-ChestyMcGee’s basic editing tutorial
-Vman’s editing tutorial for GIMP
-Weenurs’ slippery rain tutorial(Photoshop)
-Weenurs’ ingame Post Processing/Shading tutorial
-Angry Baker’s snazzy ingame studio-style lighting!
-Angry Baker’s in-game editing tutorial
-Haxxer’s biotic effects
-Rossmum’s STOP MAKING STUFF BROWN advice
-ChestyMcGee’s color theory thread
-Stopper’s “Blend If” tutorial!
-Uberslug’s blue-screening and lighting tutorial
-Stopper’s Photoshop UI tips
-Weenurs’ [Youtube Tutorial] Garry’s Mod Ingame Editing / Post Processing
-Dropbox I personally recommend this. It is extremely handy for quickly uploading pictures to the net.
-Filesmelt - No size limit (Use for huge pictures).
Post in the correct section. Videos, Contraptions and Comics should not be placed in this section. Make sure you know where to post before you do. Contact us if you’re unsure.
Use descriptive titles. “A screenshot I took” is not descriptive. If you can’t take an estimation of what the pose is going to be just by looking at the thread title, it’s not descriptive enough.
The .jpg filetype should ALWAYS be your first choice. A jpeg at the highest quality setting is virtually impossible to tell from a BMP or PNG but loads much, much faster. Unless your picture is transparent or animated (PNG and GIF, respectively) you are strongly advised to post JPGs only.
Don’t use gm_construct or any other build map for poses. Unless your pose requires a build map to make sense, don’t use them. They’ve been purposely made ugly and featureless to reduce lag and give you a bunch of space to build contraptions. Use a map that has some scenery, such as a custom map.
Take your time. Nobody likes sloppy work, nor do they want you to share a picture that took you 5 minutes. Take your time making your pose. Don’t just stick a ragdoll in the air and flop some limbs around, take your time to make it just right.
Turn up your graphics before taking the picture. Do all your posing on your normal settings. When you’re all done setting up your shot, go into options and turn everything up as high as it goes. It’s gonna probably gonna lag and be really slow unless you have a decent computer. This is okay, just have some patience and get in place for your shot.
When replying to threads be helpful or don’t post. Post constructive criticism! If someone posts a picture that you have a problem with, or just don’t like, don’t insult them or attempt to anger them. Tell them what you feel is wrong with the picture, and tell them how you feel they can improve upon it. It’s okay to joke around with your buddy and be witty, but don’t let it get out of hand.
If you have any issues or concerns with the rules, or need any assistance at all please PM me or contact me via MSN/WLM: firstname.lastname@example.org