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Speech bubble
#1
Hello,

I need to use speech bubbles for a project for the first time made in blender, and was surprised it dosent seem that easy to do in gimp.

The most recent and almost only video I could find on the topic on youtube, dosent really work that well in my workflow.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdLOWCwVw-Y&t=207s

If anyone can suggest a way to work with speech bubbles in gimp, I would be very appreciative ^^
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#2
(11-17-2021, 07:38 PM)CaBPi Wrote: Hello,

I need to use speech bubbles for a project for the first time made in blender, and was surprised it dosent seem that easy to do in gimp.

The most recent and almost only video I could find on the topic on youtube, dosent really work that well in my workflow.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdLOWCwVw-Y&t=207s

If anyone can suggest a way to work with speech bubbles in gimp, I would be very appreciative ^^

There is an option to use pre-made brushes:

https://www.deviantart.com/redheadstock/...-413285650

But in a more flexible and personalized way, there are several videos demonstrating how to create speech bubbles:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fALfxA5...mpworkshop
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Samj PortableGimp 2.10.28 - Win-10 /64.
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#3
I could not get through the advertisements to check that DM video so...

1) An old script, balloon-mod.scm  I had to do a quick 'fix-up' for Gimp 2.10 & seems to work ok. Unpack the zip and put balloon-mod.scm in your scripts folder C:\Users\"yourname"\AppData\Roaming\GIMP\2.10\scripts.

Fairly obvious in (old-style) use, you need to set sizes etc, just experiment. It makes a new blank bubble using the background (BG) colour.
I drag-n-drop from canvas to canvas. Otherwise use a Copy-Paste 

demo animation. https://i.imgur.com/IZvxGCs.mp4


2) More hands and more versatile but does need practice. (& practice....)
Use the paths tool to make your bubble in straight lines (good for star shapes) 
If you want it smooth there is smoothpath.exe in the zip It is a plugin, put it in C:\Users\"yourname"\AppData\Roaming\GIMP\2.10\plug-ins.  Right-click on the path and apply for a rounded shape.  
Then from the Edit menu use Fill Path and Stroke Path

demo animation: https://i.imgur.com/1eHkEOc.mp4


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#4
Thank you for the suggestions, I will take a look ^^
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