Can you give a lil help to a GIMP beginner?

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  1. PicHeadquarters

    PicHeadquarters New Member

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    Hey everyone, I downloaded GIMP a few days ago and for getting started I'm reading photo edition tutorials on the GIMP official website. The tutorials have 10 years, some things are outdated, but I had no major problems...till today
    I was trying to follow the instructions from "smart sharpening" tutorial (one of my favourites btw) but I really found it impossimble to go on :/ does anyone know how to "smart sharpen" (applying unsharp mask just to the luminosity channel/edges of the pic) a photo on GIMP 2.6?

    Thanks for the help

    PicHedquarters
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    RomaGrafix Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi there!
    I highly reommend the FX Foundry plugin for all those tasks. I use it ALOT and it' s really easy:)
    Download: <a class="postlink" href="http://gimpfx-foundry.sourceforge.net/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://gimpfx-foundry.sourceforge.net/</a>
    It has several different sharpening methods and alot of cool effects:)
    I suggest you try it out, it' s worth it.
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    thanks for giving me the link :)
    tell me just one more thing: I install this on gimp by extracting the files to the plug-in paste?
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    RomaGrafix Moderator Staff Member

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    Yea I think so... :-[
    There should be instructions in the file though.
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    At C:\Users\*Your username*\Gimp*Version*\Plug-ins

    Smack em in there and you should be good to go.
    If you want you can do as i and go real fancy and add them in their on folder.
    Then adding that folder to the list of plugins folders.
    But screw that if you don't want system :p
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    Thank y'all for the help :)
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    you're welcome :D
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    I believe it was DD that created a python script that separates the luminosity layer from an image.You can then sharpen the layer and recompose it.I forget the name of the plug-in though.

    There is also Colors>Components>decompose - decompose using LAB
    The new image will open with 3 layers...
    Sharpen the luminosity layer (L layer), Filters>Enhance>Unsharp Mask , and Colors>Components>recompose.
    The original opened image will recompose to the new image.

    Use CTRL + z , and CTRL + y to see the change.
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    3-D glasses required. :)

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