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Phil's GFX Gallery

Discussion in 'Graphics critique' started by Phil, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. Charl

    Charl Member

    How did you get all those cool dots/spray/brush strokes on the sig?
    Is there a way to do it with Gimp?
  2. Phil

    Phil Member

    I used an airbrush photoshop brush (think the one in MS Paint) and splatter brushes to paint in the areas in a layer with my color set to black, then I made a clipping mask. Er... that's a little hard to understand so here are the basic steps (from memory)

    To do it in Photoshop:
    1. New Layer
    2. Set color to black, brush in areas with splatter brushes. Airbrush preset brushes work well too.
    3. Create a new layer. Image > Apply Image... > OK
    4. Right click the Apply Image layer and choose "Create Clipping Mask"
    5. Move around the apply image layer until it looks good
    6. Erase parts that look bad
    To do it in Gimp:
    1. New Layer
    2. Set color to black (or any color, actually), brush in areas with splatter brushes. The "Sparks" brush works well for this.
    3. Right click this layer > New Layer from Visible
    4. Select All and copy to your clipboard (Ctrl+C or Edit>Copy)
    5. New Layer (a blank one)
    6. Go back to the splatter brush layer and Select > Alpha to Selection
    7. Make the blank layer your current layer
    8. Edit > Paste Special...
    9. I haven't used Gimp in a while so I can't remember this step exactly. What you want it to do is paste the contents of the clipboard into the selection
    10. Move around the image from the clipboard until it looks good
    11. Click the little anchor icon (by the new layer button)
    I'm pretty sure that's how to do it in Gimp. Searching online for "Clipping mask tutorial Gimp" gave me this.
  3. Exe.Tokyo.Skyline

    Exe.Tokyo.Skyline New Member

    i really like the boo one good job man you got some good stuff
  4. Phil

    Phil Member

    Thanks! I made that one using this tutorial for Gimp, I think. (the webpage wont show the images though...)
  5. Exe.Tokyo.Skyline

    Exe.Tokyo.Skyline New Member

    Yeah i use photoshop cs5 lol its the program i began learning on and i cant seem to use anything else now i got the hang of this lol
  6. Phil

    Phil Member

    You don't need anything else, honestly. Unless you want to do some fancy vector sigs then you might want to use Illustrator or Inkscape. But yeah Gimp is cool and fairly powerful if you know your way around it, but still pales in comparison to everything you can do in PS, especially the newer versions
  7. Charl

    Charl Member


    Thanks so much Phil! This is really helpful
    Phil likes this.
  8. Phil

    Phil Member

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    Trying out new techniques and messing around because I can't sleep. This one has a lot more color than I'm used to, but I'm having a hard time breaking the habit of using grunge effects.
    Can't edit the op ):

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