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Grunge Stamp with #GIMP

Posted in GIMP with tags , , , on 04/01/2010 by itsmeela

My latest learning was quite easy. I found a tutorial on how to make a grunge stamp.  The finished product may look easy but it does not happen in just one click.  I admit it was easy to but it was still worth learning.

Let’s begin by creating a new image of your desired size. In this tutorial, I made it 650×650. Then choose a color for the stamp text like red: #dd0000.  Once you’ve chosen a color, add your text by using the text tool (Figure 1).

Figure 1: Click on the image to enlarge

Next add a new layer for the border. With the use of the rectangle selection tool, drag and make a border around your text. Then choose Select > Border (5px) (Figure 2).  Once you have a border (Figure 3), choose Edit > Fill with FG Color (which is the same red color we used on the text). Then Select > None. You should have something like the image in Figure 4.

Figure 2: Click on image to enlarge

Figure 3: Click on image to enlarge

Figure 4: Click on image to enlarge

Now, right click on the border layer and click merge down to make it one with the text layer.  Then rotate the picture to your desired angle with the use of rotate tool (Figure 5).

(Figure 5) Click on image to enlarge

We’re all set for the grunge effect!  To do this, we have to add a mask.  Right click on your text layer > Add layer mask.  Choose White (full opacity). Choose Paintbrush with Confetti as the brush type (Figure 6).  Reset the foreground color to black (type D on your keyboard).  Then paint on your layer mask. Your image should now look something like the image in Figure 7.

(Figure 6) Click on the image to enlarge

(Figure 7) Click on image to enlarge

Then choose ink tool with opacity between 70-80%, size 5, and type rhombus (Figure 8). Then paint wherever you want to give more noise to the image (Figure 9).

(Figure 8 ) Click on image to enlarge

(Figure 9) Click on image to enlarge

And we’re done! 😉

FINAL OUTPUT

Thanks to my SOURCE! =)

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