Saturday, January 22, 2011

Descent Into Madness

So far, the only one who's been bold enough to send his work to us at


has been Rorschach Redemption. Working on the age-old principle that hard work and initiative should never go unpunished, we're going to post his work to show his steady descent from naughty schoolboy to psychotic gunman.




Small-Print Tutorial - Blink Damn It!

Today's tutorial was going to be a worked example of making a clip-art ink-blot submission to Rorschach Redemption's blog, but, while posting the animated .GIFs above, we found that the damned things just wouldn't animate. When we posted .GIFs a couple of weeks ago (Bart and MARiZA) we could just upload the images in the Blogger "New Post" window and they animated from the get-go.

Comparing RR's creations to the pictures of Bart & MARiZA, we suspect that the key difference is the pixel size of the image (not the size of the image file). Bart is 200x150, MARiZA is 256x204 while RR's pictures are 378x596.

So, how do you post a "large" animated .GIF on blogspot? You need to upload the file onto another image storage service. I use docs.google.com. a) it's free and b) you're already signed up if you're logged into blogspot.

You can access Google Docs either directly at docs.google.com or via the link at "My Account" on your blogspot dashboard.

Click the upload button and follow prompts to upload the .GIF. Tick the check-box for the image file in the main Docs window and use <Share><Share Settings><Change> to make sure that the image file is a "Public" document that can be accessed by anyone.

Click the image file once to bring up a docs window. You'll note that the image isn't animated. Right click on the image and <Copy link address> and you now have a link to the animated version of the image in the clipboard.

Back in the blogspot "New post" window, you can switch from "Compose" mode to "Edit HTML" and replace the src="<URL of the image at blogspot>" with src="URL of the image at Google docs".

Phew! I've underlined the steps that you will forget.



Or you can just say "screw it" and shrink the image (<Image><Scale Image>)


After this slight diversion, we'll post the Ink Blot Tutorial tomorrow: I need a drink now.

38 comments:

  1. "Nice tune. I'll cut a disk for my Grandma. "

    haha, i literally lol'ed.

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  2. very nice Rorschach Redemption :)
    anyways its 10:16 am here I need a Drink too

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  3. Great post - look forward to tomorrows ink blots :)

    G

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  4. You get more than 9000 internets for your post sucio!

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  5. In my opinion not bad, not bad at all!

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  6. I'm not even that talented. Don't expect any insightful art from me :(

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  7. Ahaha, that is strange STRANGE effect.

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  8. The mona lisa is looking better than ever :D. This can go for millions!

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  9. Is the Mona Lisa the most doodled-upon work of art or what? Reminds me of the Dadaists, like a Marcel Duchamp gone wild :P

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  10. @ Ada - I think that being a good Freudian, RR is more of a Mamaist.

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  11. I have a hard time making edits look entirely natural. :(

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  12. you'll be getting an e-mail from me, possibly tonight if i don't get too fucked up

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  13. lol @ mormon friendly mona lisa

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  14. I support cloning bahaha, epic :)

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  15. haha, good work around with google docs. well played sucio, well played. oh, and wolfenstein ftw?

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  16. lol nice. Supporting, if you know what i mean :)

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  17. lol you can't go wrong with gary busey



    http://dubstep-newdubstep.blogspot.com/

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  18. im so mind warped now, i literally had to be told to blink

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  19. gonna need a bigger gun.... yeaah...

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  20. Hello lovely sucio,

    thanks for comment :)

    haha love this post. the new mona looks good :))) hihi

    have a great day

    greetings
    http://mar-iza.blogspot.com/

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    and i will follow you

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  22. I support this post. And polygamy.

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  23. the new mona lisa smiling happily....maybe waiting to be shot???

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  25. He actually bubbled Mona Lisa? Kudos! :D
    Following and supporting!

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  26. That really creeps me out for some reason

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  27. ha HA!

    What you people don't realize is that soon I *will be* Sucio.

    I pick the worst few days to not be around.

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