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Tech-Style Background Scripts by fence-post Tech-Style Background Scripts by fence-post
EDIT October 9, 2008: Script has been updated to work in GIMP 2.6 (the newest stable version). It should also work in GIMP 2.4. If you have a previous version of this script, please delete it to avoid conflicts.

Let me know if you run into any trouble with the script.


This script will make a "tech-style" background using the steps described in the tutorial here: fence-post.deviantart.com/art/…

Click on the Download link to get the script (a text file) for GIMP 2.4 and save it to your GIMP scripts folder (ie....C:Program FilesGIMP-2.Xsharegimp2.0scripts) and then go to Filters > Script-Fu > Refresh Scripts.

This script will NOT work in GIMP 2.2. You can find that one here: fencepost.gimpdome.com/Scripts…

On an open image, just go to Filters > Render > Tech Background... and a window will appear allowing you to choose the Background Color and Block Size.

Enjoy!

Let me know if you have any trouble or suggestions for improvement.

Art
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eqvis Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Hi, I like your background scripts! I downloaded this one today and used it, but the image I have is too big, then the gitter is almost not visible. I tried resizing the background and this was better, but I think I have to sharpen and enhance contrast... it is not really what I expected... Now my figures look like they are in the bathroom... :-)

Thanks and best regards,
Mayra
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coreper Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
thanks for the update!
just a question: will all custom scripts stop working on GIMP 2.6?
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fence-post Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
You're welcome! The answer to your question is: maybe.....maybe not! ;) It all depends on how the variables were defined in the let* block of the script. You used to be able to just define a variable in the let* block without actually giving it a value (it was a null value....a placeholder, if you will). Then, when it came time to use use it in the script, you could assign it a value. GIMP now requires all variables to be assigned a value. And, if you're not sure what value to give it, you can set it to 0 (zero). It's a pretty simple change, really. If you run into any snags with your scripts and you're not sure what to change, let me know and I'll help you out.

Art
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coreper Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
thanks for the info...
i checked ALL my custom scripts [a lot, believe me], and i realised i actually never use the most of them, and that most of them werent working anymore...
so asked google to find me the scripts i needed, and i found them...
but[!]: they are in chinese :( and i cant speak chinese :(
so i opened the scripts files, changes the menu options [using the old scripts as reference >> works properly]
but after restarting the gimp, they wont show up anymore!
i noticed they included this as menu location: "<Toolbox>/Xtns/Extra Logos", but even when i change that to "<Image>/Filters/Extra Logos" they wont show up...
can you tell me what is wrong? maybe it is also better to continue via Notes, or this deviation could get too full of comments XD
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koolasapixels Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008   Interface Designer
huh it doesn't work for me and I've tried both versions..
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fence-post Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
Hmm..what's seems to be the problem? Are you installing them in the correct location?
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coreper Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
thanks for the script!
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fence-post Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
You're very welcome!

Art
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a2j3 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
Hey fence You Rule dude. Thank you very much for another great script. I can't wait to use it. :#1:

:hug:
Jo
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fence-post Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
You're welcome!
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ilybcurfantabulous Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
This is cool,
I also made a background using the tech style tut.
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fence-post Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
Glad you like it and have found a use for it.

Art
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ChainLightningStrike Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
Useful
I made a pretty cool wallpaper using you tech style background tutorial, Its in my gallery if you want to check it out!
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fence-post Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
Nice work! Glad you found a use for it and thanks for sharing your work with me!

Art
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