Old / new / old >Gimp!

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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!):
Original

londonoriginal

And now Gimpified vintage look:

londonold

Ok, that was new to old. Now here comes old to new by coloring an b/w photo from Flickr -the commons.

Original:

bw_girl

and here the colored version with the Gimp:

bw_girl_colored

this is the color-layer:

bw_girl_layer

Ok, thats it so far…hope you like it. 🙂

Minitutorial: exporting multiple pages from Inkscape

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Hey There!

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 !

screen

finish

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 :
http://screencasters.heathenx.org/episode-077/
and
http://screencasters.heathenx.org/episode-079/

Aquarelle with Gimp

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Hey! The last two days i try out to get a watercolor painting look from original photos.

Ok, here my experiences:

file

file2

And today, the ones with better technique:

child1

strawberry


and the cool wilber…..

wilber

It is not overpainted, only filtered by five Layers:

COLORS !

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Wow !
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.
palettes

After that, i was searching in the web and find some cool sites. I really like the color sheme designer:

colorsheme

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!

colorlovers

http://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-concepts-palettes.html

http://colorschemedesigner.com/

http://www.colourlovers.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_scheme

Edit: a big resource site for colors, plaettes and gradients is http://soliton.vm.bytemark.co.uk/pub/cpt-city/