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Colette's Attempts at Photo-Editing

Postby Colette » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:45 am

I had to download GIMP for AI class, which turned out to be a pretty powerful tool, thus rendering the pirating of photoshop unnecessary.

Here's my first little whack at editing photos with GIMP (links to full size):
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I decided my Chief Scientist deserved a fancy desk and office, so I built a hover-desk which is actually a giant touchscreen/hologram projector. The office has a fully glass floor and large window panels (in fact, every piece aside from the minifig is trans-clear).
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Re: Colette's Attempts at Photo-Editing

Postby Zupponn » Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:00 am

You can do everything in GIMP that you can in Photoshop. The only difference is that GIMP doesn't always have the built in shortcuts that Photoshop offers.
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Re: Colette's Attempts at Photo-Editing

Postby Natalya » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:08 pm

Skew the displays to match the surfaces on which they rest. You have only partially skewed them.
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Re: Colette's Attempts at Photo-Editing

Postby The Shadowscythe » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:14 pm

Skew them some more like Natalya said, and then increase their transparency by a touch as well.

If you can, see if you can get static lines over them, like the pixel lines from old televisions - the best looking holograms look (in my opinion, feel free to ignore me) like someone took the output from a first generation television, and put it in 3d with washed out colours.

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Re: Colette's Attempts at Photo-Editing

Postby samuelzz10 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:59 pm

The shopping is pretty great, but should be more transparent.

On a side note, the building doesn't look that great, I know it's kind of the point, but you should tone down the use of trans.
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Re: Colette's Attempts at Photo-Editing

Postby Quantumsurfer » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:31 pm

Good job, Colette, for a first go. Especially in GIMP.
As the others say, try skewing the graphics and the text like in that example I made. Toward the center, skew both sides along the same vector as the table edges. To one side or the other, skew both sides to the same vector as that table edge. The skewing will alter the size of your text somewhat, so resize it some afterward. Pull it in a little from the stroke around the boxes. With that much text, I'd agree that you should drop the transparency. Perhaps about 20%. The 3d graphic in the corner is a nice damn touch, man.
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Re: Colette's Attempts at Photo-Editing

Postby Colette » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:59 pm

I skewed the graphics a little more, and ultimately decided against dropping the transparency.
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Re: Colette's Attempts at Photo-Editing

Postby aoffan23 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:08 am

The centre one looks fine, but the two on the side need to be skewed even more. They should be narrower at the far end, like you've done with the centre panel.
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Re: Colette's Attempts at Photo-Editing

Postby Brikguy0410 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:03 pm

One thing bugs me, the stains on the chief scientist's shirt
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Re: Colette's Attempts at Photo-Editing

Postby Maverick » Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:47 am

Brikguy0410 wrote:One thing bugs me, the stains on the chief scientist's shirt

I actually agree with this. You could color it up with Gimp or paint. Paint as in the stuff you put on warhammer miniatures or walls.
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