It’s a candid photo of a beautiful moment that would be almost perfect for a thank you card except … what do you do with all those people in the background of the photo?
- Get the full resolution of the photo (hopefully it’s larger than 1MB)
- Using GIMP (a free alternative to Photoshop) select the Clone Tool
- Use the clone tool!
Stay tuned for the next post where we talk about how we used the edited photo.
Has it really been 5 months since my last post?
At least the lack of posts was not in vain. Aside from the long hours at work, I’ve also busied myself with buying a house. As if that was not enough, I decided to make a pit-stop move out of my apartment and into my bf’s condo to save on rent while I wait to close.
It’s been 5 months and I REALLY miss crafting. I miss working on GIMP and Adobe Illustrator. I miss searching for inspirations, designing and going into final production. As a result of my pine for crafting in combination with the encouragement from my crafter friends I’ve given myself a reason to make a return to crafting (albeit a temporary one until I really get settled into my new home) and show you my ‘I’ve Moved’ postcard notice.
I’m not done yet but this post is to share how to make text look textured or stamped as seen in the inspiration project by Ruff House Art’s ‘We’ve Moved’ post card.
1. Follow the steps provided here.
Here’s what mine looks like using a picture of corrugated cardboard.
It’s been a while since I’ve used Gimp. After months of toying with my Silhouette and Texture boutique, I am finally getting back to printed cards.
For one of my latest cards, I wanted to turn a regular photo into a sketch. Gimp doesn’t come out-of-the-box with the sketch filter so I had to try and add it. Thanks to a quick google search I found the script here. About 5-10 clicks later, I found my instructions for ….
How to Install a Gimp Plug-in (v2.6.11) on a Mac (Snow Leopard OS):
Pre-requisite knowledge: Basic navigation on a mac (opening files, right-click,
locate downloaded files), basic knowledge of Terminal, know what your terminal password is, how to locate and use Gimp Plug-ins
1. Download the script (files with .scm extension)
2. Navigate to /Applications
3. RIGHT click & select “Show Package Contents”
4. Navigate to /Resources/share/gimp/2.0/scripts
5. Move/Copy the script file to the “scripts” folder
6. If Gimp is still running, shut it down and start it back up.
Good luck to you Gimp sketchers out there!
I am so bummed. This is probably what I deserve for being too lazy and not caring enough about my leaky ceiling from the freak storm last week.
Last night when I tried to print my DIY Spongbob pop-up card for D’s nephew, my printer, which happened to get dripped on, gave me a weird error. What do you mean “Remove and check cartridge on right”???
Please printer Gods, bring my HP photo printer back to life! My crafts depend on you! Should I try to make a Grilled Jesus and pray like Fynn did on Glee last night?
Anyway, before I discovered my comatosed printer, I was creating a Spongbob pop-up card template using one of the papercrafts as a baseline. Spongebob obviously also had to have a message to deliver so Google led me to some cool sites that have Free Speech Bubble Brushes for GIMP
, Spongebob fonts
and Disney fonts
. I had to brush up on how to install brushes into GIMP
but in the end, i’m happy with the results. Now, if only I could print the damn thing! No printed project, no pictures. 😦