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[tut] Northern lights effect

Discussion in 'Gimp Tips & Tutorials' started by Barbiene, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. Barbiene

    Barbiene New Member

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    Here's my second tutorial. Enjoy! ;)

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    Today you will be learning how to make a Northern lights effect with the GIMP.

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    First, start out with a blank canvas, and make it a medium-large size. I suggest 650 x 550.

    Click Filters > Render > Clouds > Plasma, and set the options like the image below. Keep clicking the "New seed" button until you find a rainbow pattern you like!

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    Click the OK button.
    And now you should now have a rainbow pattern on your canvas.

    Now we have to make another layer, click Layers > New layer and name it "stars".

    Highlite the "stars" layer and fill it with black. Click Filters > Noise > HSV noise and set the options like the ones below.

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    Now click Filters > Lights and Shadows > Sparkle and set the options like the ones below.

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    Now you should have a nice sparkly sky.

    Put the "stars" layer under/behind the "background" layer. Highlite the background layer and set the opacity to 55.0. And your finished product should look alittle like the image below:

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  2. MattSomethin

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    nice tut! detailed!
     
  3. Barbiene

    Barbiene New Member

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    Thank you. ;D

    I'm working on another tut, but it's giving me some trouble. ???
     
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    wooow nice :D
     
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    Good work :D

    Keep them coming dude
     
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    nice tut, i see you like space ;)
     
  7. Barbiene

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    @ B☠N3S - Thank youuuu... :)

    @ Amuro Ray VV - Lol. Don't worry, I'm almost finished the third tut. >:U
     
  8. Barbiene

    Barbiene New Member

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    @ Oakesyboy - Wow. you posted a second before me.. o_O Anyway. Nuu, I'm not obsessed with space, I just think it's a cool effect. :)
     
  9. Oakesyboy

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    I tend to do that :)
    and fair enuf ;)
     
  10. Ajit

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    neat tut :)
     
  11. Siddharth

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    nice one ;)
     

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