How to easily make a forest background for your images
Posted 17 November 2007 - 12:21 PM
Welcome to GIMPtalk and thanks for trying the tutorial! Sorry I didn't see this one until now.
It's not a failure at all. You have worked with the airbrush and have some nice things to build on here.
It's a cool variant on the tutorial you did, the green background light makes for an eerie atmosphere. You might want to try working with the airbrush and the smudge tool over the ground so as to make it more homogeneous, same goes for the horizon. The branches look a bit extreme (most trees have more gradually narrowing branches than that) but it works nevertheless. Good one, I'll put it up in the top post. :)
Posted 10 February 2008 - 05:07 PM
I fixed your image (check with the EDIT button how it should look). As for your image, it has nothing to do with this tutorial. Please post something related to the tutorial or post this in the appropriate forum.
Posted 15 February 2008 - 02:30 AM
Heres my result, I did imitate you a little:
I hope I can try your other tutorials too. =)
EDIT:By the way, what brushes did you use for making the piece?
Posted 15 February 2008 - 01:40 PM
A Cintiq huh? Very nice. Now I'm jealous. :-)
Your result is looking very good. Great light in it. You should try some different brush handling though. For the light travelling across the ground (lower left of the image) you should consider moving your brush strokes parallel to the "horizon" rather than perpendicular to it; it would make it look less like a waterfall and more light protrusions hitting random parts of an uneven surface. Also the strokes going across the tree branches does confise the image somewhat. But otherwise I love the blurry feel, one almost feels blinded by the bright light through the trees! Good job.
I'm putting this up in the hall of fame. :-)
If you by "piece" means my "Grey Troll" image at the top of this thread, it was done with the the hard round default brush only. The airbrush and low opacity setting does all the work, just as in the tutorial.
Posted 16 February 2008 - 06:43 AM
Hmmm, I didn't notice the strokes across the branches, but I will brush more with the horizon.
Yes, when I got showed the price tag of the Cinitiq, I said, "You're not buying me anything else for about 3 years are you?"
The Intuos3 might have done. I also never realized how many people actually have a Wacom.
Anyway, great tut, I never realized how useful the airbrush is.
Posted 07 March 2008 - 02:50 PM
Well i followed this and i know it isn't the best or greatest but i like it :) heres mine!
This is the first time i ever used gimp... so i want to go make a another!!! yay maybe i will show u my second :)
Thats my site its on there
Posted 22 March 2008 - 07:50 AM
Sorry for not seeing this sooner. Thanks for trying this out. You sure made a different result, combining the animated rain with this. Creative, and even more so for a first use of the program! The background is fine I think; character could use a little more blending-in with the background (check out the tutorial stickied topics on how to cut and paste foregrounds onto a background in a good way. Also, you can do wonders tweaking the colour of your forteground a bit with the colour curve tool, to make it better match the colour and lighting of the background; that makes for a more "integrated" image. You have a good start here though, keep it up. If you supply a thumbnail of your image I'll put it up in the top "hall of fame". :-)
Thanks! As long as people try it out, the topic will not get old. :-)