The Reading Project

Because even though I read a lot on my own, it helps to have some structure. There are a lot of books out there people.

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Book Recommendations - #IreadYA

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Seeing as though it’s #IreadYA week, I thought I’d do a YA-themed recommendations post. Though I’ve started to branch out more into adult fiction, I read mostly young adult fiction. I love it and I think it’s such a shame that some people look down on others for reading it. I…

reblogging for reference…

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While all of us can celebrate the return of the charmingly geeky, super enthusiastic field trip champion, Ms. Frizzle’s renewed presence in American living rooms is especially important for women and girls. That’s because, despite Ms. Frizzle’s unstoppable energy and daring thirst for adventure, real-world examples of her character — women who rock the science field — are lacking.
Netflix is bring back ‘Magic School Bus’ and that’s huge for women in science (via policymic)

I think I’ve mentioned my daughter’s love for this show before, and Netflix is where she discovered it. Glad to hear there will be new ones. Netflix is completely worth the subscription.

(Source: micdotcom, via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

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How to make GIFs for Tumblr
GIFs tell a story unlike any png or jpeg. You can make a gif from any video file or set of images. Each image makes up a frame, or a point in the animation sequence.
GIFs have grown in popularity on Tumblr and other social media platforms, Mashable History of the GIF.
GIFs gem circa the 90’s,

& now we have sophisticated video clips & detailed animations,

Option 1 - GIF in 4 Steps (Beginner):
GIF Generator: https://imgflip.com/images-to-gif
Upload an image, a video from your desktop or paste a YouTube link
Set you delay, quality, etc. 
Download your GIF
Advantages: Quick and easyDisadvantage: Watermark from website, limited width and height, pre-set fonts & effects
Option 2 - GIF with Photoshop (Intermediate/Advanced):
Download Photoshop. Adobe CC (Creative Cloud) allows for a free 30 day free trial of Photoshop. 
Open Photoshop application
Start a new Photoshop document (File > New) and choose “Preset: Film & Video.” This will give you preset guides. 
Open the Timeline panel, go to the top bar menu, Window > Timeline
 There are 2 options for animation, “Create Video Timeline” or “Create Frame Animation”
Choose “Create Frame Animation”
You can make your GIF from a video file (find an easy repeatable motion) or any set of images (layers)
For Video: File (from top bar) > Import > Video frame to layers > Select range only (this will add the frames automatically to your video timeline)
For Images: File (from top bar) > Place Embedded (add as layers)
For images, use the add new layer button with each change in animation. 
Continue to add frames to your Timeline by switching layers on and off in your layers pallet (File > Layers) then clicking add new frame
 For an easy fade effect, select the layers of the animation so far. Hold down your left mouse while holding alt and drag them to the right to make a copy of the frames. With them still selected, toggle the more tab on the top right of the timeline box, click on reverse frames.
 Set your repeat: forever, 3 times or once.
 Save out your gif. File (top bar) > Save for Web > GIF
Above is the basic animation from a few layers and a reverse frame animation. 

Follow this detailed tutorial to get some hands on practice with Photoshop animation to make a rocket blast off! 
Advantages: Photoshop give you complete control over your animation, fonts, rate of animation, animation fade effects/tweens (effects between 2 frames). 
Disadvantage: Must own Photoshop or download software and have some basic Photoshop skills

Our favorite Tumblr GIF artist, mrgif

For future reference…

storyware:

How to make GIFs for Tumblr

GIFs tell a story unlike any png or jpeg. You can make a gif from any video file or set of images. Each image makes up a frame, or a point in the animation sequence.

GIFs have grown in popularity on Tumblr and other social media platforms, Mashable History of the GIF.

GIFs gem circa the 90’s,

& now we have sophisticated video clips & detailed animations,

Option 1 - GIF in 4 Steps (Beginner):

  1. GIF Generator: https://imgflip.com/images-to-gif
  2. Upload an image, a video from your desktop or paste a YouTube link
  3. Set you delay, quality, etc. 
  4. Download your GIF

Advantages: Quick and easy
Disadvantage: Watermark from website, limited width and height, pre-set fonts & effects

Option 2 - GIF with Photoshop (Intermediate/Advanced):

  1. Download Photoshop. Adobe CC (Creative Cloud) allows for a free 30 day free trial of Photoshop
  2. Open Photoshop application
  3. Start a new Photoshop document (File > New) and choose “Preset: Film & Video.” This will give you preset guides.
  4. Open the Timeline panel, go to the top bar menu, Window > Timeline
  5.  
    There are 2 options for animation, “Create Video Timeline” or “Create Frame Animation”
  6. Choose “Create Frame Animation”
  7. You can make your GIF from a video file (find an easy repeatable motion) or any set of images (layers)
  8. For Video: File (from top bar) > Import > Video frame to layers > Select range only (this will add the frames automatically to your video timeline)
  9. For Images: File (from top bar) > Place Embedded (add as layers)
  10. For images, use the add new layer button with each change in animation. 
  11. Continue to add frames to your Timeline by switching layers on and off in your layers pallet (File > Layers) then clicking add new frame
  12.  
    For an easy fade effect, select the layers of the animation so far. Hold down your left mouse while holding alt and drag them to the right to make a copy of the frames. With them still selected, toggle the more tab on the top right of the timeline box, click on reverse frames.
  13.  
    Set your repeat:
    forever, 3 times or once.
  14.  
    Save out your gif. File (top bar) > Save for Web > GIF

  15. Above is the basic animation from a few layers and a reverse frame animation. 

Follow this detailed tutorial to get some hands on practice with Photoshop animation to make a rocket blast off! 

Advantages: Photoshop give you complete control over your animation, fonts, rate of animation, animation fade effects/tweens (effects between 2 frames). 

Disadvantage: Must own Photoshop or download software and have some basic Photoshop skills

Our favorite Tumblr GIF artist, mrgif

For future reference…

(via positivelypersistentteach)