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LENS FLARES, AAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!

Discussion in 'Gimp Tips & Tutorials' started by David Wood, May 29, 2013.

  1. David Wood

    David Wood Moderator Staff Member

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    Woohoo! Hey guys, here's my first tutorial in over a year! We're going to make some lens flares that would make J.J. Abrams jealous.

    Someone asked how I made this flare:
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    Here are some examples:
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    Enjoy!

     
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    Cool effect David.Nicely done.
     
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    Thanks Rod.
     
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    If i were to try and write a script for this, which settings would you like to be able to adjust?
     
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    Dude, really!? I would love to write a full plugin like Optical Flares but alas, I have no coding skills. But if you want to write a script for this that's awesome too! The two biggest settings that I would like to have control over are the lens streak's length and if the Supernova effect is applied or not. :)
     
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    I' m kind of late on this but still want to thank you for this tutorial, David.
    The standard lens flares in GIMP are pretty ugly imo, a script for this would be wonderful!
     
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    Okay i got the basics written down for controls and i will begin this soon.
    I will leave the final scale and curve settings for the user after the script is run.
     
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    Awesome! Can't wait to test it out.
     
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