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Cooking up the Treats => (Vector-)Linux Artwork => Topic started by: giz73 on November 21, 2007, 04:16:54 am

Title: ..learning the GIMP
Post by: giz73 on November 21, 2007, 04:16:54 am
a wallpaper:
http://www.freewebs.com/kurtzer/wallpaper/wallpaper01.jpg
Title: Re: ..learning the GIMP
Post by: exeterdad on November 21, 2007, 04:26:07 am
Whatever affect you used sure gives it some D-E-P-T-H! Pretty cool  ;)
Title: Re: ..learning the GIMP
Post by: Dweeberkitty on November 21, 2007, 08:54:55 am
Motion blur with zoom? Looks cool.
Title: Re: ..learning the GIMP
Post by: MikeCindi on November 21, 2007, 11:13:16 am
nice
Title: Re: ..learning the GIMP
Post by: giz73 on November 22, 2007, 04:47:15 am
Here are some of my old stuff: it used to be on posted on this forum, but i can't find it anymore, so:
graphics were mainly done with a 3d program - Povray (except the starship, it was done in Wings3d, then ported to Povray), Vector logo added with the GIMP

http://www.freewebs.com/kurtzer/3d/ajme.jpg     (90.0 KB)
http://www.freewebs.com/kurtzer/3d/vectbarka.jpg   (185.5 KB)
http://www.freewebs.com/kurtzer/3d/vectbrod.jpg    (191.6 KB)
http://www.freewebs.com/kurtzer/3d/vectmore.jpg    (197.8 KB)
http://www.freewebs.com/kurtzer/3d/vectsfera.jpg    (151.3 KB)
Title: Re: ..learning the GIMP
Post by: exeterdad on November 22, 2007, 07:21:37 am
Keep em coming if you got em!  It's nice seeing other peoples views with art.
Title: Re: ..learning the GIMP
Post by: giz73 on November 24, 2007, 04:40:29 am
http://www.freewebs.com/kurtzer/wallpaper/wallpaper002.jpg
http://www.freewebs.com/kurtzer/wallpaper/wallpaper002.1.jpg
Title: Re: ..learning the GIMP
Post by: Dweeberkitty on November 24, 2007, 10:46:06 am
Cool. However, I think the big "V" could use a little bit of blending with the back ground. Try selecting the whole V, then chose Selection>>Select border and chose a pixel size like 5 or something. Then go to Filters>>Blurs>>Gaussian Blur and blur it with approximately the same number of pixels as your border. That will remove some of the hard edges. Be careful not to over do the border or blur or you'll end up something that fades into the background. Try it and see what you think.
Title: Re: ..learning the GIMP
Post by: blurymind on November 24, 2007, 11:38:03 am
oh man, why the blue screen of death...
however,i like the 3d renders,altho they're not in colors i like. Do you have the obj file of the shuttle somewhere?
Title: Re: ..learning the GIMP
Post by: giz73 on November 25, 2007, 12:48:22 am
Thanks for the feedback.

Blurymind: http://www.freewebs.com/kurtzer/3d/BROD.obj  -I'm not sure if that is the final version, but it is the only one i could find.
Title: Re: ..learning the GIMP
Post by: giz73 on November 25, 2007, 03:13:06 am
ok, the same wallpaper again, but with 5 px blur around the borders:

http://www.freewebs.com/kurtzer/wallpaper/wallpaper002.2.jpg
Title: Re: ..learning the GIMP
Post by: giz73 on November 25, 2007, 04:29:33 am
Another, thing: i really like blue colour, that is why decided to try VectorLinux in the firs place, screen shoots were predominately blue...

http://www.freewebs.com/kurtzer/wallpaper/wallpaper003.jpg
Title: Re: ..learning the GIMP
Post by: exeterdad on November 25, 2007, 06:06:16 am
Another, thing: i really like blue colour, that is why decided to try VectorLinux in the firs place, screen shoots were predominately blue...

http://www.freewebs.com/kurtzer/wallpaper/wallpaper003.jpg
I like this one.  I also like the blues.  Comparing to MS's blue screen of death is so unfair.  Blue was around long before MS.

But...  as much as I like blue, it is maybe a little too common these days.  I remember test driving the Sabayon (or however it's spelled) live CD awhile ago to see beryl in action, they had a orange based wallpaper and related colors for theming.  It was definitely a breath of fresh air. Not that I'm a fan of orange, but it worked nicely.
Title: Re: ..learning the GIMP
Post by: rbistolfi on November 25, 2007, 06:13:37 am
Blue was around long before MS.

LOL, like since the beginning of the world!
I have to agree with Blury, I Like your work very much, but I think a more darker "oiled" blue would be better.
I like http://www.freewebs.com/kurtzer/3d/ajme.jpg, the blue shade in the top is great.
Title: Re: ..learning the GIMP
Post by: Dweeberkitty on November 25, 2007, 08:41:49 am
Here's one that I did a while back with a deeper blue. Made purely in GIMP.

http://www.image-upload.net/files/6099/test.jpg
Title: Re: ..learning the GIMP
Post by: rbistolfi on November 25, 2007, 09:53:24 am
Here's one that I did a while back with a deeper blue. Made purely in GIMP.

http://www.image-upload.net/files/6099/test.jpg


That is awesome Dweeberkitty! You picked my favorite flavor of the vl logo.
Title: Re: ..learning the GIMP
Post by: GrannyGeek on November 25, 2007, 12:42:25 pm
I like this one.  I also like the blues.  Comparing to MS's blue screen of death is so unfair.  Blue was around long before MS.

I like this on, too. The Blue Screen of Death is not the same shade of blue as what you see anywhere in Vector or in various wallpapers.

Quote
But...  as much as I like blue, it is maybe a little too common these days.  I remember test driving the Sabayon (or however it's spelled) live CD awhile ago to see beryl in action, they had a orange based wallpaper and related colors for theming.  It was definitely a breath of fresh air. Not that I'm a fan of orange, but it worked nicely.

I guess nothing but blue would do for me. I could never live with an orange background, or yellow, or Ubuntu brown, or green, or red, or pink. I also don't like busy backgrounds, photos, nature scenes, etc.

One thing that sort of puzzles and amuses me is why dark backgrounds seem popular with so many Linux fans. I really detest dark backgrounds. How gloomy! Maybe it's too "goth" for me. Every time I check out some Linux site with wallpapers, I find thumbnail after thumbnail after thumbnail with dark backgrounds, and often busy dark backgrounds. The worst of all possible worlds!

Fortunately, we don't have to use them.
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: ..learning the GIMP
Post by: lagagnon on November 25, 2007, 02:08:31 pm
...One thing that sort of puzzles and amuses me is why dark backgrounds seem popular with so many Linux fans.

I think the reason may be rooted in having a transparent, permanent terminal over the dark background wallpaper. That way you can actually read the text, while with a light background you have to massage aterm (or whatever) colour settings considerably. Many geeky Linux types enjoy these background terminals on their desktop...yours truly sometimes included  ;)
Title: Re: ..learning the GIMP
Post by: rbistolfi on November 25, 2007, 03:37:49 pm
I like blue too. I have not aesthetic preference over any color though. Beautifulness is about the harmony of various components interacting.
The blue of the bsod is hard to combine. Too much green (I am thinking in rgb mode;))
I like dark styles, but my reason is the amount of light in your eyes. Too much light hurts me in my eyes. I work most of the time with jEdit or gVim, and I find the dark blue combinations the most relaxing and friendly with my eyes. Since sometimes I work with many "windozed" apps I have to keep a dark wallpaper too. 
But I use light colors sometimes as a change.
I dislike busy backgrounds too, but sometimes I like some modern art wallpapers. I used to keep many pictures of Gyula Kosice (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyula_Kosice) sculptures, a chez-argentinian artist, and Xul Solar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xul_Solar), This one is one of my favorites from Xul: CLICK (http://www.xulsolar.org.ar/obras/30-10-Mestizos%20de%20avion%20y%20gente.jpg)
Title: Re: ..learning the GIMP
Post by: exeterdad on November 25, 2007, 04:53:18 pm
Just shows yet again that people are pleased differently about art.  The orange thing I mentioned earlier is something I'd never think I would like.  But the wallpaper used was a filtered close up of some orange flower I've never seen before, and there was a drop of water.  I thought it beautiful, and then the rest of the theme set it off.  But that was my opinion at the time I saw it. 

Not trying to single GrannyGeek out, but it's a very good example.  She passionately hates the new 5.9 default wallpaper.  I truly love it.  And haven't even thought about changing it. But that's okay.  We are different.

rbistolfi's favorite wallpaper is interesting indeed, but not my thing, and not a wallpaper I'd even consider.

Dweeberkitty's wallpaper is so awesome.  But I'd rather admire it as a image rather than a wallpaper.  I've used that style in the past and found it distracting.  Maybe because I like them so much I get sucked into them?  When I read the tutorial on how to make that style image, I must of made 50 of them.  And I can't bring myself to delete them.  They are amazing.  But theres someone out there that hates them.

I'm just glad we are good natured enough to hear honest, un-sugarcoated opinions of our work, and not get our feelings hurt.  A artist couldn't ever please everyone.
Title: Re: ..learning the GIMP
Post by: GrannyGeek on November 25, 2007, 08:03:54 pm
I'm just glad we are good natured enough to hear honest, un-sugarcoated opinions of our work, and not get our feelings hurt.  A artist couldn't ever please everyone.

That's right. It's all a matter of taste, not right or wrong. What matters is that we can indulge our preferences. Indeed I do hate the "Vector on granite" of 5.9, but I can change it in about two seconds. And if I come upon a wallpaper I like here or in my journeys around the Net, I can switch to that one.
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: ..learning the GIMP
Post by: GrannyGeek on November 25, 2007, 08:07:36 pm
I think the reason may be rooted in having a transparent, permanent terminal over the dark background wallpaper. That way you can actually read the text, while with a light background you have to massage aterm (or whatever) colour settings considerably. Many geeky Linux types enjoy these background terminals on their desktop...yours truly sometimes included  ;)

I'd never thought of that. Probably because I've never cared for transparent terminals or transparency in general. I find it very difficult to read text in a transparent terminal no matter what the color scheme is. "Coolness" is not part of my computing vocabulary.<g>
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: ..learning the GIMP
Post by: giz73 on November 28, 2007, 02:54:53 pm
This one is a work in progress...I just started playing with it
http://www.freewebs.com/kurtzer/wallpaper/wallpaper04.1.jpg
Title: Re: ..learning the GIMP
Post by: exeterdad on November 28, 2007, 05:52:09 pm
This one is a work in progress...I just started playing with it
http://www.freewebs.com/kurtzer/wallpaper/wallpaper04.1.jpg

Plop, plop. Fizz, fizz. Oh what a relief it is?   :D
Title: Re: ..learning the GIMP
Post by: giz73 on March 22, 2009, 03:56:41 am
I completely forgot about this thread.
it seems that freewebs have deleted my account.
I managed to find some of the wallpapers that were posted here, so here it goes:
http://www.giz73.com/vl_wallpapers/ajme.jpg
http://www.giz73.com/vl_wallpapers/vectbarka.jpg
http://www.giz73.com/vl_wallpapers/vectbrod.jpg
http://www.giz73.com/vl_wallpapers/vectmore.jpg
http://www.giz73.com/vl_wallpapers/vectsfera.jpg
http://www.giz73.com/vl_wallpapers/wallpaper01.jpg
http://www.giz73.com/vl_wallpapers/wallpaper003.jpg