Loading bar tutorial - Part 1 - The bar

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  1. Maffe811

    Maffe811 Moderator Staff Member

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    Im just cutting straight to the case...

    Ok, make a new image, it has to be 20 in hight and 20 in width, but you can multiply this with any number. Im gonna go with 100px * 20px..

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    Zoom to 800%, if you got 100px * 20px
    Then go to the bucketfill tool, and select patern fill (Can someone confirm thats what its called in english)
    And select the warning patern, and fill the image...

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    If you just started up gimp, the colors will be black and white, if not, click the little black and white button, then go Colors>map>gradient map

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    The white is a greyish white, but it will look nice in the end!
    Go to the color selecting, and select a BRIGHT color (mine is ff6000) as FG, then select a paler color (mine is ff904d) of that as BG.
    Then go to colors>map>gradient map

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    Then you should have, something like this...

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    For easy scrolling trough 30-40 layers i always name them :)
    So name the background, BG or backround... :p
    Add a layer and rename it gloss
    Then you drag a selection, with the square selection tool, to... +/- the middle.
    I took mine to 12px down that will say 2px bellow the middle!
    Fill this selection with white...

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    Next step is to lower the transparency or change blend mode, i set it to normal and 27% transparency.
    Click select>none

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    then your all done... for now!
    Final product:

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    This was the bar part of the bar animation... next time we will make it animate :-D

    if you don understand, ask... thats how i got pro ;D and i ow it to Istar, David and to VT for suporting me!
    And ofcourse everyone else on this forum! thanks for support!!


    (No, im not leaving or anythig... Sorry david :p ! but i thouht it was time someone said it!!)


    PLEASE CNC THE TUTORIAL, ITS MY FIRST TEXT TUTORIAL THAT INCLUDES A LOT OF HIGRES/DETAILED IMAGES!!!
  2. PowerlinX

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    Awesome! I can't wait for the animation tutorial.

    One thing, I think you should crop the screenshots so you only see what you need to, otherwise, it's good. ;D
  3. TheMicroChip

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    i made it an animation but cant export it as a gif :question: any help
  4. David Wood

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    Looking good Maffe. Aside from cropping the screens it is pretty cool. MC, File, Save as, call it bar.gif and you should get the box with animations settings
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    i did get the animation settings
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    Maffe811 Moderator Staff Member

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    Im gonna upload it to imageshack and make them crop it (to lazy :p )
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    heres mine! thanks for the gimp knowledge!

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