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Tutorials 7 and 8

I'm on a roll this weekend! :D

Tutorial 7
First, we'll go from Tut7Before.png to CubsHonor.png using The GIMP 2.2.

I started with this cropped and scaled image from an A Bit of Fry & Laurie screencap: Tut7Before.png.

01. Sharpen to 50.
02. Duplicate base, set to Screen 100%.
03. Duplicate screen layer, set to Overlay 100%.
04. New layer, a4f8e7, set to Burn 60%, erase the area over the tie.
05. New layer, e6d29f, set to Soft Light 75%, erase the area over the tie.
06. New layer, 9fa4a7, set to Burn 30%, erase the area over the tie.
07. Apply texture reve2-05.jpg by reve_lucide at lucide_icons, set to Overlay 75%, erase the area over the tie.
08. Text was applied to top layer, Palatino Linotype Bold, 15 pt., e8f2c4.
09. Duplicate text layer.
10. Duplicate the text layer again, change color to 00000, move underneath the original text layer, offset one pixel
       down and one pixel to the right.
       a. Use Layer, Transform, Offset
       b. Enter 1 for both X and Y values. (If you enter -1 in both values, the text will offset 1 pixel up and 1 pixel to the left.)
       c. Blur the layer once (Filter, Blur, Blur).

Technique for outlining text taken from disdainful_soul at disdainfulicons.

Here's my Layers dialog:

Tutorial 8
Next, let's go from Tut8Before.png to RussianSpy.png with GIMP.

I started with this cropped and scanned image from an A Bit of Fry & Laurie screencap: Tut8Before.png.

01. Sharpen to 65.
02. Duplicate base, set to Overlay 75%.
03. New layer, 9fa4a7, set to Overlay 100%.
04. New layer, e8bdc4, set to Burn 30%.
05. New layer, white, set to Soft Light 75%.
06. New layer, e6d29f, set to Darken Only 60%.
07. Duplicate base layer, move to become top layer, desaturate, set to Soft Light 50%.
08. Duplicate white layer, move to become top layer, keep at Soft Light 75%.
09. First piece of text was applied to upper left corner of the top layer, Agency FB Bold Condensed, 15 pt., e6daba. I used
       the same technique as in Tutorial 7 above to put a black offset 1 pixel down and to the right of the text.
10. Second piece of text was applied to the lower left corner of the top layer, same font, size, color, and offset details as in
       Step 09 above.

Here's my Layers dialog:

Comments are appreciated; I love feedback! :D


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Jan. 29th, 2007 02:32 am (UTC)
Oh, lovely! Are these up for grabs, hon?
Jan. 29th, 2007 02:36 am (UTC)
Yes, please feel free! I'll put together an icon post in another week or so, but have at them in the meantime!

And thanks! :D

Hee! "Stilted love." I just got an idea for a companion icon. *runs off to make it*

Oh...and yours is from the same cap as mine, just cropped differently! Yay!
Jan. 29th, 2007 05:58 am (UTC)
Here ya go...whaddya think of my new Tonycon?
Jan. 29th, 2007 04:34 am (UTC)
those are great! xD keep it up!
Jan. 29th, 2007 05:12 am (UTC)
Thanks so much! Your encouragement is really appreciated!

Must make myself an insert squee icon!
Jan. 31st, 2007 07:07 am (UTC)
your welcome! *HUGS*
hehehe, lady_boromir made it for me. :D
Jan. 29th, 2007 05:47 am (UTC)
*runs off with tony*

...the icon :D
Jan. 29th, 2007 05:57 am (UTC)
If you figure out a way to run off with Tony NotTheIcon, you will let me know, won't you? Coz then I can run off with Control NotTheIcon! Yum!

In the meantime, enjoy the piccy. :)
Jan. 29th, 2007 07:20 am (UTC)
:D I love them both!
Jan. 29th, 2007 11:13 am (UTC)
Thanks, my dear!:D
Jan. 29th, 2007 11:39 am (UTC)
Hi there! Totally random, but do you mind if I "friend" you? I've seen your icon tutorials on the GIMP tutorial group, and think they're really cool, and frankly anyone who likes Fry and Laurie is good by me! I was recently given Jeeves and Wooster on DVD as a birthday present, and have been watching through it over the past few months. It's great fun!

Jan. 29th, 2007 10:22 pm (UTC)
Hi! Sure, you can go ahead and friend me! Thanks for your kind words about my tuts; at this point I imagine they'll all be Fry and Laurie of one sort or another. :)

I love Jeeves and Wooster...without question that's my favorite F&L work. Followed by Tony & Control on Boffle. :) And then the "My Dear Boy" sketch.
Jan. 29th, 2007 11:22 pm (UTC)
Those are both so lovely that if I could I would be running for the hills a nice, comfy place with both of them... :3
Jan. 29th, 2007 11:55 pm (UTC)
They are gorgeous, aren't they? Of course, I mean the men, not the icons. *sigh* ;)
Feb. 3rd, 2007 11:11 pm (UTC)
wow great! I made this one with tutorial 7 (with some tweaking of the settings of course):

I'm putting this in my memories!
Feb. 3rd, 2007 11:26 pm (UTC)
Ooooh...I like how it turned out! Nice job.

And yay! for meming! :)
Feb. 3rd, 2007 11:29 pm (UTC)
Mar. 26th, 2007 09:31 am (UTC)
I don't have Agency FB Bold Condensed. I was thinking about buying it after seeing this tutorial. Do you use it a lot when making icons? Also, I don't know anything about Fry and Laurie. Are these movies? If so I definitely want to check them out. I never new anything about Hugh Laurie, but now I have fallen in love with him as House.
Mar. 27th, 2007 11:33 pm (UTC)
Nah, I don't really use it a lot; I just liked the way it looked here. Times New Roman would probably look good, too. Or anything that you like! :)

Fry & Laurie are Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, who have been together as a comedy team for 25+ years. They did a number of TV shows together, most notably "A Bit of Fry & Laurie" (affectionately called Boffle here on LJ) and "Jeeves & Wooster," based on the novels of P.G. Wodehouse. You can read more on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fry_and_Laurie

Their work together and individually is wonderful. Stephen was especially moving as Oscar Wilde in the movie "Wilde."

You should check them both out on imdb.com for a full list of their acting credits. Enjoy learning more about them! :D

Also, you can search YouTube for clips from their various shows and appearances.
Mar. 26th, 2007 09:32 am (UTC)
P.S. Great tutorials. I am going to try them when I get a chance. I have already followed one of your other tutorials.
Mar. 27th, 2007 11:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much; glad you like them! :)
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