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Tutorial: starry sky with Gimp

Today we see how create an effect "starry sky"With GIMP. This guide can ever be of assistance to dial one background for pc, but also and especially for greeting cards, Tickets, posters, folding and products for typography in general. If the final destination of the image will be the screen Computer (background, but also web page or web gallery) advice 72,00dpi. In case the requirement was the carta stampata I suggest the 300,00dpi (to maintain high resolution). (more…)

Released Gimp 2.8

And’ 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 usable version (recommended) for the production was the 2.6. Many readers will surely have installed the 2.7 however,, a horseback beta between the two stable versions useful to have some preview of the news and to test its 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: (more…)

Graphics: interpolation to resize images with Gimp

Inspired by the comments to one of my old article, I write a brief guide to clarify any doubts on’graphic interpolation. The short article today will speak only interpolation from the point of view of the graphic software, but it must be noted that interpolation is first of all a method to identify new points on the Cartesian plane, starting from a set of data points in the hypothesis that all the points can refer to a function f(x) of a given family of functions of a real variable. (more…)

Tutorial: mosaic “a pallini” type 70 with Gimp

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. (more…)

Tutorial: create a fabric like jeans from scratch with Gimp

In many works of graphic happen to need to add an “effetto jeans“? It may be for poster, posters, posters. For me so far I've always gone to look for some stock photo, or me the photos are taken by me, but in today's tutorial we see how to get the same effect (nearly photorealistic) with Gimp.

First, create a new image file to work. I will use the standard size “640 x 480“. The background will be blu (in my case I used the following hex: #393a6e). (more…)

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

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 photo you want, simply open the “Light Leak” superimposed on the image as a new layer and change the mode from the main “Usual” a “Screen”. I also recommend you to resize the “Leak” to be applied to the size of the main image. (more…)

Tips: Open an EPS file with Gimp on Windows XP

The version of Gimp for Windows is nothing more than a port of the most complete version for Linux. By itself Gimp on Windows has nothing to envy to the Linux version, it was not for some small additional packages that are enabled natively on Linux. One of these is Ghostscript.

The Wikipedia

Ghostscript is a collection of free programs based on an interpreter of page description languages PostScript and Portable Document Format, both of the Adobe. (more…)

Tutorial: Effect “macro” a panorama with Gimp

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 the classic photo to’compound eye Fly. Everything is imperceptible at first glance, but with a good goal “macro” are unable to distinguish accurately even 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. (more…)