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  • {Tutorials} G.I.M.P.
  • February 14, 2008 03:42PM

  • Link to Gimp
    DOWNLOAD THIS PROGRAM IS FREE AND GREAT!!!!!!!!
    I WANT TO KEEP IT IN THIS POST AND NOT MAKE AN INDIVIDUAL POST FOR EVERY TUTORIAL I MAKE.
    PLEASE KEEP POST TO QUESTIONS REGARDING THE TUTORIALS

    If you have another question about gimp, tutorial suggestion or requests etc go to this post.
    {questions} GIMP

    Don't skip over the Photoshop Tutorials just because you do not have the program....IF the tools are in gimp you can do a Photoshop TUT.

    GIMP TUTORIALS AND INDEX IN THIS POST.
    I WILL ALSO ADD LINKS TO OFF SITE TUTORIALS AND LINKS TO WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE BRUSHES.
    ALSO THE DOWNLOAD LINKS FOR SPECIFIED BRUSHES.
    SO KEEP CHECKING!!!!!

    KEEP IN MIND THAT I AM STILL LEARNING AS WELL, SO THE MORE I DO THE MORE I WILL POST.

    READING MY FIRST TUTORIAL I REALIZED I COULD BRANCH OFF IT.
    INSTEAD OF REPEATING MY SELF,
    I WILL START WITH HOW TO COLLECT YOUR IMAGE,
    THE BASIC ON TRANSPARENT BACKGROUND
    AND START THE NEXT TUTORIAL FROM THERE.


    ALSO IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR OWN TUTORIAL.
    ON AN EFFECT PLEASE PM ME B 4 YOU POST IT I MAY BE WORKING ON ONE AT THAT TIME.

    THANK YOU AND HAVE FUN!!!!

    P.S. THERE WILL BE LOTS OF EDITS TO THIS BOX....LOL.
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  • SIMPLE DESIGN TO CREATE YOUR OWN BRUSHES FOR GIMP(new Page 2 4/15/08)
    {Tutorial}SIMPLE DESIGN TO CREATE YOUR OWN BRUSHES FOR GIMP

    >>>>>Brushes<<<<<


    >>>LINKS<<<
    Devientart.com

    Live Journal

    Gimp Talk

    gimp-tutorials.net


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  • >>>Brushes Download<<<

    Heart Brushes

    Blood Brushes

    Glitter Brushes

    Skull Brushes

    Keep Dreamin

    Grunge ink-splats

    Sparkle Brush Set

    Floral Brushes

    Kanji Brushes

    1100 gimp brushes

    Hair

    Even More Hair

    {{{{{{{these were all taken off deviantart.com}}}}}}}

    How to unpack your new brushes.

    When you've downloaded your brushes open {DO NOT SAVE/ OPEN} the file and select all the brushes
    Then go to...
    1. My Computer
    2. Local Disk (C:)
    3. Program files
    4. GIMP 2.0
    5. share
    6. gimp
    7. 2.0
    8. brushes
    PASTE THEM AND THEN OPEN GIMP YOU SHOULD SEE ALL YOUR BRUSHES THERE.



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  • >>>>>Fonts<<<<<

    >>>>>>>>HOW TO ADD FONTS TO GIMP<<<<<<<<

    download the true type font file and drag it into
    the folder: my computer > C: > WINDOWS > fonts.
    restart your gimp and the font should appear in
    your fonts list


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  • {{{{{{{{{{{{Saving your files}}}}}}}}}}}}

    the file format that you save a pic in determines its quality. some file formats automatically blur pixels together which is why it happens after you save the pic. its very annoying because edges blend together and it makes it hard to separate them. heres a basic guide to common file formats....

    When you save your pic in gimp, simply add ".png", ".jpg", ".gif", etc. (no quotations) onto the end of your pic's file name.

    .jpg - standard format for pics. i dont use this format because it blurs pixels together, reduces quality, and makes editing harder

    .gif - only use this format for animated pics because it reduces the quality on normal pics

    .png - in my opinion, this is the best format to use. it keeps transparency and resolution. this format is also accepted by photo sharing sites and can be uploaded. you can not save a .png in layers so make sure you merge your layers b4 you save as a .png or you backgroud will be white.

    .xcf - this is gimp's exclusive file format. it will save everything exactly as you left it so its best to use this format while working on a pic. xcf format is not accepted by image hosting sites so you should save the final version of the pic as png before uploading it.

    in my opinion the best formats for your files are xcf, and png for the final version




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Before Creating with gimp follow these instructions to get familiar with your program

The full version of this tutorial can be found at this site


After installation of The GIMP 2, when you start it for the very first time, you will see something as shown below:



Now, what you have to do first, is make the environment too suitable and comfortable for designing, so that the usual tools and tasks can be accessed quickly and easily. For that you will have to do some initial work once.

Follow the steps:

1. First of all, there is a window showing the 'TIP OF THE DAY', I think when it should appear when you launch the gimp. But if you wish to turn it off, just uncheck the checkbox labeled Show tip next time GIMP stats and close the window.

2. Now, close the window on right of the screen, a new window will appear displaying you some message, you simply click button Close all Tabs.

3. Go through menus
File > Dialogs > Create New Dock > and click Layer, Channels & Paths

A new window will appear, in this new window note the layer tab, in layers tab, in front of label Layers you can see a small button the left arraw, just click it and go through menus Add Tab and you will be shown a list of tool tabs, you only select Brushes, Patterns, Gradients, Tools, Tool Options.

Then click the Undo History Tab and click the button [X] to close it, becuase it is not that necessary at this level.

TIP : You can change the arrangement of tabs simply by dragging their icon over other tab to bring in before the drop target. Now, if a tab has come out of the window and became separate window while dragging, you simply drag it from its inner label and drop it on suitable place, as shown here:



Now, go into Tab Tools, and turn all the tools ON by clicking the (EYE) icon on left of each tool icon + name, so that all tools are available in the main gimp window (which is on left side of screen), see image below, where I turned all tools ON:



Finally,

# Go through menus File > Preferences to save the windows' postion. In Preferences window simply click Window Management in the list provided on left side, adn click button Save Window Positions Now.

# Then click the Environment from left list, and follow alter enteries of right side fields as shown here, if you have RAM greater or equal to 128 MB, and click button OK in the bottom-right corner of the window:



REMEMBER : If you close the tabbed window on rightside, you will have to repeat the last 3 steps again, to avoid that, always close gimp from its main window shown on left side.

Now after restarting, gimp must look like this (on your desktop, regardless the windows' postions):



YOU ARE DONE UP TO HERE.

Now few more tips on working with usual tools (CORE TIPS) :

# To quickly give NAME / Rename the layer, simply double click the laye in Layers tab and enter the desired name.

# To emerge two layers quickly, bring the layers just over/below eachother, then click the upper layer, rightclick it and press W.

# Mostaly when you emerge all layers, the layers' attributes are discarded and it becomes nromal layer after merge. So better is to delete any flat filled background layer first and then rightclick anywhere in layers tab and press F which will Flatten the Image.


# When you have clicked the Brush tool make sure you have selected the appropriate brush form the Brushes tab by clicking the desired brush.

# After working with eraser, brush, convolve, area select tool, best is you select the Move layers & selections Tool.

# To know what the selected tool does, keep your mouse over it and it will disply you a tooltip text.

# If you have opened more than one images, the layers tab will display the layers of only the image window in focus / on top.

# To insert quick new layer, rightclick within the layers tab and press N.

# To quickly delete a layer, rightclick the desired layer within the layers tab and press D.

# To copy a layer to take to other image, simply select it from layers tab and press Ctrl+C, then go to the image where you want to insert it, and press Ctrl+V. New layer will become a Floating Selection, to make it normal layer simply rightclick it and press N from keyboard.

# If you have created a path using Path creation and editting tool, and then you switch to other tool the paths will be lost. To prevent this problem, immediately after completing the path, go through menus Slect > Save to Channel, or make it selection using the path through Slect > Select from path which automatically saves the path. Saved paths may be reused by double-clicking them from Paths tab.

# Making new brush is too easy in gimp. Select the area from your image which you wish to use as brush, then go through menus within the image window Script-Fu > Selection > To Brush. GIMP will automatically save the selection as a new brush of gimp itself, and select it immediately for use.
The same way, you can make custom fill patterns, by selecting desired area and going through menus Script-Fu > Selection > To Pattern.

that's all for now, read further tutorials for specific type of designing.

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