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retro comicbook effect in gimp

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this is for gimp 2.4. i'm sure any changes with 2.6 will be easy to figure out.

i'm kinda waiting a bit before i install the latest gimp.


please note:

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the resources; brushes, gradients, palettes, flames etc., that are presented as such (excluding tutorials), can be used as one sees fit. credit back to the artist is nice but not necessary.

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JerryMc-Ghoulberry's avatar
Good sir/miss, I could f--king kiss/hug you right now. Best tutorial for this ever, I kept kicking myself in the ass trying to figure it out on my own.
istarlome's avatar
thanks for the kind words... :)
JerryMc-Ghoulberry's avatar
Yea... sorry if they are crude, I was just so ecstatic! Thank you again! ^.^ 
leewonka's avatar
Which font is that?
istarlome's avatar
thanks for your interest. :) the font used is "digital strip".

here's the link: [link]
leewonka's avatar
Ohh, thank you so much :)
juliawang87's avatar
kinda random but how do u make the background for this image? like with the growing-shrinking dots and stuff.
istarlome's avatar
hey- thanks for the interest. try here:

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juliawang87's avatar
XxElegentNightmarexX's avatar
Love it imma try it out annnd try to remember to show u :P
AvisTheArtistGeek's avatar
This is awesome! A great effect!
istarlome's avatar
99buttonsinajarr's avatar
This is AMAZING! THANKS A LOT!
GimpistX's avatar
the link to the plug in wont work
istarlome's avatar
you can do the effect without it. check the bonus material.
GimpistX's avatar
Great idea. Nice work and thanks for sharing!
DarkliteDragon's avatar
Thanks! Great tutorial. x)
Wastelander7's avatar
Thanks for this!
cerano52's avatar
nice tutorial!!!Thanhs!!!
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striderXIII's avatar
Nice tutorial.
I also like making the photo look like a sketch before doing the effect, so it gets that drawn feel to it, and mess with the colors with a multiply layer above the sketch, and after that add the newsprint effect.

It's a bit longer process, but I quite like what I get as an end result...
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