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How to convert an image into this format?

Discussion in 'Gimp Tips & Tutorials' started by krishna334, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. krishna334

    krishna334 New Member

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    Hi All,

    I am new to this board & also to GIMP.
    I am from Kerala (India)

    I was searching an alternative to photoshop and is free...and ended up in GIMP.
    Below link is a modified image of an Indian Cricketer - Dravid

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    I want to convert images to this form (its easy to draw as there are only 2 major colors - black and grey)
    But don't know how can it be done. Can it be done using GIMP? If yes, can somebody please explain
    Is there any special name given to this know of images (so that i can search in net)?

    Here is the above image drawn by me:

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    Advance Thanks for any help. :)
     
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    krishna334 New Member

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    Sorry that i didn't resize the second image
     
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    Arzoroc Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey,
    if you wanna make images to the style you described, you may look at the following tutorial on youtube: <a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yupmgRJqwTc" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yupmgRJqwTc</a>
    You can also use the Posterize filter at Colors > Posterize for a similar effect.
    If you really drew the second image free-hand style, you're very good at that!

    Also, welcome to the forums ;)
    Arzo

    Edit: By the way, I accidently banned your account and IP, but I quickly un-banned you afterwards, my mistake there. If it affected you in any way I'm sorry!
     
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    krishna334 New Member

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    Hi Arzoroc,

    Thank you for the reply.
    But when i posterize a colored image i get more colors it.
    I also tried desaturating the imageto make it a black and white image then posterize.
    Its almost the same as i wanted.But i dont think its exact (do i need to do something more than posterize?)

    Is there any special name for these kinds of images? Its more like "pop art".

    As you mentioned...i saw that below the thread something like...you cannot post any threads..you cannot reply... kind of messages.
    I was thinking if i cannot post then how did i post this thread? ha ha...

    And for the drawn image, its not free hand...i make grid and then draw using pencil.

    How can i search for more images like these (so that i can draw more of them).

    Thank you for the help! :)
     
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    krishna334 New Member

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    also i have not watched the youtube video you had given in ur post as i cant watch it from office..will watch it after a few hrs at home
     
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    Arzoroc Moderator Staff Member

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    The effect the video shows is usually called the Che Guevara effect, which comes close to the one you posted and yet simple to make. I'm glad I realized the mistake with the banning quite early ;)
     
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    krishna334 New Member

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    Thanks for this video. :)
    This comes close to what i need.
    I checked some other videos too.
    I think the style i am searching for is called "stencil".
     
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    If there are more than 2 colours (if black and white are considered colours) then you'll want to research "vector images". The Obama "change" image is also vector art and basically no different except for it's colours instead of b/w
     
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    That looks more like a stencil effect to me. :)
     
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    Thank you all for all your replies...finally i think that..it is more like a "Stencil art with two layers".
     
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    it is a vector with a texture overlay 8)
     
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    Rod Moderator Staff Member

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    I wouldn't buy anything to convert it to stencil.Just create it yourself with Inkscape which is free open source software.
     

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