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Tutorial 3

Go from Tut3Before.png to StarryHouseCane.png with The GIMP 2.2!

I started with this cropped and scaled image from a House screencap: Tut3Before.png

01. Duplicate base, leave at Normal 100%
02. Delete original base; this will leave just the copy.
03. Erase the background. When that's done, you'll have an empty (transparent) background, like this:
04. Duplicate the base, set Screen 100%.
05. Duplicate the screen layer twice, leave Screen 100%. There are now a total of four layers.
06. Duplicate the screen layer, set Overlay 100%.
07. On the Overlay layer, erase everything but the face.
08. Duplicate the Overlay layer, set Soft Light 45%.
09. New layer, 94ceed, set Burn 50%.
10. Duplicate base, move to become top layer, desaturate, set Screen 100%.
11. Duplicate 94ceed layer, move to become top layer, set Soft Light 40%.
12. New layer, ffddcc, set Multiply 50%.
13. Duplicate desaturated layer, move to become top layer, set Soft Light 50%.
14. Now we add the background. Add this texture text04.jpg from kekoah, move to become the bottom layer,
       leave Normal 100%.
15. Duplicate new base layer twice, set Screen 100% on both.
16. Using white, apply brush #7 from this set by creamuts and found on pstogimpbrushes to
       the layer third from the bottom. The majority of the brush will be behind House.
17. Apply texture text03.jpg from kekoah, set Screen 100%, flip layer horizontally then vertically, move to
       become third layer from bottom. I also adjusted the layer so the bright star was more over House's shoulder.
18. Merge layers being sure to clip to bottom layer.

Here's my Layers dialog at the end of it all.

I love feedback, and I'd love to see your results!


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Jan. 20th, 2007 07:19 pm (UTC)
nicely done! xD like how you did it!
Jan. 20th, 2007 08:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I love playing around with different effects. I had a bit of a eureka moment when I thought to erase certain parts of certain layers. That gave me the effect I wanted on most of it, but kept other parts (skin, for example) from getting too washed out.

Every day is a new load o' fun! :)

And you probably recognize the effect on this icon. I really love how it turns out. :D
Jan. 23rd, 2007 09:52 pm (UTC)
lol, yeah, i get that feeling when i find a new color i like. ^_^ i like that that icon's skin color isn't washed out and isn't too blurry. ^_^ keep it up!
Jan. 20th, 2007 09:48 pm (UTC)
That's excellent; very effective.
Jan. 20th, 2007 11:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks! There was a lot of trial and error on this one, but in the end I was really pleased with the result. So pleased, in fact, that I decided to do the tut so I'd remember in case I ever wanted to make one like this again! ;)
Feb. 16th, 2008 05:19 pm (UTC)
I can´t follow some steps
How can I do from step 14 to 17?,I mean how do I add the textures,as an image? as a brush? as a pattern? Sorry,but I cant follow those steps.I´m new in GIMP ,sorry.
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