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Taake's Gimp Tutorial

Taake

That's right, I'm watching you...
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This is a tentative tutorial for banner making, I've never made a tutorial before so I've never had to think much about my own process... i.e. this might be a bumpy ride folks! Consider yourselves warned!

Here we go!

1. Picking pictures and textures, I selected two Julie Benz pics and these two textures from HisMrs allnightnoise.com
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa29/TheWhisky/Tutorial/tex49_zpsxsfowgrk.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa29/TheWhisky/Tutorial/tex48_zpsknvt9yhv.jpg

2. Open a new canvas 500x150px

3. Re-size and add your pictures into two separate layers

4. Placing your pictures, use the erase tool to set them as you want them


5. Add a new transparent layer, past the first texture into it and use the opacity tool so you can see your images underneath



6. Use the erase tool, on low opacity, to enhance selected portions of the images



7. Use curve and colors on the images





8. With a new transparent layer add the second texture


9. Again use the eraser tool on a low opacity to enhance the portions you want


10. Use curves on the texture



Then I blurred the Syfy sign on one of the Julie pics



11. Add text if you want



12. End Result



 
Please let me know if you thought this was helpful,


next tutorial, if you want it, will be for this :)
 
Spanky
Spanky
You trying to make me look bad by getting yours out before me? You cheated anyway by sneaking in my head when I wasnt ready and taking my idea.

nightshade

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Text question, are you adding text to separate layers or on the same layer?
 

GwenRaiden

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Those look amazing. For the absolute life of me I can't figure out how I would duplicate this on PS, though! Damn.
 
PassionBecoming
PassionBecoming
PS/PSE is a different animal than .gimp. I learned all my arty stuff on PSE and have tried using .gimp and I get all kinds of confused. This might just help, though!

nightshade

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I knew one of my boxes had vanished, but couldn't figure out which one, thanks to this I now see and have regained the tool options box :)

And yes I would love you to do another one
 
Taake
Taake
Darn vanishing tool boxes :D Happens to me too!

HowiMetdaSlayer

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Thanks for this. I've dabbled in banners/avs/stuff on another board, but this will definitely help me take it to another level. :)
 
Taake
Taake
Great!
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