Meet the GIMP #56: Meaningful Black and Ironing Aprons

Posted in Graphics on April 25, 2009

Meet the GIMP #56: Meaningful Black and Ironing Aprons

What’s “meaningful black”? It’s a concept out of the book “Welcome to Oz” from Vincent Versac. It’s for this other program, but I try to convert it to GIMP. It’s not so easy - so we have to write a script to do the tedious work. This script is also covered here.

EDIT: This plugin has evolved tremendously. Go to the Forum entry and search from the last postings backwards for it’s latest incarnation!

Information about the Zone System is at Wikipedia and a lot of other sites. Chris Marquardt has made a simple version of it for digital cameras.

At the end of the video I do some ironing. I made some promotional images for our organic shop around the corner. The team had donned brand new aprons with all the creases from packing still in them. Awful! I show you a way to iron them out after the shot. BTW, this works too with wrinkles in the skin of a portrait model.

The “Old Ink Challenge is still open. Give it a try!

I also have some updates about the forum and ask for input with a new design for this web site. Daniel (DRB) is helping me a lot - and he has made a great interactive and collaborative storytelling site at . If you are into telling stories with a twist or reading them - check this out and help him to build this up.


Old Ink challenge update (1:30)
Forum update (1:55)
Daniel’s “Story Ever Telling” (4:40)
Meaningful Black (6:25)
- Zone System (9:42)
- Finding the Black Point (12:00)
- Twisting the curves (16:05)
- Building a Plugin (19:00)
Ironing an Apron with GIMP (20:10)

This video has been rendered in a different way. Is the problem still there that it calls itself a MP3 audio file? Is it playing everywhere?

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Tags: Design, GIMP, curves, Meet the GIMP, Broadcasting, Screencasts, softening wrinkles, Zone System