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Fun with Gimp, My way.

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  1. MichaelP

    MichaelP New Member

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    Gimp is probably my all time favourite Graphics program. I have done more with it than any other software. here Is a sample of what I like to do with it. What do you think?[​IMG]
     
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    The background is totally gorgeous. The "Linux" isn't bad (but the blue glow is a bit invasive). But mostly the two don't mix well... (both in style and in assumed light directions). Keeping the shapes of the characters I would try a pale gold inlay, like marquetry.
     
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    Thank you Ofnuts! I appreciate the input. I'll give that a try and post the results. :-D
     
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    Re: Fun with Gimp, My way. Redux

    Advice taken and applied. This is the result. Better?
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    Definitely better, but it looks like "Linux" is a hole punched through the metal that show some different material under it.

    What I was thinking about was something like this:

    <a class="postlink" href="http://islamicartsmagazine.com/images/uploads/blog/940_Flora_Islamica_Dish-of-bidri-metal-with-inlaid-brass-flowers-India-Deccan_2nd-half-of-17th-cent.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://islamicartsmagazine.com/images/u ... h-cent.jpg</a>
     
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    Ahh, OK. My brain processed 'inlay'as inset or carved. I'll give it one more try. At least I achieved what i thought you meant with this one. :-D
     
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    Your background is just perfect, flat with these fine grooves that add some depth. Personal taste of course, but the "Linux" should be just as flat, with the same kind of narrow groove around it, and may be some grooves inside, where there would be an overlap of the strokes in handwriting (bottom bar of the "L" and the "x".
     
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    Ok, this is my last attempt. I've gotten good reviews elsewhere also for both of the previous walls. But I like the challenge. This is fun. The pattern for the background isn't mine but the effects and the way it is used is my own ideas. I've gotten to the point that I haven't needed a tutorial to help on any of these post. That is an accomplishment for me. :D
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    Yes, this one is pretty darn good. Elegant, that's the word.
     
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    Thanks ofnuts! I've learned a few things in changing these around a bit and that's what matters most isn't it? Now it's time for a new project. I'll return soon with a new wallpaper or who knows what! ;D
     

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