So, hypothetically… if I could take a bunch of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and read books at Barnes and Noble all day… and then be able to display my knowledge and understanding of the subject on an equal, if not higher, level than a college student… then, hypothetically… why is everyone paying for college again?
(Answer: Because a college degree isn’t about education, it’s a class marker. If we cared about everyone being educated, we would accredit free online courses and allow people to achieve intellectual growth and success without going into debt. But that’s not what college is for. I mean, yeah in college you can travel and learn from amazing professors and start your own anything and have access to facilities and resources and money, yeah, college is all that. And I’m not discrediting anyone who loves college but… college, at the end of the day is a business. College is just one more big way to perpetuate the system. But I say f**k the system, man.) #FreeEducationForAll #LearnRadically"
Vanessa Newman (Washington, DC) - haikuology.tumblr.com
This isn’t so much a guide as it is a masterlist. The theme of this list is:
Quirks/Habits For Your Character
There are fifty that I have compiled, but I may add more in the future. Some of them are from the top of my head, some of them I’ve seen mentioned before. I hope this helps at least somebody out.
”I don’t want to play just the black guy in films. I want the scripts Leonardo DiCaprio doesn’t have time for. Joseph Gordon-Levitt isn’t available? Call me.”
Macklemorehelps presents: A MASTERLIST ON ANDROGYNOUS/TRANS/NON-BINARY FACECLAIMS AND RESOURCES. Please like or reblog if you found this helpful!
kenzaofrph's third character psd;
This PSD can be used for any type of roleplay, but as always, non-supernatural, town rps
with a somewhat artistic touchare suggested.
It includes a gif, a png, several textures, and spaces for the character name, their occupation, and age. You might want to add your roleplay’s name somewhere.
Fonts used are “Morning Star" & "Old Typewriter”.
Another example of how this could look can be found here.
Like or reblog if you download it, don’t steal/copy/redistribute, you may link me to your page if you use it in your rp, credit me, etc etc.
Ben Barnes (32) & Thomas McDonell (28)
Those Aussie Things: Dichen Lachman
HERMIONE HELPS YOU - Moodboard Psd One
Character moodboards are really trendy right now, and I know many people aren’t quite sure how to make the layouts, so here’s a psd template to help! All sections should be clearly labeled and easy to understand. Please note that this is a base; all colors, fonts, and sections are completely customizable. In fact, it’ll look so much better if you change it around to match your character. So do whatever you want with it. Here is an example of a completed moodboard.
No credit is necessary, but a like or reblog is certainly appreciated. Please don’t repost, redistribute, or claim as your own. Feel free to message me if you have any questions. Also, thanks to icarus-writes and asheathes for inspiration.
A mini-tutorial is under the cut. Please read this first before asking any questions.
First off—basic resources:
- Examples of moodboards: [x] [x] [x] [x]
- Picture blogs: [x] [x] [x] [x]
- Typography tutorials: [x] [x] [x]
This will make much more sense if you have the psd open, so make sure that’s open first. I will be going through the psd from bottom to top.
- Background/base layer - This is pretty self-explanatory. You can keep the background as is or change the color.
- Character name layer - Once again, self explanatory. I recommend changing the font to one that matches your character. For example, in my moodboard, I used a cursive font.
- Next is a divider layer. I would leave those alone unless you’re moving things around.
- Section 1: Colors - Okay, open up the group. You should see six circle layers and six text layers. To change the color of a circle layer, select the layer and then click on the shape tool. You should see a button on the top that says fill; click on it. There you will find a drop down list of colors. Select the color picker on top-right hand corner and bam. You have all the colors of the rainbow to choose from. Once you’ve chosen your color scheme, go to the text layers and give all the colors names. Good places to find color schemes: [x] [x] [x]
- Section 2: Quotes - Select the layer that says “quote here” and type in your quote. Again, I recommend changing the font and color to match your character. Go crazy with typography.
- Section 3: Style - Here’s where it gets a little tricky. Don’t worry, just a little. The dimensions of the shapes, as stated in the psd are 67x111. After you have resized the picture for polygon one, paste it in a layer directly above it. It must be the layer after it or else this won’t work. Next, carefully place the picture over the polygorn. Make sure that layer is still selected, and then press on the dropdown “layers” button at the top (right between “image” and “type”) and then click on “Create clipping mask”. Voila. Repeat this process for the next two images, and remember the picture layers go right on top of the shapes.
- Section 4: Portraits - Okay, for this layer, you have the option between frame textures or polaroid textures. Hit the little eye button next to the layer to hide whichever option you’re not using. The dimensions of each picture are stated in the psd.
- And now, once again, you have a choice. The template has two options for section 5—a patterns section or a symbols section. Be sure to hide whichever option you aren’t using with the eye button again.
- Section 5: Symbols - You can find these easily off of google images. Minimalist posters are also a great place to look.
- Section 5: Patterns - Here's a pattern blog, and here's another. Also, try google or colourlovers.
- Section 6: Mood - Links to picture blogs are shown above. Try to think of your character’s interests, quirks, emotions, etc. for inspiration on what to pick.
That’s it! If you still have questions after reading this, message me (preferably off anon).