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    Another forum I'm on was using the background of this image to make some wallpapers, so I messed around a bit in GIMP and made a TG one.



    Need to learn how to do some better text effects...

    Here is the background I used. Here is another color. Here is a Firefox one - guess it came from this page. Cool stuff.
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    Re: Messing around with GIMP

    Nice work. I have Gimp on my HD but i haven't touched it and doubt i would understand how to do anything in it.
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    • #3
      Re: Messing around with GIMP

      Well, I use it like a free version of Photoshop. For my uses, it does pretty much the same things and can even open PSD files. And GIMP is a native Linux app and is free; Photoshop is neither. No brainer for me :)

      I can find plenty of photoshop tutorial sites out there and I'm able to follow most of them using GIMP. There seems to be less out there about GIMP though.
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        Re: Messing around with GIMP

        That wallpaper makes a song start playing in the back of my mind...

        "America - F--- yeah! Freedom is the only way, yeah!"

        Carry on.

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        • #5
          Re: Messing around with GIMP

          Now that I've stayed up all night playing with Gimp, I'm ready to try some more stuff.. like improving the bleh text. If anyone else wants to play around, GimpTalk seems to be the place to go to get some Gimp tutorials.
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            Re: Messing around with GIMP

            Is Gimp unable to convert BMPs to JPGs?
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            • #7
              Re: Messing around with GIMP

              Originally posted by CingularDuality
              Is Gimp unable to convert BMPs to JPGs?
              definitely, it can convert just about anything to just about anything else (including a bunch of formats i've never even heard of before)

              <== I used gimp to make the Irregulars avatar
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              • #8
                Re: Messing around with GIMP

                What would be really cool is that background but with the horizontal line removed. The tags would still be cool but a line free one would be awesome.

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                • #9
                  Re: Messing around with GIMP

                  Originally posted by CingularDuality
                  Is Gimp unable to convert BMPs to JPGs?
                  Yep, that's the one thing it cannot do.

                  Inkscape, another open source graphics program, can do that, I think. There is also Xnview, a nice open source Infranview clone that can convert images (including BMPs) on the fly.

                  Other than that, GIMP is the roxxorz.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Messing around with GIMP

                    Originally posted by TG_Mateo
                    Yep, that's the one thing it cannot do.
                    Either our definition of "convert" is different or our version of Gimp is different, because GIMP version 2.2.8 can definitely do this! (I just tested it to double-check :row__577: )

                    Open a .BMP, the File->Save As or File->Save a Copy... window pops up asking compression (default is 85)...

                    :icon14:

                    (maybe you mean batch-convert?)

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                    • #11
                      Re: Messing around with GIMP

                      Originally posted by WhiskeySix
                      Either our definition of "convert" is different or our version of Gimp is different, because GIMP version 2.2.8 can definitely do this! (I just tested it to double-check :row__577: )

                      Open a .BMP, the File->Save As or File->Save a Copy... window pops up asking compression (default is 85)...

                      :icon14:

                      (maybe you mean batch-convert?)
                      I'm still thinking 2.2.7. I haven't tried all the new goodies yet.

                      Isn't it up to 2.2.10 now?

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                      • #12
                        Re: Messing around with GIMP

                        Gimp can save as pcx, xwd, xpm, xbm, bmp, tif, tga, im1, sgi, ppm, ps, png, psd, pgm, ico, cel, jpg, html, xcf.gz, pat, xjt, gih, gbr, gif, fit, eps, dcm, h, c, colorxhtml, xcf.bz2, fli, pix, and xcf. Lots of stuff, most of which I've never heard of!

                        Played around some more and got a nice 3d looking text, but then I closed my window and forgot to save. Doh!

                        I followed a tutorial last night and made myself a little globe that I can put things in. Don't know what to put in it, but it looks pretty neat :p Lots to play with!


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                          Re: Messing around with GIMP

                          hey, whadya know - it's GIMP's 10yr anniversary...

                          http://www.gimp.org/contest/

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                            Re: Messing around with GIMP

                            New one I've been messing with. Took me forever to figure out how to do the fading effect of the grid in the top left corner. Still not sure I could explain it :D
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                              Re: Messing around with GIMP

                              Originally posted by perry
                              Another forum I'm on was using the background of this image to make some wallpapers, so I messed around a bit in GIMP and made a TG one.



                              Need to learn how to do some better text effects...

                              Here is the background I used. Here is another color. Here is a Firefox one - guess it came from this page. Cool stuff.
                              I like it good job. One of the better wallpapers ive seen. O i stole the Frefox one for my computer :P

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