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Sep 8, 2008 1:22 PM
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i was wondering if any of you ppl are good with gimp? i need some help.

do you know any tutorials on how to take pictures out of backgrounds or put pictures on backgrounds? basically im new to these stuff.

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Sep 8, 2008 1:40 PM
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Moved it to the Creative Corner forum. Your topic might get some more of the right attention here.

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Sep 8, 2008 1:41 PM

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same idea as this:

http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=42285

I've never used GIMP, so I don't know that the process is exactly the same, but I would wager that it's similar enough that you can use the suggestions from the topic above.
 
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Sep 8, 2008 1:50 PM

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omg, you have to be pro at GIMP to make changes like that? - makes me glad I use PS ;)
 
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Sep 8, 2008 2:02 PM

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I was pretty sure of that ViM used GIMP. Be nice to him and he might tell you.
Also this.
Pewdie said:
omg, you have to be pro at GIMP to make changes like that? - makes me glad I use PS ;)
 
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Sep 8, 2008 2:35 PM

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I use gimp for 90% of what I do.
But for what you describe here, I also use photoshop, cause the tool in gimp for that isn't too helpful when you don't have a very calm hand.

But here are the methods in gimp you can use to get it done (it's quite similar to ps though):

Hope that helps a little.
 
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Sep 8, 2008 8:20 PM

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I'm a GIMP Pro. lol All My GFX are made in GIMP.
 
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Sep 9, 2008 12:20 PM
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um so how do u get backgrounds? like good backgrounds?
 
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Sep 9, 2008 12:54 PM

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That depends on what you want to do.
If you do anime graphics use backgrounds from animes (via screenshots), anime/game sceneries on wallpapers you can find from e.g. konachan.com
Then you can also use standard patterns from your gimp and modify them by applying different filters to it.
You just have to look that the color scheme of the background fits the foreground and if it doesn't fit - make it fit. ;)
 
Sep 9, 2008 1:04 PM
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o ok and one last question. how do u remove images off the background? like take them off then paste them on the background?
 
Sep 9, 2008 2:03 PM

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Just like copy paste. (ctrl+C or swich ctrl+C - ctrl+V)
You copy a layer or the whole thing, then open the background, resize it to the wanted size make a new empty layer in the layer menu (if not active, press ctrl+ L to make it appear).
That's where you paste the image to.
 
Sep 9, 2008 2:10 PM
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k im still a beginner

when i click the text, how i make make my text good like the one on your signature?
 
Sep 10, 2008 8:08 PM

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You need to install different fonts. And you could install different brushes too.
 
Sep 10, 2008 8:14 PM

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Or go to Dialogs > Fonts to see what fonts you have.

And I get all of mine from dafont
 
Sep 10, 2008 8:26 PM

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Damn, I saw the topic title and thought I might be able to help somewhat since I'm pretty handy in GIMP... but Mathes provided a perfect tutorial. xD

About the font, just go to the font tool options and scroll down and pick one you like... then pick a color. If you want to outline it in black, right-click the text layer < text to selection. Then make a new layer keeping the selection and fill it with black (or any other outline color of your choice). Then put it behind the text layer.

 
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Wait. How would that work..? D:
Because I usually use this:
And get a new layer and go to stroke selection...
 
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There are planety of ways to outline text.
 
Sep 14, 2008 3:43 AM
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I never used Gimp myself, but I rarely see much gimp stuff that is as good as photoshop's stuff.
 
Feb 13, 2009 12:11 AM

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StellarCombo69 said:
I never used Gimp myself, but I rarely see much gimp stuff that is as good as photoshop's stuff.


punkvolume1 is a gimp user :3 and she is amazing at it. as well as Mathes.

punkvolume1's profile

Mathes' profile
 
Feb 13, 2009 11:05 AM

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StellarCombo69 said:
I never used Gimp myself, but I rarely see much gimp stuff that is as good as photoshop's stuff.


-Angel- said:
punkvolume1 is a gimp user :3 and she is amazing at it. as well as Mathes.


Yep, it depends on the user's skill. More people use photoshop, because they prefer to download popular stuff than use something that's for free but not as popular.
If you need a software to make signatures, wallpapers and stuff like that gimp is perfect, but of course you need to know how to use it, not just install and then click random buttons and expect miracles.

 
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I use Inkscape in tandem with Gimp on my stuff.

Gimp --> image manipulation and cleanup
Inkscape --> layout and text
 
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