First things first, what is a cap?
A caption is basically what it says on the can. It's a picture with a bunch of words on it. Sometimes they're combined in the same image macro, sometimes you can just post the picture and the text in the same place. This second method, while less common, is sometimes easier if the story is especially long, for reasons of visual balance, which I'll get to in a bit.
Here, we're specifically interested in TG or feminization caps, both of which are sorts of umbrella terms for captions where it is told or implied that a person, born a genetic male, is either turned into, or made to look like, a genetic female. The who, how, when, where and why are up to you.
You can use first, second or third person, (I, he/she, you respectively), present or past (I haven't seen it, but I guess you could pull future tense off?) be as implicit or implicit as you like, and incorporate any other themes (read: fetishes) you want, as long as there's 1. a picture, 2. a caption, and 3. it involves a guy getting turned into a girl.
|The feminization is basically entirely in the context. |
If this was anywhere else, it would be
a couple of lesbians being cute.
So how do I start?Well, first, you'll need image editing software. If you have a mac, it should come with Photoshop, which is sort of the cadillac of programs. If you have a PC, you get MS paint, which is the Yugo. No layers, no ability to easily edit text once you've typed it, and so on. If you only have paint, I'd recommend GIMP. It's free, it's got plenty of features, and while it's not super easy to use, it's pretty good.
There are also a few good online ones, like Pixlr, and I seem to recall that Aviary was alright.
Next, you're going to need pictures to caption. I tend to see hi-res as better, since you can always scale and compress an image, but it really ruins the vibe when scaled up. I'd recommend browsing 4chan's /s/ board, finding fashion and porn blogs on tumblr, doing...whatever it is people on pinterest do, and then searching google to find bigger versions of the images posted.
I save all the pictures that might have potential, and sometimes browse through the folder, and inspiration will strike me with an idea for a caption. There's a good reason for doing it this way, and I'll explain that in the next post.
Okay, so now you have an image-editing program and a stock of good pictures. Technically, you're ready to go...but, you might want to stick around for the next part: writing a cap!