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  Font problem when opening svg file in Gimp
Posted by: Maga - 01-30-2017, 01:45 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (10)

I have Windows 10 v 1511; Gimp 2.8.18; Inkscape v 0.91 and v 0.92 - all fonts available for all programs. I have Linux Ubuntu 16.04; Gimp 2.8.16; Inkscape 0.91 - all fonts available here too.

In Windows 10 v 1511:
When opening an svg file which contain fonts with white spaces made in Inkscape v 0.92 in Gimp 2.8.18  I encounter a problem. Gimp converts these fonts to a plain font despite the fonts being available in Gimp.

If I make an identical .svg file (same fonts) in Inkscape v 0.91 Gimp 2.8.18 opens the file correctly.

If I edit the file from Inkscape 0.92 in a text editor and remove the pings (') that is before and after the font name and save; this new file will open in Gimp 2.8.18

Using both Windows 10 v 1511 + Ubuntu 16.04
If I open the .svg file created in Windows Inkscape 0.92 in Gimp 2.8.16 running on Ubuntu 16.04 it displays correctly (not necessary to remove pings for the fonts to be correct).
I hope this makes sense Shy

Is there a setting in Gimp 2.8.18 for Windows that needs changing for the fonts with white spaces to display correctly?


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Wink Let's Draw Anime Style Using GimP!!
Posted by: Zeo Mk.II - 01-30-2017, 07:16 AM - Forum: Tutorials and tips - Replies (4)

Haiya. haiya, meet again with me... [Image: spartalalalaplz.gif]

Days before, it seems GimpChat is out/down so I find this forum, recognize several admin(s) here that help me on GimpChat... Decide to post tutorial here, maybe it will useful later on... [Image: spartalalalaplz.gif]

Oh, and about me... I am using GimP since, maybe four or five years ago and use it for digital painting... I consider myself an... errgh, anime style artist because I am using Japanese style drawing style... ( http://lordofelemental.deviantart.com ) And just about one year more ago moving to Linux bla bla bla bla etc etc etc bla bla bla bla

Oh, and for info, I am still using GimPainter 2.6 on Linux Mint 17.2, I downgrade my default GimP 2.8 installation to 2.6 because I am very used to 2.6... (And don't want upgrade to Linux Mint 18)

1. Alright, the tutorial is very simple...
The sketch is the same, whether it is traditional or digital medium. There are several types of people doing sketch, too. You might want to take the 'painter' approach or, just like me, using 'pencil' like method. Keep the sketch clean and simple, don't waste your energy for unnecessary lines.

[Image: 01_sketch.jpg]
Beacuse I am used to sketch in paper using pencil, in GimP, I usually found brush preset that is good for doing sketch can be categorized to 'pencil' brush. Avoid using solid black brush preset that look like you are 'inking', remember you might find it hard to lineart/ink later if your sketch is too dark at this time.
Use brush that has lower opacity.
For short: anything can works.

2. Lineart
Lineart of course need to made on different layers...  Me myself usually separate layer between hair, skin, and clothes. Don't make too much layer, though. Keep the words 'efficiency' in mind. But this time I drew mecha (robot in japanese). Again, don't waste too much time on lineart. If you find it hard to make lineart, then the sketch maybe not clean enough. Efficiency, efficiency! Urgh, who carved those words to my mind...

[Image: 02_lineart.jpg]

Consider inking is your clean version on lineart...

3. Coloring
Here comes the special feature of G Mic. use G Mic > Black & White > Colorize (Interactive) which will come in handy. Of course you might want to fix several part manually. After that you might want to use 'Indexed Decompose' script to separate layer for each color... (Urgh, where is the link to the script...)
For usage of this script you can learn by yourself...
or visit this link (it is in Krita) http://www.davidrevoy.com/article247/kri...g-tutorial

(By the way, my GimPainter 2.6 not allow me to use G'Mic, so I use G'Mic that packed along with Krita. In Krita there is a 'Split Layer' command that comes in handy...) ---> then saved it in .PSD format before move back to GimP for coloring...

[Image: 03_basecolor.jpg]
[Image: 04_color.jpg]
[Image: 05_othercolor.jpg]
[Image: 046blankbg.jpg]

For tips... Nothing seems important here because it seems everyone has his/her own preferences about coloring method... And mine is nothing special..

[Image: white_dragon_champion_mk__vi_by_lordofel...ax8hvb.jpg]

Why using GimP? Why not using Krita for digital coloring? Maybe because I have not any real experience using traditional medium when it comes to painting. And Krita is trying hard to mimic traditional painting tools... Me? I just want my painting done fast. What is the point of mimicking traditional tools if that makes us spending more times on it? For the sake of tradition? [Image: spartalalalaplz.gif]

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Question Another problem removing a BG
Posted by: God - 01-30-2017, 12:56 AM - Forum: General questions - Replies (9)

Okay so I found this pic online and there are no renders of the character. Could someone remove it's background but more importantly explain how to do it without messing up the character? I try using eraser but it's too ineffective Sad
Any help would b 
[Image: TxkXWa3.jpg]

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  Add text to an animation (a gif)
Posted by: rich2005 - 01-29-2017, 12:02 PM - Forum: Tutorials and tips - No Replies

Another look at a question that often comes up.
Adding text to an animation is often a beginners problem.

For three or four layers, text can be added, duplicated and merged layer-by-layer. More that that and there are scripts to automate the process. This demo uses one of those interleave-layers-0.4.py which you can get at ofnuts sourceforge page

This demo shows
. Ofnuts sourceforge page for the plugin.
. Change the color mode from Indexed to RGB
. Unoptimizing the gif (if required) to make all layers canvas size.
. Adding text and set the text layer to canvas size
. Apply the interleave-layers-0.4.py plug-in
. Optimize the new animation.

duration 6 minutes

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  My landscape efforts
Posted by: OurJud - 01-28-2017, 11:58 PM - Forum: Gallery - Replies (11)

Can't believe I've had GIMP for so long and have only just starting playing around with it's artistic elements.

These are all from scratch - no filtered photos.

Thanks for looking Smile


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  Adding GPS to 2.8 [solved]
Posted by: OurJud - 01-28-2017, 11:55 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (1)

Hi, I'm running GIMP 2.8 on W7 and would like to add the Paint Studio addon, but am struggling to know where I get it. All the ones I've found are either from sites I don't know (or trust) or years out of date on the google page. Even then the google page presents me with countless files and I'm unsure which I should be downloading.

Would anyone be kind enough to provide a working link to the exact GPS file I need to download.

Thanks in advance.

[edit] I went ahead and downloaded the google one, then followed the simple drag and drop options on wiki. However, when I launch GIMP nothing seems to have changed and there are no extra brushes showing in the usual gallery.

Any help? I unzipped the GPS 2 folder, then dragged all the folder into my GIMP 2.8 folder. Not sure if I did it correctly.

Okay, so now, in my GIMP folder, I have a brushes folder, and inside there I have a GPS Brushes folder which appears to have all the new brushes, but how do I access them when I launch GIMP?

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  Removing the background of an image.
Posted by: God - 01-28-2017, 11:14 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (4)

Hey so I am desperately trying to remove the background of the below image. It was supposed to be a render but it didn't turn out that way :Sad I am trying to use the eraser to erase the weird squares in the background but I keep ruining the image. Any help will be appreciated. 



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Posted by: GIMPER2 - 01-28-2017, 11:57 AM - Forum: Gallery - Replies (6)

[Image: 9501-20170128-093a47.png]

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  Scanner is not recognised by GIMP
Posted by: Free_Lifeware - 01-27-2017, 09:53 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (2)

I use GIMP 2.9.5 on Linux MInt.
I can use my Scanner through other programmes but when I run GIMP and go to File-> Create there is no Scanner/Camera option.
There are the options From Clipboard, From Webpage, Screenhot but no Camera/Scanner.

The Scanner is recognised by the OS but not by GIMP.
Any ideas?

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Photo 4-point perspective transform
Posted by: rich2005 - 01-27-2017, 11:00 AM - Forum: Extending the GIMP - Replies (4)


This is a little plugin ob-align.py by Oberon Leung, that is in danger of being lost, so this post to keep it alive.

There are other similar plugins and of course command line ImageMagick has a similar function.

However, ob-align.py, providing you are not too ambitious, is easy to use. 

A 4 minute demo

The plugin is attached, remember to unzip it. Pop it in your Gimp profile, in Windows, C:\Users\your-name\.gimp-2.8\plug-ins

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