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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).


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.


Tutorial: create “top” and for jeans with Gimp

As announced in the last tutorial, what follows is a quick and easy way to "sewing" toppe e scritte sui jeans. Obviously we will do everything with Gimp, 'm not very good with needle and thread.

For this tutorial we will use some resources readily available on the web (or in this site), and in the specific:


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).


30 days to learn HTML5 and CSS3

Today I report an important series of tutorials (lasting a mese) that promises to teach web design to those who design is fasting in just thirty days. The course starts from zero, and it is also addressed to those who do not know anything about web design. And by no mean zero.

The lessons are structured so as not to be too heavy, the first try not to "put too many irons in the fire" and run out in about ten minutes at the most, as a result are then introduced i shadow tag in the order of use. Particular attention has been devoted to compliance with the standards, all'accessibility and in how they interact HTML and CSS.


Changing the pitch of an audio file with Audacity

In today's tutorial we begin to delve into the world of editing digital audio. Let's start with a simple solution of the problem, problem that many people will ever encounter. How to change the pitch of a file (or of a part of file) lossless audio? The answer is "can not". Is required to change the pitch a little (laughable) loss of information, imperceptible, but it is better to know.

For this tutorial we will use the open source audio editor Audacity, and we will use this audio file.

First of all open Audacity and import the file: "File" - "Import" - "Audio".


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 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.


Tutorial: flame text / smoke with Gimp

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.


Tutorial: the paradox photo (the “Droste effect”) with Gimp and MathMap

Today's tutorial is a cross between photography, graphic and Mathematics. Photography because we start from a real photo, and a good photograph is the beginning of a good job, graphic because of the various tweaks that as we make any and Mathematics because the effect scomoderemo today follows strict mathematical rules, nothing is left to chance. For this tutorial we will use Gimp and its plugin MathMap.


Import tracks from Inkscape, Gimp

Anyone with intellectual honesty would not hesitate to affirm that the level of interoperability reached from the Adobe suite (the manner in which they interface between their programs) e di Gran go top compared to open source alternatives. An example is importing tracks the Illustrator a Photoshop, possible by the classic copy - Paste.

Today's article, however,, not meant to be a criticism of the lack of communication between the developers of several open source projects, intention is to demonstrate how it is possible (in a way perhaps slightly longer) the same import operation paths between Inkscape and Gimp.