While proofreading a new GIMP book as a “technical reviewer” I came across an interesting deviation of the presented recipe. Making a nightmarish effect.
It’s really easy, very flexible and you can learn a lot about some layer modes while playing around.
The original image is from my new Android phone, the quality is really good. So much progress in the last years. You can find it in the companion file and at Google+. ISO 1250, on a phone…..
The TOC by Kevin:
01:30 The source image
02:24 Use the channel mixer to make a monochrome version of the image
04:05 Instead make the monochrome version using desaturate
04:40 Make blurred Hard Light and blurred Burn layers
07:48 Tidy up using the clone tool
08:45 The theory behind the burn layer mode
09:38 Make a test image to understand the burn layer mode
12:00 The theory behind Hard Light mode
14:00 Why were the layers blurred?
18:00 Remember to save your work
19:15 The End
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