's garden? What would be served at Mary Cassatt's afternoon tea? And a slice of which Thiebaud cake would you choose ... given the chance?
In The Artist's Table, fourteen world-renowned chefs create delectable menus inspired by masterpieces in the National Gallery of Art collections. These contemporary masters of the culinary arts are brought together with the works of great artists, and the result is a joyful celebration of art and food.”  (from the Publisher)

....This companion volume to the bestselling Monet's Table is a sumptuous evocation of the life, art, and dining style of one of the world's most celebrated Impressionist painters. It presents more than 60 recipes, accompanied by reproductions of Renoir's paintings and original full-color photos of turn-of-the-century French life. (from the Publisher)

......As beloved as Provence was to Cezanne, so too were his favorite Provencal dishes. Although he once claimed that his favorite meal was "potatoes in oil," he enjoyed a variety of foods prepared by his mother and later by his cook, Madame Bremond. Fifty of these special recipes are included in this book, attesting to the simple and bounteous Provencal cuisine that Cezanne held so dear. (from the Publisher)

......Great artists and great cooks have long been inspired by gardens and the many sensory gifts they provide. Artist Claude Monet took inspiration from his gardens and the lily ponds at Giverny. Van Gogh, Manet, Matisse, and Cezanne created still life masterpieces of fruit and flowers. Similarly, cooks from Julia Child and Alice Waters, to Patricia Wells and Jamie Oliver have taken culinary inspiration from homegrown or fresh local produce. Artist Maryjo Koch explores this centuries-old connection in a new cookbook inspired by her studio garden. The garden not only provides the artistic subjects she and her many students paint, but it also serves as the culinary toolbox for the delectable and visual feasts she prepares for her family, guests, and painting classes throughout the year.
(from the Publisher)

...Taking cues from modern art’s most revered artists, these twenty-seven showstopping desserts exhibit the charm and sophistication of works by Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, Henri Matisse, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Avedon, Wayne  Thiebaud, and more. Featuring an image of the original artwork alongside a museum curator’s perspective on the original piece and detailed, easy-to-follow directions (with step-by-step assembly guides adapted for home bakers), Modern Art Desserts will inspire a kitchen gallery of stunning treats.  (from the Publisher)

Are you thinking about having a Art and Artist themed party now?

Check out our Pinterest board ‘Costumes of Art and Artists’ below for great dress up ideas!

Follow Artopia Magazine's board Costumes of Art and Artists on Pinterest.

 

Ideas on How to Make Beautiful Easter Eggs

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Feeling creative this Easter ?

We have some great inspiration and ideas on our EGG ART board on Pinterest.

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Beautiful colors with natural dyes from Just Short of Crazy


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Hungry for more about Easter eggs?

Egg Dyeing 101 from Epicurious


Want even more Spring and Easter inspiration?

Check out our 'SOME BUNNY LOVES YOU' board for Bunny and rabbit references and inspiration.


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Make Your Paintings Pop with Grisaille and Underpainting

Updated May 16, 2018

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Graphic by Johannes Madsen


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Grisaille and Underpainting

In this review, we learn about grisaille and underpainting. We look at how these techniques can be used to give amazing depth and color to your paintings.

These books and tutorials shows the results you can achieve with a grisaille and underpainting techniques. Grisaille and Underpainting are tonal painting techniques for creating dimension. Renaissance artists popularized the neutral, often gray (gris is french for gray) or sepia underpainting style that gave the famous dimensional effect to their paintings. Grisaille and underpainting are known as an oil painting method but can be used with acrylics and watercolors.

Underpainting example

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Learn about Grisaille and Underpainting

Learning how to paint in tones and how to develop an underpainting is part of a classic art education. Many artists find this a faster and effective way to paint because it puts your focus on creating clear tones with better control over your lost and found transitions.

Lost is a term for soft blends

Found is a term for a crisp edge

The additional layers of transparent color are easy to control and quickly build to give you an impressive dimensional painting. This underpainting and grisaille technique is great for artists who desire to paint in smooth detailed realistic style. Rendering skin, fabric and reflective surfaces is much easier with this method of painting.

Check out our Pinterest board ‘Grisaille and Underpainting’ below for inspiration and great examples of grisaille and underpainting techniques used in classic and contemporary art.


 

The painting featured in this article is Grande Odalisque, painted in 1814 by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres and can be seen at The Louvre Museum in Paris.

10 Ideas for Artist Halloween Costumes

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Looking for a cool Artist or Art themed Halloween costume?

Here are 10 ideas with tips and supplies to inspire you to create something amazing this year.

1. Famous Paintings Costume

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From Sparksummit

Famously frame yourself as fine art, become The Girl With The Pearl Earring or The Mona Lisa. Artistic fabric draping and lightweight frames is all it takes to recreate these well-loved portraits.

So which one of these famous muses is more ‘you’?

TIP: Take photos of your costume as you work on it to help you to be objective.


2. Picasso Couples Costume

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From Be Lured

A unique two person costume of Picasso’s Head Of A Woman.

The dark and mysterious eyes of Jacqueline Roque, Picasso’s muse for nearly 20 years, makes for an outrageously creative costume.

Simple materials and some painting skills is all you need

TIP: use an art projector to help transfer lines for painting on faces and ‘canvas’.


3. Frida Kahlo Costume

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From Oh Happy Day

Beautiful mini Frida Kahlo is ready for her next colorful self-portrait. Beautiful folkloric patterns express a vibrant spirit. Mix contrasting colors like lime green, pink and orange.

“I don't paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality.” ― Frida Kahlo

TIP: Layer the skirts for festive fullness


4. Living Art Gallery Costume

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From Evil Mad Scientist

Why just be the art when you can be your own exhibition with this group idea! You and your friends are a living gallery. Use your own paintings or recreate famous works of art.

This idea would be great for art educators and special events.

TIP: This idea is a great attention getter to use for promoting special events.


5. Andy Warhol Costume

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From Oh Happy Day

Little Andy Warhol’s cool costume could be made in 15 minutes. Cans of Campbell's tomato soup is the only accessory you need. This easy to make costume works for every age group and gender.

TIP: Style the wig with several coats of super-hold hairspray


6. The Scream Halloween Costume

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From Kids Out and About

Make them all scream for Halloween with a costume of Edvard Munch’s The Scream. A fun idea for you and a friend. Since this painting has been a target of many art thieves, maybe a third friend can dress as an international art thief. Scary!

TIP: Use lightweight foam-core board to mount poster of The Scream


7. Cubist Halloween Costume

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Picasso yourself! Release your inner Cubist with this great last-minute costume idea. Be the art! A great low cost / high impact group costume idea. Don't forget an extra bag for all that candy.

TIP: Mark the eye, ear and mouth holes before painting[/note]


8. Leonardo Da Vinci and Mona Lisa Costumes

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From Coolest Homemade Costumes

Leo and Mona make a cute couple in this artist and muse costume concept. Gold spray paint on cardboard for the frame and a palette cut out of cardboard and you're ready to draw a Halloween crowd.

TIP: recycle graduation gowns to make flowing smocks.


9. Living Masterpiece Costume

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From SFMOMA on the go

Become a masterpiece ! If this 7th Grader can make this clever costume, so can you. Frame your face with Picasso's Girl Before A Mirror. Carefully cut out the opening to make it comfortable for your face

TIP: Recycle an old frame from a second-hand store[/note]


10. Baby Artist Costume

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From Crazy Costumes

What’s as cute as puppies and kittens? Cute Baby Artists of course!

Make your tiny artist irresistible with an artistic mustache pacifier.

Create a french style striped artist shirt by drawing on white baby shirt with black fabric marker. Draw a red neck scarf with a red fabric marker.

TIP: Paint cute exaggerated paint splashes with acrylics or fabric paints on stained baby clothes for costume

How to Make a .GIF Animation

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by Johannes Madsen

Animated Gifs have been around since the dawn of the internet but they have become very popular again especially on media sharing sites like Tumblr or Reddit. Services like Vine and now Instagram have made it easy to create and share short videos. By creating your own gif you can make something extraordinary that really captures attention and inspires imagination.

Want to add something unique to the mix? Make your own animated gif!

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HOW TO MAKE A GIF

IN 4 EASY STEPS

➊CREATE ANIMATION IN AFTER EFFECTS

Get creative! Import any clips, graphics and artwork into After Effects and start messing around with animation.

  • Creating a short animation in After Effects takes a little effort but is not too difficult to figure out.
  • You could start from scratch, import a piece of video or one of your existing pieces of artwork.
  • You can mix text and effects in endless ways with After Effects

I simply started with an images of the Artopia logo and a short clip of some moving water. I layered the water clip on top and made the transfer mode 'soft light' this gave me the blending effect. That is all there is to it.

Most of my After Effects knowledge comes from videocopilot.net. They have over lots of great free tutorials.

➋SAVE YOUR ANIMATION AS A .MOV FILE

Once you have made your animation After Effects you need to  render (save/export) it as a .mov file.

  • Pick  'Composition -> Add to Render cue'.
  • Choose Quicktime in the settings.
  • Select a location for your file and press render.

Gifs can play up to 15 frames pr. second so set the frame rate of your composition to 15 fps or lower. Choose a lower FPS to make your animation run slower.

➌IMPORT YOUR .MOV FILE INTO PHOTOSHOP

Once you have Photoshop open you need to get your video file into photoshop

  • Click 'import -> video to layers' and select your .mov file.
  • If you want, adjust the length of your animation. Click 'Ok' and photoshop will automatically make an animation from your clip.
  • At this stage it is possible to do more with your animation in Photoshop like set the timing of individual frames.

If you don't see a timeline, go to 'View -> Timeline'.[/note]

➍ SAVE TO A .GIF FROM PHOTOSHOP

  • Go to 'File -> Save for Web...' to save your animation to a gif.
  • In these settings you have a chance to lower the image quality of your gif in order to make it a smaller file size.
  • Click 'Save' and choose a location.

You're done!


Below is a detailed video tutorial on how to make a gif that I used to figure this process out.

Flower Power - Photoshop Tutorial

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By Johannes Madsen

 

In this basic Photoshop video tutorial I go through how to create a beautiful flower pattern from scratch. This is a basic technique but you can play around with it and get great results.

This tutorial is good for beginners and anyone seeking creative Photoshop techniques.

 

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What is Creative Commons?

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How do you protect and direct uses of your work?

Creative commons is a non-profit organization that offers free legal tools for the creatives to share work under their own terms.

 

This is a fantastic resource for artists and musicians.  Here at Artopia Magazine we will start to incorporate the use of  Creative Commons and report to you about our experiences.

 

Are you already a user of Creative Commons?

 

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