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Perfect masking using a highpass

Perfect masking using a highpass
1 Open any picture that contains a big shot of a person / celebrity / whatever. I use a picture of a well known celebrity. 2 Duplicate the background layer 2 times, you should that layer 3 times then. On the top layer use Filter / Gaussian Blur: 18px. Set the layer to 50% transparency in the layers dialog.Then go to Colors / Invert. You should have something similar to my picture now. 3 Click the right mousebutton on the layer in the layers dialog and choose “Merge down”.Colors / Desaturate (average). The go to Colors / Curves and apply a soft S-curve as seen on the image below. 4 Then choose Brightness & Contrast from the same menu. At the end you should have an image containg almost only black an white.

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Create a Sphere in GIMP 6. Now we add a final highlight like that in the upper left quadrant of the sphere shown on the left. (To save space, I'm omitting an illustration of the Layers Channels and Paths menu from this point on. We'll be adding two more layers.) Old Parchment Paper — Tutorials — 1 Open a new file: 400×500 px and set the background color to black. 2 Create a new transparent layer, fill it with #bc8b46. 3 Go to Filter / Noise / RGB Noise and use these values as input:Independent RGB Channels: checkedRED: 0,20GREEN: 0 BLUE: 0ALPHA: 0 4 - Filter / Blur / Gaussian Blur: 10px.The noise-effect should be still very little visible- 5 Now, we’re going to bring some depth into play. Open the channels tab (Dialogs / Channels). Create a new channel there, name it “knittern” or “crinkle” which is the english word for this.Opacity to 100%. 6 Click the just created channel to make it active.Apply Filter / Render / Plastic Noise. Activate “Random”.Values:-——- Random: on X: 2,3 Y: 3,3 Details 15.You get this kind of picture: 7 In the channels tab deactivate the eye-symbol to make it invisible. 8 Change to the layers-tab and click the brown layer to make it active. Now apply Filter / Light and Shadow / Lighting Effect.

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