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I took an image of the Czech embassy here in Berlin from an angle where it looked really oppressing and alien. And in this episode I try to make the image much more oppressing and alien.
After finding a suitable crop I try two ways to achieve this. Changing the overall contrast and the colours with the curves tool and then a monochrome version with the GEGL filter c2g. All images used are in the companion file.
If you look at the image at the right and compare it to the original you’ll miss the pattern in the left window. It’s a moire effect that I saw in the zoomed out image on my screen. I kept it in the image by downscaling it in “linear” mode and not with one of the fancier ones that one would use by standard.
In the beginning I talked about the need for a poster for the courses of the Aurora ARTWorks. I’ll post more about this in the following week.
00:20 New sound stuff
03:30 Rena Church asks for help
04:25 The image to tackle
05:30 The plan
07:10 Guide lines in GIMP 2.7 – workaround for beta
11:20 Duplicate the layer for backup
11:30 Changing the mood with curves
14:40 Second approach – Monochrome with GEGL c2g
18:00 Adding a vignette
19:30 Finetuning with opacity of layers
21:45 2 images – 1 XCF
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