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Steampunk is a sub-genre of fantasy and speculative fiction that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used - usually the 19th century, and often Victorian era England - but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date. - Courtesy of Wikipedia.

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Bump Mapping - Practical Exercise and usage I learnt use of Bump Map from a tutorial at So, here is my try explaining it a bit more so that it becomes easy for all level users to understand the use of Bump-Map plugin, and possibilities. Prerequisites You must be familier with creating new image, adding new layers, deleting layers, naming/renaming a layer, filling solid color and gradient in layers/selections. If you do not know how to perform above mentioned operations then Click here to read beginners tutorial first.

Gimp Tutorial: Awesome Bokeh Effect in Gimp It was fun to to follow Abduzeedo tutorial for making bokeh digital effect in Photoshop (i'm using photoshop and gimp) and i really excited when i managed to do similiar effect in Gimp. So i decided to make a Gimp tut for this's been over a months since my last tutorial and i think after this i'll make more Gimp tuts..Click More Inside The Post to read the tutorial. P/s: This tutorial has been converted from the original Photoshop tutorial into Gimp. The original Photoshop tutorial can be found HERE in Abduzeedo site. Tutorials Beginner GIMP Quickies Use GIMP for simple graphics needs without having to learn advanced image manipulation methods. Simple Floating Logo This tutorial walks through some basic image and layer manipulation techniques. Layer Masks An introduction to using layer masks to modify the opacity of a layer. Basic Color Curves A first look at the Curves tool and adjusting color tones in an image.

Download free GIMP plugins (40+ plugins) GIMP is the undisputed king of image editing in Linux platforms, and is next only to Photoshop in popularity in Windows and Mac platforms. With a large community of developers and an even larger pool of users, it is no surprise that GIMP is very popular. Much like Firefox, GIMP’s strength lies in its plugins, which are developed by the open-source toting community. Since the users themselves develop them, they know all the needs and conceive a plugin for everything. And what better way for me to endorse GIMP than a list of good plugins? Most of them are aimed at web-designers and photographers, the main users of GIMP.

Gimp Advanced Guide - 8.3 The Emboss and Bump map Filters There are two filters that are particularly useful for rendering. These are Emboss and Bump map. The Emboss filter, found in Image:Filters/Distorts, creates the effect that an image is embossed into a thin metal plate. Figure 8.9 illustrates the use of the filter for a very simple case. Figure 8.9(a) shows an image that was created using a radial gradient, and Figure 8.9(b) shows the corresponding dialog for the Emboss filter. 60+ (more) Advanced Photoshop & GIMP Tutorials Skip to content Dennis Plucinik's Web Design Blog Just another WordPress site advertisements

Electivire GIMP Sig Tutorial - Zelda Universe Forums Hey there, this is my first attempt at a GIMP tutorial so I may be hazy and vague at times, but try to stay with me. This tutorial is intended for people who have a good amount of experience with making sigs, and don't have to follow me word for word to get a good sig. Step 1. Understanding & Using Polarizing Filters Polarizing filters can increase color saturation and decrease reflections — and are one of the only lens filters which cannot be replicated using digital photo editing. They are an indispensable tool that should be in every photographer's camera bag. However, developing an intuition for how a polarizer might impact a photo often requires extensive experimentation.

psdGraphics - Part 2 Simple step by step tutorial – how to make Windows Vista Logo – Photoshop Tutorial. Learn how to make a mirror and glossy effects, and how to use Photoshop tools – gradient, pen tool, bevel and emboss, eraser tool etc. (more…) SoftPortrait « GIMP Guru SoftPortrait I’m sure you’ve seen examples of “soft focus” portraiture, often used by photographers to lend a soft, slightly hazy, “dreamy” feel to a photograph. The midtones are sometimes keyed up a bit also, giving a sort of glow to the faces of the subjects. Typical applications are high school senior/wedding/baby/couples portraits as well as in fashion or “glamour” photography.

Fantasy illustration in Gimp – tutorial In this post I’ll show how to create a fantasy illustration in Gimp. We’ll design a (rather sexy) fairy. Before we start: One general info about pasting anything in Gimp. To paste something into new layer, please use the general method (that is – ctrl+c, ctrl+v) – and after that click “new layer” icon to make a new layer from Floating Selection. Ok – so we’ll make the background first. Third-Polarizing-Filter Experiment Demystified — How It Works © Copyright 2004 Darel Rex Finley. All rights reserved. This article, with illustrations and copyright notice intact, may be freely distributed for educational purposes. Shine light through two polarizing filters oriented at 90° to each other, and no light gets through. But put a third filter inbetween them, at 45° to each of the existing filters, and amazingly enough — some lights gets through! This popular experiment is often described as “strange.”

Retro rough color photo effect 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. SelectiveColorization « GIMP Guru SelectiveColorization In this tutorial I will explain how to convert a color photograph to a B&W one with color restored to selective areas. With the right subject this can give really striking results, as you can see for yourself. This technique is elsewhere referred to sometimes as “hand coloring” :-) The basic technique is to duplicate the color photograph, convert the duplicate to B&W, and paste it as a new layer on top of the color image. Add an opaque layer mask and then selectively paint transparency into the upper mask, exposing the color photograph underneath.

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