Gimp tut. and resources

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  1. Clexzor

    Clexzor Member

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    enjoy guys a small written tut. also some resources!
    clex


    Today i'm going to teach you how to make a basic signature using GIMP.
    1. Downloading GIMP, You can download gimp at
    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.gimp.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.gimp.org/</a>
    2. Now you want to make it look nice so download some fonts here.
    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.dafont.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.dafont.com/</a>
    3. For a better effect with your signature download some brushes here.
    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.deviantart.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.deviantart.com/</a>
    Then search GIMP brush.
    4. Download this <a class="postlink" href="http://www.gimptalk.com/forum/2-fractal-...33347.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.gimptalk.com/forum/2-fractal-...33347.html</a>

    Step 1.
    Open GIMP start a new project make it 420 x 200.
    Once you have done that go to <a class="postlink" href="http://planetrenders.net/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://planetrenders.net/</a>
    And find a render.
    Here's an example <a class="postlink" href="http://planetrenders.net/renders/display...at=0&pos=1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://planetrenders.net/renders/display...at=0&pos=1</a>
    Copy the image and then go back to GIMP
    File > Open Location,
    Paste the link.
    Now copy the render and make a new layer on your project and paste the render. Use the move tool and put it in the middle of the image.
    Now go to filter > distorts > shift.
    Adjust it to around 147 then click ok.
    Add a new layer and paste the render back in.
    Now go to Filter > Noise > Pick.
    Tone all of the settings up to 100, Then check randomize.
    Now make a new layer and use the same render.
    Now move it to your liking.
    Now use a fractal once you downloaded it.
    You can use any one you'd like.
    Open as layers > "Your Fractal" .
    Now press ctrl + L
    Now Change the mode of the layer to additon.
    Now move it around to your liking.
    Once you have done that you should have something like this.
    [Image: 30t1jtj.png]
    I change a few things while playing around with it.
    But it should look something like that.
    Now.
    The best part adding the text.
    Now when people add text the usally fail :p
    but here's what to do.
    Find a nice text.
    And add a text layer now go to
    Filter > Render > Lava.
    Now go to
    Select > None.
    Play around with the text to your liking.
    Now adding a boarder.
    Alot of GFX pro's use boarders now.. How to do it!
    Filter > Decor > Add boarder.
    Make the color black and choose your size.
    If you mess up use ctrl + Z to go back.
    Once you have done that your done.
    Here's the final image
    [Image: 14e3wur.png]
     
  2. David Wood

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    The image isn't showing up.
     
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    ya image is broken sorry but the tut. isnt to bad
     
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    Maffe811 The forum pet Staff Member

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    reupload images to imgshackz ?
     
  5. David Wood

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    I finally made a tag after 2 months of lethargy. :)

    Here is my result.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Added the result to my sig. :)
     
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    Don't know what happened to the windshield. =P
     
  8. Clexzor

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    i like this david you should post it in the sig section but i will critique it here lol
    like the atmosphere here colors are well blended lighting is strong but works i also think i a nice change would be lower the width of the tag and bring the c4d more in behind spidey all in all i like 7/10! ;D
     
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    Width of height? I'll probably add another c4d behind him because I don't think the c4d can be moved or else it gets cut off. I also applied a whirl to the noise>pick layer because plain noise doesn't look so good. :)
     
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    ya width but def. add another c4d and you've got an ace
     
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    I like the ten of spades better :p
     
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    I moved the c4d and cropped the width a little as well as the height. It's in the sig section.
     

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