Note: This tutorial was made for Windows, I do not know if it works for Mac
Step 1: Sign up for an adobe account (If you don’t have one already)
Step 2: Download the trial version of Photoshop CC here (Follow all the chronological steps until completed download.
Step 3: Download this amtlib.dll file (wait 5 seconds and click ‘skip ad’ in the top right hand corner.
Step 4: Click ‘computer’ in start menu
Step 5: Click Local Disk (C:)
Step 6: Click Program Files (There will be either the normal ‘program files’ or ‘program files (x86)’. Click on the file that is compatible with your system. (The system your computer your computer is running on).
Step 7: Click the Adobe folder
Step 8: Click Adobe Photoshop CC
Step 9: Find the amtlib.dll file and rename it to amtlib1.dll (IMPORTANT)
Step 10: Find your amtlib.dll file that you downloaded earlier from step 3 (you can find this in your downloads folder). Click on it and open it up in WinRAR. UPDATE: you can just copy it from the folder.
Step 11: Double click on your compatible file (x64 or x86) and copy to file by right clicking and selecting copy. (ignore this step if you don’t have winRAR or you just copied from the folder)
Step 12: Go Computer > Program Files > Adobe > Photoshop CC and paste the copied amtlib.dll folder from step 10/11.
(ie: when you click on Photoshop CC, the trial box doesn’t pop up).
Any questions, just message me here.
How to get Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 for FREE!
[Disclaimer: I don’t know if this will work with Mac’s (I will try to investigate if it does), but I’m 100% sure it works with all Windows computers]
Things you’ll need:
Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 (installed or not) | download
amtlib.dll | download: ZIP // RAR (excuse the “hephap-byeolibichnan” name)
*DeviantArt Folder; this folder contains all the files you’ll need, installer(set-up), amtlibs (folder including both amtlib.dll/amtlib1.dll), hephap-byeolibicnan, AdobeDownload Assistnace. [ZIP]
**NOTE: I am not sure if the Adobe Download Assistance will work for all of you guys since Adobe has update it for the newest version which is CS6.
Let’s get started!~ So I’m hoping you either have Photoshop installed or you are installing it. As you see above the link for Photoshop directs you to the official site, and this is because I can’t find any other links (and I always download it from there). Plus is more secure and contains no virus. If for some reason you don’t want to download it from the official site send me an ask and I will try my best to upload the installer somewhere.
If you have Photoshop installed skip this step.
If you are downloading from the adobe site, you’ll need an account. When you get to this part don’t enter a serial number but select install as a trial.
Now that you have Photoshop installed:
Go to your “Computer” located in your Start Menu.
In your “Hard Disk Drives”, click on Local Disk (C:).
Locate your “Program Files” folder.
Inside the Program Files folder locate the “Adobe” folder.
Find the “Adobe Photoshop CS5.1” folder.
Inside the folder locate the file with this name “amtlib.dll” and rename it like this: “amtlib1.dll” if a box pops up just click OK and continue.
Now this is where the hephap-byeolibichnan folder comes into play. (download here) The folder should contain a file with this name: “amtlib.dll” drag it into the Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 folder a box might pop-up just click and continue.
Your Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 should now contain two amtlib’s: amtlib1.dll and amtlib.dll (like this)
Some computers might require a re-start, if yours does just re-start and open your photoshop, it shouldn’t ask you for a serial number or anything, and is now an extended version not a trial.
If you have any questions or doubts about my “tutorial” (iIbet you will because I can’t explain for the love of my life) feel free to ask don’t be shy.
If you don’t want to download the installer from the official site, you can download it here (ZIP // RAR). When you get to the part where it asks you for a serial number just install as a trial. [explained above]
And if you are confused with the renaming of the amtlib.dll to amtlib1.dll, just erase the original file (amtlib.dll) in your Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 folder and replace it with the files in either of this folders (ZIP // RAR)
installer | hephap-byeolibichnan | both amtlibs
+ new alternative links:
installer | hephap-byeolibichnan | both amtlibs
Painted Eyebrow Trends in Tang Dynasty
This is a chart showing different eyebrow trends in the Tang Dynasty. It’s based on a chart in Chinese Clothing by Hua Mei and Gao Chunming (2004), on pg 37. I wanted to create a chart that had the eyebrows on faces.
"Women of the Tang Dynasty paid particular attention to facial appearance, and the application of powder or even rouge was common practice. Some women’s foreheads were painted dark yellow and the dai (a kind of dark blue pigment) was used to paint their eyebrows into different shapes that were called dai mei(painted eyebrows) in general. There were literally a dozen ways to pait the eyebrows and between the brows there was a colourful decoration called hua dian, which was made of specks of gold, silver and emerald feather.” (5000 Years of Chinese Costume, 77)
"…during the years of Yuanho in the reign of Xuanzong the system of costumes changed, and women no longer applied red powder to their faces; instead, they used only black ointment for their lips and made their eyebrows like like the Chinese character ‘八’." (5000 Years of Chinese Costume, 77)
The black lipstick style “was called the ‘weeping makeup’ or ‘tears makeup’.” (Chinese Clothing by Hua Mei, 37)
Drawing from films
Drawing from films is a ridiculously useful exercise. It’s not enough to watch films; it’s not enough to look at someone else’s drawings from films. If you want to be in story, there’s no excuse for not doing this.
The way this works: you draw tons of tiny little panels, tiny enough that you won’t be tempted to fuss about drawing details. You put on a movie - I recommend Raiders, E.T., or Jaws… but honestly if there’s some other movie you love enough to freeze frame the shit out of, do what works for you. It’s good to do this with a movie you already know by heart.
Hit play. Every time there’s a cut, you hit pause, draw the frame, and hit play til it cuts again. If there’s a pan or camera move, draw the first and last frames.
Note on movies: Spielberg is great for this because he’s both evocative and efficient. Michael Bay is good at what he does, but part of what he does is cut so often that you will be sorry you picked his movie to draw from. Haneke is magnificent at what he does, but cuts so little that you will wind up with three drawings of a chair. Peter Jackson… he’s great, but not efficient. If you love a Spielberg movie enough to spend a month with it, do yourself a favor and use Spielberg.
What to look for:
- Foreground, middle ground, background: where is the character? What is the point of the shot? What is it showing? What’s being used as a framing device? How does that help tie this shot into the geography of the scene? Is the background flat, or a location that lends itself to depth?
- Composition: How is the frame divided? What takes up most of the space? How are the angles and lines in the shot leading your eye?
- Reusing setups, economy: Does the film keep coming back to the same shot? The way liveaction works, that means they set up the camera and filmed one long take from that angle. Sometimes this includes a camera move, recomposing one long take into what look like separate shots. If you pay attention, you can catch them.
- Camera position, angle, height: Is the camera fixed at shoulder height? Eye height? Sitting on the floor? Angled up? Down? Is it shooting straight on towards a wall, or at an angle? Does it favor the floor or the ceiling?
- Lenses: wide-angle lens or long lens? Basic rule of thumb: If the character is large in frame and you can still see plenty of their surroundings, the lens is wide and the character is very close to camera. If the character’s surroundings seem to dwarf them, the lens is long (zoomed in).
- Lighting: Notice it, but don’t draw it. What in the scene is lit? How is this directing your eye? How many lights? Do they make sense in the scene, or do they just FEEL right?
This seems like a lot to keep in mind, and honestly, don’t worry about any of that. Draw 100 thumbnails at a time, pat yourself on the back, and you will start to notice these things as you go.
Don’t worry about the drawings, either. You can see from my drawings that these aren’t for show. They’re notes to yourself. They’re strictly for learning.
Now get out there and do a set! Tweet me at @lawnrocket and I’ll give you extra backpats for actually following through on it. Just be aware - your friends will look at you super weird when you start going off about how that one shot in Raiders was a pickup - it HAD to be - because it doesn’t make sense except for to string these other two shots together…