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First, either use an already created image or steal one from our blog :)
First create a new layer. You can add more or less as you go along depending on how clumsy you are. Then, paste or import your image and then zoom in our out so you can see your subject and form your vision.
Choose your colors and a small brush size. 1-3 px is a good size to start out with.
Get up close and personal with your first design area.
Color in a little bit, have fun.
Zoom out and look for any problem areas. If you see some, fix ‘em!
Go ahead and use the ability to move and design to your advantage. :D
Use ALL the Things!!! Seriously, experiment.
When you’re finished, save as a .JPEG, if not save as a Photoshop Document.
Finished result »
This style was more playful. The next tutorial we’ll do something a little more regal, I suppose.
If you have any questions or comments, we have an ask box.
I’d also like to apologize because I didn’t know that the screen was being cut-off.
First question, what is transliteration? Transliteration is when you take the sounds of a word or name and use the alphabet of another language to write them. For example, if I took the Spanish word for red, “rojo”, and wrote it with an English alphabet, I would write “roho”. That doesn’t quite cover it, but it’s the closest approximation, which is what transliteration is for.
Second question, how do you do it?
English has a much larger set of sounds than Gallifreyan, so you’re going to have to pick the closest sounds. The first thing you have to do is understand what these letter sound like.
[p] is just a regular P.
[p’] is a sort of “pt” like in “apt” (and not in pterodactyl).
[m] is just a regular M.
[b] is a regular B.
[b’] is like a “bt”, B and then the T in American “Batman”.
[f] is a regular F.
[v] is a regular V.
[θ] is “th” in “thin”.
[ð] is “th” in “that”.
[t̪] is a Spanish T, with the tip of the tongue flat against the roof of the mouth.
[t] is a regular T (as in “tick”).
[d] is a d as in “admit”.
[n] is a regular N.
[ɹ] is an American R, or an R at the beginning of a word.
[ɾ] is a rolled R like in Spanish or some English-speaking accents.
[ɬ] is not a sound in English. Put your tongue on the roof of your mouth, make a “sh” sound with the air coming out by the sides of your tongue and not the top.
[l] is a regular L.
[s] is a regular S.
[z] is a normal Z.
[ʃ] is “sh”.
[ʒ] is “zh” like “pleasure” or “vision”.
[ç] is not a sound that exists in English. It is closest to the H in “hue”.
[j] is Y.
[k] is a regular K sound.
[k’] is a “kt” sound like “act”.
[g] is a regular G.
[h] is a regular H.
[ʔ] is a sound that happens in American English all the time. It’s in the word “button”.
[w] is just your normal W.
[ʍ] happens in English. It’s “hw”, like when old people say “what”.
[i] is “ee” like “lean”.
[ɪ] is “ih” like “bit”.
[ɛ] is “eh” like “pet”.
[a] is an “ah” sound placed in the front of the mouth. (Not A like cat, A like cot.)
[ə] is “uh” like “butt”.
[ɐ] is an “ah” sound placed in the middle of the mouth. It is the closest sound Gallifreyan has to A like “cat”.
[u] is “oo” like “booty”.
[o] is “oh” like “pose”.
[ɔ] is “aw” like “father”.
[ɑ] is “ah” like “spa”.