Meet the GIMP #50: Comics

Posted in Graphics on April 24, 2009

Meet the GIMP #50: Comics

This 50th episode is 40 minutes long. I am not sure if this  “Double Length” is caused by the complexity of the work or simply a bit of laziness. But I declare “celebrating the 50th” as the official reason for this.

The log files of my blog show from where clicks are coming in. One of the most successful linkers is Jeff (jeffegg2) on flickr. He drops a comment with a link to this site whenever appropriate.

There is a GIMP users group on flickr that I found out about on this way. And there I found a tutorial from Shelly and Roy about making a comic like drawing out of a photography.

I was looking for such an effect for a while. My final goal is to do something like Roy Lichtenstein did - replacing every colour gradient with solid colour or a dot pattern. I think this is a step on that way.

I am not very happy with my result. It still has too much “non-comic” in it. If you compare my work with this image from Shelly and Roy, you see that I am not really there.

One thing that I found out after I made the video: these images are very ugly to scale down. So work in your final resolution.

You can find the file used in this episode at the usual place.

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Tags: Design, GIMP, Meet the GIMP, comic, Broadcasting, Screencasts