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Boomy
01-03-2009, 03:39 PM
Ok I am the biggest beginner you have ever known with gimp, I managed just by luck to get an image I wanted into a signature sized square.

If any of you could give me a quick guide on effects like code/reaper etc do that would be extremely useful and I will love you dearly.

I have attached a picture of the program layout and what I have done :o

Hewp mee :p

http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr295/Boomworthy/Picture2.png

Yarbone
01-03-2009, 03:47 PM
I use gimp alot, but i never do those noise kinda effects... so i can't help you really, unless you know what you specifically want

You can try to find gimp tutorials... on google and youtube.

You got mac?

Boomy
01-03-2009, 03:51 PM
Yes indeed I do, what do you mean noise effects? I mean like on my current signature for example, the light blue 'aura' around iron man :o

Yarbone
01-03-2009, 03:52 PM
yeah you gotta ask code then...

I actually think it's just a bleu blob then smudged and blurred and then added an effect, i never do that kinda stuff actually :/

here's my sig shop: http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5742

that's what i do :)

Boomy
01-03-2009, 06:33 PM
First attempt at anything

http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr295/Boomworthy/Picture7.png

How do I remove the dotted outline in Gimp?

Creative
01-03-2009, 07:25 PM
That looks pretty cool for a first try :)

Dynashock
01-03-2009, 07:29 PM
Although it looks messy and just random things thrown through each other, I still like some of the effects (if you'd take one on its own). Well done.

You should consider doing something cool with your name too instead of just a bland one, now it just doesn't fit in.

Yarbone
01-03-2009, 08:53 PM
First attempt at anything

http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr295/Boomworthy/Picture7.png

How do I remove the dotted outline in Gimp?

Just save it as a .jpg file and then you won't have that line.

How did you do that o_O I never had That before.... :confused:

Boomy
01-03-2009, 09:31 PM
Just save it as a .jpg file and then you won't have that line.

How did you do that o_O I never had That before.... :confused:

Filters > Render > cloud > difference cloud

Added borders and my new LBPC attempt.

http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr295/Boomworthy/LBPC2.png
http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr295/Boomworthy/Res.png

Advice appreciated

Creative
01-03-2009, 09:36 PM
Change the font.

Create a better background.

Use different effects.


That's all I can think of for now :) I like the LBPC one the best ^_^

Boomy
01-03-2009, 09:38 PM
Problem is there aren't many cool fonts, just the usual Word stuff :l

LFF
01-03-2009, 09:40 PM
Use layers to your advantage. The blue aura effect was most likely an image onthe layer behind Iron Man.

Also, look around on some free font sites, there's some good ones, like 'Big Fish Ensemble', and 'I Hate Comic Sans', though they dont suit every occasion.

I've got the installer for GIMP still lying around, I'll have to try it.

Boomy
01-03-2009, 09:52 PM
Problem is I can't install new fonts/brushes, I tried but to no avail..

http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr295/Boomworthy/LBPC3.png
http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr295/Boomworthy/LBPC4.png

Experimenting

Yarbone
01-03-2009, 09:56 PM
If you download a font put it in C:\WINDOWS\Fonts

And if you've downloaded brushes, put it in: C:\Program Files\GIMP-2.0\share\gimp\2.0\brushes


Or something that looks like that :)

Dynashock
01-03-2009, 10:05 PM
Keep on experimenting, get hang of the tools and start doing some tutorials. They usually have a great outcome plus you learn loads of new stuff.

http://www.gimp-tutorials.com/ seems to have quite some, not sure if there also ones which involve making signatures. (I just typed in GIMP tutorials on google, haven't used it myself so can't tell how good/bad they are!)

For the fonts just download some new ones aye, I used to have loads (I downloaded a whole package with like 500+ fonts), but I had to do a semi-format at some point (not because of the fonts :p) so I lost them.

About the signatures you have created so far, the text just doesn't fit in. It looks odd compared to the rest, work on that part. How? I have no idea, honestly. Maybe a gradient or some kind of lightning effect?

Boomy
01-03-2009, 10:06 PM
Macintosh over here

I like this one:

http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr295/Boomworthy/Boomy.png

Thank you Dyna, however downloading/installing fonts doesn't seem to work :l

Creative
01-03-2009, 10:08 PM
OH MY GAWD.

*faints*

Boomy
01-03-2009, 10:09 PM
OH MY GAWD.

*faints*

What? Was it that bad?

Creative
01-03-2009, 10:09 PM
No, it's awesome xD

Boomy
01-03-2009, 10:10 PM
No, it's awesome xD

Thank you :), I'm off to bed nows, night night :o

Creative
01-03-2009, 10:11 PM
Night boomy! :) It's only 10pm though =O

Boomy
01-03-2009, 10:11 PM
I'm vewwy tired :) see ya :)

Dynashock
01-03-2009, 10:14 PM
Ohh, you're getting better already, looks pretty good. :D

And I have no idea how to install fonts on a macintosh, maybe google around a bit, there must be someone out there who knows how to install one.

Yarbone
01-03-2009, 10:14 PM
Macintosh over here

I like this one:

http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr295/Boomworthy/Boomy.png

Thank you Dyna, however downloading/installing fonts doesn't seem to work :l



How did you do that?? O_O

Dynashock
01-03-2009, 10:15 PM
From what I can see he used some lens flares, but apart from that, I seriously have no idea.

Yarbone
01-03-2009, 10:17 PM
I think it's a bunch of filters <------- seriously... no idea

I really don't what he used And use Gimp myself :O

Boomy
01-04-2009, 09:00 AM
Blegh :(

http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr295/Boomworthy/Res2.png

Yarbone
01-04-2009, 09:35 AM
I like the yellow one best :)

Thee-Flash
01-04-2009, 09:37 AM
Macintosh over here

I like this one:

http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr295/Boomworthy/Boomy.png

Thank you Dyna, however downloading/installing fonts doesn't seem to work :l

dude that's crazy teach me your ways

Boomy
01-04-2009, 09:39 AM
I like the yellow one best too >.<

Thee-Flash
01-04-2009, 09:42 AM
Bro it's amazing you should make a rasta one..!

Alex™
01-04-2009, 12:28 PM
If you want fonts on a mac, try www.dafont.com , all you do it click on the one you want and it should download then open the 'font book' application and it should be there for you to install?

Boomy
01-04-2009, 05:18 PM
What font book...?

Alex™
01-04-2009, 05:30 PM
You said you were on mac right? go on the spotlight thing and search for font book, it should bring up an app. which has all your fonts in, and this is where ones you have downloaded will go to be installed...

Boomy
01-04-2009, 05:34 PM
Ok I put a downloaded font in there now what :o

Alex™
01-04-2009, 06:06 PM
You installed it on fontbook? if you have, then it should now just be under your fonts list, like all the others...

Boomy
01-04-2009, 06:20 PM
Indeed they are, thank you. :)

New:

http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr295/Boomworthy/Planet.png

Alex™
01-04-2009, 06:31 PM
no problem :D and i like the new one :D

Boomy
01-04-2009, 06:53 PM
Thankyou :)

Sage
01-04-2009, 06:56 PM
The new one looks cool! I think i'm going to try out gimp.

Boomy
01-04-2009, 07:00 PM
It's awesome :)

Sage
01-04-2009, 07:37 PM
Should I post mine here or make my own thread?

Boomy
01-04-2009, 07:47 PM
Requesting this thread locked please.

Yarbone
01-04-2009, 07:48 PM
You installed it on fontbook? if you have, then it should now just be under your fonts list, like all the others...

What's fontbook? I always just drop the font file in C:\WINDOWS\Fonts

Boomy
01-04-2009, 07:49 PM
What's fontbook? I always just drop the font file in C:\WINDOWS\Fonts

Macintosh application

Mark D. Stroyer
01-04-2009, 08:06 PM
As requested.

Lockified.