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realistic graffiti tutorial!

#1 User is offline   webdork 

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 02:49 AM

I thought this should be its own thread.

Ok I searched the entire web for a tut how to do this, I was disappointed when I found none for the gimp. Even the photoshop ones sucked. I saw the thread on afro graffiti and started messing with it and here's the tut. Oh and props to BlazingMoon13.

First find a brick that has a good texture to it, this is VERY important. I googled brick wall and found one I liked.

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2. Open it in gimp. Duplicate the layer. Set the top brick layer so it is NOT visible. Then make a new transparent layer and sandwich in between the 2 brick layers.
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3. Take your graffiti and make the background transparent. Then copy and paste it into the new transparent layer.
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4. Duplicate the graffiti layer.
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6. This step is optional. I made two more transparent layers for paint spatter.
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7.Make the bottom layer of the paint spatter color.
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8. Make the top layer of spaint spatter grain merge. Then set the opacity around 45to 50%.
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9.Go to your bottom graffiti layer and set it to color.Set the opacity right around 100.
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10. Set top layer to grain merge. Set the opacity right around 50.
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11.Now take that brick copy layer and make it visible again and set the layer to grain merge and set the opacity around 35-40%. You can play with this to make it more or less grainy depending on the brick itself.
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12. Flatten and save. Here is the original and the result.

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Another one I did as well.
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Tips and or suggestions are welcome!
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Posted 29 December 2008 - 03:54 AM

Thank you soo much for posting a tut on this
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Posted 29 December 2008 - 04:33 AM

yea thats sweet i might try it if it matches one of my sigs
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Posted 29 December 2008 - 05:00 AM

That's awesome. I will have to try it sometime.
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Posted 29 December 2008 - 05:07 AM

Thanks for making this tut for me man, i really appreciate it! I'll post a result in the near future. again, thanks alot!
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Posted 29 December 2008 - 05:48 AM

No prob dude.
Its not the best but by far my favorite.
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Posted 29 December 2008 - 06:10 AM

oh yea, did you get your lettering from a website. i think i kno which one but dont know how to save the stuff i do

Can you post the info for reference?
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#8 User is offline   webdork 

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 06:16 AM

graffiticreator.net

Do your graffiti in the creator then do a print screen. make sure the background was white or a lighter color so you can use color erase easily and make the background a transparency. then paste it in.
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Posted 29 December 2008 - 06:39 AM

This is how you could sig it.

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 06:56 AM

welcome on GT , your result is very good :)



at steps 2-3 "..... Take your graffiti and make the background transparent. Then copy and paste it into the new transparent layer."

no need to create a transparent layer : select the graffiti (no need even to remove its background, just select what you want paste)
+paste AS/new layer

But anyway the time needed will be basically the same and your method is compatible with older version of gimp (not mine..paste as/new layer is only in last gimp )
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Posted 29 December 2008 - 07:04 AM

Yes you are right I figured that out today. And thank you for your compliment as well.

So one more from me and I will stop post whoring so much.

It also looks good when you desaturate the brick layers as well.

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 06:38 AM

super sweet tut...

noob question but how do you print screen it?
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Posted 31 December 2008 - 08:12 AM

great tutorial man, this will come out handy big time.
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Posted 31 December 2008 - 04:15 PM

Ohhhh thanks for posting this. The idea is great, and its very inspirational. Good job.
Epic gift from Wanton! Thanks dude!
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Posted 02 January 2009 - 01:11 AM

Thanks for the compliments everyone. I have been doing gimp for years and love making the photoshop guys jealous.

Here's my best to date. I askedpeople who are graffiti artists and they couldn' tell the difference. :D

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 01:12 AM

Final Keyblade said:

super sweet tut...

noob question but how do you print screen it?


Look on your keyboard next to f12 it should be a button there.
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 03:42 AM

XD cool tut...but i dont get print screen....
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 04:00 AM

Print screen is a button on your keyboard, usually near the right hand side, amongst the keys above your arrow keys.
Once you have print screened whatever you are going to, you then paste it into paint or whatever and save the image.
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 04:07 AM

oh okay thnx...my resuly :D

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 09:30 PM

Gave it a try :P
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