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GIMP wallpaper

Discussion in 'Large Art' started by Cyrilshark, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. virtualTune

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    true, even i would know! xD
     
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    I'm guessing two identical paths turned into a selection, am I right? ;D
     
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    i a m guessing stroke..then duplicate and blurred ;D
     
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    more or less vT's right. :) two paths would be harder and pointless. xD
     
  5. David Wood

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    Then how did you get the points?
     
  6. Cyrilshark

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    You click the path tool, then click at the edge of the image. Then make a few more clicks so it looks like this:

    o------------o--o--o-----o

    Then you drag the three dots in a row up/down to create the points, then stroke path. :)
     
  7. David Wood

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    But when I do it I don't get the sharp points. :question:
     
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    well if you use the one brush that looks like a dash "/" ...
     
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    what do you mean you dont get the sharp points :question:
     
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    Yeah, these points, it's coming out rounded for me.
     
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    ew, closest i can get..... you might just have to fill in the point, but when the stroke dialog pops up, check the line style. it doesnt really do the sharp points tho.
     
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    I used Calligraphic Brush #3.
     
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    Alright, I really don't feel up to resizing every image and all that so I'll just make a short tut here.

    Step one:
    We're going to start by creating a document the size of your monitor (or any size you want) and filling it in in black.

    Step two:
    Now, we're going to create some sort of a background. Mine is the zeroes and ones you see back there. I actually used a brush which you can download below. Now I tried looking but I could find the original author, so I apologize to him and take no credit for this brush. It's called "Tech_1"

    (Mediafire)
    Tech_1 (Click to download)

    Now use that brush (white FG color) 1-2 times on a new layer. Set the layer to Normal at 13% opacity.

    Step three:
    Now the fun part. The text and heartrate thing.

    First, grab a nice solid font, and type the text you want. Place it in center-center left side of the image.
    Now create a new layer, and grab the paths tool. Now you're going to make a straight horizontal line with the paths tool, except:

    (
    "O"=where you click
    "—"=the line connecting the circles
    )

    it should look like this:

    ||||||||GIMP
    O————O-O-O-O-------O

    Except the line of the path should be TOUCHING the bottom of the text.

    Now for the cool points. Still on the path too, select the second cirlce out of the four grouped together and move it up. Now move the one directly to it's right down, to get this:


    |||||||||||||||/\
    ---------/-\-/------
    ||||||||||||||||||\/


    Now you need these brushes:

    Calligraphic Brushes (Click to download)

    Once they're installed, find Calligraphic Brush #3 and set the size anywhere from 1.00 - 1.50 depending on the size of your image.
    Now you should still have your path you made visible. On that layer, stroke the path by whatever you feel is a good size. if you don't like it, hit Control-Z to undo, and just keep trying till you like it. Merge the text and path layer.

    Step four:
    Now if you look in the final image above, you'll see I erased part of the path underneath the "M". If you want to do something like that go ahead, it'll look cool in the end.

    Step five:
    Duplicate the textpath layer, and alpha to select it. Fill it with a nice blue color. Now guassian blur it by anywhere from 10-20. Move it right below the textpath layer. Set it to 50% opacity on normal. Now duplicate the original textpath layer again, this time move the layer directly above the textpath layer. Now guassian blur it by the same value as the blue layer, and set it to normal on 70% opacity.

    Step six:
    simple step, yay!
    Find a nice scanline pattern (google :p) and just paste it in on the very top and set it to overlay. mess with the opacity if you want, I didn't.

    Step seven:
    Now for the final step. I actually didn't make the blue glow by myself because I was lazy. if you want to, it can be easily recreated with the paths tool. Go to this link:

    http://images.google.com/images?client= ... =en&tab=wi

    Recolor one if you want, and don't use one with text in it.

    Set it to screen and move it where ir looks good.

    Sorry for the short and crappy tut, I'm short on time and tired. :)

    Any questions, feel free to ask.
     
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    Ah, ok, thanks for enlightening us. :)
     
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    Cool, I likey :D
     

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