I will show you my next Gimp work.
I was surfing around this cool Flickr archive: http://www.flickr.com/commons/ and want to change a new photo to vintage and coloring an old b/w picture to a new look.
Here the first, a photo taken by myself on my short trip to London last weekend (man, cool city. I love it!):
And now Gimpified vintage look:
Ok, that was new to old. Now here comes old to new by coloring an b/w photo from Flickr -the commons.
and here the colored version with the Gimp:
this is the color-layer:
Ok, thats it so far…hope you like it. 🙂
If you need more as one page in Inkscape and you don’t want to use Scribus, i found out an little workaround to create and export them. First you need this python script: http://ciantic.blogspot.com/2009/02/inkscape-slicer.html
Follow the instructions there and start Inkscape. In my example i use the DIN A2 Format. I want to export four DIN-A4 pages.
So,set your document size and create your guidelines and begin to import four svg files.
Then you have to add another layer an name it “slices” and draw rectangles (activate snapping !) over the pages. To export your pages go to Effects > Export > Slicer. Thats it !
I think it could be helpful if you want to create a comic or coloring book or an complete magazine.
Some examples about DTP things :
Hey! The last two days i try out to get a watercolor painting look from original photos.
Ok, here my experiences:
And today, the ones with better technique:
and the cool wilber…..
It is not overpainted, only filtered by five Layers:
Today was a good day for inspiration! I play around only with colors and this is really cool.
No curves, no pixel nothing….only palettes, tables, shemes….
First the Gimp. You can create your own palettes here or extract it from a foto. Then you can use this in Inkscape too.
After that, i was searching in the web and find some cool sites. I really like the color sheme designer:
Well they are many more online tools in the web, but i like this one. 🙂 You can ask Google about “color sheme” by yourself…
Next i found a color community ! What is that?
You can create you own palettes and download other ones as Gimp palette (.gpl) or many other files …cool!
Edit: a big resource site for colors, plaettes and gradients is http://soliton.vm.bytemark.co.uk/pub/cpt-city/