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Can you give a lil help to a GIMP beginner?

Postby PicHeadquarters » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:34 pm

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 The tutorials have 10 years, some things are outdated, but I had no major problems...till today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

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Re: Can you give a lil help to a GIMP beginner?

Postby RomaGrafix » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:50 pm

Hi there!
I highly reommend the FX Foundry plugin for all those tasks. I use it ALOT and it' s really easy:)
Download: http://gimpfx-foundry.sourceforge.net/
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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Re: Can you give a lil help to a GIMP beginner?

Postby PicHeadquarters » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:09 pm

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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Re: Can you give a lil help to a GIMP beginner?

Postby RomaGrafix » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:29 pm

Yea I think so... :-[
There should be instructions in the file though.
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Re: Can you give a lil help to a GIMP beginner?

Postby Maffe811 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:56 pm

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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Re: Can you give a lil help to a GIMP beginner?

Postby PicHeadquarters » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:44 pm

Thank y'all for the help :)
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Re: Can you give a lil help to a GIMP beginner?

Postby virtualTune » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:16 pm

you're welcome :D
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Re: Can you give a lil help to a GIMP beginner?

Postby Rod » Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:04 pm

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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Re: Can you give a lil help to a GIMP beginner?

Postby Rod » Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:11 pm

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3-D glasses required. :)
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