Episode 109: Make Money with GIMP! (1)

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BackgroundYou challenged Philippe to make a bill of a currency from scratch. It is a lot more complicated than it looks at the first glance – of course – otherwise I would print some Euro notes at the beginning of the week instead of going into the school for earning my pay. 😉

Bills have a complicated background for discouraging counterfeiters. Philippe analyses the background of a 10 SFR bill from his home country and then combines two images from an analysis of Linux filesystems to the intricate pattern on the right.

The  foreground of the note will be finished in his next show.

The TOC

00:20 Philippe looks at a 10 SFR bill and tells a bit about his home country
04:00 Looking for a motive for the bill – Visual expedition into the Linux file system
06:50 Draging an image from the Web into GIMP
07:00 Two ways of cropping a layer
09:30 Scale the layer to the final size
10:15 Flipping the layer (mirror it)
11:20 Duplicating the layer
12:20 More volume with “self bumping” (bump map explained)
17:00 Texture with Gimppressionist?
18:00 another texture from the web
19:20 Scaling to adjust to the rest of the image – get out the calculator
22:00 Duplicate and adjust
25:20 Reduce to image size
26:00 Making paper structure with Gimpressionist
27:15 Clipping out the dots out of the texture
28:30 Bumping the dots
30:30 A place fot the water mark
32:20 Filling the layer mask with a gradient (blend tool)
35:00 Room for text (bilinear blend)
37:00 Good bye

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Episode 102: Ancient Wisdom Rusting Away

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102A metal sign has been sitting on a wooden wall for decades, rusting away in the weather.Nobody really cared.

But in reality this sign was made from scratch by Philippe, with a generous amout of bump mapping and applying plasma. Two things are to be thought about – making this three dimensional and getting the age effects right. Rust blooms and runs and so there are several ways to go to emulate it.

Every time I watch one of these shows I am stunned by the ease of making a three dimensional effect with some simple shadows.

Do you have any ideas for future “From Scratch” shows? Post them here in the comments or go to the forum! It’s not that we are running out of ideas really soon, but a little input from you would be very appreciated.

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Episode 065: Roaring 16 Bit!

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Philippe is back and has found a way to implement 16 bit ON Gimp. 16 bit IN Gimp is left for Sven and all his helpers. (EDIT: Note that 2.6 has GEGL integrated, but still works only with 8 bit per channel! This Episode is kind of a joke!)

You see how to change the appearance of a font and give it a 3D chrome look. Then you’ll learn how to simulate a reflection of the surroundings and to repaint your car in a hurry.

Philippe is no teacher – but he gives you homework! Look out for the end of the show!

In case that you are interested in the CV2, Wikipedia has good stuff about it. And from own experience I can tell you that there is not much more frightening than going round a corner with speed in a 2CV. You are sure it will topple on its soft suspension. Perhaps a bit more frightening is to have one in the opposite lane in a curve….

New Python Script for managing brushes!

Philippe has written a script for managing brushes under Gimp. Check it out here in the forum. Perhaps you can help to make it better and to integrate it into GIMP?

The TOC

01:22  Ferrari and 2CV
03:00  Learning from others
10:30  The Background
11:30  Selecting a font
12:30  Modify the writing in a path
19:30  Bumpmapping
23:10  Getting the Chrome on
27:00  Reflection of the surroundings
32:00  Adding some sun glare
36:00  Adjusting the reflections, fine tuning
39:40  Repaint your car in a second!
40:00  Homework for you!

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