2. Duplicate your base one time and invert this layer. Layer-->Color-->Invert. Set this layer to Dodge 29.8%.
This is gonna sound like a really stupid question, but how do you set layers to dodge, burn, screen etc? I know how to do it with colour fill but not with actual layers, and I keep seeing it in tutorials-am self taught on GIMP and I've never worked out how to do it =P
go to the dialog menu and select layers. This will give you a layers palette where you can change the setting of the layers, and it makes it easier to see which layer you're working on.
Glad to help! It took me forever to find that too, and it makes using gimp much more like photoshop and other expensive programs :)
*giggles* Self taugh is sometimes the only way to go. I used a lot of beginners tuts to help me through the basics, but in the end I taught myself the majority of what I know through trial and error. The Undo feature has become my bestest friend in GIMP.
You can find that in your *edit* drop down menu.
For me, it's just been a great big haze of playing with buttons and seeing what works...it's been nice actually to compare graphics I first made when I got GIMP to what I can do now, and to see the improvement
I remember it being like a big haze. It take a little while to learn just the general basics. I was where you are at but the more you play the better you will get:) I am still learning what things can do:)
Yes comparing icons from when you first start to where you are now is kinda fun. I still have some of my icons from the start and now I look at them and am like OMG I thought that was awesome! I keep them around for the memories.
A small tip that I learned and find useful all the time is before Flattening all of your layers and saving your finished icon......save it as GIMPS .xcf file. I saves your step by step layers so you can reopen it to use ideas for new icons.
I'm definitely going to try this! There are never enough good tutorials for gimp!
Would love to see what you end up with! Yes there are simply never enough GIMP tutorials. It seems like for every 15 tutorials for other programs there are only like 2 for GIMP.
Much love the GIMP is:)
this is great! :P memming!
tried it and got this:
yeah, bugs me about the selective coloring since i use GIMP, but i've found a few ways to work it to make some of my pics look extremely close to selective coloring. ^_^
That's so pretty. It looks awesome:) Glad you found it helpful.
Maybe you should write a tutorial on how you get close cause I have yet to figure it out:)
thank you! ♥
i'll be doing that later on when i finish other requests. the thing is to experiment. xD i LOVE doing it!
hi! just letting you know that i did post a tut earlier
that sorta helps with the "selective coloring" look. :) hope it's helpful!
Close to Selective coloring that is:)
This tut is awesome *adds to memories* I already fiddled around with it a few times and adjusted the settings in the channel options, because my pics turned out to be way too blue ;) But the effects are lovely.
Are Color Levels the equivalent of Selective Coloring in Gimp? /wondering
I'm not exactly sure how Selective coloring really works. So I am not 100% sure. I think that Color Levels is the closest thing to it in the GIMP but I could be wrong:)
Here's what I did with it...
Awesome:) *note to self: go see Dream girls this weekend! It look great:)
Thank you! And it's a wonderful movie. :-)
I love it so much! I am totally memming this!! It is so funny coz Take me or Leave me was playing just as I came across this tut!!
Your Welcome. Glad you found it helpful:)
2007-02-15 11:14 am (UTC)
but can this be done on photoshop?
i ve tried it on photoshop and there arent some options that u said:S
if this can be achieved in photoshop, can u please make that tutorial??
I am not very familiar with Photoshop. I know that there are some things that are not interchangable between the two programs. You may want to post a question in icontutorial
and see if someone who has a little more knowledge with photoshop knows the answer to that:) Sorry I couldn't be of more help:(
2007-02-22 12:49 pm (UTC)
I like the tortual and RENT IS LOVE ♥ I'd die without it xD (not only that I'm doing a project on Jonathon Larson.)
Anyways I have PSP 11 so I may attempt it ^^
Great tutorial! I got a couple of great results :)
I would know if that you disturbed if I translated a few yours tutos into French and that I put this translations on my LJ.
Of course it there was a link for your LJ
Hey there! I love your icon so I made an attempt to transfer your tutorial to Photoshop. So if anyone might want to try, here
's the tutorial.