Welcome to Jekyll!

jekyll and update

You’ll find this post in your _posts directory. Go ahead and edit it and re-build the site to see your changes. You can rebuild the site in many different ways, but the most common way is to run jekyll serve, which launches a web server and auto-regenerates your site when a file is updated.

To add new posts, simply add a file in the _posts directory that follows the convention YYYY-MM-DD-name-of-post.ext and includes the necessary front matter. Take a look at the source for this post to get an idea about how it works.

Jekyll also offers powerful support for code snippets:

def print_hi(name)
  puts "Hi, #{name}"
#=> prints 'Hi, Tom' to STDOUT.

Check out the Jekyll docs for more info on how to get the most out of Jekyll. File all bugs/feature requests at Jekyll’s GitHub repo. If you have questions, you can ask them on Jekyll Talk.

September 24, 2018

Working With FX and Messy Imported Images In OpenToonz

tutorial, animation, and opentoonz

In this tutorial, I will go over how to use FX, and how I used FX to help clean a messy image up in OpenToonz.

OpenToonz is great, but it definitely has its fair share of issues. For example, it displays this image of Snoop Dogg’s right eyeball weirdly:

opentoonz vs photoshop OpenToonz vs Photoshop CC

The random bits of colour away from the eyeball are simple enough to get rid of in Photoshop (for whatever reason, OpenToonz won’t let me directly edit it), but the major issue is that when I render my incredible portrait of Snoop Dogg, his right eye goes from looking acceptable pre-render:


to encircled in a bright orange-white glow like it’s about to roll aside and let a divine beam of light shoot out of his eye-socket after and in the preview:



March 27, 2016