Graphic Making tutorials

  • leon draisaitl.

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    ^ They turned out great! (:
    July 21st, 2010 at 11:55pm
  • crowning.

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    Everybody has such pretty ones, I'm not sure if mine can compare. Anyways, I'm going to post it, for some weird reason.

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    Thank you for the tutorial, I wouldn't ever have been able to figure it out myself.
    July 25th, 2010 at 09:07am
  • lexar

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    ^ I like it! Way better than mine. :)
    July 29th, 2010 at 09:03am
  • cola frank.

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    Here are my first attempts at gimp. x_x
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    July 30th, 2010 at 03:31pm
  • castle.

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    Just using the GIMP tutorial...though I played with it.
    It really helped me to learn how to navigate with it and everything ^_^
    July 31st, 2010 at 03:27am
  • solarflarestares

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    Anyone have a tutorial for Gimp 2.6?
    I'm utterly confused.
    August 16th, 2010 at 11:50pm
  • saeglopur

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    Lately, I've been mastering the Gimp Program pretty darned well, and I've been helping an awesome mibbian out with it (you know who you are!) and I decided to come make a tut to help some others too. I'll try to make this as simple as possible, but you're going to have to be familiar with Gimp to really understand, yeah?

    step one
    Open a new document (file > new) with the size of 5OOx15O. Fill this document with ececec. You'll need to find two pictures that have the same, or similar background. I went here and got these two: a - b images.

    step two
    Once you find your two images, paste them into the document as two different layers. (edit > paste as > new layer) Set one of the layers to invisible (preferably the top one), so it should look like this.

    step three
    We're going to work with the first image you added, which is the one that isn't invisible. Whether you're using the same image as I, or a different one, scale it down so that it fits on the background the way you like it. I suggest not scaling it too much, because although scaling in gimp doesn't blur the image, too much scaling can make it look uneven.

    step four
    Now set the invisibility, like before on that image, and click the invisibilty on the image above that one. You're going to do the same, and scale it, but make sure, its wide enough to overlap on the image below it. Now after you scale it, you might want to switch the images around to see which one you'd rather blend into the other. I took the first layer image, and raised it (green arrow pointing up) so its on top of the second layer (be sure to take the invisibilty off both layers). I stuck my first image on the left of the page, and my second image on the right, and had the first image blend into the second image, which we will get into in the next step.

    step five
    After rearranging your images (should look similar to this) we are going to get out the fuzzy brush (paintbrush > brush > circle fuzzy [19]) which looks like this. I set my scale to 1.OO. Now carefully brush away the background on the top layer on the right side of the image so that it reveals the background of the bottom layer.

    Your image should now look similar to this.

    step six
    Now the hard part is over (but it wasn't really all that hard now was it?), so go and flatten your image (image > flatten image) Now this is an optional step, keep in mind. Next I went and duplicated the image (image > duplicate) and then sharpened it (filters > enhance > sharpen) my the second layer (the duplicate of the image) with the setting of 93. I then set the mode to screen and the opacity (underneath mode) to 83.1. Then I flatten (image > flatten image) the image. This gives the image a bit more definition, but is completely optional!

    step seven
    Now we're going to add a few textures to make it look even more pretty. I took this texture, and pasted it as a new layer (edit > paste as > new layer) and then I desaturated it (colors > desaturate). Then I moved it towards the right, so it was sort of over the man, and I set the mode to lighten. (texture cred)

    step eight
    Alright, we are at the end now. First, flatten (image > flatten image) your image and then click on the text tool (looks like a nice big A) and type in some text, you know make it look cool. And then flatten (image > flatten image) your image again. And voila! you are done.

    This is my final product

    Here are few extras that you can do to change the coloring:

    with vintage effect
    cyan: 17.
    magenta: 20.
    yellow: 59.

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    colorize effect o1
    First, add a new layer (layer > new layer). Fill it with ececec. Set the mode to soft light. Set the opacity to 78.9. Flatten image (image > flatten image).

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    colorize effect o2
    Go to color balance (colors > color balance). Under midtones change the settings to this:

    Cyan: 40
    Magenta: -22
    Yellow: -24

    product
    August 25th, 2010 at 05:28am
  • Shadow's Gates

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    i'm trying to get my picture i choose to move it where i want it to be but it won't move anywhere. how do i move the pictures? i'm on step 3 right now.
    September 10th, 2010 at 12:51am
  • saeglopur

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    ^ you have to click on that layer before you try moving it, and make sure its on top, or else you'll move the one above, you can always lower the layer after you move it.
    September 11th, 2010 at 01:39am
  • Shadow's Gates

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    i still can't get it moving. instead of having my arrow icon, i keep having the fill bucket. it doesn't move or the fill bucket ends up leaving my pic black.
    September 13th, 2010 at 09:06am
  • solarflarestares

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    I know this the simplest step on here, but I'm confused on the Text part of it.

    How the hell do I change my font? *pulls hair out of head*
    September 15th, 2010 at 12:59am
  • The Color Abi

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    My made using PhotoFiltre thanks to this tutorial.

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    September 24th, 2010 at 03:34pm
  • teen spirit.

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    This is great. :)
    But for some reason I can not, for some reason, understand this.
    It just confuses the hell out of me.
    I tried to do the first GIMP tutorial from this forum, but I came short on the 'eraser' part and I couldn't find the 'gradient' button. :/
    October 2nd, 2010 at 07:31pm
  • callisto

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    ^ Is the toolbox showing up? if it isn't, then press ctrl + b
    October 2nd, 2010 at 08:25pm
  • moikay way.

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    I have a quick question for GIMP. I saved my edit on GIMP, but it's not showing up in any of my computer files? Help?

    btw, I finally figured out how to make a banner :D thanks guys!
    October 3rd, 2010 at 07:44pm
  • Mr. Darcy

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    I have both GIMP and Photofiltre. I can master Photofiltre, but with GIMP, with the eraser, the hardness won't work with me. It says 'this is a read copy only'. Makes no sense.

    ^^^^ you have to change the ending of the pic like .bmp. I was confused when I first made a lame one but I changed it and it worked.
    October 3rd, 2010 at 09:16pm
  • teen spirit.

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    so sedated Yeah, the toolbox is appearing, but the gradient button isn't there, or I just can't see it...
    October 4th, 2010 at 02:05am
  • callisto

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    the gradient and eraser tool should look like this
    October 4th, 2010 at 09:45pm
  • teen spirit.

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    ^ i absolutely adore you right now! <3 thank you so much :)
    October 5th, 2010 at 03:04am
  • colour me perfect.

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    This is my attempt at the Intermediate-Beginner Gimp Tutorial

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    It doesn't exactly look at yours, but I did my best. The only thing that I'm confused by is how you knew how to change the curves and colours and stuff. Is there a technique to doing that, or did you just make it up?

    Thank you for the help though, I appreciate it :)
    October 31st, 2010 at 08:11am