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by Sam Dean - Mar. 14, 2011 Comments (3) When it comes to open source graphics tools, GIMP gets a great deal of attention, and there are many free online resources available for it , but if you're in search of a free drawing and illustration tool that can compete with Adobe Illustrator and is increasingly useds by web designers for effects, logos and still graphics, give Inkscape a try. It runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, and is well-known as a powerful and flexible drawing and vector editing application.
Introduction Background I wrote this article because I wondered for a while why Inkscape apparently wouldn't let me make inline text and font changes to text objects in my drawings. I used Inkscape even before the project, or fork, was started, when the main codebase was still called Sodipodi . At the time of writing, the most current version of Inkscape is 0.43 and later versions should exhibit the features I'm presenting here. The problem I address in this article is because the discoverability of the functions and features in Inkscape is virtually non-existent.
Introduction - gps-gimp-paint-studio - A few brief words about the GPS initiative. - Gimp + GPS (gimp paint studio)Gimp Paint Studio is, as described on the front page "a collection of brushes and accompanying "tool presets" for the free open-source program Gimp . But it is also an attempt at something more. It is also an independent initiative to push for the increased awareness that Gimp is not only useful for cropping photos, adjusting colour balances and make minor website graphics. Gimp is also an excellent tool for digital painters , creating completely new works of art from scratch, a capacity that is not always fully realized by the default setup, untill now. Developers are working on more features for next releases. The GPS's collected artistic media presets and brush collection is one step on the way towards making GIMP a more pleasant environment for digital artists.
1 - Create a new picture (e.g. 650×650). - Choose a color for the stamp text, I have used a red one: #dd0000. - Now write a text using the text-tool 2 Now we make the text look better by adding a border to it - Therefore add a new layer and activate it - Choose the Selection-Tool and drag a border. The distance to each side shoud be approximately the same to look asthetically. - Select / Border… (5px depending how thick the border shoud be) - Edit / Fill with FG Color - Select / None It should look like this: 3 In this step we rotate the picture - right click the layer and choose “Merge down” - Choose the Rotate Tool and rotate the picture to a desired position 4 Now we’re coming to the Grunge-Effect: - Layer / Mask / Add Layer Mask (White) - Choose Paintbrush (Brushtyp Confetti) - Reset the color to black (use D on your keyboard) - Paint at will on the Layer mask (Black becomes transparent, so it looks white) 5
Grunge texture text This tutorial will show you how to create a grungy text effect. To get this grunge look a wooden texture is used as a layer mask. Example of the grunge texteffect Step 1: Type the text. Make a new document of 620 by 200px.
Retro rough color photo effect A tutorial about how to turn a normal image into a rough slightly colored grained image. This is the result. And the before.
GPS is a collection of brushes and accompanying tool presets intended to speed up repetitive tasks byavoiding the need to manually reset tool options after each change. Tool presets are a simply saved tooloptions, a seldom discussed but highly useful feature of the GIMP. Spañol
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