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  Cannot see text on image
Posted by: Stayfair - 11-18-2017, 12:30 AM - Forum: General questions - Replies (2)


I've overlayed just a headshot over another image of a girl bowling....I'd like to add some text to the image of the girls stats and year in high school, etc.

I activated the text tool, and start entering text into the image, but the text is too tiny to even see. I can't even increase the size in pixels, or pts, etc, large enough to see it no matter what I try.

Thanks for the help and hopefully understanding.


The other thing I'm noticing is when I increase the text size it keeps reverting back to 18px

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  Brush Size
Posted by: Espermaschine - 11-17-2017, 11:17 AM - Forum: Tutorials and tips - Replies (5)

I was curious about whats the best size for custom brushes.
Always had the idea in my head that bigger is better, but when looking at my chart, thats not true at all.

The 300px star brush doesnt look very good when scaled down a lot.

Does anybody know whether the scaling algorithm you can choose in the settings has an effect on scaling brushes ?


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  Can't use Huion H420 graphic tablet
Posted by: Innula - 11-16-2017, 05:57 PM - Forum: Windows - Replies (2)

I've just tried to install a Huion H420 graphic tablet on my laptop.   I can use it and the associated pen to draw in Paint.net and Windows Ink Workspace, but it's not working properly in GIMP 2.8.22.    

In GIMP  I can use the pen to move the mouse pointer around and to select things and click on them.   However, I can't do any freehand drawing using the pen or brush tools.   Holding down my left mouse button and dragging the pointer round works.   Holding down the top pen button (the pen's equivalent of the left mouse button) doesn't.

What am I doing wrong?    I've tried both Window and Screen in File>Configure Input Devices for the Huion Tablet but neither seems to do what I want.

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  How can the lettering be clearer?
Posted by: chrisj - 11-16-2017, 05:52 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (5)

I created a logo and uploaded to a web page, as you can see by the attached image "HIRED", the lettering/text doesn't look clear. It is Arial 11 on a transparent background. Gimp 2.8
The link to the home page "Home" is attached. it is not part of the logo, but looks much clearer on the web page.
Is there something I can do to help make the logo text sharper/clearer?
Any help will be appreciated.

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  Whats the best way to colorize a grayscale image ?
Posted by: Espermaschine - 11-16-2017, 05:25 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (4)

Again, coming from the Felt Thread.

I did it by applying the felt texture, which has a lot of white with a bit of medium gray, with the 'Value' Blendmode to the colour shapes (1.), and it seems, there arent any other options, except 'Multiply'.

This worked well for me, however whenever i applied a Bevel to a shape, the highlights and shadows were invisible (2.), because of the 'Value' layer on top, so that i had to put them one step higher in the z-order (3.).


One would think that the values of the grayscale texture, combined with coloured shapes in 'Colour' Mode, would result in a good looking colorized result, but the colours always look washed out...i guess because of the missing Saturation information ?

Slightly related video about colourizing old b/w photos, and as can be seen done in PS with the Colour Blendmode at 3:46min.

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  For the anti-gun-slingers
Posted by: Ofnuts - 11-16-2017, 02:15 PM - Forum: Watercooler - Replies (3)

This one totally made my day (slightly NSFW):


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  A few thoughts about brushes
Posted by: Espermaschine - 11-16-2017, 10:51 AM - Forum: General questions - Replies (4)

Coming from the Felt thread, i want to show you all a few things i observed regarding brushes.

The goal was to make a stitch brush.
The Spoongraphics example was apparently made from an image of a real thread, but i couldnt find a good quality photo of a thread in high definition, so i made a pattern from scratch in Inkscape.


The goal was to make it into a custom brush by bevelling the vector-thread-mockup and then convert into a brush.

Wasnt sure about the size, but it appears to me, that much bigger is not better, because it gets blurry when downsized anyway.

Also i was surprised that a greyscale brush always produces partially transparent brushes (left and right in figure 1).
So i ditched the idea of a greyscale brush and used a simple b/w brush instead (middle of figure 1).

When i applied the stitches with the Size/Direction Brush Dynamic, the stitches came out in varying quality depending on the angle.
In comparison i applied the same brush as a 'Pattern Along Path' in Inkscape and the result is of course much much better.
Finally i gave both versions a Bevel.

The outer Stitch was made with Inkscape and bevelled in Gimp, the inner completely in Gimp (figure 2).


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  Rotating and scaling layer
Posted by: demcbi - 11-16-2017, 10:47 AM - Forum: General questions - Replies (5)

Good day!

I have a concern in rotating and scaling a layer, which is smaller than the canvas. Every time I scale/rotate it, a part of the layer is cut off.[Image: 2vw5y11.jpg]
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I believe it is possible to rotate and scale the layers without cutting some parts because I was able to do it earlier without any problems.
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I was working on the image above (red) when I accidentally clicked "crop to selection" (or was it "zealous crop"). I hit ctrl+z to undo the action. When I worked on the image again, the problem started. 

I'm sorry if this has already been discussed, but I really couldn't find anything that would help me with my concern. Most suggestions were to resize the layer, but it would really be convenient if I could do what I was doing earlier.

Thank you in advance!

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Posted by: Espermaschine - 11-16-2017, 09:49 AM - Forum: Gallery - Replies (1)

I have been following Spoongraphics blog for quite a while.
He has always cool freebies and interesting tutorials.
Its for Photoshop/AI, but most of it can be adapted for Gimp and Inkscape.

Yesterday i had a quick play with his Felt Effect, because you can download all the assets for free.


Made a new brush with the help of Inkscape, but the one provided works well in Gimp. I think he made the brush from an image of a real thread, but i couldnt find a suitable one on the internet.
You could even make the stitches without a custom brush.
The seamless felt textures are included as seamless png's, so thats easy to use as well.

Looks pretty real, doesnt it ? Smile


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  Hard Edge Painting
Posted by: sgreeny12 - 11-15-2017, 11:47 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (7)

My wife is a big fan of an artist Jeff Koons. I'm not the most familiar with this but she says he paints in a style called hard edge. 

Here is a link to the type of picture I'm referring to: 

As you can see none of the colors are blended or faded. Its clear demarcation of different colors and shades. Does anyone have any ideas on a filter or a tutorial on how to take an already existing picture and turn it into a hard edge style painting. Thanks so much.

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