Edward Cullen’s drink and smile move

Posted in GIMP with tags , , , , , on 04/25/2011 by itsmeela

my first GIF project...

This is my first and only (as of now) GIF project and I did it with GIMP too!  I made it more than a year ago.  🙂


2010 in review

Posted in GIMP on 01/03/2011 by itsmeela

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how my blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 3,600 times in 2010. That’s about 9 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 21 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 188 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 82mb. That’s about 4 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was October 5th with 161 views. The most popular post that day was Make your own Avatar with #GIMP.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were stumbleupon.com, itsmeela.wordpress.com, gimpusers.com, facebook.com, and google.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for cartoon effect gimp, gimp cartoon, gimp cartoon effect, gimp cartoon filter, and gimp picture insidea bottle.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Make your own Avatar with #GIMP May 2010
4 comments and 1 Like on WordPress.com,


Photo to Comic Cartoon Effect #GIMP May 2010
1 comment


Melting Dripping Text with #GIMP March 2010


3D Photo Effect with #GIMP March 2010


Adding Shadow with #GIMP August 2010
2 comments and 2 Likes on WordPress.com

Not bad!!! Thanks for viewing my posts!  😉

Happy Halloween! ;-)

Posted in GIMP with tags , on 10/27/2010 by itsmeela

Making a fake tattoo with #GIMP

Posted in GIMP with tags , , , on 10/14/2010 by itsmeela

I personally don’t like tattoos. I mean I respect people with tattoos but I would never have one. If you’re one of those people who can’t afford to have a real tattoo, you can now have a fake one added to your image. I’ve encountered a tutorial about it and it’s so easy.

Here’s how to do it.

1. Open the image of the person you want to work on. Then open the image of the tattoo as layer and place it on the body part where you want it. Resize and rotate the tattoo as you want it just like the one below.

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2.  With the tattoo layer activated, select Layer -> Layer to Image Size to make it the same size as the photo layer.

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3.  With the tattoo layer still selected, choose Filters -> Map -> Displace. The layer selected in both X and Y displacements should be your subject or the layer that contains the person’s image. I used 5 for both X and Y but it would also depend on your images. Then click OK when you are done.

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After you’ve done the above, your photo should look like the one below. Look how it holds onto the contours of the nose.

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4. Finally, set your tattoo layer to Multiply mode, adjust the opacity to your liking and we’re done! You may also want to try other layer blend modes and use what you prefers.

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My source

Adding Shadow with #GIMP

Posted in GIMP with tags , , , on 08/21/2010 by itsmeela

I found a tutorial that makes adding a shadow so easy.  Here’s how it’s done.

1.  Select an object or person that you want to have a shadow.

2.  Once you’ve opened the image, select the Fuzzy Select Tool. Threshold should be at 15, which is the standard value. Then click the white area outside the bottle.  Hold down the Shift key to activate the “Add to the current selection” function and click all the white areas inside the bottle. After which, invert the selection by going to Select > Invert.

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3.  Click on Edit > Copy (Crtl+C).  Then Go to Edit > Paste into. You’ll be seeing  a Floating Selection layer in the Layers window.  Add a new layer (Layer > New Layer).  The Floating selection layer is now a normal layer.  Now you have to duplicate this layer. Right click on the layer and select Duplicate Layer (Shift+Crtl+D).  You need those two layers because one of them will be used as the shadow and the top layer will make it look as the shadow is behind the bottle as it should be.  Then press Crtl+Shift+A to get rid of the selection.

4.  Now we will be doing the shadow.  Select the middle layer. Check the Lock Alfa Channel box in the layer window as shown in the image below.

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Fill it with black by selecting Edit > Fill with FG Color (make sure your FG color is black).  You won’t be able to see any changes but if you hide the layer above, you’ll see that you have created the beginning of the shadow (as in the image below). Just don’t forget to make the layer visible again. Then uncheck the Lock Alfa Channel box in the layer window.

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5. With the middle layer still active, go to Tools > Transform Tools > Perspective. Drag the left and right upper corner down as shown below.

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6. Now we will give the shadow some blur to make it more realistic. But before we do that, first go to Layer > Layer to Image Size to avoid having sharp edges on the shadow. Then go to Filters > Blur > Gaussian Blur with a radius of 20px.

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7. Now to add some gradient to it, select Layer > Mask > Add Layer Mask or right click on the layer and select Add Layer Mask.  Then set black as the foreground color and white as the background color.  Afterwards, select the Blend Tool and use the FG to BG gradient.  Draw the gradient across the shadow (with the layer mask selected) as shown below.

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And voila! we’re done!

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Thanks to my tutorial!

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