okay, I was looking for some tutorials we can do so here are a few, if you find other be sure to share them, then we can make a selection and decided what we wanna make.
How to create a lightsaber
blending two images with gimp
turning people into stones
using Gimp to get the Andy Warhol effect
hot wallpaper with flames
Moasic Grid To Photos - Apply a nifty mosaic to photos without using the filter!
Okay, I'm revealing how little I really know, here...
What is the difference between a brush and a font? And when would you use a brush? And why? And who can post a good example of said usage?
See...? *Mutters Walter-like* I feel so stupid!
A font is a lettertype. To write words.
A brush is used for decoration mostly, can be everything. Like hearts, stars, flowers, and also text (but not single letters, complete words, usually with a little decoration on it). Can be very large or very small. You "stamp" the brush onto what you're making.
On this one I used lots of heart brushes and the I wrote the word Lunch in Scriptina font:
On this one "duty before love" was written in 2 different fonts. In the middle I used a brush that looks like tape, to make it look I taped the pic. The 3 XXX on the right is also a brush:
And on this one, I stamped a couple of brushes in the shape of lips:
Does this help?
EDIT: Oh, and I have to add, I don't use brushes a lot anymore. At the moment just on wallpapers, and mostly splatter brushes. Like on these (click for larger obviously):
And the curly thing on the 2nd one is also a brush
You go Dialogues>brushes and choose a brush from the window. Then just swish it around in your sig/wp window. You can change the shape of the brushes in the choice window. I've only been playing with whats in there so am probably not much help I think you should be able to change the colour of the brush, but have no idea how
What I need to know is, having downloaded lots of brushes from the sites posted here, how do I actually use them with Gimp?
Same applies to textures. Have downloaded some, but don't know what to do next.
I get the feeling that most of the people explaining things assume I know stuff that I don't, not realising that I need explanations step by step! Trouble is, when you've been doing this stuff yourself for ages, you tend to do things automatically and when explaining it to complete novices you inadvertently miss bits out. Not meaning to complain, I've picked up lots of useful stuff from everyone, just there's lots that go clean over my head
Luvnjack I'm sure I saw you explain somewhere about how you put the texture over you new sig, but now I can't find it! Do you mind repeating it for me? Pretty Please?
Edit: Ok, SamJackShiplover did that far better than me!
Thanks, Lies! Another question:
If I download a brush, where should I save it so I can use it later? In my fonts folder? But that doesn't seem right...Is there a folder for brushes somewhere?
And if not, where should I make one so it's readily available in my editing program?
Fonts and brushes are 2 seperate things. Fonts are just saved where all windows fonts are. I save the brush files to C / program files / Adobe Photoshop CS2 / Presets / Brushes, then they appear in photoshop. Of course, if you use another programme, I'm not sure where your presets are.
Oh, and I recommend ... I've got sooo many brushes, it takes ages to load photoshop. So I put them all in groups (ie, hearts, flowers) and save the groups outside the presets, that way when opening PS, the brushes don't get loaded. If I need them, I'll just import them, or restart PS after I moved the group back to presets.
EDIT: I see you already changed my name
Jumble, I can't help you with your GIMP brush question. But the use of textures probably is the same in every programme.
1. Open the texture in GIMP
2. Select the whole texture (CTL A in photoshop)
3. Copy the texture (CTRL C?)
4. Go to your sig or whatever
5. Paste the texture (CTRL V). It should appear on a new layer, if not, make a new layer first and then paste
6. Play around with the layer modes (I guess GIMP has them too), and with the opacity.
Did that help?
I have my textures just saved like any other pic. For my "Kingdom of Eternal Optimism" sig, I did the following:
First, I downloaded the texture. I copied and pasted it as my background. Didn't make any changes to it at all. Then, I opened the fishing pic, and did the same. Copy, paste. Then, I made it b&w (color, hue&saturation, desaturate), and made it transparent (layer, transparency, color to alpha).
After that, I just slapped on the text. Can't remember the exact name of the font right now.
Anyway, it's been a hit, even though I didn't do much!
Textures aren't saved in your programme like brushes. Just some random place.
And yep, you can just use textures as background, or on top, or in the middle. Just play with layer styles of the texture, and your other layers as well.
Luvnjack: not doing much, but making it look good, is just the trick
I'm bad...I am the one asking the question and Lies has to solve it all...
*goes into a corner...being quiet*
Thank you Nad for this sig!
Thank you Nad for this sig!
If anything I started the confusion with the text brushes instead of fonts
and I am making lost icons as we speak, first time I did that and well it is working out okay I'll post after I am done with more
It was JT4L's post. Here's the link. Follow the instructions at the top for Gimp 2.2. The technical stuff further down basically says that if you have Gimp 2.4 (which all of you should have if you dl'd in the last few months) you can use photoshop brushes as well as gimp brushes