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Gimp Tutorial #1: Johnny Knoxville [Oct. 6th, 2006|01:12 am]
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We'll be going from this to this

No brushes, no textures just you and the Gimp.

Questions/Comments?

Helpful or Confusing?

I'd appreciate hearing what you think or seeing what you come up with :)

Image and Layer heavy.....




Step #1: Depending on your base this may be optional but with most of my bases I use Auto-Levels (Layers>Colors>Levels>Click Auto)

Step #2: Open a new transparent layer and flood fill with the color #c9e0ff, set the layer mode to Overlay and the opacity to 47%

Step #3: Open another new transparent layer and flood fill with #ebc1ff, set the layer mode to Burn at 47% opacity

Step #4: Open a new transparent layer and flood fill with #1acf51, set the layer mode to Overlay at 47% opacity

Step #5: Open another new transparent layer and flood fill with #f9d287, set the layer to Burn at 77% opacity


That's it for the coloring and such, now for the background. This might be a little tricky depending on your own base.

Step #6: Using the free hand selection or lasso tool, just in case your confused
I outlined everything that wasn't Knoxville and used Gaussian Blur. (Filters>Blur>Gaussian Blur)
I set both the Vertical and Horizontal at 7.


If you can't get it just the way you want try using the smudge tool to fix your promblem areas.

Alternatives/Options:
I sharpened it up a little here...Set at 17


And I used Softglow (w/out Sharpen)....Glow Radius: 1, Brightness: 27, Sharpness at 77


And that's it.

Feel free to add/join the community, it'd be super sweet :)
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[User Picture]From: centauri_
2006-10-06 12:48 pm (UTC)
Just tried this on my own base (with some fidlling around)
It looks really good!
Thanks for the tutorial. ^^
*adds to memories*
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[User Picture]From: m00nbrain
2006-10-06 08:56 pm (UTC)
Welcome! Glad you liked it :)
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[User Picture]From: the_red_saber
2006-10-07 05:50 am (UTC)
Went from this to just using your coloring with a few tweaks. Looks very nice. Great tut. Will try the background blur with a more appropriate base later. :-)
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[User Picture]From: m00nbrain
2006-10-18 07:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks, glad you found it useful. Nice Meredith base, I love GA!
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[User Picture]From: ahavah
2006-10-12 04:14 am (UTC)
I had fun with this one. Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: m00nbrain
2006-10-18 07:42 pm (UTC)
welcome, happy to hear you liked it ^-^
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