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19May/120

Released Gimp 2.8

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E 'of a couple of weeks ago the news of the release of version 2.8 Gimp. The Gimp development team has decided to release the stable version, alternating with the development version, In fact, the latest version can be used (recommended) for the production was the 2.6. Many readers will surely have installed the 2.7 however,, a beta version on the border between the two stable versions useful to have some of the new preview and test the actual stability. Compared to the latest versions 2.7 the stable no surprises. The most important (or maybe that was waiting for the longest time) is the possibility of processing the images in more than 8bit. This means a color depth greater (16bit e 32bit). The following new features:

11Dec/111

Tutorial: mosaic “a pallini” type 70 with Gimp

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In today's tutorial we will see how to turn a colored photo in a pixel-art original, useful for creating large prints especially when the quality of the initial image will not let.

We begin with an image of your choice. For this tutorial I suggest colored images particularly because many of the details will be lost in the final result.

24Jun/117

Lighting effects to images with Gimp and the pack “Lomo Light Leaks”

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Today I report an interesting site from which I often take inspiration for the writing of my tutorials. The site is PhotoShopTutorials.ws, and as you can easily guess from the name of the domain is a site full of resources for PhotoShop, usable for most of the cases even with Gimp.

Today we see the "Lomo Light Leaks" pack, a collection of effects to add to their photos to make them look old. In pratica si tratta di 71 different images with the effect "flare" or reflex lenses. To apply the effect to the picture you want, simply open the "Light Leak" as a new layer overlaid on the main and change the mode from "Usual" a "Screen". I also recommend you to resize the "Leak" to be applied to the size of the main image.

28Apr/116

Tutorial: Effect “macro” a panorama with Gimp

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In today's tutorial we deal with a particular technique, that will make our curious photos. To macro photography (or more simply "macro") means the photograph of the small details to which the eye hardly pays attention. There will certainly have seen online, or in some magazines nature of some larger picture microscopic bugs, or all the classic photo 'compound eye Fly. Everything is imperceptible at first glance, but with a good goal "macro" you can also accurately distinguish the compound eye.

In today's tutorial, however, do not deal with macro photography, but the blur resulting from macro to reality. All fiction, nothing macros for today.

18Mar/117

Tutorial: flame text / smoke with Gimp

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New tutorial for today. Today's tutorial is very simple, one of the first that I have followed, perhaps one of the most abused. To add an inscription l 'effect "fiery" o l'effect "smoke".

First we create a new image. Hundred of shape 640 x 480 pixel.

29Jan/110

Inkscape: use interpolation to fill the space between two tracks… with other tracks

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In today's tutorial we see how to create a effect "ribbon" (tape) real Inkscape. The process is very simple, also suitable for novice users and can be imported subsequently within Gimp only if we save the job Inkscape SVG native.

This tutorial is very fast, are necessary for the realization by 2 to 5 minutes.

First select tool "Draw straight lines and paths" from the left side menu and begin to draw a path.

22Jan/110

Tutorial: create a paper clip with Gimp

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Since it is a lot that I do not write a graphic tutorial, I thought I'd do it now. Today we see how "render" a metallica graffetta with Gimp. This tutorial (like everyone else so far) is suitable for a 'medium-expert users the program Gimp, I do not exaggerate to declare the most famous Graphics software open source.

We will use a technique honestly a bit 'cumbersome, but already seen nearly a year ago: Give the glass effect / water with Gimp.

For the realization of the tutorial requires from 5 to 15 minutes, depending on the level of user. The result will be.

30Oct/108

Change the dpi / ppi of an image with Gimp

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I often find myself having to create images that serve as separator content within prints, or some simple graphic effects created with tracked, or with letters. I'm thinking of something very simple, that surely even in the old schoolbooks we were used to seeing without realizing.

Occasionally, however,, I happen to create the new image, save, and realize that the work is finished the dpi is too low Gimp because those who apply by default are 72, excellent to the web but too little for a detailed Print quality. Today we see how increase the dpi of an image we have already saved with Gimp 72 dpi, and the portarla 300 (great for Print).

19Oct/101

Il plugin Resynthesizer per Gimp

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Who said that PhotoShop always comes before Gimp? The plugin we are talking about today was developed natively for Gimp, was then invented something similar to PhotoShop.

Maybe someone does not play the new plugin "Content aware filling" per PhotoShop. Well, "Resynthesizer" is an algorithm developed as a research project of the University 2001 subsequently led to plugin for Gimp long before that were created "Content aware filling". But let's start from the beginning. Start by saying that "Resynthesizer" is a plugin that fully automatic removes by selection the objects in the picture if placed on a plot, filling the space Missing the selection with the same color of the background, trying to keep the texture uniform. This plugin can be very useful for example if we were to touch up the photo of a sunset sky with a pole in the foreground.

7Oct/100

Tutorial: highpass filter con Gimp

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Today we talk about "Highpass filter", a technique widely used in modern advertising to make "soft" images.

Obviously for all the work will adopt Gimp as a program for image manipulation.

This tutorial applies to entities, faces, views and, as we shall see, is perhaps the most widely used technique in magazines advertising.

In this tutorial we work on a subject. The image comes from Flickr.