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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by xIsabel38, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. xIsabel38

    xIsabel38 Well-Known Member

    So I started watching GIMP tutorials. Basically, because my site is going to go live soon, I wanted to create some promotional banners. Cover art I can use on Facebook and anywhere else really.

    So I came up with this:


    Using GIMP I made the text like that. First time I've ever done something like that. So I figured I'd try again and learn some more stuff. This time, this is what I've come up with:


    I know it's just a fire effect and like everyone knows how to do it in 15 minutes. But honestly, it's the most complex graphic thing I've ever made and it took me like 2-3 hours. And it's the first time I've ever done anything like this. I've always liked Graphics and Design and all that, never thought I could see myself do it though.
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  2. wedgar

    wedgar Well-Known Member

    Impressive graphics!

    Never heard of gimp. Is it a graphics program?
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  3. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    It's price is impressive too!

    Yes, a very good one.
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  4. wedgar

    wedgar Well-Known Member

    Thanks! I'll have to check it out.
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  5. Sador

    Sador Well-Known Member

    @wedgar GIMP is basically a free version of photoshop. Apparently some less features, but not something that should be problematic for more casual users.

    I quite like the burning effect personally, I think the banner above it seems somewhat crowded for space however..
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  6. xIsabel38

    xIsabel38 Well-Known Member

    Indeed, GIMP is a great free platform and more powerful than I had thought.

    The burning effect is my first attempt at it, the fire looks like the background other than coming from the text but I'll work on that a bit. The banner above, it definitely is crowded. I'll try to work on those things, thank you.
  7. wedgar

    wedgar Well-Known Member

    Is this something like Adobe Photoshop?
  8. Naiwen

    Naiwen New Member

    I love the Xenforo one! Very nicely done...
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  9. wedgar

    wedgar Well-Known Member

    I agree. Both graphics are really impressive.
  10. xIsabel38

    xIsabel38 Well-Known Member

    I couldn't tell ya, I never bought Photoshop. From what I heard, it's like it but free and with less features. Works fine for me.


    If anyone has any use for it, they can have it. I was just messing around. I have no real use for it.
  11. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Script-Fu scripts are your friend. ;)
    There are several sites out there that you can make the text portions free and then place them in/on your images so you don't have to fight with it if you are "lazy" like I am sometimes. I'm pretty sure they use Gimp scripts to create them.

    coollogo_com-3407222.png coollogo_com-3407257.png coollogo_com-3407269.png coollogo_com-3407285.png
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  12. xIsabel38

    xIsabel38 Well-Known Member

    So basically you're saying I spent like 3 hours on that but could have just gotten this and did it instantly? FML
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  13. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    You can get a little more creative and individualized doing it the way you did... but for quickies you can go to
    http://www12.flamingtext.com/All-Logos or http://cooltext.com/. :D
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  14. xIsabel38

    xIsabel38 Well-Known Member

    lol sigh

    I want a program that can record my computer so I can record myself doing it. Anyone know of a free one that is good and doesn't have a giant watermark in the middle of the screen?
  15. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member


    That's why I have 'em bookmarked! ;)

    Just use QuickTime (if you have a Mac).
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  16. Naiwen

    Naiwen New Member

    Use Skype.
  17. DEZero

    DEZero Well-Known Member

  18. Dakis

    Dakis Well-Known Member

    Try Licecap.
  19. Degrinch

    Degrinch Active Member

    Nice work :) Do you still have the xcf for the burning Xen ?

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