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Old 08-25-2013, 11:26 AM
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Fun With GIMP

GIMP (Graphic Image Manipulation Program) is a powerful freely distributed program. You can perform tasks similar to Photoshop with gimp. I have been using gimp for a number of years and there are still many things it can do that I'm not familiar with. I recently upgraded to the newest version and I'm still discovering new and interesting things I can do with it.

You may download it here: GIMP 2.8

I was reading the Cartoonize your Vehicle thread and I got to thinking that anybody can do this sort of thing on their own computer using gimp. So that got me to playing around with it today.

I started with a picture of my car.



Then I used the "posterize tool". Keep in mind there are many adjustments you can use on most of these tools to make your image look different.



This next image uses "cartoon".



This one is interesting, it's called "clothify".



This one was "color levels", I spent a good deal of time playing with it.

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Old 08-25-2013, 11:39 AM
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This one was made using a tool called "curves". You adjust the color levels by curving a line on a graph.



This next one I used a tool called "dilate" and then "posterize".



This next one was "edge detect".



Something called "fog".



OK, this one is "jigsaw", interesting, maybe one could use it to make an actual jigsaw?

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Old 08-25-2013, 11:45 AM
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This one is "oilify".



"posterize"

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Pretty similar to "IrfanView" which I use quite a bit.
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Pretty similar to "IrfanView" which I use quite a bit.
I've never used IrfanView but I read it's quite good at opening and converting a wide variety of image formats. I read it's a viewer with some touch up and resizing capabilities. Gimp vs irfanview I'm going to download IrfanView and check it out. Here is the link to the IrfanView Homepage if anybody else wants to check it out.

Gimp is more comparable to Photoshop. I used Photoshop in college but I just didn't want to spend the money to get a copy for myself, that's when I discovered gimp. I read it has a steep learning curve but I like to experiment so I guess I have never felt that way about it.

Here is a comparison: GIMP vs. Photoshop: Which One Is Better For You?
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The second picture in the first post I used "blur" then "posterize".

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Photoscape is another top rated free program.
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Another fun effect achieved with the use of layers, brushes, some time and patience.

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Or you can make your photo into a sketch in a few easy steps.



I did this on some other cars, cleaned up the background and entered them in a fair, won a couple of blue ribbons.
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Or you can make your photo into a sketch in a few easy steps.



I did this on some other cars, cleaned up the background and entered them in a fair, won a couple of blue ribbons.
Now that I like. If my Photoshop Elements wont do that, I'll be adding GIMP to my 'puter
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