New with GIMP

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Nov 1, 2010

New with GIMP by Ethevion at 6:36 PM (2,363 Views / 0 Likes) 29 replies

  1. Ethevion
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    Member Ethevion Wannabe Artist

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    I recently started using GIMP and decided to make a signature. I left the space to the left open for text, not sure what to add though. Tell me what you think.
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    Not sure if you've noticed but, I like Marvel. [​IMG]
     


  2. AP Hacker

    Newcomer AP Hacker Advanced Member

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    Your new to GIMP and you made that? Very nice. Im not sure what else you should add though, but for the text you may want to use black and white.

    If you have any interest in helping do some artwork (buttons like "new game"/"load game", background for menus) for my games ( I make FPS games, check out my signature for details), drop me a PM and we can talk. Your skills would be a great asset.
     
  3. Scott-105

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    Wow man! That's excellent! I wish I was that good. I fail with GIMP.
     
  4. Zerousen

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    Nice job! I'd say that's a pretty good job, with just being a beginner. You should see what I made when I was a beginner....on second thought, don't. I'd say I'm pretty good, too, although, there are people WAY better than me.

    http://gbatemp.net/u145091-megaace

    there are more, but this is all I can think of right now [​IMG]

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    If that picture wasn't a render you found floating around, I need help with transparencies [​IMG]
     
  5. Infinite Zero

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    Pretty good starting out with GIMP.. I use Photoshop however but GIMP still makes good sigs and editing features.

    You can watch YouTube videos with tutorials! I learned all my skills there, and googling tutorials, too will help.
     
  6. Ethevion
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    I used to use Photoshop, it's very powerful with the things you can create. GIMP, however, it also a great program to use, especially since it's free. I'll definitely be checking out more tutorials to learn more things.
     
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    You're pretty good for someone who just started out. I tried using GIMP and I kind of got lost in it. But awesome job!
     
  8. Ethevion
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    Thanks. [​IMG]

    Here's my latest one.
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  9. AP Hacker

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    Alright, sounds good. I used to know a good trick for getting rid of backgrounds really easily but I don't use GIMP much anymore so I seem to have forgot... You could set the background setting to transparent though.
     
  10. Ethevion
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    AP Hacker, what kind of button are you looking for? If you give me a rough idea, I'll see what I can come up with and I'll PM you the result.
     
  11. sprogurt

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    For single coloured backgrounds just use the magic brush and vary the threshold depending on how many different shades/tones there are.
    For multicoloured backgrounds just use the paths (b) to cut out the image or background.

    After that the image you're left with may look a bit choppy. Just duplicate the layer (right hand click on the layer > Duplicate) and perform a Gaussian blur (Filters > Blur > Gaussian Blur) on the lower one then merge them down (right hand click > merge down).

    Hope this helps!
     
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    I tried using the magic wand, but it just refuses to work [​IMG]
     
  13. AP Hacker

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    I'm looking for buttons like "New game", "load game", "exit game", and I am also looking for headers that are similar to the buttons but are things like "loading" and "game over", "mission complete".

    If you look at the thread in my signature, on either the 3rd ,4th or 5th page someone made me a boxart, if you could follow that theme that would be great.
     
  14. Ethevion
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    Alright, I'll see what I can do.

    Another one added to the collection.

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    They're all excellent. Good work.
     
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    Here's a tutorial, I used this image because of the wind swept effect coming of the hyrule emblem would be hard to cut around.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Hope this helps! ^.^
     
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    xD I would have tried just cutting out the emblem and then use the original layer with multiply or whatever that layer setting was that can show the background through black.
     
  18. KingdomBlade

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    I'm very jealous. I've been fiddling around with editing in GIMP and PS but I still suck at it hard. Wish I could make anything decent. Love your sigs. [​IMG]
     
  19. Infinite Zero

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    Since when did you start using both? [​IMG] You should focus on just one program so you can master it.. I've started using Photoshop CS4 December last year then converted to CS5 because of the Refine Edge which is amazing.. Just have passion on it and less than a year, you'll be semi-pro in no time [​IMG]
     
  20. sprogurt

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    XD would of been so much easier but much of the emblem contained black and it looks like it had a windswept effect that had a Gaussain blur used over it so it faded out to a dark blue >.
     

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