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Loading bar tutorial - Part 1 - The bar

Postby Maffe811 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:46 pm

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!!!
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Re: Loading bar tutorial - Part 1 - The bar

Postby PowerlinX » Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:10 am

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
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Re: Loading bar tutorial - Part 1 - The bar

Postby TheMicroChip » Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:12 am

i made it an animation but cant export it as a gif :question: any help
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Re: Loading bar tutorial - Part 1 - The bar

Postby David Wood » Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:05 am

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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Re: Loading bar tutorial - Part 1 - The bar

Postby TheMicroChip » Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:21 am

i did get the animation settings
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Re: Loading bar tutorial - Part 1 - The bar

Postby Maffe811 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:50 am

Im gonna upload it to imageshack and make them crop it (to lazy :P )
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Re: Loading bar tutorial - Part 1 - The bar

Postby Wolfygang248 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:40 pm

heres mine! thanks for the gimp knowledge!

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Re: Loading bar tutorial - Part 1 - The bar

Postby Maffe811 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:01 pm

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