*__* I love to make them, they are almost therapeutic! All you need to do is use a black and white image— they could even be your own drawing. I use websites like http://www.hollowmoon.net/sites/tsuki/ that have official Sailor Moon coloring pages uploaded. You can color them using MS Paint or whatever, but it’s much easier to have a bit more powerful image editing software Here is how I personally color them using GIMP:
1) Open the image using GIMP. You might have to crop the image, so go ahead and do that.
2) Using the “colors” drop-down menu, select “grayscale.”
3) Using the same “colors,” drop-down menu, select “posterize,” and use the slider scale set the levels to two.
4) If the coloring job looks easy enough, use the flood fill tool to color it in.
5) If the coloring job looks more difficult, use the select by color tool to select the white areas. Press ctrl-X to cut the white areas, leaving the black line art. Create a new layer with a white background, and move it so that it is behind the lineart layer. Use flood fill on the line art layer for bigger and easy areas, and use the drawing tool on the lower layer for the smaller and more difficult areas.
6) On the “image” drop-down menu, select “scale image.” Make sure the image is no larger than 600 pixels in height or in width.
7) In the “File” drop-down menu, choose “Export” and save the new file as a .png.
Ok, so after you have all your flat colors added to the image, it will time to add the sparkle! There are a lot of different glitter gif making websites and softwares, but I use www.glitterbase.com because it is easy and free. Upload yer image to their site, fill in the areas or substitute the colors with some glam, and save the image to your computer. Tadaa! You are all done. :)
Depending on the difficulty of the job, the overall process usually takes 15 mins to an hour. Tell all your friends!
*__* I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who’s been supporting my therapeutic glittergiffing… it’s been a really horrendous time for me these past couple of months, but even just little things like “likes” and “reblogs” seem reassuring in their own quiet way. Thanks guys. The Sailor Moon fandom is full of really amazing people. :)