Ripclaw's Laserbeam Tutorial for GIMP

Discussion in 'Tutorials and How Tos' started by Ripclaw, Jul 19, 2008.

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    hi

    im going to give a tutorial on how to make lasers with gimp

    this is the way i do it, you dont have to do it this way

    anyway

    first choose the pic you want to add a laser to

    then open it with gimp

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    then, choose the paths tool and make sure that it will make polygonal shapes

    [IMGhttp://img521.imageshack.us/img521/5723/tutorial02kz5.png[/IMG]

    then you can make the general shape of the laser

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    then go to select, select from path

    it will select and close from the path

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    then you should go to select, feather and depending on the size of the pic, and the selected area, make the feathering anywhere between 5-40

    for this one i chose 20

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    should look like this or something like that

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    then you use the paintbrush tool using the largest size brush, and any color you want (i used blue)

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    fill in the selected area

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    then cut that area out without changing anything about it

    the end result should be this

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    hope this helps anyone
     

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