Newbie's Guide to make a background
Posted 16 October 2005 - 12:58 PM
First, make sure you have GIMP 2 and GTK+Runtime installed on your computer.
1.Now, go to the GIMP column with all the buttons and go to file. Now choose the new button and make a signature size you desire.(My usual is 400x150)
2.Now go to Filters. scroll down until you come to Render. Now choose either; Cloud, Nature, or Pattern. You can now fool around with the options, but I try to use Plasma in a lot of my signatures.
3.Now you can switch the colors around by going to Tools, and then going to Colorize. You should have a screen something like this.
You can also fool around with the colors here, but signatures look very nice when they blend into their renders.
4.Now here comes the fun part. You can now add many extra add-ons to your sig. Here are a few thing you could do to it, by going to Filters, and choosing either Blur, Color, Noise, Edge-Detect, Enhance, Generic, Glass effects, Light effects, Distorts, Artistic, and finally, Map. Here is an example of how I changed a background into this.
Hope you enjoy it, and use it sometime in the future.
Posted 16 October 2005 - 05:46 PM
I agree, we can never forget about noobies as we were all one once!
Blinkz, not to be hard on ya, but you always appear to have a critical tone about everyone's efforts. Constructive criticism is good and always comes with territory when you post in a public forum. But I get the impression that many posts are below you or just a waste of your time. Do you not want people to post or would you rather everyone run their posts by you for approval before presenting? *scratches head* Sometimes not posting anything is better than continual criticism.
Sorry to take over your thread, Fallon.
Just my $.02
Posted 16 October 2005 - 05:53 PM
Thank you very much for sharing this with us. I think I will create some thing with it just for fun. Some times back to basics is good and can produce great things
Posted 16 October 2005 - 06:22 PM
thanks and keep up the good work! :h:
Posted 16 October 2005 - 07:10 PM
good enough :l:?
Posted 31 October 2005 - 05:09 AM
Notice the 3-D-ish text (not just the shadow, look at it long enough and it'll look 3-D...) I'll make a tutorial for it if there isn't already one if you guys would like, and once I figure out how to make it more obviously 3-D.
Oh, I also used the light effects part of the tut to make my sig, thanks!