Business Card Layout

Discussion in 'Requests' started by Foppa, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. virtualTune

    virtualTune Active Member

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    lol we were asleep when you posted! I thought the fother version was better, the waves on the bottom are still not like the the original 8)
     
  2. Maffe811

    Maffe811 The forum pet Staff Member

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    thats the point, i made from scratch while watching this, to show that it could be made from scratch! :p


    but if i used more time i would:

    Better font or fix it
    Smaller ''waves'' on the bottom
    The drops
    Then work on the overall finish!
     
  3. Foppa

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    Very nice, looking great. I can't get my wave that smooth still. Any tips?
     
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    Maffe811 The forum pet Staff Member

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    il make a quick tip-tutorial when i get home ;)
     
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    maffe it does look awesome but you forgot the shadow where the 2 cards overlap. haha the old guy caught a mistake Yay for meee! lol
     
  6. Foppa

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    Awesome, thank you!
     
  7. Maffe811

    Maffe811 The forum pet Staff Member

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    Il post it now, check in the tutorials section ;)
     
  8. Foppa

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    Thanks to Maffe811's tutorial, I can finally do this simple design.

    However, I'm having a problem with Gimps rulers, or i'm just not reading them correctly.

    I'm following the below photoshop tutorial for setting guides, since Gimp works the same way. In Gimp, there are extra lines in the ruler so it's throwing things off, or maybe I'm just confused. Is there a setting for the rulers?

    You can skip to about 2:00 to see what I'm referring to.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-gdz9gVIDc
     
  9. Maffe811

    Maffe811 The forum pet Staff Member

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    im not sure what you mean, but everything will snap onto the guide lines by the edges and center of the layer
     
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    Basically, the rulers are just off in Gimp, so I can't place guides 1/8th of an inch for the bleed area of the business card.

    This is from Microsoft Publisher. This is how I want the rulers to be in Gimp.
    [​IMG]


    This is how they appear in Gimp: Even if I shrink it, they're still off.
    [​IMG]

    Gimps rulers don't make sense to me.
     
  11. Maffe811

    Maffe811 The forum pet Staff Member

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    if i got it right:

    1. go to the lower left corners and select inches
    2. ehh... did that help? if not, can any one tell so one stupid norweigan guy could understand!
     
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    nicely done!
     
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    Maffe811 The forum pet Staff Member

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    thank you :)
     
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    Probably brushes. :)
     
  15. Rod

    Rod Moderator Staff Member

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    Here you go i created a waterdrop brush.It is grayscale just grab two watery colors and go alpha to selection then go to Filters/Map/Gradient map and there you go. :)



    Just unzip it to your brushes folder.

    Example

    [​IMG]
     

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    Maffe811 The forum pet Staff Member

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    A random google image :p
     
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    Rod Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey you guys i discovered that if you follow these steps you get some pretty cool and realistic waterdrop effects.
    Example
    [​IMG]

    1) use my brush to create a grayscale drop on a transparent layer name it drop.
    2) Right click alpha to select the drop - create a new layer named shadow - select the shadow layer and fill with black.
    3) select > shrink by 2-3 pixels - edit > clear - select none
    4) set the opacity for the shadow and drop to your liking
    5) merge both layers (drop and shadow)
    6) Filters > Distorts > Iwarp
    7) distort the drop to have a more realistic shape.(use move)
    8 ) Now create a new layer name it pattern
    9) with the freehand select tool select an area inside the drop - select the pattern layer
    10) Filters > distort > lens distort - all set to zero except zoom ( set zoom to your liking)
    11) save the image
     
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    you need a harder highlight :) rest is decent
     
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    Maffe811 The forum pet Staff Member

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    Some text in two different colors written to look like html on a white square ... ?

    Thats a bit too easy...
     

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